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    • Meet the legislator who brought medical marijuana to Illinois - Crain's Chicago Business March 21, 2015
      Crain's Chicago BusinessMeet the legislator who brought medical marijuana to IllinoisCrain's Chicago BusinessRep. Lou Lang, D-Skokie, has championed medical marijuana in Illinois since 2009, when a group of advocates showed up at his Springfield office in wheelchairs, walkers and with IV bags to plead their case. “It tugged at my heartstrings,” say […]
    • Reps Fine and Lang host 'Coffee and Conversation' - Chicago Tribune March 27, 2015
      Reps Fine and Lang host 'Coffee and Conversation'Chicago TribuneFine will be joined by state Rep. Lou Lang, D-Skokie. Poll workers needed in Cook County for April 7 election. Pioneer Press Staff. Cook County Clerk David Orr is recruiting poll workers to serve in select areas in north and northwest suburban Cook ...
    • Phil Eaton: Illinois can't arrest, treat or bury its way out of heroin epidemic - The State Journal-Register March 28, 2015
      The State Journal-RegisterPhil Eaton: Illinois can't arrest, treat or bury its way out of heroin epidemicThe State Journal-RegisterLou Lang, D-Skokie, and Rep. John Anthony, R-Plainfield. This bill, which would cost some $25 million to implement in our cash-strapped state, confirms what capacity-challenged treatment centers knew long ago: Illinois can […]
    • Weekend: Places to go and things to do in Northeast Pennsylvania - Scranton Times-Tribune March 28, 2015
      Weekend: Places to go and things to do in Northeast PennsylvaniaScranton Times-TribuneROCK 107 35TH BIRTHDAY BASH: with Lou Gramm, April 23, the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre. CATHEDRAL OF ST. PETER SACRED CONCERT SERIES:the Lyric Consort: Corpus Christi — The Body of Christ, April 24, ... KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD BAND & JONNY ...
    • Prescription lockdown - Illinois Times March 26, 2015
      Illinois TimesPrescription lockdownIllinois TimesEarlier this month, House Deputy Majority Leader Lou Lang, D-Skokie, and Rep. John Anthony, R-Morris, introduced their own proposal to combat the spread of prescription opioid abuse. Lang led a bipartisan 37-member House task force on the Illinois ...
    • CLUB CALENDAR - The Providence Journal March 26, 2015
      CLUB CALENDARThe Providence Journal213-6615. 7-10 pm. Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys, bluegrass, Common Fence Point Community Hall, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth. 683-5085 ..... 8 pm-midnight. Rock-A-Blues, rock, Skyline Lounge, Lang's Bowlarama, 225 Niantic Ave., Cranston. 944-0500 ...and more »
    • Commercial real estate notes - STLtoday.com March 27, 2015
      Commercial real estate notesSTLtoday.comNAI Desco represented Show-Me Home Delivery Inc. in the lease of 80,640 square feet of industrial space at 2001 Innerbelt Business Center Drive, Overland, from BCL-St. Louis LLC, represented by Jones Lang LaSalle. CBRE represented parties in these ...
    • State lawmakers target airlines' controversial fuel purchasing offices - Crain's Chicago Business March 19, 2015
      Chicago TribuneState lawmakers target airlines' controversial fuel purchasing officesCrain's Chicago BusinessLou Lang, D-Skokie, has introduced legislation that calls for levying sales taxes on jet fuel at the “place where the fuel or petroleum products are delivered to the aircraft,” according to an online copy of the bill. Such language means car […]
    • This is the year to expand casino gambling - Chicago Tribune March 20, 2015
      This is the year to expand casino gamblingChicago TribuneLou Lang, D-Skokie, who was the leader on gambling legislation before Rita took over, managed to pass a casino expansion bill out of the House and Senate, but it was so full of perks for every area of the state that Gov. Pat Quinn thought it was ...
    • Legislation fights Illinois' heroin problem - Quad City Times March 2, 2015
      CBS LocalLegislation fights Illinois' heroin problemQuad City TimesAt a news conference at the Statehouse, state Rep. Lou Lang, D-Skokie, said heroin is a real problem throughout the state. Although measures to combat its spread have been made in counties and in other states, Lang thinks the legislation could serve as ...Illinois lawmakers to propose me […]
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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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