Understanding Illinois: State Held Hostage for a Song

NowlanBy Jim Nowlan
Outside Columnist

When big game goes lame, the jackals gather. The metaphor is a bit melodramatic, yet seems apt when the big game (Illinois) is destitute and the jackals (Motorola Mobility; Navistar, Ford, others, and now ADM) seek to chew off part of the state’s revenue in tax breaks.

Agri-business behemoth ADM of Decatur is the latest to seek tax breaks from the debt-burdened state, in return for shifting 100 jobs from the downstate city to Chicago.     Login or Subscribe to read the rest of this story.

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