Chicago Board Options Exchange

Traders signal offers in the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index options pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE)  in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

CBOE Reopens Trading After Half-Day Outage

Trading on the biggest exchange for financial options resumed Thursday following an outage caused by software problems.


The headquarters of Sears Holding Corporation rises above the trees on the company's corporate campus in Hoffman Estates. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Illinois House Approves Tax Breaks For Sears, CME

The Illinois House has approved a package of tax breaks designed to keep retail giant Sears and the Chicago-based financial exchanges


Illinois State Capitol

Tax Breaks For CME Group, Sears To Be Discussed After Thanksgiving

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (CBS) — Tax breaks for a few big businesses could get a vote in the Illinois General Assembly after Thanksgiving. As WBBM Newsradio’s Dave Dahl reports, lawmakers will return on Nov. 29, after […]

CBS Chicago–11/17/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Emanuel Gets Split Decision On Springfield Agenda

It was a “split decision” in the state capitol for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel during the General Assembly’s veto session.

CBS 2–11/10/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Say No To Tax Breaks For CME

Hear ye, hear ye, the Illinois General Assembly is back at work for the people of Illinois and it’s not doing very well.

CBS 2–11/08/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Hopes For Tax Breaks For Financial Exchanges, Sears

The Illinois General Assembly begins the second round of its fall veto session Tuesday, and Gov. Pat Quinn is hoping tax relief is among the things on the agenda.

CBS Chicago–11/08/2011

Chicago Mercantile Exchange

‘Occupy Chicago’ Group Protests Tax Breaks For CME, CBOE

About “Occupy Chicago” 100 protesters marched on the offices of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and legislative leaders downtown Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2011

Chicago Mercantile Exchange

Bill Would Cut Corporate Taxes For CME, CBOE

The Illinois General Assembly got an early start on a plan to try to keep Chicago’s two financial exchange companies in the state Monday, just ahead of today’s opening of the fall veto session.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2011