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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10, 2011

Governor Quinn Statement on United Airlines Jobs Announcement

CHICAGO – June 10, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today released a statement regarding United Airlines’ announcement that it is bringing 1,300 jobs to Chicago.

“Today’s announcement that United Airlines is bringing 1,300 jobs to Chicago is great news.

“The merger of United and Continental Airlines and their plan to continue making Chicago the nation’s hub for air transportation show that our efforts to boost Illinois' businesses are paying off. This investment will have a major impact on our state as the company grows and its employees become part of our economic fabric.

“This once again demonstrates that Illinois is the premier state in the Midwest for businesses from around the world, and we're committed to continuing to make it an even better place to live and work. I thank United Airlines for its continued commitment to the state of Illinois and the city of Chicago as we continue our economic recovery.”



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