Illinois lawmakers are going to get several chances to vote on a package of tax breaks designed to keep Sears and CME in the state. Legislative leaders say they have a deal in place to vote again on the 250-million-dollar package of incentives and tax breaks. The last attempt to pass something through the statehouse failed miserably.
This time lawmakers will vote on two pieces of the plan, allowing those who disagree with the amount of the tax breaks or the amount of tax relief for lower income families to jump off. The Illinois House is scheduled to come back to Springfield on Monday. The Senate is set to return on Tuesday.