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Amazon to open its 1st Illinois warehouse


File photo of a box from Amazon.com on the porch of a house in Golden

“We’re beginning site selection activities now, and we plan to have multiple facilities of various kinds in Illinois by the end of 2017,” Paul Misener, vice president of global public policy at Amazon, said in a statement.

Amazon plans to have its first Illinois facility open next year. And once Amazon builds it, it would be required to collect and remit state sales taxes like any other retailer, according to state officials and a retail expert…Please click here to read Melissa Harris’ story in the Tribune.

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