The 99 percent are angry that big corporations in Illinois could get big tax breaks to stay put. Dozens from Occupy Springfield gathered in the Capitol rotunda for a few minutes Wednesday afternoon to protest tax breaks that are in the works for the CME Group and Sears.
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Group member Jordan Humphrey brandished a sign calling the “bluffy” of CME Chairman Terry Duffy. He says it behooves companies to have a presence in as many states as possible. “The idea that a company like Sears would leave one state altogether, and not keep their finances in that state and not still have a shop set up in that state, is ridiculous,” he says. Occupy Springfield has held a few rallies outside the Capitol, but this their first indoor gathering. Capitol police kicked the group out within five minutes for not having a permit.