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Lessons From the One Percent: What We Learned at the CME Group Annual Meeting

Elizabeth Parisian | Posted 08.05.2012 | Chicago
Elizabeth Parisian

Last week, I joined a group of about 60 99 percent CME Group shareholders to attend CME's annual meeting. Our mission? To share personal stories of how corporate welfare has devastated our families and communities.

The Most Powerful Company You've Never Heard of: Meet CME Group

Elizabeth Parisian | Posted 07.04.2012 | Chicago
Elizabeth Parisian

Given both its immense power and its history, we would be wise to keep an eye on CME Group. There has never been a better time to stand up to this powerful company and demand that it give our money back.

Mic Check! Chicago's 99% Follows the Money -- and the Merc -- to Houston

Elizabeth Parisian | Posted 05.29.2012 | Chicago
Elizabeth Parisian

Craig Donohue of CME didn't seem to mind the public spotlight when drumming up support for millions in tax breaks. But he was somewhat less enthusiastic when Chicago's 99% shone a not-so-flattering spotlight on CME from 1,000 miles away.

Shared Sacrifice? Well, Not Quite

Will Guzzardi | Posted 03.11.2012 | Chicago
Will Guzzardi

This past holiday season, the Illinois General Assembly gave a giant present to some big corporations while most families across the state struggled just to get through another challenging year.

Did Sears Betray Illinois Lawmakers?

Posted 12.29.2011 | Chicago

Updated story Just weeks after signing a bill that gave Sears millions of dollars in tax incentives to stay in Illinois, Governor Pat Quinn reacted...

Illinois Senate Approves Corporate, Individual Tax Breaks

AP | Posted 12.14.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois lawmakers have approved a $330 million package of tax relief to businesses and individuals. The state Senate approved t...

Tax Relief Bill Could Keep Businesses In State, Help Struggling Families

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS and DAVID MERCER | Posted 02.12.2012 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Under the threat of losing thousands of jobs to other states, Illinois officials are on the verge of approving a tax-relief ...