Illinois quick hits: Some Illinoisans get extra time to file tax returns after storms; Customs seizes designer wares at O’Hare; New air service coming to Springfield



Some Illinoisans get extra time to file tax returns after storms

Areas of Illinois impacted by recent severe storms and flooding now have until Oct. 31 to file individual and business tax returns. The move is a delay for those affected from storms that started on June 29. The Internal Revenue Service said the recent Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster declaration allowed for the delayed filings. The IRS will also waive the usual fees and requests for copies of previously filed tax returns for affected taxpayers.

Customs seizes designer wares at O’Hare

Counterfeit designer watches, bracelets, handbags and scarves were among items the U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized at Chicago O’Hare’s International Mail Branch Monday night. If authentic, the items intercepted from Thailand would have a suggested retail price of over $1 million.

New air service coming to Springfield

New air service is coming to the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield. The airport authority announced beginning Dec. 1, Breeze Airways will offer twice-weekly flights from Springfield to Orlando International Airport and Tampa International Airport. Limited promotional has on one-way tickets will cost $49.



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