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‘Chicago Fire’ given tax credits without state explaining

Jul 25, 2016

This article originally appeared in the Chicago-Sun Times.

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration issued $15.9 million in tax credits for the hit TV show “Chicago Fire” late last year, but state officials no longer will release the names of the Illinois residents and businesses the show hired to get those tax breaks.

That’s a departure from last year, when the state released the names and amounts the producers of “Chicago Fire” spent on actors, extras, crew and businesses that worked on the series’ pilot episode in 2012. Those records detailed expenditures including $215,161 to Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, $6,200 to the…

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