CHICAGO - As reported here yesterday, President Ronald Reagan's favorite candy - Jelly Bellys - will no longer be manufactured in the Chicago area, the company reported Monday. They will soon be made in Fairfield California.
Not only Jelly Belly, but Kraft Foods Group Inc. and Comcast are among nine Illinois companies that gave notice this month layoffs within the next 60 days, affecting 738 workers.
Kraft notified the state that 56 truck drivers in Champaign will lose their jobs before October as it discontinues its private trucking fleet. Comcast will close a facility in Romeoville that will put 112 out of work.
Intuit, Inc. said a support center in Arlington Heights will close, according ot to the filing, affecting 104 workers. Jacobson Warehouse Company Inc. in East Moline said it will close a facility, eliminating 137 workers, the Chicago Tribune reported.