Taxpayers to Receive Direct Payments, Grocery Sales Tax to be Suspended as Part of Illinois Budget Deal

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Democratic lawmakers in Springfield have announced an agreement on a new budget, with more than $1.8 billion in tax relief coming for Illinois taxpayers, including direct checks, a suspension of grocery taxes and a freeze on the state’s fuel tax.

According to Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Democratic leadership in the Illinois Legislature, the new budget will once again be balanced, with $1 billion being earmarked for the state’s rainy day fund and $1.8 billion in tax relief earmarked for taxpayers.


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