The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to review a case regarding the constitutionality of hospital tax exemptions. The court announced Wednesday it will hear arguments in a case involving Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. The case could affect all Illinois hospitals. No date was set for when the court will hear arguments.
The 4th District Appellate Court ruled in January that a 2012 state law allowing hospitals to avoid taxes is unconstitutional. That law set guidelines for determining the non-profit status of hospitals based on their level of charity care.