| Dec 8, 2013
Winded from the strain of finally addressing the public pension funding crisis last week, our elected heroes in Springfield opted to take a break rather than give one.
Left unresolved is whether companies such as Decatur-based global agriculture giant...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 7:58 AM
Motorola Mobility has signed a “multi-year development agreement” with a South Carolina 3D printing company that will build a manufacturing system for the mobile device maker’s modular smartphone project.
Rock Hill, S.C.-based 3D...
| Nov 6, 2013
When Illinois House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie browbeat Archer Daniels Midland at a public hearing a few weeks ago, comparing the global ag giant's bid to secure state tax credits to blackmail, it was a clarion call for change. But don't get the...
| Oct 6, 2013
Archer Daniels Midland: coupon clipper to the world.
The mighty Illinois-based agriculture giant has come across more like some kind of bargain-chasing biddy, rich enough to not actually need discounts but unwilling to forgo a single money-saving...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn said today that a request by Decatur-based Archer Daniels Midland for millions of dollars in tax incentives to stay in Illinois should not be considered until lawmakers first reform the state's highly indebted public employee pension...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 9:32 PM
When Miley Cyrus is naked & licks a hammer, it’s “art” and “music.” But when I do it, I’m “wasted” and “have to leave Home Depot"... Ray Lopez As a matter of fact I DO own the road! Hahahaha! But......
| Sep 4, 2013
Microsoft's deal for Nokia's wireless phone business is about mobility.
But it's also about buoyancy.
Because Microsoft has been sinking in the growing mobile sector.
The just-announced $7.2 billion pickup may do little but enable the lumbering...
| Aug 21, 2013
Was anyone really surprised the star of "Dude, Where's My Car?" failed to pack the nation's multiplexes with his portrayal of the late Apple boss Steve Jobs?
The real summer blockbuster involving Jobs came six years ago with the debut of the iPhone....
| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Motorola Mobility unveiled Thursday its much-anticipated Moto X smartphone, marking the Libertyville-based company’s first flagship product launch since its acquisition by Google last year.
The new device, introduced at a press event in New York,...
| Feb 17, 2013
When lawmakers raised taxes on Illinois residents and businesses, they also increased corporate income tax breaks for a select group of companies.
In 2011, businesses were eligible to claim about $161 million in tax credits — double from the...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 4:30 PM