Fresh Paint
Tuesday, April 20, 2004
Unemployment Line Reaches DuPage County
Spiegel Cuts 255 More Jobs
The company said the job cuts would occur starting immediately and over the next two months. A majority of those laid off, 185 employees, are catalog workers while 70 are from the corporate division. All are based either at company headquarters in Downers Grove or a data center in the nearby western Chicago suburb of Westmont.
Isn't this deep in the land of the DuPage County Republicans? I guess they can always join the army if they need a job. Or they can vote:

Primary election sees surge in Democratic ballots cast
In a county where every member of the County Board is Republican, the other party made a strong showing at the polls.

Forty-two percent of all ballots cast March 16 were Democratic ballots — a bigger share of the voters countywide than they've had anytime in the past 30 years. [ed: the good news] But Republicans have seen surges in DuPage County's Democratic base before and have gained ground in the elections following those spikes. [ed: the bad news]

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