(Chicago Sun Times) — If jobs are being “created” in these parts, it must be election season. Consider two announcements made Tuesday that cast Gov. Quinn in a starring role. In one, food ingredient company Tate & Lyle PLC said it will bring 160 jobs to Hoffman Estates by building a Commercial and Food Innovation Center. The company — maker of Splenda, high-fructose corn syrup and ethanol — has leased 110,000 square feet at 5450 Prairie Stone Pkwy., part of the development that houses Sears Holdings Corp. and other offices. Tate & Lyle will use it for research as well as a base for globetrotting executives who must have been agitating for a quicker trip to O’Hare Airport. These executives are currently in Decatur.