Senator Stadelman

ROCKFORD – State Senator Steve Stadelman announced Harlem School District 122 has received over $1.6 million through the Illinois State Board of Education, to allow the district to reduce property taxes and replace it with state funds.

“Ensuring all students – regardless of ZIP code – have access to high quality education is vital,” said Stadelman (D-Rockford). “The grant awarded to Harlem School District 122 will help lower property taxes for area residents, while increasing funding adequacy for school districts.”

A total of 155 districts applied for this grant, and 32 districts received grants. Harlem School District 122, located in Machesney Park, received over $1.6 million.

“A reduction in local property taxes will go a long way for working families,” said Stadelman. “This grant money will provide much-needed relief for Illinois residents.”

To learn more about this grant program, visit here.