Amusement Tax

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses the shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel’s 2015 Budget Reportedly To Feature Increase In Parking Tax

The 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.


City Hall

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

Bears playoff tickets (CBS)

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.