DECISION IN FAVOR OF HORWOOD MARCUS & BERK AFFIRMED BY APPELLATE COURT
The Illinois Appellate Court today
affirmed the Circuit Court of Cook County decision granting summary
judgment in favor of Horwood Marcus & Berk and striking the
Cook County Personal Property Use Tax. Without allowing oral
argument, the Appellate Court agreed with HMB that the Cook County
Use Tax violated Section 5-1009 of the Counties Code. Thus, the
Appellate Court went on to state that it did not need to address
the Constitutional argument as well.
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