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Governors, raining taxpayer $ on Illinois

Governors, raining taxpayer $ on Illinois

The announcements from Gov. Pat Quinn's office arrived via email bearing the official state of Illinois seal, signaling Real Government Business. But we all knew what they really were: campaign-ish announcements disguised as Real Government Business.

Did you notice the resulting Quinn-friendly headlines this week?

Monday: 500 additional jobs at Coyote Logistics in Chicago.

•Tuesday: 1,000 new jobs at a yet-to-be-built warehouse.

•Wednesday: 175 permanent jobs at a new fertilizer factory in Tuscola.

•Thursday: Groundbreaking of Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute on Goose Island.

•Friday: Gosh, what'll it be?