White House http://peoriapublicradio.org en Report: despite pressure, Caterpillar plans to attend Russian forum http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/report-despite-pressure-caterpillar-plans-attend-russian-forum <p>Caterpillar still plans to sending a representative to a global economic forum in Russia this month despite pressure from the White House to cancel the trip. The New York Times reports White House aides are urging top officials from financial and industrial corporations to skip the forum in the face of international tensions with Russia over Ukraine. Caterpillar spokeswoman Rachel Potts says the company plans to be represented at the forum, but is monitoring the situation closely. Tue, 06 May 2014 20:04:29 +0000 Alex Rusciano 22900 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Report: despite pressure, Caterpillar plans to attend Russian forum Carp stakeholders push for Peoria processing plant http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/carp-stakeholders-push-peoria-processing-plant <p></p><div>The Peoria area needs a facility to process carp from the Illinois River. &nbsp;That's the message from government and fishing industry officials during a meeting to talk about the invasive fish. &nbsp;The nearest processing facility is in Thomson, Illinois. &nbsp;Area fisherman Orion Briney says having a local facility would boost his bottom line:</div><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 21:37:08 +0000 Alex Rusciano 12475 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Carp stakeholders push for Peoria processing plant