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    • On the Fringe . . . - Delco News Network August 22, 2014
      On the Fringe . . .Delco News NetworkBassist Gyan Riley and drummer Matt Kilmer join her for the performance, which also includes the Philadelphia premieres of Glenn Kotche's “Three Parts Wisdom” and David T. Little's “Hellhound”, both written for Maya, and David Lang's take on Lou Reed's ...
    • Ice Bucket Challenge with Kelley, Flynn and Murray - Voice of the Valley August 21, 2014
      Ice Bucket Challenge with Kelley, Flynn and MurrayVoice of the ValleyTaking the challenge from L-R: Bryan Kelley, Bill VanRuff, and Pastor Steve Murray. Their challenges went to: Kelley – Jim Flynn and Colin Courtney; VanRuff – Tina McDonough; Pastor Murray – Pastor Ken Mitchell (New Community), Curtis Lang, and Tim ...
    • Live Music: Saturday, Aug. 23 - The Providence Journal August 20, 2014
      The Providence JournalLive Music: Saturday, Aug. 23The Providence JournalJonny Lang, blues and rock, Mohegan Sun, Wolf Den, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, Conn. (888) 226-7711, mohegansun.com. 8 pm ... Mary Lou Neville, jazz and pop, Elizabeth of Portofino, 897 Post Rd., Warwick. 461-8920. 6:30-9:30 pm. Newport Celtic ...
    • Now open: the GQ British Designers Collective at Bicester Village - GQ.com August 23, 2014
      Now open: the GQ British Designers Collective at Bicester VillageGQ.comNot only will you find Academy on the walls of the pop-up (including Derek Boshier, Chris Orr, Liane Lang and Danny Rolph), but every piece on display is also available to purchase - and proceeds will go towards supporting the Royal Academy Schools ...
    • 90 years on, push for ERA ratification continues - SaukValley.com August 11, 2014
      90 years on, push for ERA ratification continuesSaukValley.comThe Illinois resolution's chief sponsor in the Democrat-controlled House, Deputy Majority Leader Lou Lang – who said he was close to securing the 71 votes needed for approval – is motivated in part by Illinois' role in the ERA drama of the 1970s. Back ...and more »
    • Ice and Cigar Bucket Challenge; Language and I Have a Go at It - The SandPaper August 20, 2014
      The SandPaperIce and Cigar Bucket Challenge; Language and I Have a Go at ItThe SandPaperSimply put – and there is no other way to put it – one is challenged to not donate $100 to the ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) Association by being doused with a bucket/facsimile of ice and water. What an ... It tends to lower your dignity & usage of the ...
    • LWV legislative luncheon - Evanston Now August 18, 2014
      LWV legislative luncheonEvanston NowSpeakers are scheduled to include state Sen. Daniel Biss and state Reps. Robyn Gabel, Laura Fine, Lou Lang and Kelly Cassidy. The event will be held at the Crystal Ballroom, 1611 Chicago Ave. All league members and interested residents are invited.
    • Storm Large to Play McCullough Theatre, 9/20 - Broadway World August 20, 2014
      Storm Large to Play McCullough Theatre, 9/20Broadway WorldThe release includes American songbook classics like Cole Porter's "I've Got You Under My Skin" and Richard Rodgers' "The Lady is a Tramp" next to Black Sabbath's "N.I.B." and Lou Reed's "Satellite of Love," each re-imagined in sparkling […]
    • Martin O'Malley Makes New Friends, Keeps Old Ties In New Hampshire - BuzzFeed August 19, 2014
      Martin O'Malley Makes New Friends, Keeps Old Ties In New HampshireBuzzFeedLou D'Allesandro, a longtime state senator, referred to “the Hillary situation.” Other candidates enjoy “pockets of support” in New Hampshire, he said, but Clinton's fanbase would be “hard to crack at this point in time” for anyone. David Lang, the ...and more » […]
    • ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Hits Asia - Chinatopix August 21, 2014
      ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Hits AsiaChinatopixNow, Asian artists are taking on the challenge to spread awareness on Lou Gehrig's disease. ... The superstar was said to have donated US$1million to the LAS Association and nominated Jay Chou, renowned pianist Lang Lang anf sports star So Wa Wai.and more »
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Tax Relief Bill to Bring $150 Million to Illinois Households, Says Rep. Lang

(Skokie, IL) – The Illinois House of Representatives on Monday approved a $150 million tax relief bill targeting individual households.

The legislation, Senate Bill 400, which the House passed on a vote of 67-49, would increase Illinois’ Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income, working households from a maximum of $283 to $566, boosting worker take home pay $55 million in 2012 and $110 million in 2013.

According to Deputy House Majority Leader Lou Lang (D-Skokie), a married couple with three children earning $30,000 a year would pay $799 in Illinois income taxes under current law. The new tax relief bill would drop their tax bill to $625 this year and $600 next year.

“For many hard-working families, $200 is a significant amount of money to go back in their pocket,” said Lang. “In turn, they will likely spend that money at a local business, boosting the economy.”

More than 2.5 million people benefited from the tax credit in 2009.

In addition to raising the earned income tax credit, the legislation also raises the standard tax exemption for households from $2,000 to $2,050, indexing it for inflation.

“By raising the standard, individual tax exemption, we will be adding an additional $40 million to Illinois households,” said Lang.

House lawmakers also voted, 81-28, for legislation, Senate Bill 397, to provide tax relief to top Illinois employers, such as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Sears, and nearly 30,000 small businesses.

“The business tax relief will keep more than 8,100 jobs in Illinois,” said Lang.

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