Killing Peoria

Caterpillar, which was the largest private employer in Illinois during the 1970’s, has been downsizing  its Illinois operation over the years. 600-person engineering divisions have disappeared. Sales are down 40% since 2013. Now, Caterpillar is announcing a move of its … Continue reading

Methodists Vote Almost 3-1 Against Ending Investments (Divestment) in Motorola and CAT, Proportional Representation for Africans on Ruling Bodies, Preacher Tenure Ended

The big news out of the Tampa’s Methodist convention for friends of Israel and for those who know the impact of Motorola and Caterpillar on the Illinois economy is the overwhelming defeat of liberal efforts to force Methodist investments out … Continue reading

Illinois Dems Lose Thinking-Type New Jobs as Caterpillar Goes to South Dakota

When a engineering design center gets opened in South Dakota and not expanded in Illinois, this tells you how unfriendly the Democrats and their union bosses have made Illinois for a company with worldwide headquarters here. Of course if you … Continue reading

Media Ignoring Illinois Jobs Failure by Illinois Dems

A jobs announcement that Melissa Bean, Bill Foster, Pat Quinn and Alexi Giannoulias won’t highlight. 500 good paying new jobs. Caterpillar makes excavators in Aurora. In a liberal Democrat’s Congressional district. So where in Illinois did Caterpillar, headquartered in Peoria, … Continue reading