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AP: Opponents of Illiana Tollway Want Hearing on Tax Breaks

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Opponents of a proposed tollway linking Illinois and Indiana want a public hearing on a rule to create tax breaks for the project. The Environmental Law & Policy Center filed a hearing request after news reports that Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration this week proposed a rule granting a sales tax exemption

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Crain’s Chicago Business: Rauner proposes sales tax break for Illiana Expressway

For the second time in a month, Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration has moved to throw an apparent financial lifeline to the proposed Illiana Expressway. But Team Rauner says things aren’t what they seem. While insisting that the proposed south suburban toll road is still on ice, with all spending frozen, the Rauner administration filed for

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Quad City Times: Rauner administration seeks Illiana toll road tax credits

SPRINGFIELD — In another sign the controversial Illiana Expressway still has a pulse, Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration is seeking legislative approval of tax breaks that could benefit the on-again, off-again project. In a proposal filed by the Illinois Department of Revenue on July 10, the administration is seeking sales tax exemptions for building materials used

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Chicago Tribune: New Power Rules May Hike Chicago Electricity Bills, Bring Exelon Payday

  July 28, 2015 New Power Rules Prompted by Polar Vortex May Hike Chicago Electricity Bills By Cynthia Dizikes Beginning next month, power plants in northern Illinois and other states will be able to make more money from consumers in order to shore up electricity in frigid weather and prevent the scramble to keep the

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