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Sequester to cut Illinois defense, aviation spending


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Illinois-based defense manufacturers are not likely to be hit immediately by proposed sequester cuts.

Sequester could furlough 14,000 civilian defense employees in Illinois

by Rhyan Kronzer

The defense spending cuts included in the sequester sent to take effect Friday will have an effect on civilian defense jobs throughout the state but defense manufacturers may not see decreases in business in the immediate future.

Spending cuts creating risks for travelers?

by Tanya Basu

Friday’s sequester will heavily affect the aviation industry, with furloughs cutting service and creating potential havoc.