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Amusement Taxes

City Hall

Report: Emanuel Considering Hikes On Amusement, Cigarette Taxes

The City of Chicago may be facing a budget deficit of as much as $369 million next year, and reports are now surfacing that Mayor Rahm Emanuel may be looking at raising some taxes to close the gap.

CBS Chicago–09/20/2012

Lollapalooza

County Commissioner: Use Taxes From Lollapalooza For Summer Jobs Program

The Lollapalooza summer music festival is, for the first time, paying amusement taxes – and now, a Cook County Commissioner wants to see the money put to good use.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2012

Lollapalooza

End Of Tax Exemptions To Result In Higher Lollapalooza Ticket Prices

Fans anticipating Lollapalooza 2012 in Grant Park could face sticker shock at the gate.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2012

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Bears, Cubs Lock Horns With Cook County Over Tax Bills

Cook County government has hiked the amusement tax bill for the Bears, and is claiming the Cubs owe hundreds of thousands of dollars in back taxes, all because of luxury suites.

CBS Chicago–06/16/2011