Olympics http://wuis.org en Illinois Bill Would Exempt Olympians From Paying State Tax http://wuis.org/post/illinois-bill-would-exempt-olympians-paying-state-tax <p>It is an example of a measure that might not affect many people.</p><p>An Illinois lawmaker says Olympic athletes who win medals shouldn't have to pay state tax on their awards.</p><p><br />State Sen. Julie Morrison is sponsor of legislation approved by a Senate committee Wednesday that would waive the tax.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:13:53 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse & Associated Press 19329 at http://wuis.org Illinois Bill Would Exempt Olympians From Paying State Tax Lawmakers Weigh In On Olympic Wrestling http://wuis.org/post/lawmakers-weigh-olympic-wrestling <p></p><div>Illinois lawmakers are "weighing in" on Olympic organizers' decision to drop wrestling from the summer games.&nbsp;</div><p>The Illinois House passed a resolution encouraging the International Olympic Committee to reinstate wrestling as an Olympic sport.&nbsp;&nbsp; The state Senate is poised to do the same.</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 18:17:31 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 2068 at http://wuis.org