News Roundup: Jobs program extension keeps thousands employed over the holidays

As unemployment benefits start to run out, Gov. Pat Quinn announced yesterday that he is extending the “Put Illinois to Work” program, which has employed 26,000 Illinoisans, until Jan. 15.

The extension was paid for with $47 million from the $1.3 billion sale of tobacco bonds, which are backed by payments the tobacco companies make to 46 states after a 1998 settlement.

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