Paul Hefner in 2012 cuts sheet metal to length for manufacturing gas stoves at Empire Comfort Systems in Belleville. Illinois has lost 8,000 manufacturing jobs so far this year, more than each of the total year losses since the Great Recession.
Paul Hefner in 2012 cuts sheet metal to length for manufacturing gas stoves at Empire Comfort Systems in Belleville. Illinois has lost 8,000 manufacturing jobs so far this year, more than each of the total year losses since the Great Recession. Tim Vizer tvizer@bnd.com
Paul Hefner in 2012 cuts sheet metal to length for manufacturing gas stoves at Empire Comfort Systems in Belleville. Illinois has lost 8,000 manufacturing jobs so far this year, more than each of the total year losses since the Great Recession. Tim Vizer tvizer@bnd.com

Illinois decides to manufacture debt, taxes instead of steel, tractors

September 19, 2016 07:00 PM