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Illinois graduated income tax vote next week

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A key Democratic state senator said Thursday he will seek a vote Tuesday on his controversial plan to ask voters to amend the state constitution to replace Illinois’ flat-rate income tax with a graduated tax based on the amount of income earned.

“We understand it is a difficult choice, but we’re simply asking that the voters be allowed to weigh in and make a decision about tax policy and how Illinois should tax income,” Sen. Don Harmon of Oak Park said during an appearance between proponents and opponents of the plan before the Tribune editorial board.

But Republican state Sen. Matt Murphy of Palatine said Harmon’s proposal was just another variation of a plan endorsed by Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and top Democratic lawmakers to make permanent the 67 percent personal income tax rate increase enacted in 2011 that was supposed to be significantly rolled back starting in January 2015.

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Senger chasing Foster in cash dash for House seat

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Tucked away in downtown Naperville, just a few blocks apart, are the campaign offices of Democrat Rep. Bill Foster and his Republican rival, state Rep. Darlene Senger.

Senger’s folks work from rooms with a pleasant view of the DuPage River in a building facing a wrecking ball in a few months.

Foster’s staff sits, for now, in a tiny, stuffy cell hidden behind a barber shop.

As the Senger and Foster teams crank up for the November election from their outposts, Foster starts with a commanding lead in the money race while Senger has almost nothing in her war chest.

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Gov. Quinn with nearly $9 million as Rauner reloads

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Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn stashed away nearly $9 million in campaign funds during the first three months of the year, but it’s likely he’ll need every cent of it and a lot more as he defends his seat against wealthy Republican challenger Bruce Rauner.

New campaign finance reports showed Rauner gave his campaign $5.3 million from January through March — more than the nearly $5 million Quinn was able to raise from a variety of donors during that time frame.

Overall, Rauner, an equity investor from Winnetka, raised nearly $9.2 million during the first quarter and spent more than $8.2 million in winning the GOP nomination last month over state Sens. Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale and Bill Brady of Bloomington and Treasurer Dan Rutherford of Chenoa.

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RESCHEDULED to September 24th --- Will County Democratic Central Committee Meeting

Author: Editor


Wednesday, September 10th, 2004 at 7:00 pm


Knights of Columbus Hall - 100 Infantry Dr, Joliet, IL 60436

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Lee Goodson gives up Will County Board seat after winning primary

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District 5 Will County Board member Lee Ann Goodson will resign her seat next month to take a position with Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare.

Goodson has been named director of Community & Government Relations for the health system, effective April 9, according to a news release from the hospital.

Goodson did not immediately return a message left Friday seeking comment.

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