Monthly Archives: November 2012

Illinois Supreme Court decision in Provena prompts Senate Bill 2194

One of our recent legislative updates discussed Senate Bill 2194, which specified a monetary threshold businesses must satisfy before qualifying for charitable exemptions. Senate Bill 2194 was motivated by an Illinois Supreme Court case, Provena Covenant Medical Center v. the Department of Revenue. Because Provena is highly cited for its analysis, it is valuable in property tax exemption [...]

By | November 30th, 2012|Property Tax Law News|

Legislative Update: Filing Deadline for Nominating Petitions May Be Pushed Back

Both the Illinois House of Representatives and Senate have responded to the outcry regarding the December 24, 2012 filing deadline for nominating papers. In a previous post, it was explained that December 24 is not considered a state holiday. Local election officials are required to remain open until 5 p.m. on the last day of [...]

By | November 30th, 2012|Education Law News|

Legislative Update: SB2194 Clarifies Requirements for Property Tax Exemption for Non-Profit Hospitals

On May 29, 2012, the Illinois Senate passed Senate Bill 2194, which was signed into law on June 14, 2012. Senate Bill 2194 responds to confusion created by the Illinois Supreme Court's decision in Provena Medical Center v. Department of Revenue. The General Assembly found there was "considerable uncertainty surrounding the test for charitable property [...]

By | November 5th, 2012|Property Tax Law News|