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Millennials becoming savvy car shoppers

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ThinkstockPhotos 84592203When it comes to car shopping, it's not uncommon for young adults to turn to their parents...

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City names chief innovation officer

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anthony corsoAnthony Corso has been named chief innovation officer for the City of Peoria, the city announced Thursday.

Corso will spearhead...

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Mortgage rates down this week after soft economic data reports

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bankrate2Mortgage rates fell this week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate retreating...

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Caterpillar plans to move jobs from Joliet to Mexico

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Caterpillar Inc. announced Friday it will move production of oil pumps and valves from its plant in Joliet to its facilities near Monterrey, Mexico, resulting in the loss of about 230 full-time jobs from Joliet.

600px Caterpillar logoThe company notified employees of the coming changes...

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Form and function: The 2015 Best Cars for Families

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autosales3From the Golf to the Odyssey and many more in between, the best cars for families this year have the...

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Construction activity gained in February

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constructionsAt a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $724.3 billion, new construction starts in February advanced 16...

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Madison Theater May Play Again

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Madison-8For decades it played in Peoria. It had silent movies, talkies, later films like 1978’s Superman and, in the 1990s, live music. Once it closed in 2003, the 1920s theater looked like it might go the way of other Peoria picture...

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Leading economic indicators rose in February

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conference board logoThe Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.2 percent...

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Childhood poverty still growing; experts say budget cuts will worsen the problem

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voices logoChild poverty rates throughout Illinois, including the Peoria region, remain high despite the apparent economic recovery and proposed cuts in the state budget put those children at further risk of suffering the long-term consequences, according to local and state experts in child welfare.

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