Illinois & Cuba in the News

Daily Herald: How a Baseball Coach from Hoffman Estates Ended Up Teaching in Cuba

Chicago Tribune: Trump's New Ban on Cuba Travel Continues Our Bad Neighbor Policy in Latin America

WPSD: Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba’ in Carbondale June 17 White Sox have deep Cuban connection

Jose Contreras, Jose Abreu, Yoán Moncada, Luis Robert, Yonder Alonso and Jon Jay walk into a conference room at Camelback Ranch on a Sunday morning in early March during Spring Training. A bond has been forged between the group via the White Sox organization they work for, but there’s something deeper shared within these six men. It all started, of course, with Minnie Minoso, one of the greatest players in the history of baseball not enshrined in the Hall of Fame. 

The Fence Post: Bustos, Crawford Introduce Cuba Finance Bill for UD ag Exports

Grain Net: Illinois Soybean Growers Meet With Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel

Illinois State University: AG Alum Found His Future at Illinois State after Fleeing Cuba

Chicago Tribune: United Seeks OK to Fly to Cuba from Chicago, Three Other U.S. Airports

Better Government Association: Illinois pols forge Cuba connection

CBS Chicago: Illinois Could Reap Economic Rewards of Ending Embargo with Cuba

Pantagraph: Cuba Visit Could Help Illinois, Delegate Says

Fox News: Illinois Agricultural Effect with Trade Embargo on Cuba Lifted

The Washington Times: 3 Members of Illinois Congressional Delegation Going to Cuba

Fox News: Illinois Soybean Association’s High Hopes for Cuban Trade

Fox News: Illinois Leads the Way in Cuban Relations

NPR: Remembering George Ryan’s Cuba Visit

The Southern Illinoisan: Saluki Basketball's 6-day trip to Cuba

AgriNews Publications: Farm bill disputes move to conference committee

The Southern Illinoisan: Salukis Pick Cuba for Foreign Tour in August

Illinois News Network: Illinois Cuba Working Group Wants Illinois to Bypass D.C. on Normalizing Relations

Springfield Business Journal: Illinois Could See Boost from Cuba Trade

Illinois Business: Let's make a Cuba trade deal

Peoria Journal Star: Word on the Street: Lawmakers see benefits of trade with Cuba

The State Journal-Register: Illinois college students, professors going to Cuba to study ghost orchids, sign agreement

Chicago Tribune: Illinois Firms Race to Establish Foothold in Cuba

RR Star: Cuba-Illinois Trade Could Boost AG Economy, Says U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos 

The State Journal-Register: Illinois College Students, Professors Going to Cuba to Study Ghost Orchids, Sign Agreement

Havana Times: Caterpillar Donates US $500,000 to Preserve Hemingway’s Home in Cuba

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: After Trip to Cuba, Illinois Congressman ‘Disappointed’ by Lack of Progress 

Pantagraph: Illinois AG Groups: Cuba is Market in Waiting 

Illinois' Champions

Sen. Dick Durbin (D)

Sen. Dick Durbin (D)

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D)

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D)

Congressman Rodney Davis (R-IL-13)

Congressman Rodney Davis (R-IL-13)

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17)

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17)

Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL)

Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL)