Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn said he's optimistic about passing a tax deal for some area businesses by the end of the month.Earlier this week, lawmakers failed to pass a $250 million tax break package meant to keep Chicago-based CME Group and Sears from leaving the state.
Illinois' governor and attorney general said they are wary of a potential merger involving Chicago-based Exelon. The proposal would create the largest energy company in the country.Exelon owns Commonwealth Edison, and is in the midst of merging with its rival Constellation energy.
Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn said he won't sign any gambling expansion bill that doesn't meet his framework. The gambling expansion bill was narrowly defeated by state legislators a couple weeks ago.Next week, lawmakers are back in session and may try yet again to advance it.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he believes the state is close to passing a bill that could put a casino in the city.An Illinois House committee approved a scaled-down version of the proposed expansion on Tuesday during the veto session, moving it closer to a vote before the full House.