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An Ill. legislator wants to withhold state film tax credit from productions that employ Jussie Smollett. How would that even work?

CHICAGO - As the Tribune reported earlier this week, after criminal charges were dropped against Jussie Smollett, Illinois State Rep. Michael McAuliffe said he intends to file legislation that would withhold state film tax credits from any local production employing the "Empire" actor.

I've written about the state's film incentive a good bit over the years, so that caught my eye. McAuliffe might be grandstanding. I'm certainly

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