From Paychecks To Pot Sales, Illinois Rings 2020 With New RulesA new congestion tax aimed at reducing downtown traffic will more than quadruple the tax on solo rides to and from downtown Chicago, from 72 cents to $3.00. The fee increase will take place between 6:00 in the morning and 10:00 at night, when the traffic is the worst downtown.
Pastor, Community Activist Urge Mayor To Rethink Tax Hike For Rideshare Services“This tax will burden our community. Neighborhoods that simply have been burdened enough will be burdened even more by a tax like this,” community activist Tim Jones said Tuesday at City Hall.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Proposes $40 Million Increase In Taxes For Ride-Share TripsThe increased ride-haling taxes are aimed at relieving congestion downtown, where nearly all ride-hailing trips begin or end, according to Lightfoot’s office.
New State Taxes And Fees Will Add Up For Illinois, But How Much Will It Cost You?Illinois state lawmakers approved a bevy of tax and fee hikes last month to fund the state’s first infrastructure program in a decade. What is the total price for Illinois taxpayers?
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.