Chicago Mercantile Exchange

CME Group Protest

Protesters To CME Group: Give Your Tax Break Back

About 1,500 protesters slowly marched from the Thompson Center to the Chicago Board of Trade on Wednesday, calling for the company that runs the financial exchange to give back millions in state tax breaks.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2012

About 200 activists, including Occupy Chicago protesters, gathered at Federal Plaza on Tax Day 2012, to call on corporations to pay more in federal taxes, before splitting into four groups to deliver "tax bills" to Exelon, Verizon, BMO Harris Bank, and Bank of America. (Credit: CBS)

Activists Deliver ‘Tax Bills’ To Big Corporations On Tax Day

About 200 people gathered at Federal Plaza on Tuesday to send a message on this Tax Day 2012.


Chicago Board of Trade (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Old-School Pit Traders Protest Latest Changes By CME Group

The last vestige of the frenetic trading in the pits of Chicago’s option exchanges could be in jeopardy under a new plan to use electronic trading to set closing prices.


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 House Floor

State Lawmakers To Vote On Tax Breaks For CME Group, Sears

The CME Group and Sears could be closer to deciding whether they will stay in Illinois, after two key tax votes in Springfield Monday.

CBS Chicago–12/12/2011

Illinois House Floor

House Reaches Deal For Tax Breaks For Sears, CME

Illinois lawmakers will try again to pass a measure aimed at keeping two of the state’s largest companies from jumping ship.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2011

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

Chicago Mercantile Exchange

CME Group: Hurry Up With Tax Relief, Or We Might Leave

As the Illinois General Assembly fall veto session winds down, the head of the company that owns Chicago’s two big trading exchanges warns that time is running out to keep the firm from moving to another state.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2011

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

Chicago Mercantile Exchange

CME Group May Strike Deal To Stay In Chicago

The CME Group confirmed to CBS 2 Monday that a deal in the next few weeks may keep the trading firm in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2011

Chicago Mercantile Exchange

Group Mocks CME’s Financial ‘Struggle’ With Bake Sale

A group held a bake sale this morning, mocking the “struggling” Chicago Mercantile Exchange and its threats to leave the state because it’s losing money due to a tax hike.

CBS Chicago–06/13/2011

Chicago Mercantile Exchange

CME Group Threatens To Leave Illinois

The parent company of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Board of Trade is the latest firm to threaten to move out of Illinois over the corporate income tax increase earlier this year.

CBS Chicago–06/09/2011