Quinn: Navistar Keeping Good Jobs in Illinois

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    Commercial truck engine maker says it will stay in Illinois, keeping about 3,000 jobs in the Chicago area. (Published Wednesday, Sep 8, 2010)

    Commercial truck engine maker Navistar International will stay in Illinois, keeping about 3,000 jobs in the Chicago area.

    "It’s so important that we have good jobs that you can support a family on," Gov. Pat Quinn at Wednesday's announcement in Lisle.

    The manufacturing company will move its headquarters to Lisle from its current location in Warrenville.

    Navistar said it will invest more than $200 million dollars in the new facilities.  Roughly $34 million will go to purchase the Alcatel-Lucent campus.

    Crain’s Chicago Business reports that the state offered Navistar nearly $65 million in tax breaks and incentives.

    Quinn said they make products that are important for the country.

    "They are building vehicles for our troops far from home,” he said. "All that engineering, all that know how, all that skill is going to be done right here in Illinois."

    The company also plans to move a distribution center from West Chicago to Joliet.