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Governor Quinn Visits Center's Uptown Tax Site

On April 10, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn visited the Center for Economic Progress’ tax site at Truman College to share advice with taxpayers and thank volunteers for their dedication to helping hard-working, low-income families across Illinois.
During his visit, Governor Quinn urged all eligible Illinois taxpayers to take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit when filing their 2009 tax return. The Governor also warned taxpayers to avoid costly refund anticipation loans and instead use the free tax help available through community groups like the Center for Economic Progress.
Before his departure, Governor Quinn thanked the Center for Economic Progress’ volunteers for their time and dedication to helping families get ahead this tax season.