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Huge Illinois Business Leaves for Indiana
Visit Pontiac ^ | Aug 22, 2011 | Scott McCoy

Posted on 08/23/2011 6:03:48 AM PDT by KeyLargo

Huge Illinois Business Leaves for Indiana

by Scott McCOY for State Representative of the 106th House District in Illinois Mon Aug 22, 2011 at 10:10 pm CST

Tomorrow (Tuesday), Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels is expected to announce that Indiana will welcome a new business that will bring 240 new jobs to Indiana — all thanks to Illinois’ Governor Quinn, the Illinois Democrats, and the major hike in Illinois’ taxes the Democrats put on Illinois businesses.

Modern Drop Forge, of Blue Island, Illinois, is expected to move its operation to Merrillville, Indiana. They are also expected to make a $7 million investment to improve the new property, according to NWI Times news of Indiana.

“The Democrats just don’t get it,” said Scott McCoy, a businessman and candidate for Illinois State Representative of the newly formed 106th House District in Central Illinois. “The Democrats caused this with their huge tax hike on Illinois businesses. Now, Illinois businesses are looking for more business friendly states and I can’t blame them. Illinois is doing this to ourselves. I hope the people in our state figure it out before we look around and see no businesses or jobs left in Illinois.”

McCoy says Illinois’ business climate of regulations, high taxes, and an over-controlling state government has put Illinois in a very bad place.

“Governor Quinn and the Democrats are going to continue down this path for the next year and a half until we can elect conservative leaders into the Illinois House and Senate,” McCoy explained. “Then it’s two more years until we have a chance to elect a conservative governor. It’s going to be a very hard and painful several years here in Illinois.”

Scott McCoy says Illinois needs strong, conservative leaders who will stand up to the Democrats and win the people over to a more conservative direction. He said the Republicans and the TEA Party need to press hard from now until election day to change the course.

“How many more businesses and jobs will we lose from now until then,” McCoy asked. “Once they leave, don’t expect them to come back.”

http://visitpontiac.com/components/news/community/article.php?a=e7b91c676f6b0629f8d0bebd6049e1f1

For more on this story:

http://www.nwitimes.com/business/local/article_ca97a596-5735-55b0-817d-96a688797769.html


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: business; governor; hugh; illinois; patquinn; quinn; taxes
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Video news report

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1 posted on 08/23/2011 6:03:51 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

ABC7 CHICAGO NEWS VIDEO REPORT

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=8321272


2 posted on 08/23/2011 6:05:15 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

We just moved from Chicago to sarasota....what a DIFF in taxes!!!


3 posted on 08/23/2011 6:06:12 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: KeyLargo

Well, democrats, here’s the fruit of your misdeeds. Make things tough for business... and business will make things tough for you.. by leaving.


4 posted on 08/23/2011 6:09:33 AM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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To: Ann Archy

It would be hard to think of a worse place than Blue Island.


5 posted on 08/23/2011 6:10:44 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: KeyLargo

I would truly appreciate an HONEST reply from someone. Is ANYONE surprised or SHOCKED, SHOCKED at this?
Does ANYONE think that this is the last company to “abandon a sinking ship?”
Does ANYONE think the Demonrat Governor and/or legislature will act in a “sane” or realistic way to this.
Also, does ANYONE in Illinois even THINK?


6 posted on 08/23/2011 6:10:44 AM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: "We print the news as it fits our views")
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To: Ann Archy

the times

Forging company expected to bring 240 jobs to Merrillville location

By Matt Saltanovitz matt.saltanovitz@nwi.com, (219) 933-4089 | Posted: Monday, August 22, 2011 5:15 pm

MERRILLVILLE | Gov. Mitch Daniels is expected to join executives from the Blue Island, Ill.-based company Modern Drop Forge on Tuesday to announce the company will be moving a major operation to Merrillville, resulting in about 240 new jobs.

On Monday afternoon, Merrillville Town Councilman Richard Hardaway confirmed that Modern Drop Forge will be coming to Merrillville, following the Town Council’s passage of a 10-year tax abatement for the company in May.

