Illinois To Ask Voters About Taxing MillionairesIllinois 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.
House OKs 'Millionaires Tax' Ballot InitiativeThe 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.
Madigan's Plan To Add Tax On Millionaires Advances In HouseThe 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.
Aldermen Back Higher Food Ticket Prices For Taste Of ChicagoThe festivities at Taste of Chicago could get a bit more expensive this summer.
O'Hare, Airline Employees To Get Free Rides On Blue Line For NowAs 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.
CTA OKs Price Hikes For Passes, Exempts O'Hare Workers From Blue Line SurchargeWhen 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.
Burke Seeks Cab Fare Surcharge To Boost RevenuesPowerful City Council Finance Committee Chairman Edward Burke (14th) is again suggesting a cab fare surcharge to help boost city revenues.
17 Metra Stations Still Without PowerA day after a powerful storm swept through the area, 17 Metra commuter train stations were still without power.
Gas Station Adds Improper Fee For Small Credit Card PurchasesGasoline prices are at record levels in Chicago, and now some drivers are being charged extra just for using a credit card.
New Surcharge In Effect For Taxi RidesThose jumping into a cab starting today should be aware that they will be paying about 50 cents more due to climbing gas prices.

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