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SBA unveils cybersecurity webpage

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sba logoThe U.S. Small Business Administration has unveiled a new cybersecurity webpage for small businesses at  Read more...

Making progress on domestic abuse

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dontlookawayMillennials are confident domestic abuse can be stopped for future generations if awareness and educations continue...

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Peoria awarded SBA funds to streamline entrepreneurial process

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sba logoPeoria is one of only 25 cities in the country to be awarded $50,000...

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Conklin's Theatre shuts down after claim denied

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barnFor nearly 40 years, the big red barn in Goodfield has been host to some of this area’s biggest stars, funniest performances and even an original play or two.

On Wednesday, Sept. 30, Conklin’s Barn II Dinner Theatre ceased operations, the...

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Cat to move truck production from Mexico to Texas

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Caterpillar Inc. announced Tuesday it will begin designing and manufacturing its vocation truck products on its own, with production to move from Mexico to Caterpillar facilities in Texas.

600px Caterpillar logoThe move will create about 200 new jobs at the Caterpillar plant in Victoria, Texas, which now produces hydraulic excavators, the company said...

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Cat announces more layoffs, restructuring as sales continue to fall

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600px Caterpillar logoCaterpillar Inc.’s dim, yet realistic expectations of the near term, including a projected fourth consecutive year of lower sales, is driving its need to restructure now and cut its workforce by 10,000 in the next few years, the company announced on Thursday.

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Ameren Illinois says grid modernization is working

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amerenlogoAmeren Illinois customers are experiencing fewer and shorter power outages as a result of electric...

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Study shows women are no closer to equal pay

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iwprlogoWomen will not achieve equal pay until the year 2059 if current trends are projected...

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Mitsubishi plans to close, possibly sell Normal plant

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mmnaMitsubishi Motors Corp. plans to close its factory in Normal and will look to sell it, the company confirmed in a statement it issued to employees on Friday.

“Following...

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Watch for deer crossings! Collisions increase in October-December

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deer in roadBloomington, Ill. — U.S. drivers are just as likely to have a claim involving a collision with deer, elk or moose than they were last year, according to new claims data from State Farm.

The odds drivers will have a claim from hitting one of those animals is 1 out...

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Cat profits down in Q2; outlook unchanged

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600px Caterpillar logoTwo things can be taken from Caterpillar Inc.’s second quarter financial results announced on Thursday.

First is that the global economy and the markets Caterpillar serves are still struggling,...

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Honda again tops Hot Wheels list

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Honda was again the favorite brand among car thieves in 2014, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

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Area home sales up in second quarter; low rates a prime factor

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With first-time home buyers playing a big role, home sales in the Peoria are saw solid growth in the second quarter, according to the Peoria Area Association of Realtors.sold

Home sales were up 4.6 percent from a year ealier and the median home sales price increased 2.4 percent, up to $128,000, during the second quarter, the association announced Wednesday.

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Home prices on the rise across the country

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soldA promising climb in home sales throughout the country amidst insufficient supply caused...

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Night Out in the Heights aims to draw more shoppers

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nightoutPeoria Heights is keeping its retail doors open a little later one night a week as it tries to bring more awareness to what the village has to offer.

And so far, Night Out in the Heights, which...

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Smart homes becoming more in demand

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ThinkstockPhotos 178895291The smart home is here to stay.

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Skills gap concern growing, study shows

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ThinkstockPhotos 144234029For years, employers have struggled with finding qualified workers. However, new...

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Milk Stork: New service helps business traveling moms

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milkstorkMilk Stork today launched a groundbreaking service, currently in beta, that provides...

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Peoria region receives federal manufacturing designation

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GPEDC1The Peoria area has received federal designation as a “manufacturing community,” which could help the area as it pursues new growth in that sector, political and civic leaders said.

The Greater Peoria Economic Development Council was designated one of only 12 agencies nationwide to...

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Concerns about economy drive home selling attitudes lower

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fannie maeConsumer attitudes toward the home selling environment stumbled last month despite positive home price change expectations,...

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Out with the old, in with the new at Junction City

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pipic2A once-popular restaurant and nightclub...

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