The governor of Texas is trying to rustle up some business from Illinois. He’s visiting Chicago Monday, following up on an advertising campaign portraying the Lone Star State as a better place to do business than the Land of Lincoln. Calling his Texas counterpart a “big talker,” Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn said, “Companies are coming to Illinois because of our highly skilled, educated work force; because of our excellent transportation; because of a government that works with companies. We know how to do it in Illinois. We don’t need any advice from Gov. (Rick) Perry (pictured).”
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But an Illinois Republican who wants Quinn’s job next year says the Perry assault provides an opportunity: “He has once again highlighted to our governor and the General Assembly that there are those watching who are going to try to take advantage of the situation,” says Treasurer Dan Rutherford. “Illinois is good. We can continue to improve it.”
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