The state's attempt to tax Internet purchases didn't click with the Illinois Supreme Court.  The high court struck down the tax this week, upholding the decision of a Cook County judge.  The state passed the tax in 2011 trying to make online retailers collect the tax that Illinois online consumers owed but largely failed to pay as part of their state income tax returns.  

The law prompted some large Internet retailers, including Amazon,  to cut ties with Illinois-based Internet companies, and some of those companies relocated outside Illinois rather than be cut off by Amazon and the others.

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