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PROJECT MAY BRING 1,300 JOBS TO HAVANA

City officials have unanimously cleared the way for a $150 million agri-business and energy project at the Havana Industrial Park. The two projects are expected to bring a total of 1,300 high quality jobs to the city. The agri-business project, an aquaponics facility, will combine conventional aquaculture with hydroponics. The energy project will retrofit locomotive… read more

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TAX BREAK GIVEAWAY FAILS TO DO THE JOB

Illinois’ flagship job program has awarded millions of dollars to companies that never hired an additional employee. It’s doled out millions more in tax breaks for corporations that eliminated jobs and became smaller. It’s allowed companies to reap lucrative rewards, then relocate to other states without penalty or repayment. Illinois cut these deals through a… read more

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