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    • 9/3/15 Full Show Podcast (Rep. Lou Lang, Rich Lenkov, Pretty Late Replay ... - WGN Radio September 5, 2015
      WGN Radio9/3/15 Full Show Podcast (Rep. Lou Lang, Rich Lenkov, Pretty Late Replay ...WGN RadioPatti opens the show with a Springfield update from leader Lou Lang. Then, our friends at Knife and Tine preview an event you can't miss. Later, we once again steal some audio from another WGN show for our Pretty Late replay. Finally, Rich Lenkov sorts ...
    • Erie-area education calendar: Oct. 4 - GoErie.com October 4, 2015
      Erie-area education calendar: Oct. 4GoErie.comOct. 6: Nick Lang presents "A Voyage Through the Solar System." Oct. 20: Scott McKenzie presents "Prehistoric Erie." ... Lou Tullio -- A Real Erie Guy: Wednesday, Oct. 7, 7-8:30 p.m. Cost: $10; $15 with guest. LOST WOMEN OF HISTORY: Thursday, Oct. 8, ...and more »
    • How Melissa Smey, Director of the Miller Theater, Spends Her Sunday - New York Times October 2, 2015
      New York TimesHow Melissa Smey, Director of the Miller Theater, Spends Her SundayNew York TimesLately it's been “Amelia,” this beautiful dance film choreographed by Édouard Lock with music by David Lang. He reorchestrated songs by Lou Reed, and they're completely transformed. We've also been rewatching “Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould […]
    • Carol Marin: 'The Shark' swims in hazardous waters - Chicago Sun-Times October 2, 2015
      Chicago Sun-TimesCarol Marin: 'The Shark' swims in hazardous watersChicago Sun-TimesLou Lang, D-Skokie, estimates the cost of expanded Medicaid coverage would be $25 million a year. Skeptics claim the cost would be even higher. But there is also a cost to doing nothing. The Illinois Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Association estimates ...
    • Illinois Rep. Lou Lang, left, and Gov. Bruce Rauner - Crain's Chicago Business (blog) August 5, 2015
      Illinois Rep. Lou Lang, left, and Gov. Bruce RaunerCrain's Chicago Business (blog)Lou Lang—Skokie Democrat, harsh critic of GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner, deputy majority leader in Speaker Mike Madigan's House—happened to hit up that very same governor for a job for his daughter. Or, more accurately, a renewal of the part-time post she ...and more »
    • Classical & Opera Listings for Oct. 2-8 - New York Times October 1, 2015
      New York TimesClassical & Opera Listings for Oct. 2-8New York TimesDecoda (Saturday) Presented alongside the Metropolitan Museum's exhibition of portraits by John Singer Sargent, this ensemble offers a concert of musical character studies by composers including Britten, Ravel, David Lang, Lou Harrison and Paul Moravec.
    • Campaign cash flows from medical marijuana interests to state Rep. Lou Lang - Reboot Illinois June 15, 2015
      Reboot IllinoisCampaign cash flows from medical marijuana interests to state Rep. Lou LangReboot IllinoisLou Lang isn't a household name, but the veteran state legislator is well known to many as the driving force behind one of the biggest changes to Illinois' law books in decades: The legalization of medical marijuana. He's also been showered […]
    • Deaths - Lewiston Morning Tribune (subscription) September 29, 2015
      DeathsLewiston Morning Tribune (subscription)Peggy Lou Lang. OROFINO - Peggy Lou Lang, 87, of Peck, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, at Clearwater Health and Rehabilitation in Orofino. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel of Orofino is in charge of arrangements. Arthur Retan. Arthur Retan, 93, of Clarkston ...
    • Out & About: Oct. 2-18 - Worthington Daily Globe October 1, 2015
      Out & About: Oct. 2-18Worthington Daily GlobeNobles County Historical Museum, current displays include the rural school project, memorabilia from Campbell Soup, Lou Miller's A&W and King Turkey Days from years past, open from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, lower level of the War Memorial ...
    • Odd Man Out in Illinois Budget Battle: Republican Governor - New York Times September 15, 2015
      New York TimesOdd Man Out in Illinois Budget Battle: Republican GovernorNew York Times“I remember him asking me, 'What can I do to be a good governor?' ” said Lou Lang, a state representative from Skokie, a Chicago suburb. “I told him to make the Assembly a good partner. We're professionals, and we don't care if you're a Republican.” […]
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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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