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Gov. Pritzker expected to pitch $1 billion in tax relief for Illinois residents

(The Center Square) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker is expected to propose relief on grocery, gasoline and property taxes, amounting to approximately $1 billion, during his budget address Wednesday. The governor said he’ll deliver the address in person, as opposed to remotely as he did in 2021 out of concern for spreading COVID-19. State lawmakers are […]

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State rep introduces bill that would allow Illinois cities to add local tax on top of state’s gas tax

(The Center Square) – An Illinois state representative has filed a bill that would allow all municipalities in Illinois to impose additional gas taxes on top of the state’s gas tax. In 2019, Gov. J.B. Pritzker enacted a multi-year capital construction plan that doubled the state’s gas tax and pegged annual increases every July 1 […]

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Lake County Board passes highly opposed ordinance that will add four-cent-per-gallon gas tax

The Lake County Board approved an ordinance that will add a four-cent-per-gallon gas tax to address a $1.7 billion transportation project backlog in the county. The new ordinance will provide an estimated $10 million dollars each year in new transportation infrastructure investments. Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart said the investment will allow the county […]