Peoria Public Radio Staff
Wed June 19, 2013
OfficeMax asks state for tax breaks
"As we make our evaluations, we want to make sure that each of the locations can put their best foot forward, and that's why we are seeking the credit -- the tax credit,” Cullerton says.
Cullerton is a Villa Park Democrat sponsoring legislation to provide incentives if the company keepsat least 2,000 full-time jobs at its headquarters and other non-retail locations.Office Depot and Naperville-based OfficeMax announced plans to merge in February.Governor Pat Quinn signed similar legislation in 2011 that gave Sears and other companies more than $100 million in subsidies when they threatened to leave the state.