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Democratic Primary Opponent Hits State Rep. Toni Berrios on CME, Sears Tax Break Vote

(Chicago, IL) – December 14, 2011. The tax break legislation for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group and Sears approved by the Illinois House on Monday was already causing political headaches for one House Democrat by Tuesday. Journalist Will Guzzardi, who is challenging incumbent State Rep. Toni Berrios (D-Chicago), in the March 2012 Democratic primary, slammed … Continue reading »

Chicago Sues Kankakee and Others over Illinois Sales Tax Scam

(Chicago, IL) — August 23, 2011. Mayor Rahm Emanuel today had the City of Chicago file a lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Cook County seeking damages from the City of Kankakee, Village of Channahon and three brokers over a sales tax kickback scheme that is diverting sales tax revenue from Chicago. “Companies are gaming … Continue reading »

Cullerton, Madigan Announce Joint House-Senate Tax Panel to Review Illinois Business Taxes

(Springfield, IL) — June 23, 2011. Illinois Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) and House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) announced today a joint House-Senate Revenue Committee review of the state business tax structure in the months ahead. This joint effort will be led by State Rep. John Bradley and State Senator Toi Hutchinson. Madigan said he … Continue reading »

Gov. Pat Quinn OKs “Amazon.com” Sales Tax

(Springfield, IL) — March 11, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn yesterday signed the “Amazon.com tax” to require all online companies doing business in Illinois to collect legally required sales taxes. House Continue reading »

Illinois Budget: GOP Senator Larry Bomke Backs Illinois Tax Increase to Pay State’s Bills

(Springfield, IL) — July 27, 2010. This is what statesmanship looks like. State Journal-Register political reporter Bernie Schoenberg today reports that State Senator Larry Bomke (R-Springfield) has asserted the kind leadership that has been gravely absent from GOP lawmakers until now. State Sen. Larry Bomke, R-Springfield, told Gov. Pat Quinn’s chief of staff Monday he … Continue reading »

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