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Winnebago County School Officials Discuss Push For Sales Tax
You soon could be paying more for virtually everything in Winnebago County.
The Rockford Register Star is reporting that local school officials are set to meet this week to discuss placing a referendum question on an upcoming election ballot to increase the sales tax by 1-percentage point...
Rauner: Democrats Trying to ‘Claw Their Way’ to Tax Hike
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner's office says lawmakers' plan to restore cuts to child care services shows Democrats' resolve to "claw their way to a massive tax hike."
A House committee endorsed a Senate-approved measure Tuesday to restore child care…
Illinois Rep. Schakowsky Calls For Federal Tax Hike
Jim Anderson -- Illinois Radio Network
An Illinois congresswoman plans to introduce a bill this week to raise federal income tax rates.
It won't be on you, it'll be on people who make more than $1 million a year, says U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston)...
House Minority Leader Says No GOP Support For Tax Hikes
Jim Anderson -- Illinois Radio Network
Tax increases will not be the solution to the state's budget woes this year or next, if approval is needed by Republicans.
That promise on behalf of Republicans comes from Illinois House Minority Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs)...
Gas Prices on the Rise After Dropping to Lowest Levels Since 2009
Gas prices in Illinois are back on the rise after dropping to their lowest levels since 2009. The average price for a gallon of gasoline is now $2.30, up 18 cents from a month ago, but still down more than a dollar from a year ago.
Nationally, gas prices declined a record 123 consecutive days to $2..…
Rauner Warns of Tax Hike In Lame Duck Session
Jim Anderson -- Illinois Radio Network
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner says he hopes an extension of the income tax increase isn’t approved at the 11th hour.
He’s concerned about the so-called Lame Duck Session in January, when it takes a simple majority to pass legislation, but it’s still …
Madigan Warns Tax Hike Idea Could Return
Dave Dahl -- Illinois Radio Network
That “middle of the road” budget has passed the Illinois House. But don't count out the idea of digging up some more revenue later this year or “into January,” said Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago)...

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