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    • Little-known gems with Clara Bow, Lauren Bacall bow on DVD - New York Post September 2, 2014
      Little-known gems with Clara Bow, Lauren Bacall bow on DVDNew York PostAnd Cohen Media will offer a Blu-ray upgrade and restoration for Fritz Lang's “Hangmen Also Die” (1943) on Sept. 9. Staying on the Blu-ray front, Warner Home Video offers up an Audrey Hepburn Blu-ray collection with three previously available Paramount ...
    • Fall Arts Guide: Classical music - Cincinnati.com September 2, 2014
      Cincinnati.comFall Arts Guide: Classical musicCincinnati.comLang Lang's flashy pyrotechnics have made him a rock star of the piano world, and his 2012 appearance sold out the 3,417-seat Music Hall. Music director ... He'll likely be playing his new arrangements of Lou Reed's songs for the band, Velvet Underground.
    • Medical pot applications start Tuesday - Bloomington Pantagraph August 30, 2014
      Medical pot applications start TuesdayBloomington PantagraphMilitary veterans or patients on Social Security Disability Income will pay $50. Patients also have to have a fingerprint-based background check and a prescription from their doctor. State Rep. Lou Lang, D-Skokie, who sponsored the law's pilot program, ...
    • Medical marijuana applications start Tuesday - nwitimes.com August 29, 2014
      Medical marijuana applications start Tuesdaynwitimes.comPatients also have to have a fingerprint-based background check and a prescription from their doctor. State Rep. Lou Lang, D-Skokie, who sponsored the law legalizing the medical marijuana pilot program, said he believes state regulators have done a ...and more »
    • Police chief gets drenched - Moultrie Observer August 30, 2014
      Police chief gets drenchedMoultrie ObserverMultiple Moultrie Police Department officers give the ice bucket challenge treatment to Police Chief Frank Lang, who challenged other area law enforcement agencies to get involved in the effort to benefit the ALS Association. Money from the challenge ...
    • Big Food Acquires Green Companies To Boost Sustainability, But Does It Work? - International Business Times August 29, 2014
      International Business TimesBig Food Acquires Green Companies To Boost Sustainability, But Does It Work?International Business TimesJohn Lang, a sociology professor at Occidental College in Los Angeles, said via email that he “tend[s] to be skeptical” about corporations that acquire green outfits and then claim to be pioneers in sustainability. “[Executives] […]
    • It ain't over until it's over, unless it's already over - The Capitol Fax Blog (blog) August 27, 2014
      It ain't over until it's over, unless it's already overThe Capitol Fax Blog (blog)HB 5331 would have required rideshare dispatchers to “carry commercial liability insurance in the amount of $350,000 combined single limit per accident.” HB 4075 would have provided that the private passenger auto “insurer of a motor vehicle used in a ...and more […]
    • Malaria Outbreak Threatens Lou Ariik, Warrap - gurtong August 31, 2014
      Malaria Outbreak Threatens Lou Ariik, WarrapgurtongThat is even causing a big setback and frustration." He revealed that Sub-chief, Sultan Kuel Malueth Tong has recently died of the same symptoms that we suspect to be malaria signs. "We have lost Sultan Kuel Malueth Tong, the Sub-chief of Lang-akut area.
    • 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 »
    • Church Street Exchange rebirth almost complete - Orlando Sentinel August 26, 2014
      Church Street Exchange rebirth almost completeOrlando SentinelThe former shopping mall and home of disgraced boy-band mogul Lou Pearlman is now a hub for downtown technology companies. Several companies — Splyt, Echo Interaction and Plan Source — are already located there. Real estate firm Jones Lang ...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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