Daily Tax Report: State

Chicago Mayor-Elect Praises Illinois Move Toward ‘Fair Tax’

April 11, 2019, 5:59 PM

Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot praised Illinois lawmakers for advancing a plan to raise the state’s income tax on its highest earners during her address to the state Senate in Springfield on April 11.

  • “You have taken the initial steps to move forward with the governor’s plan to institute a fair tax that ensures everyone pays their fair share but frees the more modest earners from aggressive taxation that has kept them from getting ahead,’’ Lightfoot said. “This is the kind of bold change that I look forward to working with you on together.’’
  • On April 10, a Senate executive committee...
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