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Report: Sears To Offer Cash Rather Than Health Insurance Plans

Two big employers, including one based in the Chicago area, are changing the way they provide health insurance to their workers.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2012

Banners hanging outside the Sears store on State Street in downtown Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Sears To Lay Off 100 Employees At Hoffman Estates HQ

Sears announced Thursday that 100 people will be laid off at its Hoffman Estates headquarters, despite millions of dollars in forthcoming income and property tax incentives.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2012

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New Illinois Law Raises Earned-Income Tax Credit

Legislation aimed at helping poor Illinois families keep more of what they earn was signed into law Tuesday, a month after Gov. Pat Quinn signed companion legislation granting tax breaks and incentives aimed at keeping two big employers in the state.

01/10/2012

Banners hanging outside the Sears store on State Street in downtown Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Sears Lists First 79 Stores To Close, None In Illinois

Sears has released a list of the first 79 stores to close under a plan to shutter 100 to 120 Sears and Kmart locations due to poor holiday sales.

CBS Chicago–12/29/2011

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

Sears Disappointed In State House’s Rejection Of Tax Break

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.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2011

Illinois House Floor

Illinois House Rejects Tax Breaks For CME, CBOE, Sears

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.

11/29/2011

Sears Sign (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Protesters: Give Tax Revenues To Schools, Not Sears

A protest rally in northwest suburban Algonquin drew some 3,000 people, who said continued tax breaks for Sears would be lost revenue for schools in the area.

CBS Chicago–10/14/2011

Sears Sign (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Working Hard To Keep Sears In Illinois

Sears and Chicago have gone hand-in-hand longer than anyone living today has been alive, and now, the State of Illinois is working hard to keep Sears from moving out of state.

CBS Chicago–08/31/2011