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Extra Extra: Film Credits Keep Rolling On Taxpayers' Dime

By Selena Fragassi in News on Jun 13, 2015 8:00PM

  • A "Watchdog" report by Sun-Times has found that while Hollywood enjoys the riches that come with filming in Chicago, local taxpayers will lose $204 million because of tax breaks the state gave to 931 movies, TV shows and commercials between July 1, 2008, and Dec. 11, 2014, under the Illinois Film Production Services Tax Credit Program. [Sun-Times]

  • A Wilmette family is seeking a new public home for an "oddball" lithograph of the late Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley that has been passed down. It features four portraits of the mayor as well as the city skyline. [Tribune]

  • The family of the man in the controversial "hunting" photos has asked Mayor Emanuel to investigate two other police offers who took part in the photo shoot in 2003. So far, the two officers who posed in the photos have been dismissed. [Sun-Times]

  • A thief made off with a Pearl drum kit, valued at up to $1,000, from the Old Town School of Folk Music last week. Video has been released and the school is asking for help ID'ing the suspect. [DNAinfo Chicago]

  • Vince Vaughn turns the tables and interviews Blackhawks star Jonathan Toews in this pretty sweet video. [WGN]
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