SCHAUMBURG - Cancer Treatment Centers of America says it plans to move its corporate headquarters from suburban Chicago to Florida. Along with the Center is likely to go the political interest of CEO Robert Mayo, who has made substantial donations to Illinois Republican candidates since 2002.
The Illinois State Board of Election records show that since 2002, Mayo has made 42 campaign donations totaling $28,600 to Republicans in Illinois, including Jim Ryan for Governor in 2002 and Tom Cross for State Treasurer in 2013. He has been an especially enthusiastic supporter of State Senator Dan Duffy.
Sen. Duffy had no comment when asked about the company's move and its effect on GOP political fundraising for himself and other Illinois Republicans.
The company and Florida Gov. Rick Scott put out a news release Tuesday, saying Cancer Centers made the decision to leave Schaumburg for Boca Raton, Fla., based on Florida's "favorable business climate." The company also cited quality of life issues.
via NBC Chicago