The I-88 West region knows your businesses needs reliable infrastructure: electric, water and sewer, and industry-leading telecommunications.
We understand the utility needs of our commercial, industrial and residential businesses.
Our region is on the edge of Chicago’s ever-expanding urban frontier, making the growing technology and logistics sectors accessible to our region; your company benefits from access to these networks by tying business development to the greater region through technology and logistics.
In addition, our pro-business leadership has provided businesses and residences access to ample water treatment facilities, main water lines, and sewage systems. At one time, one of our local businesses had the single largest electrical load in the state – a testament to the capacity and reliability of our utility providers.
Illinois imposes a tax on those in the business of selling, distributing, supplying, or furnishing electricity or natural gas for use or consumption. The telephone tax is 7%. The electricity tax is 5%, 0.32 cents per kilowatt-hour, or taxed at a declining graduated rate based on usage, whichever is lower. Some local governments also collect utility taxes.
- Illinois does not tax water and sewer utilities.
- Electricity and natural gas tax exemptions are available in Illinois Enterprise Zones (certain job creation criteria apply).