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Supreme Court strikes down so-called Amazon tax law; Karmeier dissents

By Bethany Krajelis | Oct 18, 2013

Karmeier BurkeA 2011 state law that imposed a tax on out-of-state Internet retailers is unconstitutional, the Illinois Supreme Court held today.In a 6-1 decision, the high court affirmed a lower court ruling that struck down the so-called “Amazon tax law” because it failed to meet the substantial nexus requirement for state taxes under the Commerce Clause and was preempted by a federal law prohibiting

Collinsville attorney conjures up mystery in Cahokia Mounds youth novel

By Amelia Flood | Mar 25, 2010

Levy A green dragon with a fondness for literature and an Elijah Lovejoy pipe waited years before Collinsville attorney Mark Levy brought him to life on paper.

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