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Quinn Highlights Economic Achievements Following Primary

Quinn Highlights Economic Achievements Following Primary

Photo: Associated Press/Seth Perlman

On this day after the primary, the governor is pointing out some bright spots in the Illinois economy.

Gov. Pat Quinn visited a construction site in Chicago that was supposed to be a fancy hotel. Then the real estate market crashed, construction stopped, and a 26-story concrete shell stood for five years. Now it’s under construction again, to be a 60-story apartment building. He says it shows how the economy has improved since he took office in 2009.

“And in the last five years we’ve made a good comeback. We have more work to do, but this is a perfect example of taking hard-working men and women who know how to get a job done and done on time on budget, and getting something important built,” he said.

His appearance was in his official capacity as governor, even though much of his presentation was meant to benefit his campaign. The governor was surrounded by the construction workers on the site; trade unions will be among his biggest supporters.

Quinn’s opponent Bruce Rauner criticizes the governor for the state’s high unemployment rate compared to other states.

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