Illinois Tax Reduction Plan Taking Effect Today Offers Small Savings on Gas and Groceries – Chicago Tribune

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The $1.8 billion tax-reduction plan that Democratic government JB Pritzker has been touting for months in ads for his reelection campaign comes into effect today, offering temporary breaks at the gas pump and supermarket checkout, along with one-time checks to be paid between now and tomorrow. general election of November 8.

Dan Petrella of the Tribune reports that the emergency measures will kick in as part of the $46 billion state spending plan for the fiscal year beginning July 1, and that it will certainly remain a key talking point for Pritzker and other Democratic candidates heading into the fall as they are trying to maintain their dominance in Springfield in a year of record gas prices and high inflation.

Here’s a look at the tax breaks that go into effect Friday.

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When Arcan Abu-hashish saw the black swastikas on his smoke shop in Jefferson Park, he felt broken, he said, and scared. “I wish he would leave us alone,” Abu-hashish said of the vandal. “It’s very disappointing to see someone carry hatred.”

The swastikas were painted on the back door of the store, the boarded-up front door and the street sign on Tuesday night. The white supremacist graffiti also appeared in another nearby store owned by people of color, Abu-hashish said. Police have not yet made any arrests on Thursday and say they are continuing the investigation.

Illinois Tax Reduction Plan Taking Effect Today Offers Small Savings on Gas and Groceries - Chicago Tribune

The ranked choice vote item on Tuesday’s Berwyn Township ballot was just a draft, not a commitment, but it secured a landslide victory that would make Franklin D. Roosevelt jealous.

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The electoral method allows voters to rank candidates instead of selecting just one, which proponents say is fairer and more efficient than the traditional system, and 82% of voters in the townships said yes to a non-binding referendum asking whether the state it should allow. The referendum was one of the first official approvals for ranking voting in Illinois, but it may not be the last.

Illinois Tax Reduction Plan Taking Effect Today Offers Small Savings on Gas and Groceries - Chicago Tribune

From small business owners to multimillion-dollar resorts and water park operators, pent-up demand from Chicago area travelers who have had their vacation plans interrupted during the first two summers of the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to to a great summer for the tourism industry.

“With gas prices so high, we’re seeing an uptick in business this summer from families and couples who still want to vacation together but realize they can drive a much shorter distance and still get a nice escape,” says Dave sure. , general manager at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, Wisconsin, and the president of Visit Lake Geneva.

Illinois Tax Reduction Plan Taking Effect Today Offers Small Savings on Gas and Groceries - Chicago Tribune

Two-time All-Star guard Zach LaVine entered unlimited free agency for the first time after helping the Bulls end a four-year playoff drought — and his first post-season appearance — last season. While the Bulls front office was optimistic about re-signing LaVine for maximum deal, the two sides failed to reach an agreement over the opening of the free agency.

Although the Bulls didn’t close the LaVine deal on the first night of free agency, they took their first step to improve bank depth and strike a deal with Andre Drummond for a two-year deal of $6.6 million, according to ESPN. .

Illinois Tax Reduction Plan Taking Effect Today Offers Small Savings on Gas and Groceries - Chicago Tribune

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