The Cubs’ amusement tax increment finance idea, the subject of this week’s cover story, is dead—though there are sort-of Plan Bs.

But if it’s not one titan of industry lining up for public subsidy, it’s another, in this case the Merc. Daley’s proposing $15 million to, among other things, facilitate photo-ops: “a trading floor studio for media shots used by the exchange leadership, various media outlets and CME clients.”