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Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Motorola Should Keep Their Promise

Shh. Don’t breathe a word. Be quiet about unemployment in Illinois, about 750 workers being fired by Motorola Mobility.

CBS 2–08/14/2012

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

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Get Ready For More Corporations Demanding Handouts

CHICAGO (CBS) – Imagine, tonight, just try to imagine the corporations in Illinois that are planning to join the Sears and the Chicago Mercantile blackmail team, thinking: “Now, it’s OUR turn. Give us a tax […]


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

Kraft Products

Report: Kraft Foods Seeks Incentives From State

Northfield-based Kraft Foods reportedly the latest company looking for a incentives from the State of Illinois.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2011

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

Illinois Senate Chambers

State Senate Committee Approves Tax Break For CME Group

Illinois lawmakers are on their way to giving the CME Group big tax breaks to stay put.

CBS Chicago–10/28/2011

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

(credit: Roger Kisby/Getty Images)

Report: Tax Break For Lollapalooza May Not Last

Chicago city leaders say with a budget deficit over $700 million, the city may no longer be able to afford to give out big tax breaks to one popular entertainment attraction.

CBS Chicago–08/04/2011

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport (Handout/Getty Images)

Aided By $29M Tax Break, Illinois Mitsubishi Plant To Make SUV

The state is offering the company $29 million in tax incentives over 10 years, an investment Gov. Pat Quinn’s office credits for “helping save at least 1,200 jobs.”


Costco, Melrose Park

Daley Calls For Tax Break For New Costco

Mayor Richard M. Daley is proposing a lucrative property tax break to make way for the second Costco store within the Chicago city limits.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2010