Illinois Introduces “Amazon Tax”

March 15, 2011

On March 10, 2011, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a new law that online retailers with a physical presence in the State of Illinois are required to collect sales taxes. The immediately effective Main Street Fairness Act has direct consequences on online merchants like Amazon and All companies that have only a contract with…

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Death Penalty Is Banned in Illinois

March 10, 2011

With Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s signature yesterday on March 9, 2011, a bill banning the death penalty in Illinois is now official. The legislation will take effect July 1, 2011 What happens to the 15 persons on death row? Their sentences are commuted to life imprisonment without the possibility of release. Illinois now joins three…

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