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Illinois Senate Chambers

Some State Lawmakers Argue Against Unpaid Furlough Days

Illinois lawmakers believe in shared sacrifice in these difficult financial times – most of them, anyway.

CBS Chicago–06/23/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Ill. Lawmakers Want Contractors To Pledge To Stay Here

With many states trying to lure away Illinois businesses in the wake of a state income tax hike, Illinois lawmakers are moving to force companies that work for Illinois government to promise not to move out of the state.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2011

(Credit: Illinois Department Of Revenue)

Business Owners Decry Tax Hike Plan

Some local businesses were warning of potential cutbacks and layoffs – perhaps even moving out of state – in light of a looming income tax hike in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2011

Illinois State Senate

Illinois Lawmakers Approve 66% Tax Hike

By a single vote, Illinois lawmakers approved a 66 percent increase to the personal income tax, and soon, your paycheck will be shrinking.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2011