CHICAGO (CBS) — U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Illinois) is putting pressure on Gov. JB Pritzker to sign a bill that could bring 10,000 jobs to the south and southwest suburbs.
“We want the 10,000 jobs,” Rush said. “What’s the matter with you, gov?”READ MORE: Chicago Teachers Union And Chicago Public Schools Announce Tentative Agreement To Resume In-Person Classes At High Schools
The $2 billion Compass Global Logistics hub would serve as a relay point in Joliet for goods by freight train.READ MORE: Mayor Lightfoot Won't Confirm Or Deny Adam Toledo, 13, Was Holding Gun When He Was Shot Dead By Police, But Believes Prosecutors Who Say He Was Were 'Correct'
The Joliet City Council approved the project in December, and the developer Northpoint Development, is ready to build.MORE NEWS: Lightfoot On Shooting Death Of 13-Year-Old By CPD, His Access To A Gun: 'No Evidence Whatsoever Adam Toledo Shot At The Police'
Now, the ball is in Gov. Pritzker’s court. But Pritzker has not signed the bill for the development to go ahead.