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We share what you had say about our one-on-one with Gov. Bruce Rauner and the possibility of ending some state tax breaks in tonight's viewer feedback.

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Illinois is one of only three states that does not tax retirement income. That cost the state $2.2 billion in FY 2013, and along with other tax breaks the total revenue the state is foregoing is close to $9 billion. Is it time to reassess and end at least some of these tax breaks? Laurence Msall, president of the Civic Federation, is just back from Springfield and joins us to share his thoughts.

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AbbVie, the research arm of Abbott Laboratories, bought the Dublin-based Shire pharmaceutical company last Friday for nearly $55 billion. We break down the economic impact this move will have on Chicago.

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Kris Kridel

Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM joins us to discuss the year's top business stories, including the protracted battle over corporate tax breaks.

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At last, Illinois lawmakers voted Tuesday to give CME and Sears $100 million in combined tax breaks, as well as substantial tax breaks to the working poor.

Tax Breaks

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Illinois State Capitol Building

Sears and the CME group are a step closer to getting their tax breaks. You might be too. We hear from two state senators who will vote on Tuesday.

Corporate Tax Breaks

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State Capitol

Did the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Sears get the big tax breaks they've been hoping for? We review today's special session in Springfield.

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Illinois State Capitol Building

Speeding cameras are among the high-profile items on the docket Wednesday as the fall veto session winds down in Springfield. We have the latest from the capital.

Tax Breaks?

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Are tax breaks for Chicago financial exchanges on the way? Gov. Pat Quinn says only if there's tax relief for working families. But can the state afford either? Our panel weighs in.