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Peoria Public Radio News
3:26 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Former congressional candidate sues IRS

Former Congressional candidate David Gill (credit: Flikr.com)

  A 2012 Democratic candidate for Congress is suing the Internal Revenue Service, saying a tax loophole allowed groups like the American Action Network to spend millions on negative campaign ads.  Former 13th district candidate and Bloomington physician David Gill is filing the suit, along with Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. The plaintiffs contend the IRS has failed to act against 501-C4 organizations that accept large contributions to influence elections.

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Politics
3:11 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Bustos, Loebsack tour defense contractor

Congressmembers Cheri Bustos and Dave Loebsack tour a defense contractor in the Quad Cities Tuesday.

  To show their opposition to sequestration, and its possible impact on eastern Iowa and western Illinois, two members of congress toured a defense contractor in the Quad Cities Tuesday. Dave Loebsack from Iowa's 2nd district and Cheri Bustos from Illinois' 17th worry that automatic federal spending cuts, due to take effect next month, could affect hundreds of jobs in their districts.  Loebsack agrees the federal budget should be cut, but it should be done carefully. 

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Developing
6:15 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Investigation continues in Leuthold murder

Peoria Police are making slow but steady progress in Denise Leuthold’s murder investigation. That’s according to Peoria Police Chief Steve Settingsgaard. The 39-year-old Luthold was found shot to death in her home in the 700 Block of West Mossville Road last Thursday. The chief says there were signs of forced entry at the home and some items were taken. However the chief says there is no reason for people to panic or feel security is of extra concern. “I don’t see a lockdown or soft lockdown as necessary. This crime is several days ago, whomever the suspect is has moved on.

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Peoria Public Radio News
5:09 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

AMT to provide permanent service in Chillicothe

Advanced Medical Transport is permanently providing ambulance services to the Chillicothe Area.  AMT has handled the community’s calls since Chillicothe Ambulance Rescue 33 was suspended last August by the local regulatory authority. That happened after Rescue 33 failed to meet response time terms as part of a probationary period.   AMT executive director Andrew Rand says the agency currently spends $1,300 a day to maintain the temporary service in the Chillicothe area.  He says AMT still won’t break even providing permanent service to the area.

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Health
5:01 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Young girl dies from flu in McLean County

Influenza has killed an eight year old girl in McLean County. This is only the second child death related to flu in the state this season. Kera Simon is a spokeswoman for the McLean County Health Department: 

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Peoria Public Radio News
4:29 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Senate proposal makes apartment eviction power statewide

A proposal in the Illinois Senate could give landlords of apartments across the state the power to evict residents who commit a crime.

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