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.
Protesters gathered outside the Mayor’s Office with a golden toilet Wednesday, demanding that Mayor Rahm Emanuel create jobs with $33 million in taxpayer funds that had gone in part to the CME Group so the company could renovate its restrooms.
Illinois is better at giving away tax breaks than at drawing good jobs as a result, according to a new national report.
The state Senate has approved a package of tax breaks designed to keep retail giant Sears and Chicago’s main financial exchanges from leaving the state.
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 Illinois House has approved a package of tax breaks designed to keep retail giant Sears and the Chicago-based financial exchanges
The CME Group and Sears could be closer to deciding whether they will stay in Illinois, after two key tax votes in Springfield Monday.
Illinois lawmakers will try again to pass a measure aimed at keeping two of the state’s largest companies from jumping ship.
State lawmakers are going take one more try before the end of the year to pass tax relief for Illinois businesses that are threatening to leave.
Sears Holdings Corp. says it is disappointed after the Illinois House of Representatives voted down legislation that would have provided tax breaks to keep the retailer, as well as the CME Group, in the state.
Illinois lawmakers went home Tuesday night after hitting an impasse over a $250 million package of tax relief designed to keep several high-profile companies from leaving the state.
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 […]
Unfinished business is bringing Illinois lawmakers back to Springfield after Thanksgiving.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is learning a lesson in power politics from the Illinois General Assembly – that he cannot always get what he wants. Not everything, anyway.
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.
Hear ye, hear ye, the Illinois General Assembly is back at work for the people of Illinois and it’s not doing very well.
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.
Illinois lawmakers are on their way to giving the CME Group big tax breaks to stay put.
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.
The CME Group confirmed to CBS 2 Monday that a deal in the next few weeks may keep the trading firm in Chicago.