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Law Professor Says Court Ruling Creates Tax Uncertainty For Hospitals

Head shot of University of Illinois law professor John Colombo

University of Illinois law professor John Colombo. University of Illinois College of Law

Carle Foundation Hospital’s exemption from property taxes is in question after an Illinois appellate court ruling earlier this week found a 2012 state law setting tax exemptions for charitable care to be unconstitutional.  If Carle appeals this ruling, the next stop for this case would be the Illinois Supreme Court. 

John Colombo is a professor of law at the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus who primarily teaches tax law.  Illinois Public Media’s Brian Moline spoke with Colombo about this week’s ruling and its possible implications for hospitals throughout the state.