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The so-called standard exemption increase will mean an extra $69 for families of four. The tax credit will once again be tied to inflation after lawmakers last year quietly untied it.

Major online oddsmakers say they have to “reevaluate” their Illinois operations with a hefty tax increase on the way.
Members of the Illinois Legislative Staff Association filed a lawsuit against House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch Friday, alleging he’s violating their right to organize as workers.