City To Repeal Plastic Bag Ban, Delays 7-Cent Bag Tax To Feb. 1In a letter to businesses sent last week, the city said the delay in the new 7-cent-per-bag checkout tax is aimed at giving businesses more time to integrate the tax into their point of sales systems.
Preckwinkle Proposes New Cook County Soft Drink TaxThe price of a pop could go up next summer in Cook County. Board President Toni Preckwinkle has proposed a new tax on sweetened drinks in her budget address on Thursday.
Aldermen Approve Water And Sewer Tax Hike To Fund PensionsWith no debate, Chicago aldermen on Wednesday approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to raise water and sewer taxes by nearly 30 percent to help shore up the city’s largest pension fund.
Alderman Suggests Alternatives To Mayor's Water Tax HikeA day after a City Council committee backed Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to raise the water and sewer tax to fund the city’s largest employee pension system, an alderman offered some possible alternatives he’d like to see considered instead.
Emanuel's Water Tax Plan Clears First Hurdle With Finance Committee ApprovalA City Council committee has signed off on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to raise water and sewer taxes to help shore up the city's largest employee pension fund.
Mayor's Water Tax Plan Goes Before Aldermen ThursdayThe City Council Finance Committee was set to vote Thursday on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposal to raise water and sewer fees to help shore up the city’s woefully underfunded employee pension systems, but some aldermen have questioned the mayor’s math on the plan.
Quinn Signs Legislation For Chicago Pension OverhaulIt’s deadline day for Gov. Pat Quinn. He has until midnight to decide how to act on legislation to overhaul some of Chicago’s underfunded employee pension systems.
Health Commissioner Says Cigarette Tax Hike Would Save LivesChicago's health commissioner told aldermen Tuesday that a 75-cent-per-pack cigarette tax hike would be a life-saver, as he made the case for the Emanuel administration’s budget plan.
Quinn Calls For Tax Hike, Service Cuts To Help Fix MedicaidTrying to save $2.7 billion on Medicaid costs, Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday his job is to tell lawmakers not what they want to hear, but what they need to hear.
Lincolnwood Voters Reject Bond For New School BuildingVoters in Lincolnwood resoundingly repudiated their local school board in the election Tuesday.
District 31 Students Push For Property Tax Hike Several hundred students, their parents and staff from the two schools in West Northfield District 31 marched and rallied Tuesday, urging voters to approve a tax increase.
Quinn Approves 66 Percent Income Tax Increase Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday signed into law the tax hike passed this week by the General Assembly.