"It’s so important that we have good jobs that you can support a family on," Gov. Pat Quinn at Wednesday's announcement in Lisle.
The manufacturing company will move its headquarters to Lisle from its current location in Warrenville.
Navistar said it will invest more than $200 million dollars in the new facilities. Roughly $34 million will go to purchase the Alcatel-Lucent campus.
Quinn said they make products that are important for the country.
"They are building vehicles for our troops far from home,” he said. "All that engineering, all that know how, all that skill is going to be done right here in Illinois."
The company also plans to move a distribution center from West Chicago to Joliet.