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Governor Quinn signs Earned Income Tax Credit into law

David Marzahl (L), executive director for Center for Economic Progress (CEP) joins one of their volunteer along with Governor Pat Quinn and Rhonda Jones (R), Auburn Gresham's assistant tax site manager for CEP.

Harvey Tillis Art & Stock Photography

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law tax relief credits for working families across the Land of Lincoln. Formerly, Senate Bill 400, this new legislation provides the largest increase of more than a decade to the Illinois' Earned Income Tax Credit.

Auburn Gresham's assistant tax site manager, Rhonda Jones spoke at the Governor's press conference with a host of other elected officials and dignitaries on how her family has benefited from the EITC in the past, and most definitely how helpful it will be to her family in the future. 

Governor Quinn's signing of this legislation comes at a critical and necessary time during the state's dismal economy. Implementation of this law start in the tax years 2012 and 2013. 

Click here to read more from the Governor's official press release. Click here for the official photos from the press conference.

Keywords: Center for Economic Progress, Earned Income Tax Credit, Governor Quinn, Increase tax relief for working families

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