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Illinois Supreme Court delivers partial win for hospitals on property taxes

Illinois Supreme Court delivers partial win for hospitals on property taxes

Illinois' not-for-profit hospitals can continue to skip paying property taxes, for now, after an Illinois Supreme Court decision Thursday that follows years of battles between hospitals and municipalities over those dollars.

The state Supreme Court on Thursday vacated the ruling of a lower court, which had found that an Illinois law exempting not-for-profit hospitals from paying property taxes was unconstitutional. The justices said the lower court didn't have jurisdiction.

However, the Supreme Court declined to weigh in on the question of whether the overall law is constitutional, saying doing so would be "premature." It sent the case back to a circuit court for...

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