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When Tracy Mix hired contractors to fix up his business — the Utica floods did a number on Mix’s Trading Post — he figured he might as well add to his retail space, too. His two-year project is finally drawing to a close.
Land advertised as holding millions of tons of silica sand in La Salle remains for sale, according the real estate broker handling the sale.
The Illinois Valley’s newest enterprise zone will look more like a tree branch or an ant farm than the more familiar box-like or circle-shaped zones.
MENDOTA — Starved Rock Wood Products general manager Keith Miller stood inside the former RR Donnelley plant and surveyed the empty spaces.
NEW YORK (AP) — Shoe chain Payless ShoeSource has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, becoming the latest retailer to succumb to increasing competition from online rivals like Amazon.
Local sophomores got a networking lesson Tuesday after about 50 businesses moved into the AJ Sellett Gym at La Salle-Peru Township High School for the L-P Career Fair.
Bob Vickrey is too old to write letters to Santa, but he knew exactly what he wanted for Christmas: It was for Peru to break its retail sales tax record and rack up $600 million in sales for the first time ever.
Workers have finished repairing the pumps in the water park. The pool surfaces have been refinished, too. The restaurant again is operating for the weekend crowd.
When talking to bankers about the Federal Reserve and moving interest rates, you hear a lot about a crystal ball. And how nobody has one. No one knows for sure what the Fed will do until it does it, although that doesn’t mean you can’t make an educated guess.
J.C. Penney Co. today announced it would close 130-140 stores over the next two months as part of its ongoing effort to restore profits. In 2016, the company achieved $1 billion in profit for the first time since 2010.
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan — MC Sports, which operates a retail sporting goods store in Peru, announced Tuesday it is seeking to restructure its debts under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
While enjoying bacon, eggs and coffee early Wednesday, local business and community leaders learned about the state of business in the Illinois Valley when Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce held its Year in Review Breakfast Seminar in Peru.
PEORIA, Ill. — Caterpillar Inc. announced today it will locate a limited group of senior executives and support functions in the Chicago area later this year and reaffirmed the ongoing importance of its presence in Peoria and Central Illinois.
HENNEPIN — The newly reformed Bureau-Putnam County Enterprise Zone has new life, and officials from towns, schools and the counties were asked to grandfather in projects that did not receive a full 10 years of tax benefits from the expired zone.
Amazon is not a small company. It employs 270,000 workers and grosses more than $100 billion annually. Yet the electronic commerce company doesn’t need much real estate. Even in Chicago, its office needs are modest.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Federal regulators gave conditional approval to movie-theater chain AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc.’s $1.2 billion buyout of smaller rival Carmike Cinemas Inc., making AMC the biggest U.S. movie theater operator.
The old J&L Steel property in Hennepin soon may be under new ownership, the Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development learned Thursday evening at IVAC’s 105th annual dinner.
HENNEPIN — Ivan Baker, head of the Economic Development Corp. of North Central Illinois, addressed the Hennepin Business and Betterment Association this week, discussing the corporation’s role in bringing companies to the area.