Illinois jobs http://northernpublicradio.org en Prison Sale Moves Ahead; 1,100 Jobs Expected http://northernpublicradio.org/post/prison-sale-moves-ahead-1100-jobs-expected <p>The federal Bureau of Prisons today filed documents in federal court in Rockford to acquire Thomson Correctional Center at a price of $165 million. More than 1,100 jobs are expected to be generated once the facility is fully operational.</p><p>The announcement was made this afternoon at the prison by Gov. Pat Quinn, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Thomson Mayor <span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">Jerry “Duke” Hebeler, who initially proposed in 2009 that the prison be sold to the federal government as an economic boost&nbsp; to the area.</span></p><p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 19:31:58 +0000 WNIJ 19270 at http://northernpublicradio.org Prison Sale Moves Ahead; 1,100 Jobs Expected