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Motorola Mobility could lay off hundreds without endangering state incentives: report


June 20, 2011

 (Crain’s) —Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. can trim hundreds from its workforce and not endanger the $100-million-plus incentive program from the state to keep its headquarters in Illinois, according to a report.

The cell-phone maker agreed to keep 3,000 jobs here when the deal was announced last month. But the agreement with the state calls for Motorola Mobility to maintain a workforce of 2,500, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune, which obtained a copy of the contract. The document disclosed that the cell phone maker employs a total of 3,290 at its Libertyville headquarters and in Chicago.


Motorola Mobility could lay off 790 and keep state tax break


Company made oral agreement to maintain 3,000 employees in Libertyville, Quinn says

By Alejandra Cancino, Tribune reporter June 20, 2011

The fine print in a contract between Illinois and Motorola Mobility indicates that the smartphone company can maintain a smaller workforce than the one it employs today and still qualify for more than $110 million in financial incentives designed to keep the company’s workers in the state.


Rail-crossing separation project to start in Bridgeview


By Jon Hilkevitch, Tribune reporter June 20, 2011

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Monday on a project to tunnel a road underneath railroad tracks near the Toyota Park stadium in Bridgeview where about 80 slow-moving freight trains a day cause severe traffic backups, officials said.

The vehicle underpass separating tracks from 71st Street near Harlem Avenue in the south suburb is being built as part of a regional program, called CREATE, to improve the flow of freight and passenger trains through the Chicago area while easing traffic congestion and the air pollution it causes and enhancing safety on roads that intersect the tracks.