Jobs could be on the way if the midwest becomes the new Gitmo

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If some Democrats in Illinois have their way, a prison in the rural, western part of the state could become home to detainees currently housed at Guantanamo Bay.

The move has local leaders seeing dollar signs. Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, both Democrats, told the Daily Herald "the potential sale could be a once-in-a-lifetime economic opportunity to help create about 3,000 jobs in the economically depressed area."