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What are the benefits that St. Charles receives for being a Certified Local Government (CLG)?

The benefits to having CLG Status include:      

  1. The City plays a direct role in the National Register of Historic Places nomination process.
  2. The City is eligible to receive grant funds set aside specifically for CLG projects.
  3. The City may participate in other state and federal historic preservation programs.
  4. The City may receive direct technical assistance from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA).
  5. Owners of income-producing property in the Historic District may be eligible for Federal Income Tax Credits.
  6. Homeowners may be eligible for a property tax freeze relative to improvements made in compliance with The Historic Preservation Ordinance.
updated Feb 04, 2012