Sears employees are on notice and many could lose their jobs if the company leaves the state. Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno says the company was probably expecting a different outcome with the tax proposal.
Sears was expecting to receive millions of dollars in tax breaks in exchange for keeping thousands of jobs in Illinois. The measure failed miserably in the House. Sears officials say they'll know by the end of the year if they're going to stay in Illinois. That gives lawmakers just one month to try to work out a deal. Radogno says the state's unpredictability sends a bad message to businesses that are considering moving to Illinois.
Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno says the tax plan to keep them in the Illinois wasn't the best, but would've helped the state's business climate.