The Mayor and Village Trustees monitor legislation at the local, state and federal levels to stay abreast of issues that may affect the community. Regular legislative advocacy activities include providing information and educating legislators on the impact of legislation on the Village’s government operations and its taxpayers. The Mayor is the official spokesman for the village government in all political and legislative affairs and when dealing with other elected officials.
The Village of Roselle is a dues-paying member of two associations that may conduct legislative advocacy initiatives at the county, state and/or federal levels. These associations include the DuPage Mayors and Managers Association and Illinois Municipal League.
Local Government Distributive Fund (LGDF)
What is LGDF?
In Illinois, county and municipal governments receive a portion of the income taxes collected by the State on individuals and corporations. This pool of revenue is called the Local Government Distributive Fund (LGDF), which was previously 10% of income taxes. LGDF is returned to each community on a per capita basis each year. In 2011, however, LGDF began receiving less revenue than the agreed-upon 10% rate. As of the 2023 fiscal year, the percentage of income tax allocated to LGDF stands at 6.16%.
Find out how Roselle uses these funds, and why municipalities are asking state legislators to restore LGDF back to communities to previously approved levels:
What You Can Do
Government is most effective when residents are engaged. The Village of Roselle encourages the public to contact both State and Federal Legislators regarding any or all of these issues. For additional information on legislative advocacy please contact the Mayor’s Office at (630) 671-2804. Please remember, your opinion does make a difference!
Legislator Lookup Tool: Use Roselle Community Portal to enter your home address to find information about your government representatives.
- State Senator Seth Lewis
- State Representative Michelle Mussman
- State Representative Jennifer Sanalitro
- State Senator Laura Murphy
Please visit www.ilga.gov for additional information on State Legislators.