Lawmakers, Rauner Trying To Negotiate Fix For Budget GapsA day after outlining an ambitious agenda for his first year in office, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner Thursday was confronted with a state budget that is millions of dollars short for programs such as subsidized day care that are rapidly running out of money.
Illinois Lawmakers Warned About State's Fiscal CliffCongress isn’t the only government body facing a “financial cliff.” Illinois lawmakers also are being warned about the state’s dire financial situation, which could get even worse if the federal government has to slash funding to the states.
Many Taxpayers Who Filed By Mail Still Waiting For Refunds From StateThe Illinois Department of Revenue says many Illinoisans who filed their tax returns the old-fashioned way are still waiting for refunds.
State Seeks To Settle Issue Of Nonprofit Hospitals, Property Tax ExemptionsThe Civic Federation is proposing a legal standard for nonprofit hospitals to qualify for property tax exemptions.
Big Tax Bill Could Be Coming For Northwestern's Women's HospitalThe Cook County Assessor’s Office is trying to collect property taxes from Prentice Women’s Hospital at Northwestern, as a dispute continues over the tax-exempt status of hospitals in Illinois.
Gas Stations Owe State Of Illinois Millions Of DollarsIllinois is apparently due million of dollars from some of the State's 24-hundred gas station operators.
Preckwinkle Plans To Begin Collecting Property Taxes From PrenticeFor the first time, Cook County could soon be collecting property taxes from one of Chicago's biggest and most successful hospitals.
State Senator: More Charity Care Is Needed At Illinois HospitalsIllinois State Sen. Iris Martinez (D-Chicago) is using a state decision to end tax breaks for some hospitals, as a lever to produce more charity care for the needy.
Three Illinois Hospitals Stripped Of Property Tax ExemptionThree Illinois hospitals have been told they'll have to start paying property taxes, but the hospitals warn the move will affect everyone's health care.
Illinois Tax Revenues On Par With ExpectationsThe state brought in about as much money as expected over the last fiscal year, thanks in part to personal and corporate income tax increases.
Illinois Auditor General: Your Tax Information Is At RiskThe Illinois Auditor General says if the state is not careful, your income tax information could wind up in the wrong hands.