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CME Group's Biggest Victim: What the Merc's Tax Breaks Are Doing to the State Budget, and Why It Matters

Elizabeth Parisian | Posted 07.16.2012 | Chicago
Elizabeth Parisian

The Great Recession caused the largest collapse in state revenues on record -- which resulted in record cuts to state budgets and new depths of pain for struggling families.

CEO Says He's 'Embarrassed' To Live In Illinois After Getting Big Tax Break

Posted 01.11.2012 | Chicago

Illinois lawmakers have already expressed frustration with Sears about their decision to close 120 stores across the country after the state approved ...

State Lawmakers Aim For More Corporate Tax Cuts

Posted 12.15.2011 | Chicago

Illinois House Republican leaders on Wednesday introduced a proposal that would roll back the corporate income tax hike that state Democratic leadersh...

CME Group, CBOE Tax Cuts Up For Debate In Springfield

Posted 12.25.2011 | Chicago

A proposal introduced by Illinois Senate President John Cullerton (D) Monday that drastically cuts state income taxes for CME Group and CBOE Holdings ...

Should Illinois Do Whatever It Takes To Make Sears Stay?

Posted 12.11.2011 | Chicago

Hoffman Estates village trustees voted, unanimously, to approve a resolution urging the state of Illinois to make "all reasonable efforts" to keep the...

PHOTOS: Governor Quinn's China Trade Mission

Posted 11.27.2011 | Chicago

Illinois' political news has lulled as of late, while Governor Pat Quinn was in China on a trade mission. Quinn has, along with a small delegation ...

Illinois Small Business Loans Plunge

Chicago Public Radio | Adriene Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For the first time in five years, the number of Small Business Administration loans approved in Illinois has dropped. Basic loans to small businesses...