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Illinois cements a jobs win over Wisconsin

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On the same day that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is talking in Springfield, Gov. Pat Quinn announced Lafarge North America is investing approximately $10 million to move its headquarters from Virginia to Illinois. Wisconsin was said to be angling for the headquarters itself. Read the press release here.pdf.

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Protesters march outside the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Hotel where Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is speaking to the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, April 17, 2012 in Springfield, Ill. Walker says he's using Illinois and its many problems as an argument for keeping him in office. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Read the Capitol Fax blog post here.

Walker, who has talked about luring businesses from Illinois to Wisconsin, was invited by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce to speak to business leaders. More than 1,000 union members showed up to protest. More protesters are expected in Michigan later when Walker flies there after the speech at a GOP fund-raiser.

The State Journal Register's called Walker's visit a "huge risk." Read the editorial here.

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