Illinois Municipal League Warns Of Much Less Local Tax Money

Cities and counties in Illinois are headed for some tough times. The Illinois Municipal League yesterday released the results of a survey that says nearly 90- percent of local governments in the state are expecting to see less tax money because of the coronavirus. The IML’s Brad Cole says the average loss will be between 20 and 30- percent. Cole says losing that much money will force cities and counties to make some tough choices. He says many local governments are looking at layoffs or cutting services.