With Governor Pat Quinn expected to address Illinois’ nearly $8
billion in unpaid bills during his annual budget speech today, some
Chicagoans are calling on him to close three corporate tax loopholes.
A group of about 50 protestors belonging to Southsiders Organized for
Unity and Liberation and other organizations gathered outside the State
of Illinois building Tuesday afternoon to deliver a new fiscal policy report to the governor’s office.
“In the tradition of Carnival, today is called Fat Tuesday and tomorrow
is Ash Wednesday,” Rev. Marilyn Pagán-Banks, a member of Northside P.O.W.E.R.,
said at the protest. “Today we are calling on Illinois’ fat cats, these
corporate persons, to get their greed out of their system so that
tomorrow they can repent.”
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