Southland Senator and Representative Encourage Donations for Families of First Responders (Springfield, IL) — Illinois State Senators Bill Cunningham and Patrick Joyce and State Representatives Fran Hurley and Anthony DeLuca are encouraging Illinoisans to support the families of fallen first responders by choosing the 100 Club of Illinois on the 2022 Schedule G Voluntary Charitable Donations form during tax filing this year.
“Our first responders put themselves in harm’s way every day to keep us safe, and it is our responsibility to support them and their families,” said Cunningham, a Democrat who represents portions of Chicago and the Southwest Suburbs. “This bill provides an easy and convenient way for Illinois residents to show their support and give back to those who give so much to our communities.”
“The 100 Club of Illinois is a vital organization that provides much-needed support and resources to our first responders and their families,” said Hurley (D-Chicago). “This donation option on tax returns is a small but significant way for us to give back and show our appreciation for all they do.”
If you are receiving a tax refund this year, you can choose to share it with the 100 Club of Illinois by filling out a Schedule G and attaching it to your IL-1040 form. The 100 Club of Illinois is a nonprofit that provides resources, financial support, training and moral support to both the families of first responders killed in the line of duty and active duty first responders. All sworn federal, state, county and local first responders stationed in Illinois are included.
“As a state, we have a duty to support those who put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe, said Joyce (D-Essex). “This law is a step in the right direction to provide additional support for our first responders, and I am proud to have played a role in its passage.”
“I am honored to support this law, which will make it easier for Illinois residents to support the families of our fallen first responders,” said DeLuca (D-Chicago Heights). “This donation option will provide a much-needed boost to the 100 Club of Illinois and help ensure they can continue their important work.”
Public Act 102-1060 was signed into law in June 2022 and affects this year’s tax returns.