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State tax breaks on gas, groceries and property taxes go into effect for Illinois residents

The Illinois Family Relief Plan, which Governor JB Pritzker says will provide relief on grocery, gas and property taxes, went into effect Friday for Illinois residents. The plan totals an estimated $1.83 billion in relief, including income and property tax rebates and a temporary cut in several sales taxes. “Starting tomorrow, every Illinoisan will get […]

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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 […]