Traders yelled and shoved and flashed hand signals, just as they did in the movie “Trading Places.” But now the computer — faster, cheaper and not nearly as noisy — has taken over.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has approved legislation designed to keep key companies from leaving the state.
Illinois lawmakers return to Springfield today to finish the fall veto session.
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.
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.