Creating Jobs in Northwest Illinois
Congressmen Don Manzullo and Bobby Schilling joined Senator Mark Kirk on a tour of the Thomson Correctional Center in Northwest Illinois. The Members of Congress are leading the effort to open the vacant state facility as a maximum security federal prison, creating 1,100 direct jobs and a $90 million payroll. Senator Durbin and Governor Quinn recently joined their effort to convince the President to back off his plans to move the Guantanamo Bay terrorists to Thomson. Without that assurance, Democrats and Republicans in Congress will not provide the funding to purchase and run Thomson as a federal prison.
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