McLaughlin Hosts Press Conference with Local Mayors

“A group of suburban leaders pushed back Monday on Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s proposal to eliminate the state’s 1% grocery tax, saying it would deprive their communities of funding for public safety, roads and other services.

“The grocery tax receipts never actually get to the governor’s desk, or to Springfield. They remain in our local communities and are the lifeblood of many important programs,” said Republican state Rep. Martin McLaughlin, the former village president of Barrington Hills. “This is not a tax cut. It’s a political shell game.””