Cook County Board To Vote On Sugary Beverage TaxCounty Board President Toni Preckwinkle said the sugary beverage tax would help close a $174 million budget gap and avoid layoffs.
Kane County Property Tax Referendum Draws OppositionA local anti-tax group wants to defeat a referendum next week which would raise Kane County property taxes to help developmentally disabled adults.
Despite Aldermen's Concerns, Mayor Sticking To Plan For Higher Cigarette TaxEven before budget hearings began, some aldermen said they were worried that a proposed 75-cent-per-pack increase in cigarette taxes would drive consumers to Indiana and the suburbs, where the taxes are lower.
Mayor Plans To Raise Amusement Tax On Cable TV To 6 PercentChicago’s cable television customers will see a modest increase in their monthly bills, thanks to a modified amusement tax exemption tied to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2014 budget.
Cigarette Taxes In Chicago Up To $6.67 Per Pack, After County Tax HikeCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said the projected $25 million in new annual revenue from the tax increase will go to the county’s hospitals and health centers, which treat more than 300 lung cancer patients each year.
Preckwinkle: Cigarette Tax Hike Would Save LivesCounty Board President Toni Preckwinkle said Tuesday that she’s not simply trying to raise revenue by seeking a $1-per-pack cigarette tax hike, she’s trying to save lives.
Cigarette Tax Hike Under Consideration To Balance City BudgetChicago smokers could face even higher cigarette taxes as Mayor Rahm Emanuel tries to balance his proposed 2013 budget.
State's $1-Per-Pack Cigarette Tax Hike Goes Into EffectIllinois smokers are bracing for a $1-per-pack increase on cigarette taxes that takes effect Sunday, with many trying to stock up and others vowing to kick the habit.
Quinn Signs Bill Raising Cigarette Taxes To Fund MedicaidGov. Pat Quinn has signed a bill to help the state’s struggling Medicaid program, but critics are convinced the budget solution will do more harm than good.
Lawmakers Approve $1 Per Pack Cigarette Tax HikeIllinois lawmakers have approved a $1 per pack cigarette tax increase to help fill a gaping Medicaid budget hole, and the governor has indicated he’ll sign it quickly when it reaches his desk.
Topinka: Illinois' Unpaid Bill Crisis Just Keeps Getting WorseIllinois keeps falling farther behind on its debt, and Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says it's even worse than it appears.
Cook County Board OK's Budget With Tax And Fee HikesHang onto to your wallets: The Cook County Board has passed a new budget, and, it's going to cost you.
Emanuel Reaffirms Opposition To Raising Taxes For City BudgetMayor Rahm Emanuel is reaffirming his opposition to raising taxes to close the City of Chicago's $635.7 million budget shortfall.
Durbin: State Had No Choice But To Raise TaxesU.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says he is concerned that many large companies have threatened to leave his home state due to higher taxes, but he says Illinois lawmakers had to take action to pay the state’s vendors.
Northbrook Schools To Cut Teachers After Tax Referendum FailsIn north suburban Northbrook, voters have rejected a tax hike that would have helped close a $1 million budget hole.