http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Ill. budget woes mean long waits for tax refunds http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-budget-woes-mean-long-waits-tax-refunds <p>Illinois businesses waiting for long-overdue tax refunds aren&#39;t getting any good news from the state capitol.</p><p>Illinois owes about $850 million to roughly 36,000 businesses that overpaid their income taxes. Some have been waiting since 2008 to get their money.</p><p>Gov. Pat Quinn proposed borrowing money to pay the refunds, but legislators have shown little interest in that idea.</p><p>Budget proposals being considered by Democratic lawmakers would do little to chip away at the backlog.</p> Wed, 27 Apr 2011 17:24:49 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 1047 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. budget woes mean long waits for tax refunds