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IL Supreme Court: Citibank has no claim on sales tax refunds from bad auto loans

By Dan Churney | Dec 4, 2017

The Illinois Supreme Court has upended Cook County and appellate rulings, saying Citibank has no claim to $1.6 million in state sales taxes paid through defaulted auto loans, because such tax refunds should go to the auto dealer, not the lender.

Judge flushes retailers' concerns over Cook County 'soda tax'; tax cleared to take effect Aug. 2

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jul 28, 2017

Residents and shoppers in Cook County could soon pay significantly more for their soda, sweet tea, iced coffee and other bottled and fountain drinks, after a Cook County judge refused to extend an order barring the county from collecting its penny-per-ounce sweetened beverage tax.

Cook County soda tax to remain blocked, for at least a few more days, appeals panel says

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jul 10, 2017

A state appeals court has rejected Cook County’s attempt to lift a stay on the county’s new so-called soda tax, directing a Cook County judge to proceed with plans to hear arguments on whether enforcement of the tax should be more permanently blocked.

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