OfficeMax http://peoriapublicradio.org en Little accomplished in first week of veto session http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/little-accomplished-first-week-veto-session <div>Illinois legislators were supposed to meet this week for three days as part of the fall veto session. Instead they left Springfield after only two.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Little was accomplished during that time.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:42:09 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 13878 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Little accomplished in first week of veto session Gov. Quinn against giving ADM tax incentives to stay in Il http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gov-quinn-against-giving-adm-tax-incentives-stay-il <div>When lawmakers return to Springfield for their fall session later this month, they&#39;ll be weighing requests from several international companies that want tax breaks for keeping their headquarters in Illinois. But as IPR&#39;S Brian Mackey reports, Governor Pat Quinn is throwing cold water on that idea.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most of the tax-credit attention has gone to agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland, which wants up to $24 million to keep its global head office in Illinois. But lawmakers have also heard requests from Zurich Insurance, based in Schaumburg, and </span>OfficeMax<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, based in Naperville, and there are others. &nbsp;</span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Quinn, however, says pensions need to come first.</span></p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 18:56:55 +0000 Brian Mackey 12932 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Gov. Quinn against giving ADM tax incentives to stay in Il OfficeMax asks state for tax breaks http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/officemax-asks-state-tax-breaks <p></p><div>OfficeMax is asking the state of Illinois for tax breaks to keep the company's headquarters in-state after the office supply chain's merger with Office Depot is complete. &nbsp;State Senator Tom Cullerton made his pitch Tuesday during a hearing on the state's pension crisis. He was joined by OfficeMax CEO Ravi Saligram, who says the combined company could be located here or in Florida, where Office Depot is headquartered.</div><p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 20:50:04 +0000 Alex Rusciano & Brian Mackey 7617 at http://peoriapublicradio.org OfficeMax asks state for tax breaks