Sears Holdings Corp. and Chicago’s financial exchanges have quit threatening to pull up stakes now that Illinois has enacted tax breaks for them. But it remains unclear whether state incentives to big companies are wise uses of economic-development resources.
Right or wrong, there's a perception that Illinois politics is a game played best by a well-connected few. This next story won't improve that image.Some of the state's political insiders make big money by lobbying the politicians they help elect.
Republican Illinois State Senator Matt Murphy says the Governor is unclear about his objections to a bill that would expand gambling.Both the Illinois House and Senate approved the bill earlier this year.