With plans to employ up to 7,000 people at nine Chicago-area and downstate facilities, Amazon.com is well on its way to becoming a solid corporate citizen in Illinois.
You can't beat jobs and business expansion.
Still, you know what would make global e-commerce giant Amazon an even better neighbor? If the profitable Seattle-based company didn't press our fiscally damaged state for any more tax breaks designed to supplement its ambitious and unfolding plan to be a dominant and lightning-fast distributor of retail goodies.
That's because Illinois is already kicking in almost $13 million in tax incentives over 10 years to Amazon in return for creating at least 1,000 new...