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    • House Democrats propose graduated income tax plan - Chicago Sun-Times April 16, 2016
      Chicago Sun-TimesHouse Democrats propose graduated income tax planChicago Sun-TimesLou Lang, D-Skokie, filed Friday — which will only work if Illinois voters approve a constitutional amendment to reform the tax code — most married taxpayers would pay 3.5 percent for income of $200,000 or less; 3.75 percent on income between $200 ...Is it time for a graduated […]
    • It's time for Illinois to graduate to a progressive income tax - Chicago Tribune April 28, 2016
      Chicago TribuneIt's time for Illinois to graduate to a progressive income taxChicago TribuneLou Lang of Skokie, is shown on the House floor in June 2015. Lang has sponsored a bill that would tax individuals with an annual income over $500,000 at 8.75 percent. (Justin L. Fowler, State Journal-Register). Eric ZornContact ReporterChange of Subject.April 28 […]
    • Heroin abuse summit draws hundreds from Will-DuPage area - Chicago Tribune April 29, 2016
      WLS-TVHeroin abuse summit draws hundreds from Will-DuPage areaChicago TribuneThey included state House Republican Leader James B. "Jim" Durkin, R-Western Springs, and House Deputy Majority Leader Louis I. "Lou" Lang, D-Skokie, architect of the state's newly created Heroin Crisis Act. Durkin and Lang, during a news conference ...Will […]
    • Hastert's state lawmaker pension checks continue, for now - Chicago Daily Herald April 28, 2016
      Chicago Daily HeraldHastert's state lawmaker pension checks continue, for nowChicago Daily HeraldLou Lang, a Skokie Democrat, says he hopes there will be a vote. It could be tough because at least one Democrat, state Rep. Jack Franks of Marengo, says he's against it, and Democrats in the House would need every last vote if Republicans don't jo […]
    • Tax Policy Group Blasts Illinois Graduated Tax Legislation - WUIS 91.9 April 26, 2016
      Chicago Sun-TimesTax Policy Group Blasts Illinois Graduated Tax LegislationWUIS 91.9Members of a tax policy group based in Washington D.C., came to Springfield Tuesday to oppose two pieces of legislation that would change Illinois' income tax from a flat rate to rates based on how much a taxpayer earns. The change would depend on ...Progressive tax sche […]
    • A graduated income tax could put Illinois in the clear - Chicago Reporter April 21, 2016
      Chicago ReporterA graduated income tax could put Illinois in the clearChicago ReporterLou Lang, D-Skokie, the tax rate on incomes up to $100,000 (twice that for couples) would be reduced to 3.5 percent. It would rise to the current rate of 3.75 for income up to $500,000, to 8.75 for the next $500,000, and to 9.75 for income over $1 ...Editorial: Taxpayers sh […]
    • Summer movie preview: Blasts from the past - Salt Lake Tribune April 28, 2016
      Salt Lake TribuneSummer movie preview: Blasts from the pastSalt Lake Tribune"The Innocents" • French director Anne Fontaine's dark drama (called "Agnus Dei" when it premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival) is set in Poland, 1945, and centers on a French Red Cross doctor (Lou de Laâge) visiting a German camp and ...and mo […]
    • Graduation exercise - Illinois Times April 28, 2016
      Graduation exerciseIllinois TimesThe higher the income, the higher the rate at which it would be taxed. Were Lang's bill made law – and remember that it would take a change in the Illinois Constitution to take effect – it would establish four tax brackets ranging from 3.5 percent to 9 ...
    • WJBC Forum: Not all Trojan horses are in Troy - WJBC News April 27, 2016
      WJBC NewsWJBC Forum: Not all Trojan horses are in TroyWJBC NewsLou Lang's bill that would, assuming the constitutional amendment passes, solve all our problems. It promises tax relief for the middle class: a married couple making under $200,000 would actually get a tax cut; the resulting revenue loss would not ...
    • HERO and Will Co HELPS Heroin Forum Set for Friday Morning - 1340 WJOL April 28, 2016
      HERO and Will Co HELPS Heroin Forum Set for Friday Morning1340 WJOLCounty Executive Larry Walsh says a certain state lawmaker, Lou Lang, will have a lot to say on a bill that concerns heroin awareness. Coroner Pat O'Neil has seen this heroin crisis more “close-up” than just about everyone else. He says, it keeps ...
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House Begins Blagojevich Impeachment Process, Lou Lang Appointed a Chief Questioner

(Springfield, IL) — There are 12 House Democrats and 9 Republicans on the impeachment committee to  investigate allegations of misfeasance, nonfeasance, and other misconduct against Governor Rod  Blagojevich.

House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) has House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie (D-Chicago) as Committee Chair. Currie said that the panel’s investigation will include allegations contained in the complaint filed by federal investigators as well as other issues.

Assistant House Majority Leader Lou Lang (D-Skokie) has been appointed one of the chief questioners.

Here are the other committee members:

Rep. Edward Acevedo (D-Chicago)
Rep. Monique Davis (D-Chicago)
Rep. Mary Flowers (D-Chicago)
Rep. Jack Franks (D-Woodstock)
Rep. John Fritchey (D-Chicago)
Rep. Julie Hamos (D-Evanston)
Rep. Gary Hannig (D- Litchfield)
Rep. Connie Howard (D-Chicago)
Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie)
Rep. Frank Mautino (D- Spring Valley)
Rep. Arthur Turner (D-Chicago)
Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs)
Rep. Suzie Bassi (R-Palatine)
Rep. Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale)
Rep. Bill Black (R-Danville)
Rep. Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro)
Rep. Roger Eddy (R-Hutsonville)
Rep. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet)
Rep. Jim Sacia (R-Pecatonica)
Rep. Jil Tracy (R-Mt.Sterling)

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