Caterpillar en Report says High Speed Rail will Boost IL Businesses <p>A Midwest environmental group says high speed rail would be good for the region&nbsp; both economically and environmentally. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 19:37:05 +0000 Scott Stuntz 29490 at Report says High Speed Rail will Boost IL Businesses Flag Day & Smart Shopping <p>It&rsquo;s easy to criticize Wal-Mart for selling outsourced merchandise made overseas, some of it by virtual slaves or kids. But as Flag Day&rsquo;s marked today, it&rsquo;s worth noting that some corporations, such as Peoria-based Caterpillar, see outsourcing as inefficient or undesirable, and that we can individually make a difference.<br /> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 15:55:52 +0000 Bill Knight 16647 at Flag Day & Smart Shopping CAT Turns Back on Illinois <p>Caterpillar has ruled Illinois&nbsp; out of plans&nbsp; to relocate a factory and 1,400 jobs from&nbsp; Japan.</p><p>The&nbsp; Peoria-based&nbsp; heavy-equipment maker cited both logistical&nbsp; problems&nbsp; and ongoing concerns about the state&#39;s business climate.</p><p>Caterpillar laid out its decision in an e-mail to leaders in Galesburg and in Peoria County.&nbsp;&nbsp; Those were among fewer than a dozen Illinois locations trying&nbsp; to win the new plant.</p> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 18:04:50 +0000 Rich Egger 9874 at CAT Turns Back on Illinois