Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner says Illinois should end certain corporate tax breaks he says are unfair to working families.
The wealthy Winnetka businessman released his plan for ``corporate welfare reform'' on Wednesday.
It calls for capping a program that provides tax credits for companies to keep jobs in Illinois. Some of those credits - including one for Sears Holding Corp. - allowed companies to later lay off workers.
Rauner also says Illinois should end tax breaks for the oil industry and a sales tax exemption for newsprint and ink, among others.
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn has proposed eliminating some of the same ``loopholes,'' but the Legislature hasn't acted.
Quinn also has defended the Sears deal, saying Illinois would have seen greater job losses without it.