Hopefully this will result in a significant economic boost for Merrillville,” Hardaway said. “We’ve been looking for some time for some type of home run. But up until now we’ve only had nibbles.”

He credited a team effort by elected and other town officials for attracting the company to Merrillville.

....The Republican governor has said he expects more Illinois companies will come to Indiana without IEDC assistance because they are attracted by the state’s minimal government regulation on business and lower taxes.

Read more: http://www.nwitimes.com/business/local/article_ca97a596-5735-55b0-817d-96a688797769.html#ixzz1VrCj5tXd


7 posted on 08/23/2011 6:10:44 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Excellent. We do need to punish these blue states for punishing free enterprise. Maybe the people will wake up and blame the Dems.


8 posted on 08/23/2011 6:12:27 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: CaptainAmiigaf
Also, does ANYONE in Illinois even THINK?

Sure! But we're outgunned and outvoted by the crooks in Chicago and other socialist havens...

9 posted on 08/23/2011 6:13:28 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: KeyLargo

Has Obama and Holder’s people approved the move?


10 posted on 08/23/2011 6:15:11 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Back in the day Blue Island had a thriving manufacturing base, was solidly blue-collar and middle class. Now it’s like driving through a war zone.

And it was done quite on purpose.


11 posted on 08/23/2011 6:15:20 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Can you elaborate, please? I’m not familiar with Blue Island.


12 posted on 08/23/2011 6:15:51 AM PDT by nodumbblonde ("The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity." - Ayn Rand)
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To: CaptainAmiigaf

I do, and I have a beautiful house with 2 acres on a tremendous bass lake and I’m seriously considering moving.


13 posted on 08/23/2011 6:20:07 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: CaptainAmiigaf

I do, and I have a beautiful house with 2 acres on a tremendous bass lake and I’m seriously considering moving.


14 posted on 08/23/2011 6:20:17 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Dr. Ursus
RAHM EMANUEL AND GOV PAT QUINN I assume will be getting new federal shovel ready jobs when they start the process of building a moat around the state of Illinois.

Posted 8/22/11 1:53 p.m.

WLS Radio’s Bill Cameron Reports

CHICAGO (WLS) - Some Chicago companies are avoiding some city and county sales taxes by locating their legal point of sales in Kankakee where the sales tax is lower.

This nets Kankakee some badly needed money, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel says that’s not right.

“People are practicing a way of cheating the system. And there are people in the business of helping people cheat the system,” Emanuel said.

So the mayor says the city will sue and there are also efforts in Springfield to make this illegal.

http://www.wlsam.com/Article.asp?id=2267689&spid

15 posted on 08/23/2011 6:20:49 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Omg do I hate this state. My current personal situation precludes me from being able to move but if not for that I would be gone in a heartbeat.


16 posted on 08/23/2011 6:20:52 AM PDT by thepatriot1 (...brought to you courtesy of the Red, White and Blue)
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To: KeyLargo
The only hope for Illinois.

2 Chronicles 7:14

17 posted on 08/23/2011 6:21:18 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever ( Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: KeyLargo

How’s Hussein support working out for you, Illinios?


18 posted on 08/23/2011 6:22:39 AM PDT by bgill (just getting tagline ready for 6 months after you vote in Perry - Tried to warn you he's a RINO.)
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To: thepatriot1

Its not even:

“take from the rich and give to the poor”

anymore its

“take from the ‘barely scraping by’ and give to the ones who don’t care to work and just want to live off the rest of us”


19 posted on 08/23/2011 6:23:29 AM PDT by thepatriot1 (...brought to you courtesy of the Red, White and Blue)
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To: Dr. Ursus

It’s OK, there not green jobs. It’s just one of those real jobs that make money, and don’t require a govmint hand-out.


20 posted on 08/23/2011 6:23:37 AM PDT by woodenickel
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To: KeyLargo; mickie; flaglady47; oswegodeee; Chigirl 26; prairiebreeze; Bushbacker1; seekthetruth; ...
The number of folks I know who are thinking of ditching Illinois and moving south (Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Texas) is staggering. Not all retirees, either. Entire families!

