Midwest Memo: The Campaign Effect, A Not-So-Bright Ending And Your Chance To Be Like Mike

The political campaign economy The GOP Presidential primary race is headed to Ohio. The Columbus Dispatch looks at what campaign spending means for the state’s economy. The Detroit News has a similar look at what it meant in Michigan.

Another one bites the dust Indiana-based Bright Automotive is shutting its doors, after failing to receive a new round of funding from the Department of Energy.

Soot riddance Chicago’s two coal-fired power plants are closing, partner station WBEZ reports.

Bringing the big gun Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected to make a jobs announcement today on the West Side of Chicago. And the Chicago Tribune reports the mayor is bringing Bill Clinton along.

We’re #1 (and #1)! Illinois has both the top county for corn production and the top county for soybean production.

$63 million That’s how much visitors to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore spent in nearby communities in 2010.

Turning a corner? The Federal Reserve says there are some bright spots in Cleveland’s economy. Partner station WCPN Ideastream has the story.

$29 million That’s all you have to spend if you want to own Michael Jordan’s suburban Chicago home.

 

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