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Chicago can't pursue garage operators when valet services don't pay parking taxes, decision says

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 1, 2016, 10:11pm

The city of Chicago has halted its attempt to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes from a large local parking garage operator, after an apparent settlement deal appeared to end the legal action that came about two months after a Chicago administrative law judge ruled state law doesn’t let City Hall go after garage operators for taxes actually owed by valet parking outfits that pay to use the garages.

Class actions alleging DirecTV didn't pay its service techs overtime can proceed, judge says

Dana Herra Apr. 19, 2016, 1:57pm

DirecTV and its installation contractors will need to continue to defend itself against a pair of lawsuits brought in Chicago federal court by service technicians who claimed the satellite television provider owes them unpaid overtime.

Appellate panel: Chicago's three-mile radius car rental tax OK as tax on 'use' not 'transaction'

Scott Holland Sep. 29, 2015, 4:20pm

The city of Chicago can pull its controversial three-mile-radius car rental tax from the curb, after a state appellate panel determined the tax is a “use tax” assessed only on city residents using their rented vehicles in the city, and not an attempt to slap a transaction tax on vehicle rentals outside of city limits, which otherwise would have been an illegal extension of the city’s authority.