The Illinois Republican Party claimed victory in its opposition to a graduated income tax measure, but advocates said they would wait until all votes were counted.
With 20% of precincts reporting Tuesday night, 55% of voters were against a ballot measure to allow a graduated tax in Illinois, according to unofficial results.
Seniors from organizations representing the interests of older Illinoisans said Wednesday that ads suggesting retirement income will be taxed …
The Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago, comprised of top executives of the region’s leading employers, said Tuesday it opposes Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s proposed graduated-rate income tax proposal, adding to the split between business and labor interests over the proposed state constitutional amendment.
A group pushing for approval of the graduated tax constitutional amendment on Nov. 3 used tax day to further its cause Wednesday, the second of a two-day push promoting an overhaul of Illinois’ current income tax system.
Voters will be asked to vote yes to approve the graduated tax or no to oppose. A majority of those voting in the Nov. 3 general election or three-fifths of those voting on the question will be needed for the measure to become enshrined in Illinois’ Constitution.