Caterpillar Inc. world headquarters building in downtown Peoria.
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January 31, 2017

Caterpillar Moving World HQ From Peoria To Chicago Area

Caterpillar, which was founded in East Peoria in 1920, is moving its global headquarters out of Peoria to Chicago, but reaffirms its ongoing committment to central Illinois. The company announced Tuesday it will locate a limited group of senior executives and support functions to the Chicago area later this year. 


Rev. Evelyn Burnett Underwood, Alderwoman Diane Marlin, and Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing in Monday's debate at the Urbana City Building.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
January 31, 2017

Urbana Mayoral Candidates Debate Crime, Economy

In the first debate for Urbana mayor, the three Democrats - all women - focused on two main themes - crime and policing, as well as business development and taxes. About 60 people filled the Urbana City Building to watch Monday's event organized by the League of Women Voters of Champaign County. The three-way Democratic primary pits incumbent Mayor Laurel Prussing against Alderwoman Diane Marlin and Rev. Evelyn Burnett Underwood.


Foellinger Auditorium
University of Illinois Public Affairs
January 30, 2017

U Of I, Northwestern, U Of Chicago Decry Travel Ban

Illinois universities are speaking out against President Donald Trump's sweeping travel ban that has left some students and professors stranded abroad. University of Illinois President Tim Killeen put out a statement Monday saying its three campuses are "greatly concerned'' about the ban and "strongly recommend that students and scholars who might be affected defer travel outside the U.S.''


Former Illinois head coach Kevin Hambly yells to his players during an NCAA college semifinals volleyball match against USC, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, in San Antonio.
Darren Abate/Associated Press
January 30, 2017

U Of I Volleyball Coach Hambly Leaving For Stanford

University of Illinois head volleyball coach Kevin Hambly is leaving to take the same position at Stanford University. The announcement was made Monday morning. In eight seasons, he led Illinois to six NCAA regional appearances, and in 2011, took the Illini to the national title match – for the first time in school history.


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