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: At Least 1 Person Killed, 7 Wounded In Weekend Gun Violence In Chicago
The $2 billion Compass Global Logistics hub would serve as a relay point in Joliet for goods by freight train.READ MORE: Rolling Meadows Woman Charged With First Degree Murder After Shooting That Left Man Dead
The Joliet City Council approved the project in December, and the developer Northpoint Development, is ready to build.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: A Quiet And Cool Fall Weekend
Now, the ball is in Gov. Pritzker’s court. But Pritzker has not signed the bill for the development to go ahead.