December 02, 2013

Business Groups Back Illinois Pension Plan

Business groups including the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois Manufacturing Association say they're in favor of a pension overhaul that lawmakers are poised to consider this week.


internet sales tax impacts Amazon.com
(Paul Sakuma/AP)
December 02, 2013

US Supreme Court Won’t Hear Appeal Of Internet Taxation

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up a case challenging a New York state law requiring online companies to collect state sales taxes, just like brick and mortar stores do. The Illinois Supreme Court recently rejected a similar tax law in the state.


November 30, 2013

Pension Legislation Details Released

Earlier this week, legislative leaders announced a deal to bring a pension overhaul before the full chambers. It is estimated to save $160 billion over the next 30 years. 


November 27, 2013

Leaders Reach Pension Deal; Now Drumming Up Votes

The leaders of Illinois' General Assembly have reached a deal on pensions, but now they have to persuade legislators to go along with it. The House and Senate will meet in Springfield Tuesday, Dec. 3 to debate the measure.


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