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    • Tom Kacich: Madigan camp in contact with Ammons - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette April 23, 2014
      Tom Kacich: Madigan camp in contact with AmmonsChampaign/Urbana News-GazetteLou Lang, D-Skokie, who also is a House deputy majority leader. "I talked to (Lang) after the primary and he wished me well and said he'd be willing to support my candidacy in the fall," Ammons said. She also said she had spoken briefly with Madigan ...
    • Roundabout or stoplight? Residents weigh in - KOIN.com April 24, 2014
      Roundabout or stoplight? Residents weigh inKOIN.comODOT spokesperson Lou Torres told KOIN 6 News the state added turn lanes, widened the shoulder and added signs. They're now proposing a ... “This is a call to action,” Joe Lang with Pacific University recently told KOIN 6 News. “Many members of the ...
    • Two proposed constitutional amendments to appear on Nov. 4 ballot - Daily Illini April 23, 2014
      Two proposed constitutional amendments to appear on Nov. 4 ballotDaily IlliniLou Lang, D-Skokie, on Dec. 10, 2012. It passed the House on April 2 and the Senate on April 10. The legislation is based on Marsy's Law in California. The amendment to the California Constitution was approved in the 2008 general election. Lang, spoke ...
    • Ursula E. 'Babe' Corson - Billings Gazette April 24, 2014
      Ursula E. 'Babe' CorsonBillings GazetteShe was preceded in death by her parents, in-laws Bob and Lou Corson, Vera Urban, ex-husband, stepdad Leon Bettey, sister Mary Jo and brother-in-law Joe Zimmerman, sister-in-law Judy Lent, aunt and uncle Norma and Joe Hanks, brother-in-law and sister ...
    • Area Reps Split On Minimum Staffing Bill - Journal & Topics Newspapers Online April 23, 2014
      Area Reps Split On Minimum Staffing BillJournal & Topics Newspapers OnlineVoting for the bill were house representatives Marty Moylan (D-55th), Michael McAuliffe (R-20th), Lou Lang (D-16th) and John D'Amico (D-15th). Opposing the bill were state representatives including Laura Fine (D-17th), Elaine Nekritz (D-57th), David ...
    • Chicago House brunch to honor Jakobbson - Windy City Times April 23, 2014
      Windy City TimesChicago House brunch to honor JakobbsonWindy City TimesLou Lang and U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky. Jeremy Hilborn will also be honored at this year's brunch, which is being chaired by Ted Grady of J&L Catering; Ross Slotten of Klein & Slotten Medical Associates; and Mallory Ulaszek of Roam Boutique. Sloan said ...
    • The Algoma Flying Club - LOCAL2 Sault Ste. Marie April 24, 2014
      LOCAL2 Sault Ste. MarieThe Algoma Flying ClubLOCAL2 Sault Ste. MarieThe Algoma Flying Club was founded by Henry Lang and Dan Murray, I believe, in 1956 or 1957. It was an approved school that meant we ... We were the first Club to train a female pilot, Miss Mary Lou Danz (now Harris). “I always wanted to be a pilot ...
    • Live Music: Saturday, April 26 - The Providence Journal April 23, 2014
      The Providence JournalLive Music: Saturday, April 26The Providence JournalThe Al Keith Collective, rock and blues, Skyline Lounge, Lang's Bowlarama, 225 Niantic Ave., Cranston. 944-0500, langsbowlarama.com. ... $10-$13. Reggae BBQ. Mary Lou Neville, jazz and pop, Elizabeth of Portofino, 897 Post Rd., Warwick. 461-8920.and more »
    • Proposed Rules for Medical Marijuana Pilot Program Filed - WIFR April 19, 2014
      SFGateProposed Rules for Medical Marijuana Pilot Program FiledWIFRLou Lang (D-Skokie), who sponsored the legislation. “I am pleased with the direction we are going.” The following changes have been incorporated into the proposed rules filed today. Cultivation Centers>/b> • While the Act calls for one cultivation ...Illinois medical marijuana: $100 for […]
    • Gambling Expansion Territorial Concerns - Alton Daily News April 20, 2014
      Alton Daily NewsGambling Expansion Territorial ConcernsAlton Daily NewsThe sponsor of the last gambling expansion bill isn't convinced the newest effort will work. State Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie) has been a longtime backer of building more casinos in Illinois, though his efforts never made it past the governor's desk. The ...
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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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