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One of the major questions Illinois voters will answer on Nov. 3 will be on the ballot statewide – whether to amend the state’s constitution to allow for a graduated rate income tax.

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SPRINGFIELD — 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.

WASHINGTON – The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service have announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some seniors and others who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax return to receive the stimulus payment.


The four candidates running in Tuesday’s primary election for the Republican nomination to the 15th District seat in the U.S. Congress are Chuck Ellington, Kerry Wolff, Darren Duncan and Mary Miller. U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, is not seeking another term.