State/federal government now accepting tax returns
Both the state and federal governments are now accepting 2017 income tax returns.
The Illinois Department of Revenue says that filing tax returns electronically and using direct deposit is the fastest way to get your refund. They expect refunds will be issued four weeks from the time a return is filed electronically.
For more information on state returns, go to tax.illinois.gov and to check the status of your refund, go to revenue.state.il.us/Individuals/Refunds.htm.