In just a few short weeks, we'll be heading back to school. There's good news for families gearing up to do their back to school shopping. This year the state of Illinois is removing the state tax on select back-to-school items (note local taxes still apply). Many of the basic school supplies qualify as well as back to school clothing items. This "TAX HOLIDAY" begins Friday, August 6th and continues through August 15th. For more information and a detailed list of items read the article in the DAILY HERALD.