Legislation proposed to fast-track possible Thompson Center sale

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Thursday, October 15, 2015
In this March 19, 2013 file photo, soprano Renee Fleming performs with cellist Yo-Yo Ma and a choir students in the rotunda of the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago.
In this March 19, 2013 file photo, soprano Renee Fleming performs with cellist Yo-Yo Ma and a choir students in the rotunda of the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago.
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- There's a new plan to put Gov. Rauner's proposal of selling the Thompson Center on the fast track.

State House Republican Leader Jim Durkin proposed legislation Thursday that would allow the governor to skip requirements that the building first be put up for sale publicly.

Earlier this week, the governor announced his plan to sell the 16-story Loop building, saying it costs the state around $100 million to maintain.