Rep. Sosnowski, Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce to host Graduated Income Tax Town Hall on June 26

Local residents are invited to a public forum to learn about the Graduated Income Tax at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26 at the Community Building Complex of Boone County, located at 111 W. First Street. The town hall is sponsored jointly by State Representative Joe Sosnowski, R-Rockford, and the Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce. Light breakfast will be served starting at 7:30 a.m. with the presentation to begin at 8:00 a.m.

The presentation will feature Mr. Ralph Martire, Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, an advocate in support of the graduated income tax; and Mr. Mark Glennon, Executive Director and founder of Wirepoints, an opponent of the graduated income tax.

“The Illinois General Assembly voted to place a referendum on the 2020 General Election ballot to let the voters decide whether to change the state constitution to allow for a graduated income tax,” Representative Sosnowski said. “This town hall meeting is an opportunity for local taxpayers and job creators to learn the facts about the graduated income tax from both sides of the debate. I encourage everyone interested in or concerned about taxes to attend our town hall and join the conversation.”

There is no cost to attend the town hall meeting, however, those who plan to attend are asked to register online at

Please call Representative Sosnowski’s office with any questions at (815) 547-3436.