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Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Monday that Chicago businesses have designed a "tax scheme" to avoid paying their taxes. Reacting to a story published Sunday by the Chicago Tribune, he criticized how some companies are routing transactions through outlying...
Tribune reportersDozens of companies doing business in the Chicago area are routing their sales through small outlying municipalities with low sales tax rates, siphoning tens of millions of dollars from city and suburban taxing districts. These companies, ranging from...
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It’s the old saying: The numbers don’t lie. One look at the fare increases that were proposed by Metra’s staff last month, and it was clear that something was out of kilter. Metra riders pay by distance traveled. Why should riders...
Tribune reporterSPRINGFIELD -- A House panel approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel's speed camera legislation today, a move designed to slow down traffic to increase public safety near schools. The legislation, sponsored by House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie, D-Chicago,...
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By Kathy BergenTribune reporter1:35 PM CST, November 8, 2011AdvertisementA state House committee this afternoon is expected to weigh a potentially costly tax-break bill that aims to keep CME Group Inc. and Sears Holdings Corp. from moving operations out...
Clout StreetMayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to use cameras to issue tickets to speeders in Chicago school and park zones is on its way to Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's desk. The Illinois House today voted 64-50 to approve the measure. The Senate already has signed off, but...
Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD --- Gov. Pat Quinn today stood solidly today behind his opposition to allowing concealed weapons in Illinois even though Wisconsin is on the verge of becoming the 49th state with some form of such a law. “We must ensure the safety of...
Tribune reportersWith Wisconsin poised to allow people to carry concealed weapons in public, gun advocates have made Illinois -- the last holdout -- a prime target in their campaign to give citizens unrestricted rights to carry weapons. Illinois has been one of their...
Clout StPosted by Rick Pearson at 9:31 p.m. SPRINGFIELD --- The Democratic-controlled state Senate is poised to give final approval Tuesday to a new congressional map aimed at reversing Republican gains made in last year's mid-term elections and pushing the...
Clout StPosted by Rick Pearson at 4:20 p.m. SPRINGFIELD--Democratic lawmakers moved ahead today with their plans to redraw the state’s legislative boundaries over complaints from a prominent Latino voting rights group that the proposal shortchanges...
Clout StUPDATED by Rick Pearson at 5:50 p.m., Senate sends legislative map to governor. Ruling Democrats today passed a map of new legislative boundaries that seeks to extend their control of the Statehouse for another decade while trying to satisfy minority........
Clout StPosted by Rick Pearson at 6:07 p.m. SPRINGFIELD --- It took little more than 12 minutes for House Democrats today to hold their only hearing on a plan to redraw the state’s congressional boundaries for the next decade, sending to......
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