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Gasoline pump. (Credit: Miguel Gutierrez/Getty Images)

State Cracking Down On Gas Stations That Cheat On Sales Taxes

Feeling hosed at the gas pump? So is the State of Illinois. Multiple agencies are finally starting to reap the rewards of a multi-year investigation targeting gas station owners who withhold sales tax revenue.

CBS 2–10/10/2012

A Man Uses A Computer Mouse. (AP Photo)

State Can’t Collect Web Purchase Taxes To Fill Budget Gap

Illinois has big budget problems, but filling the gap with money from Internet revenue is a plan that just is not working.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2011

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Amazon Drops Illinois Affiliates To Avoid Sales Taxes

Amazon.com has cut ties with its Illinois affiliates in the wake of a new law requiring such online stores to collect sales taxes.

03/11/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Governor Signs Law To Collect Online Sales Taxes

Internet shoppers in Illinois will soon find themselves having to pay sales tax on some purchases they make online, under a new state law signed by Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday.

CBS Chicago–03/10/2011