Illinois Automobile Dealers Association http://wuis.org en Buy A Car On Sunday? Dealers Say No http://wuis.org/post/buy-car-sunday-dealers-say-no <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An Illinois lawmakers is trying to <a href="http://ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=2629&amp;GAID=12&amp;GA=98&amp;DocTypeID=SB&amp;LegID=77561&amp;SessionID=85">change state law</a> so car dealers can be open on Sundays. But he's facing long odds.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Sen. Jim </span>Oberweis<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, from Sugar Grove, learned it was against the law for a car dealer to be open on Sunday, his Republican instincts kicked in.</span></p> Tue, 13 May 2014 11:02:24 +0000 Brian Mackey 24981 at http://wuis.org Buy A Car On Sunday? Dealers Say No Quinn Signs Law Intended To Lower Cost Of Auto Leasing http://wuis.org/post/quinn-signs-law-intended-lower-cost-auto-leasing <p>Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed legislation <a href="http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=2317&amp;GAID=12&amp;DocTypeID=HB&amp;SessionID=85&amp;GA=98">intended to lower the cost of leasing a car</a> in Illinois. Backers of the law say far fewer people lease in Illinois than in surrounding states.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:32:31 +0000 Brian Mackey 23484 at http://wuis.org Quinn Signs Law Intended To Lower Cost Of Auto Leasing Regulators: Illinois Sunday Car Sales Ban Bad For Competition http://wuis.org/post/regulators-illinois-sunday-car-sales-ban-bad-competition <p>Federal regulators say Illinois' longstanding ban on Sunday automobile sales isn't good for competition and can be harmful to the marketplace. &nbsp;</p><p>The Federal Trade Commission says the prohibition on Sunday automobile sales also makes it more difficult for drivers to shop around for the best deal. &nbsp;</p><p>The agency issued the statement late last week in response to a measure introduced by state Sen. Jim</p><p>Oberweis, who wants to repeal the law that went into effect in 1983.&nbsp; Oberweis asked the FTC to weigh in. Violators can face a $1,500 fine. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:24:08 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse & Associated Press 21969 at http://wuis.org Regulators: Illinois Sunday Car Sales Ban Bad For Competition Car Dealers Push To Change Leasing Tax http://wuis.org/post/car-dealers-push-change-leasing-tax <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The price of leasing a car in Illinois could be lowered under a <a href="http://ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=09800HB2317sam001&amp;GA=98&amp;SessionId=85&amp;DocTypeId=HB&amp;LegID=74097&amp;DocNum=2317&amp;GAID=12&amp;Session=">proposal</a> before the Illinois General Assembly. Automobile dealers say leasing in Illinois has lagged behind other states.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you were to lease a car today, chances are you'd be charged for tax on the full value of the vehicle, just like if you were buying it.</span></p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 18:56:57 +0000 Brian Mackey 12319 at http://wuis.org Car Dealers Push To Change Leasing Tax