Downtown State Street on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in Belvidere, Ill. Fiat Chrysler is laying off nearly 1,400 workers at its Belvidere plant due to slowing Jeep Cherokee sales, and the small auto town near Rockford is bracing for an economic slowdown.

Downtown State Street on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in Belvidere, Ill. Fiat Chrysler is laying off nearly 1,400 workers at its Belvidere plant due to slowing Jeep Cherokee sales, and the small auto town near Rockford is bracing for an economic slowdown. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS)