On Religion, The Media and Life as a 20-something in Chicago

Community Unit School District 300 will be back in Springfield today when the Illinois General Assembly’s veto session resumes, this time “in the red” — literally, wearing red T-shirts — as the district’s budget will be “if we’re not successful this week.” That’s according to District 300 spokeswoman Allison Strupeck, one of about 20 district, parent and community leaders who are in Springfield for the last three days of the veto session to ensure “a fair compromise” on legislation to keep Sears in Illinois. “Our goal this week is to make sure we receive a fair amount of property taxes from the EDA (Sears economic development area), and transparency and accountability are likewise addressed,” Strupeck said. “We will not rest until these things are addressed. We will not go quietly into the night.” Those plans came Monday after House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie, D-Chicago, filed an amendment to Senate Bill 397 to provide incentives to Sears and other companies to stay in Illinois. The Carpentersville-area school district for months has opposed an amendment to another bill — Senate Bill 540 — that would extend tax breaks another 15 years for the economic development area surrounding Sears corporate headquarters in Hoffman Estates. For the rest of the story, visit The Courier-News.

In Uncategorized on November 8, 2011 at 10:25 am

D300 to fight against latest, ‘horrible’ Sears tax break bill (Sun-Times Media)


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