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Mayor Plans To Raise Amusement Tax On Cable TV To 6 Percent

Chicago’s cable television customers will see a modest increase in their monthly bills, thanks to a modified amusement tax exemption tied to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2014 budget.



County Board To Decide Whether Tax Break Continues For Lollapalooza

Cook County commissioners have approved a measure that will give them the final say in whether major entertainment events like Lollapalooza will get an exemption from the county’s amusement tax.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2012

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Report: Tax Break For Lollapalooza May Not Last

Chicago city leaders say with a budget deficit over $700 million, the city may no longer be able to afford to give out big tax breaks to one popular entertainment attraction.

CBS Chicago–08/04/2011

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City Wants StubHub To Collect Amusement Tax

A popular online ticket marketplace is under fire from the City of Chicago, which says it should be collecting amusement tax.

WBBM Newsradio–05/18/2011

Photo Of The Wrigley Field Sign. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Cubs Hotel Tax Idea Is No Home Run

A plan to use taxpayer money to help renovate Wrigley Field may be in need of 9th inning heroics.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2010

Ald. Tom Tunney (44th)

Tunney Wants ‘Rigorous’ Analysis Of Cubs’ Plan

Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) today demanded a “rigorous cost-benefit analysis” before signing on to the Cubs’ plan to use 35 years’ worth of amusement tax growth to finance a renovation of historic Wrigley Field.