Beginning of State Tax Holiday Proves Popular
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Families across Illinois have been taking advantage of the statewide tax cut on school supplies that began this past weekend.  The tax holiday — which reduces the sales tax from six-and-a-quarter to one-and-a-quarter percent — runs though next Sunday.  The tax break includes clothing such as shorts, pants, skirts and underwear.  Shoppers around Illinois said they plan for the tax holiday each year, knowing they can save a lot of money on school supplies.