Crain's Chicago Business: A multibillion-dollar solution Rauner and Pritzker won't touch

"Other states bolster their budgets by taxing dozens of services, ranging from auto repair to landscaping to taxidermy. But Illinois taxes only 17, many related to utilities. Neighboring Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin all collect sales tax on more services.

2017 study by the Illinois Commission on Government Forecasting & Accountability estimated that Illinois could raise anywhere from $1 billion to $3 billion by applying sales tax to services. That cash would come in handy for a governor struggling to shore up Illinois' chronically leaky finances."

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