Ford Adding 1,200 Workers in Chicago and wires

Ford plans to add 1,200 jobs when it begins making the Explorer sport-utility vehicle in Chicago, CNBC has learnt.

The automaker plans to make the announcement Tuesday morning, according to the report. The Explorer model is currently made in Louisville, Kentucky.

Ford has reportedly spent hundreds of millions of dollars in Illinois on launching the new Explorer model that will be built there. It has been retro-fitting the plant on Chicago's south side for months.

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