Illinois jobs

5:13 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

BorgWarner To Expand Operations In Dixon

Credit BorgWarner

BorgWarner is expanding its operations in Dixon, Illinois.

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Thomson Correctional Center
2:31 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Prison Sale Moves Ahead; 1,100 Jobs Expected

Thomson Correctional Center
Thomson Correctional Center

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.

The announcement was made this afternoon at the prison by Gov. Pat Quinn, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Thomson Mayor Jerry “Duke” Hebeler, who initially proposed in 2009 that the prison be sold to the federal government as an economic boost  to the area.

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