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Possible online services disruption due to Internet related outage

A worldwide technology outage is causing disruption to some State of Illinois online systems.  We are aware of this issue and are diligently working on restoration.

Illinois North Central Region

Regional Hubs

  • Peoria
  • Bloomington
  • Normal
  • Pekin
  • East Peoria
  • Morton
  • Washington
  • Canton
  • Pontiac


  • Peoria
  • McLean
  • Tazewell
  • Woodford
  • Livingston
  • Fulton
  • DeWitt
  • Mason
  • Marshall
  • Stark

Key Industries

  • Advanced Business Services
  • Information & Communications Technologies
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Biomedical
  • Computer and Electronic Products
  • Food/Beverage Machinery and Capital Equipment
  • Agribusiness
  • Automotive

Major Employers and Headquarters

Higher Education

Unique Facts

  • Population 650,000+; Workforce 300,000+
  • Peoria is home to a thriving and innovative health care industry with numerous partners
  • The Peoria NEXT Innovation Center is a 48,000 square foot technology incubator for entrepreneurial businesses looking to make their mark on the world
  • The Amtrak station in Bloomington-Normal is frequently ranked as one of the busiest Amtrak stations in the midwest (229,894 passengers in 2019) and provides service to Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Louis
  • Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI) in Bloomington features an 8,000 foot primary runway and 6,500 foot crosswind runway with three Instrument Landing Systems including a CAT II, providing for reliable operations during inclement weather conditions. FedEx operates a daily air cargo flight and a sorting and distribution facility at BMI and many corporate and private aircraft are based at BMI along with service from Delta, American Airlines, Frontier, and Allegiant.
  • Morton is known as the Pumpkin Capital of the World because 85% of the world’s canned pumpkin is packed there

Region Specific Assistance

Lauren Gibson, AICP
North Central Region Manager

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  • Connection to Key Stakeholders and Civic & Business Partners
  • Potential Financial Support
  • And more!