school districts en New proposal would make income tax increase permanent <div class="content"><p>The Illinois income tax increase would be made permanent in the latest proposal to fix the state's underfunded pension systems. The increase, from 3 percent to 5 percent, was set to begin easing back in 2014.</p><p>But Representative Lou Lang, a Democrat from Skokie, says the state can't afford that. He says Illinois taxpayers didn't create the pension problem, but it's a problem they're stuck with.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 00:16:41 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 1293 at