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Suburbs vs. city: Who will win the wooing contest for Caterpillar's headquarters?

Suburbs vs. city: Who will win the wooing contest for Caterpillar's headquarters?

It's on: Suburbs versus the city.

That's among the area's oldest economic development matchups and, right now, an interesting contest is shaping up over who is going to win the headquarters of massive manufacturer Caterpillar, which last week said it was leaving longtime home Peoria for the "Chicago area."

Even as the company's brain trust made its startling relocation proclamation, some observers considered it a fait accompli that the HQ would end up in or around the West Loop. As such, Cat would join fellow blue chippers, including Google and McDonald's, in a quest to raise (or find) its "cool" factor and lure a more digitally savvy and...

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