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    • Medical marijuana rules get Illinois committee OK - MyFox Chicago July 16, 2014
      SFGateMedical marijuana rules get Illinois committee OKMyFox ChicagoYou have to have a bonafide relationship with a doctor,” Lang added. Medical cannabis program coordinator Bob Morgan says interested patients should start talking with their doctors about the program. The Illinois State Medical Society is helping its ...Illinois approves rules for medical ma […]
    • Lou Lumenick - New York Post July 30, 2014
      Lou LumenickNew York PostCult director Joseph Losey directed this Americanized version of the Fritz Lang classic, starring David Wayne, which has had some revival screenings recently. 'Death of a Salesman' (1951). Fredric March stars in this long-unavailable adaptation of ...
    • *** UPDATED x2 *** Quinn campaign goes up with first TV ad of the season - The Capitol Fax Blog (blog) July 29, 2014
      *** UPDATED x2 *** Quinn campaign goes up with first TV ad of the seasonThe Capitol Fax Blog (blog)Lou Lang via twitter July 29 at 2:53 PM. Great day to be door knocking for my friend @RepCarolSente - keep up the great work! by Maria A. Berrios via twitter July 29 at 2:19 PM. #Illinois Smart Grid Ed Fund announced new grants for community partners ...
    • Morton Grove teen's family plans to file wrongful death lawsuit - Morton Grove Champion July 29, 2014
      Morton Grove teen's family plans to file wrongful death lawsuitMorton Grove ChampionLou Lang and others have appealed to the Carbondale police department to release information on what happened to her son Pravin Varughese, who attended SIU, but that the department has responded the same way it has since February, saying the case ...and more »
    • Live Music: Saturday, Aug. 2 - The Providence Journal July 30, 2014
      The Providence JournalLive Music: Saturday, Aug. 2The Providence JournalMary Lou Neville, jazz and pop, Elizabeth of Portofino, 897 Post Rd., Warwick. 461-8920. 6:30-9:30 pm. Newport Jazz Festival, Fort ... The Smokin' Toads, rock, Skyline Lounge, Lang's Bowlarama, 225 Niantic Ave., Cranston. 944-0500, langsbowlarama.com.and more »
    • Thousands of Chicagoans rally for Israel - Jewish United Fund July 28, 2014
      Jewish United FundThousands of Chicagoans rally for IsraelJewish United FundLou Lang, Alderman Debra Silverstein, Canadian Consul Scott McCook,Pastor Chris Harris and Elder Jeffrey Hodges. Those who could not attend offered comments from afar, such as AFSCME Executive Director Henry Bayer. “No nation can tolerate wanton ...and more »
    • Hillsborough real estate transactions for Aug. 1 - Tampabay.com (blog) July 29, 2014
      Hillsborough real estate transactions for Aug. 1Tampabay.com (blog)9617 Wydella St., to William Lang & Claudia Lang by D. Sullivanrobert & Veronika Boulton, $240,000, 06-20-2014. ... 11132 Sailbrooke Dr., to Mary Lou Dixon & George Scribner by Charles J. Christmas & Kimberly G. Christmas, $200,000, 06-27-2014.and more »
    • Confidential email shows lawmakers' disdain for Quinn - nwitimes.com July 28, 2014
      Confidential email shows lawmakers' disdain for Quinnnwitimes.comLou Lang, D-Skokie, for example, told Brushkin the governor's office better not go around him when it comes to negotiating a gambling expansion program. "The Gov's office had better not think they can negotiate a compromise without me at the table ...and more »
    • What you said this week on social media - Kankakee Daily Journal July 26, 2014
      What you said this week on social mediaKankakee Daily JournalLou Lang as he signs a bill for medical marijuana last year. Posted: Saturday, July 26, 2014 9:06 am | Updated: 9:06 am, Sat Jul 26, 2014. What you said this week on social media 0 comments. Twitter posts of the week: On the purchase of Pizza Hut, the ...
    • golf league scores - Youngstown Vindicator July 27, 2014
      golf league scoresYoungstown VindicatorLow net: Chris Berardi 25; Carney 26; Ron Tkac 29; Benson, Lou Marinelli 31; Liberato, Tom Gentile 32; Duane Tkac, Strauss, Don Caspary 33. Boys of Summer (Reserve Run) — Low ... Fewest putts: Bobbi Lang 17. Tuesday Ladies (Mill Creek) — Low gross: A ...
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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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