Komatsu AutonomouStuff Pilot Could Be Just The Start For Self-Driving Cars in Peoria By Tim Shelley • Jun 10, 2019 WCBU Staff PEORIA -- Last week, Morton's AutonomouStuff started up a self-driving vehicle pilot project in downtown Peoria. But this could only be the beginning for the technology’s future in Central Illinois. Japanese Dignitary Looks for Shared Economic Interest By Tanya Koonce • Sep 18, 2017 wikipedia.org A group of business and community leaders in Peoria met with the Japanese Consul General Monday. Consul General Naoki Ito was assigned to Chicago in February and vowed to pursue further economic opportunities for Japan in the Midwest. Trump talks manufacturing trade in Iowa By Michelle O'Neil • Apr 30, 2015 Donald Trump says America is "getting the shaft" in trade agreements with China and other countries.