Quinn urges shoppers to take advantage of Illinois' first sales tax holiday - KMOV.com

Quinn urges shoppers to take advantage of Illinois' first sales tax holiday

CHICAGO (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn is continuing his state tour to encourage shoppers to take advantage of Illinois' first-ever sales tax holiday.

Quinn is scheduled to appear at the Chicago Teacher Store on Sunday.

He's talked up the tax break in Chicago, Champaign, Marion and Bloomington since it began on Friday.

The sales tax holiday is timed to coincide with back-to-school shopping. The state's 5 percent sales tax will be suspended for school supplies and clothing that costs less than $100.

Computers, electronics and sports equipment aren't eligible for the tax break.

The sales tax holiday runs through Aug. 15.

Opponents of the tax break say the cash-strapped state shouldn't be passing up tax revenue. Quinn says the deal will stimulate the economy.

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