If you are waiting for your Illinois tax refund, you’re not alone. Illinois taxpayers are waiting longer than expected for their state refunds mainly due to new security measures. The Department of Revenue announced in January that they would be delayed about a week, but now says some people are waiting several weeks.
In recent years, it's taken about four-days to get a refund, but now they’re being delayed by new security measures meant to reduce identity theft. A department spokesman says the waiting period should be reduced within a few weeks.