The recent unbelievable hike in state income tax, some of the highest gasoline prices in the country, inflationary food costs, not to mention all the expressways are now becoming almost impossible to use because of the exorbitant tolls (another hike coming)....all combine to make it increasingly impossible to live in the state and still pay the bills.

The Dem state government is corrupt. The Dem city government of Chicago is corrupt....and the sheer weight of Chicago's Democrat/liberal/welfare/minority voting power is the tail that wags the dog for the entire state....so no relief is in sight, ever.

The last person who leaves Illinois won't even be able to turn off the lights because electrity will have become so expensive that only candles will be available.

Leni

21 posted on 08/23/2011 6:34:42 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Too Bad Those of Us who Work for a Living Have to Support Those who Vote for a Living)
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To: KeyLargo

NLRB lawsuit to follow.


22 posted on 08/23/2011 6:34:56 AM PDT by NY.SS-Bar9
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To: KeyLargo

And to top it off, Merrilville is only about 10 miles from Illinois!


23 posted on 08/23/2011 6:38:41 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: ScottinVA
Well, democrats, here’s the fruit of your misdeeds. Make things tough for business... and business will make things tough for you.. by leaving.

I represented job shops in Illinois for many years. There were so many maunufacturing support companies in the Chicago area. I wonder how many are left. Illinois will become the next Michigan.
24 posted on 08/23/2011 6:40:17 AM PDT by klgator
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To: KeyLargo

Illinois will just sue them to keep them there.


25 posted on 08/23/2011 6:44:47 AM PDT by SkyDancer (You know, they invented wheelbarrows to teach government employees how to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: traderrob6

I hear you! We are about to become residents of Florida within the next few weeks. We fully expect anal probes for the next number of years from the Illinois regime...and we’re ready!


26 posted on 08/23/2011 6:45:10 AM PDT by battletank
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To: caver
Blue Island is on east border of the town of Alsip on this map.

Blue Island, IL was a great working mans town which had a large Italian American community now replaced by Mexicans and welfare mommas.

27 posted on 08/23/2011 6:53:18 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo
I just hope that those people who flee Illinois to conservative Southern states first realize why their former homes became hell holes and then don't bring the same attitudes and politics to their new states.

When liberals from California start to reap what they have sewn and don't particularly like the society they have created, they leave bring the same pathologies to their new states. This is called “Californication”.

28 posted on 08/23/2011 6:58:56 AM PDT by A. Patriot (Have we lost our Republic? Do the majority of Americans care?)
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To: KeyLargo

When voting at the ballot box fails, and those who were voted into office were given the mandate to loot and pillage the producers, the producers will vote with their feet and moving trucks.


29 posted on 08/23/2011 6:59:40 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: MinuteGal

Payrolls Climb in 31 States, Led by New York, Texas; Nevada Is at Bottom

By Alex Kowalski - Aug 19, 2011 3:26 PM CT

“The biggest job losses last month occurred in Illinois, where employers cut payrolls by 24,900,...”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-19/payrolls-increased-in-31-u-s-states-in-july-led-by-new-york.html


30 posted on 08/23/2011 7:01:14 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: klgator
Illinois will become the next Michigan.

That's a great slogan for the Democrat politicians in Illinois.

"ILLINOIS, THE NEXT MICHIGAN".

Or, "ILLINOIS, THE OTHER MICHIGAN".

31 posted on 08/23/2011 7:04:00 AM PDT by A. Patriot (Have we lost our Republic? Do the majority of Americans care?)
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To: KeyLargo

Who Is John Galt?


32 posted on 08/23/2011 7:04:15 AM PDT by paul in cape
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To: A. Patriot

“I just hope that those people who flee Illinois to conservative Southern states first realize why their former homes became hell holes and then don’t bring the same attitudes and politics to their new states.”

