Press Release
December 12, 2011

Statement from Mayor Emanuel Commending Illinois House Passage of Legislation Doubling the Earned Income Tax Credit for Working Families

Mayor's Press Office    312.744.3334

On behalf of Chicago’s working families and single mothers, I want to thank the Illinois House for doubling the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) from 5% to 10%.  The EITC is the single most pro-family and pro-work tax cut there is and I am grateful for the bipartisan support for this much deserved tax relief for Illinois’ working families.