Preckwinkle Drops Amusement-Tax Idea: CommissionerThere had been a lot of opposition to the amusement tax hike, which would have hit cable-television customers, bowlers, golfers and others involved with for-profit sports activities.
Cook County Amusement Tax Proposal Draws Fire From Some CommissionersSome Cook County commissioners are raising their voices against plans to impose a county amusement tax on top of Chicago's existing tax, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
On Heels Of Sales Tax Hike, Preckwinkle Seeking To Tax Cable TV, Golf, BowlingThree months after pushing through a plan to raise sales taxes by a penny on the dollar, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is seeking some more new taxes to balance the budget next year.
Lawsuit Seeks To Block Chicago's "Netflix Tax"The Emanuel administration has been hit with a lawsuit over a June decision to expand its taxing authority to Internet streaming services.
Emanuel's 2015 Budget Reportedly To Feature Increase In Parking TaxThe budget Mayor Emanuel will present to the City Council tomorrow will hold the line on some key taxes, but reportedly commuters will face another hike in the tax on parking, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Mayor Plans To Raise Amusement Tax On Cable TV To 6 PercentChicago’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 LollapaloozaCook 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.
Report: Tax Break For Lollapalooza May Not LastChicago 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.
City Wants StubHub To Collect Amusement TaxA popular online ticket marketplace is under fire from the City of Chicago, which says it should be collecting amusement tax.
Cubs Hotel Tax Idea Is No Home RunA plan to use taxpayer money to help renovate Wrigley Field may be in need of 9th inning heroics.
Tunney Wants 'Rigorous' Analysis Of Cubs' PlanAld. 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.