Caterpillar laying off 100 East Peoria workers

Jan 7, 2015

Caterpillar and United Auto Workers 974 are preparing for layoffs in East Peoria. About 100 full-time workers received indefinite layoff notices to take effect January 19th. 20 additional agency workers assignments were also cut. Caterpillar says the layoffs are to bring production in line with demand. The giant earth moving tractor made at the East Peoria facility is used in mining. That industry continues to show weak market conditions.  

State Farm on storm-related claims in Illinois

Nov 21, 2013

A representative with State Farm says the insurer received around 3,700 storm-related homeowners claims and 1,500 to 1,700 auto claims across Illinois.  Kelly Dale visited the Champaign county town of Gifford Thursday helping residents begin the claims process and access money for food, shelter and repairs.