I have vacationed in New Hampshire once in awhile and found that the state is being inundated by liberals fleeing Massachusetts and the high taxes. However those new residents bring with them all of the socialist demands on New Hampshire government that they demanded in “Taxachusetts’’.

Governor Lynch Announces NH Rate Drops Below 5 percent for the first time since December 2008
Also, Governor Signs Law Expanding Jobs Initiative to Continue to Help People Get Back to Work

CONCORD – Governor John Lynch today announced New Hampshire’s unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest point in 2½ years. The state’s unemployment rate for April was 4.9 percent, the first time the rate has been below 5 percent since December 2008.

http://www.governor.nh.gov/media/news/2011/051317-unemployment-rate.htm


33 posted on 08/23/2011 7:11:46 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: thepatriot1
I lived in Aurora and worked at Bell Labs in Naperville in the early 70s. I knew then it was only a matter of time before the Chicago Way spread and I left in 1974, never to return.

I lived in California from 1981 until 1994, and knew that it was only a matter of time before it went into the toilet as well.

34 posted on 08/23/2011 7:18:20 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: KeyLargo

So, when do you expect the State of Illinois Legislature to make it illegal to leave the state? That is either as an individual or a business entity?


35 posted on 08/23/2011 7:19:05 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: paul in cape

“Who Is John Galt?”

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36 posted on 08/23/2011 7:24:16 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Redleg Duke

I live in that same area. My ex and I share custody of our kids so we would both have to move. We have actually discussed it because she is fed up with the politics in this state as well.


37 posted on 08/23/2011 7:27:35 AM PDT by thepatriot1 (...brought to you courtesy of the Red, White and Blue)
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To: nodumbblonde
Blue Island once was a working class industrial community with foundries, manufacturing and a big old Clark Refinery. Confiscatory taxes led to an abandonment of this base and the jobs that employed thousands. In the 1970s, a friend who took a job as a math teacher in BI schools told me he needed a police escort coming and going inside the school. The working class Poles, Germans and Irish abandoned BI and others moved in.
In the 1990s, the Clark Refinery was a run down hulk that suffered a fire nearly every week. The owners couldn't afford reasonable maintenance so it was sold to new owners.
Within a year of the sale, a major fire burned into a control system which dumped tons of catalyst fines into the atmosphere. The cat fines still cover the neighborhoods and roof tops on Blue island.
38 posted on 08/23/2011 7:28:15 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: A. Patriot

Ha....I said the same thing. “Chicago, the Detroit of the future”


39 posted on 08/23/2011 7:29:19 AM PDT by thepatriot1 (...brought to you courtesy of the Red, White and Blue)
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To: thepatriot1
I was lucky in that I got sole custody of my son when my ex and I divorced. I was able to move from Virginia back to New Hampshire on my son's request.

It is good that you and your ex are discussing the important items. It can't be a good area to raise kids anymore. There was a lot of farmland there when I lived there. I know that Bell Labs was surrounded by corn fields, then. I understand it is surrounded by housing developments now.

40 posted on 08/23/2011 7:42:22 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Foreclosures in Blue Island

Located in Cook county IL and Chicago's South Suburbs - Cook County, Blue Island has 5,649 homes.

80 out of 5,649 (0.014%) homes have been foreclosed upon in 2011. http://chicago.blockshopper.com/cities/blue_island/foreclosures/about

The most expensive foreclosure sold for $111,000 on October 5, 2006 and the least expensive foreclosure sold for $15,500 on March 4, 2011. The most recent foreclosure sold for $26,000 on March 4, 2011.

41 posted on 08/23/2011 7:54:33 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Redleg Duke

There are good schools in Geneva, Naperville, St Charles, etc....but the taxes are outrageous. 10k a year on a 3000 sq foot house. I have less and less tolerance for the brutal winters so i would love to move to Virginia, Texas or Florida. There are still a good amount of jobs but I don’t know how much longer they can survive the tax factory that is Illinois. I have no idea how Quinn got re-elected

And you are correct, despite any marital differences the kids should and always will come first. I can’t believe how many divorced couples use the kids as pawns.


