According to a Crain’s Chicago Business article, “Mr. Quinn has been showering incentive money on companies that promise to keep their companies in Illinois, including Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. in Libertyville, truck maker Navistar International Corp. of Warrenville and Chicago-based wireless carrier U.S. Cellular Corp.
Motorola announced Friday it will keep its headquarters in Libertyville after the state promised the company $100 million in tax breaks over the next decade. Also Friday, a bill signed by Mr. Quinn will provide a $19-million tax break to Continental Tire, which operates a facility in Downstate Mount Vernon.”
So, my dear fellow residents and small business owners, have you ever thought to ask what types of incentives and breaks can Governor Quinn give to you? After all, your pockets are not as deep as the companies he’s offering breaks to, but I’m not seeing any relief ahead for the common folk and small businesses.
How do you feel about the breaks the businesses are getting?
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