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Illinois To Ask Voters About Taxing Millionaires

Illinois voters will get a chance in November to weigh in on whether millionaires should pay an additional income tax to help fund schools after Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Tuesday adding a nonbinding resolution to the ballot.

23 hours ago

Pile of cash (CBS)

House OKs ‘Millionaires Tax’ Ballot Initiative

The proposal would place a non-binding resolution on the November ballot asking voters if the Illinois Constitution should be amended to add a 3 percent surcharge to incomes of more than $1 million.

05/23/2014

Illinois House Floor

Madigan’s Plan To Add Tax On Millionaires Advances In House

The day after Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn called for making Illinois’ temporary income tax increase permanent, a proposal to impose an additional tax on millionaires was sent to the House floor Thursday.

03/27/2014

Visitors line up for food tickets on the final day of the annual Taste of Chicago on July 15, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Aldermen Back Higher Food Ticket Prices For Taste Of Chicago

The festivities at Taste of Chicago could get a bit more expensive this summer.

03/04/2014

At The O'Hare Stop On The CTA Blue Line. (CTA File Photo)

O’Hare, Airline Employees To Get Free Rides On Blue Line For Now

As many as 3,000 airline employees and other workers at O’Hare International Airport will be able to board the CTA Blue Line free at the airport through July 12, as the transit agency scrambles to provide them with special fare cards.

07/04/2013

File photo of a Blue Line train.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA OKs Price Hikes For Passes, Exempts O’Hare Workers From Blue Line Surcharge

When low-paid part-time employees from O’Hare International Airport complained loud and long that a $5 fare for Blue Line rides leaving the airport was too much, someone listened.

WBBM Newsradio–12/18/2012

Ald. Ed Burke (14th)

Burke Seeks Cab Fare Surcharge To Boost Revenues

Powerful City Council Finance Committee Chairman Edward Burke (14th) is again suggesting a cab fare surcharge to help boost city revenues.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2011

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

17 Metra Stations Still Without Power

A day after a powerful storm swept through the area, 17 Metra commuter train stations were still without power.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2011

BP Station

Gas Station Adds Improper Fee For Small Credit Card Purchases

Gasoline prices are at record levels in Chicago, and now some drivers are being charged extra just for using a credit card.

CBS Chicago–05/06/2011

Taxi

New Surcharge In Effect For Taxi Rides

Those jumping into a cab starting today should be aware that they will be paying about 50 cents more due to climbing gas prices.

WBBM Newsradio–01/04/2011