42 posted on 08/23/2011 7:56:55 AM PDT by thepatriot1 (...brought to you courtesy of the Red, White and Blue)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Within a year of the sale, a major fire burned into a control system which dumped tons of catalyst fines into the atmosphere. The cat fines still cover the neighborhoods and roof tops on Blue island

Enquiring minds want to know:

Term Definition

Catalytic fines extremely hard and abrasive particles of aluminium silicate found in fuel as a result of its use as catalyst in crude oil refineries employing catalytic cracking process; can cause excessive wear in engine parts

43 posted on 08/23/2011 7:59:02 AM PDT by A. Patriot (Have we lost our Republic? Do the majority of Americans care?)
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To: KeyLargo
I have vacationed in New Hampshire once in awhile and found that the state is being inundated by liberals fleeing Massachusetts and the high taxes. However those new residents bring with them all of the socialist demands on New Hampshire government that they demanded in “Taxachusetts’’.

As Michael Savage says, "liberalism is a mental illness". It is apparently true. These people are mentally ill and just can't change. If they weren't, then they would understand why Mass. is such a sh***y place and not try to replicate it where ever they move to.

By the way, I moved from the south shore of Boston to the Deep, Deep South in the mid 1970's. Only go back for weddings, funerals, and to visit relatives. New Hampshire (or as my kids call it, "New Hampster" is a really nice place, at least for now.

44 posted on 08/23/2011 8:12:48 AM PDT by A. Patriot (Have we lost our Republic? Do the majority of Americans care?)
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To: KeyLargo; Marie Antoinette

Blue Island was a Polish/Italian neighborhood. The two Catholic churches there tell the story. One Parish was Polish (St. Isidore), one Italian (St. Donatus). I have terrific memories of walking uptown to go shopping with my buscia. It was a nice, safe, well kept up neighborhood. Now you get ticketed for parking on the street without a permit. My buscia still lives there.

Mrs. BGH


45 posted on 08/23/2011 8:25:47 AM PDT by Big Giant Head (Two years no AV, no viruses, computer runs great!)
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To: A. Patriot

chicagotribune.com

ADM closing soybean plant in Galesburg, Illinois

Associated Press

9:40 AM CDT, August 23, 2011
Advertisement

Galesburg is losing an employer.

WGIL Radio reports that Decatur-based ADM issued a statement late Monday confirming that its soybean processing facility in Galesburg will be closing, effective immediately.


46 posted on 08/23/2011 8:35:44 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: ScottinVA

Posted 8/23/11 8:51 a.m.

CHICAGO (WLS) - President Barack Obama’s home state of Illinois lost more jobs during the month of July than any other state in the nation, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report.

After losing 7,200 jobs during the month of June, Illinois lost more than 24,000 jobs in July.

LISTEN: Illinois Policy Institute’s John Tillman joins Don Wade and Roma

http://www.wlsam.com/Article.asp?id=2268328&spid=

John Tillman, CEO of the Illinois Policy Institute, joined WLS Radio’s Don Wade and Roma Show Tuesday where he says Illinois’ neighbors are gaining the jobs Illinois is shedding.

“Indiana, next door, is picking up another couple hundred jobs. They’re plus 10,000. Kentucky’s plus 24,000. Missouri’s plus 39,000. So, this has all happened since the tax hike as we, and many others including you on your program regularly, predicted,” Tillman said.


47 posted on 08/23/2011 8:51:56 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo
McCormick factory (farm machinery) at Blue Island, ca 1900. Gives you a faint idea of what our manufacturing prowess used to be.


48 posted on 08/23/2011 9:10:46 AM PDT by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: KeyLargo

I’m always glad to see Illinoise lose jobs, but when we consider 240 jobs huge were all in deep doo-doo ...


49 posted on 08/23/2011 9:12:35 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Oatka

The only problem was that picture was in “color” but due to all the pollution it’s all covered in soot ...

That doesn’t look like a world I really want to live in ...


50 posted on 08/23/2011 9:14:28 AM PDT by Scythian
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