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Illinois Tax Hike

New Year Rings In, New Fees Ring Up

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

As of January 1 in Chicago, it's out with the old and in with the new—fees that is. 2013 marks the start of a new crop of fees for Cook County r...

Tea Party Congressman Calls Governor Of His State A 'Tool'

Posted 01.17.2012 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh has been a vocal critic of everyone from President Obama to "typical" Republicans, and during a Tea Party meeting in Darien, Ill. ...

15,000 Jobs Could Be Lost if Sears Leaves Illinois

Posted 07.09.2011 | Chicago

Since Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a controversial income tax hike into law, several big businesses with headquarters in the state have publicly...

Chris Christie Heads To Chicago, Wants To Lure Illinois Businesses To New Jersey

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Weeks after launching an advertising campaign that encourages businesses in Illinois to relocate to New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Chic...

WATCH: Pat Quinn Takes On New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Since Illinois lawmakers voted to pass an income tax increase to address the state's dire budget crisis, other states have been trying to get business...

WATCH: Jon Stewart Rips Ridiculous State Budget Cutting Ideas

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Taking a break from the national budget crisis, Jon Stewart used a segment of "The Daily Show" this week to discuss some local budget woes. In the s...

Blagojevich Rips Tax Hike, Madigan Spokesman Calls Him A 'Sociopath'

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD -- Besides his taped, profanity-laced conversations and impeachment, Rod Blagojevich is remembered for keeping a lid on the state income t...

Illinois Tax Hike Happening: Quinn Signs Bill

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Thursday that temporarily raises Illinois income taxes by two-thirds, risking a political ...

Billion-Dollar Baby: Disturbing Story Of Illinois Politics In Action

Better Government Association- The Shaw Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

She is somebody somebody sent. In the best--or maybe it's the worst--tradition of local politics. And she was pressured into voting for a multi-bil...

Neighboring States Celebrate Tax Hike, But Will It Really Help Them?

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — While many states consider boosting their economies with tax cuts, Illinois officials are betting on the opposite tactic: dr...

Cash-Strapped State Passes 66% Income Tax Hike

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn defended a massive increase in state income taxes passed by lawmakers Wednesday and promised to quic...

Indiana Gov: People Who Do Business With Illinois Are 'Suckers'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Illinois lawmakers prepare to pass a massive state income tax hike, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels says his state will welcome business owners who ...

'Do Or Die' For Massive Illinois Tax Hike

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Democrats in the Illinois House voted Tuesday to raise income taxes by two-thirds in a desperate and politically risky effor...

Pat Quinn: Tax Hike A Top Priority

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Gov. Pat Quinn said Tuesday that an income tax increase to help fund Illinois schools is the top priority as the state struggles with ...

Illinois House REJECTS Medical Marijuana Bill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On an otherwise busy Thursday in Springfield, lawmakers voted to reject a bill that would allow some Illinois patients access to medical marijuana. ...

Veto Session Starts Today: Death Penalty, Civil Unions Could Be Discussed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Today, Illinois lawmakers begin their six-day veto session before breaking for Thanksgiving--and they have a lot on their plate. Many Illinois resid...

Pat Quinn's Budget Address: The Morning After

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Pat Quinn criticized his own budget address while proposing it on Wednesday, and after the speech many writers and politicians were happy to share the...

Lawmakers Call It A Week In Springfield As Budget, Income Tax Hike Still Unresolved

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois legislators adjourned Wednesday without taking action on the budget, as Gov. Pat Quinn backed away from threats to ...

Quinn Calls For Tax Increases In Budget Address As Illinois Faces 'Greatest Crisis Of Modern Times' (WATCH)

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE 3/19 Gov. Quinn took to the road to promote his new budget plan a day after introducing the proposal, which calls for a major income tax incre...

Even With Severe Budget Gap Voters Oppose Tax Hikes, Politicians Behind Them: Poll

Daily Herald | Dan Carden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD - Illinois voters largely oppose raising taxes to balance the state's budget or improve roads and say they will vote out lawmakers who sup...