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

The fight over extending property tax breaks to Sears is not over, as Community Unit School District 300 Superintendent Michael Bregy put it in a message Thursday to district families, staff and community members. But, Bregy said, “We’re much closer today than we have been in weeks. We are not going quietly into the night.” The superintendent’s message came after several hours of what he called “heated, but productive and honest conversation” Wednesday between representatives of the Carpentersville-area school district, Sears Holdings Corp., the village of Hoffman Estates and state officials. All four had been in Springfield for an Illinois House Revenue & Finance Committee meeting, where Senate Bill 397 was on the agenda. An amendment to that bill would extend tax breaks for the economic development area around Sears’ headquarters in Hoffman Estates, part of legislation to keep Sears and other businesses in Illinois. And that’s where all four plan to be again Friday, where Bregy said he hopes they can “keep the momentum and discussion going.” For the rest of the story (and some details of that discussion), visit The Courier-News.

In Uncategorized on November 18, 2011 at 12:07 pm

D300 still at the table with Sears, HE over EDA issue (Sun-Times Media)


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