Springfield http://peoriapublicradio.org en IL farmers, lawmakers talk food labelling http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-farmers-lawmakers-talk-food-labelling <div>Farmers, their lobbyists and legislators met in the Capitol Thursday to talk about legislation that would affect one of Illinois’ biggest industries – agriculture. One proposal “big ag” is fighting would change the way food is labeled in Illinois.</div><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 22:41:25 +0000 Peter Gray 19877 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL farmers, lawmakers talk food labelling State Republicans try to limit ‘lame duck’ lawmakers http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-republicans-try-limit-lame-duck-lawmakers <div>Republican members of the Illinois House seeks to limit the power of so-called "lame duck" legislators.</div><p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 03:11:19 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 18516 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State Republicans try to limit ‘lame duck’ lawmakers Lincoln Tomb to close for repairs http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lincoln-tomb-close-repairs <p></p><div>Abraham Lincoln's final resting place will be off limits to visitors for a few months as repairs are made.&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 01:57:30 +0000 Sean Crawford 14605 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Lincoln Tomb to close for repairs Steven Spielberg gives props to Springfield, literally. http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/steven-spielberg-gives-props-springfield-literally <p></p><div>A piece of Hollywood is coming to Illinois. Director Steven Spielberg is sending props and sets from the movie “Lincoln” to be part of a new exhibit at Springfield’s Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. IPR’s Brian Mackey has more.</div><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 20:36:30 +0000 Brian Mackey 14067 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Steven Spielberg gives props to Springfield, literally. Opponents of same-sex marriage rally in Springfield http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/opponents-same-sex-marriage-rally-springfield <p></p><div>A day after supporters of same-sex marriage rallied at the Illinois Capitol, opponents had their turn. &nbsp;Thousands gathered at the statehouse Wednesday, urging the Illinois House to uphold traditional marriage. &nbsp;IPR’s Amanda Vinicky reports:</div><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 20:47:46 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 13847 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Opponents of same-sex marriage rally in Springfield Hundreds rally for same-sex marriage in Springfield, opposition rally planned Wed. http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/hundreds-rally-same-sex-marriage-springfield-opposition-rally-planned-wed <p></p><p>Back on Valentine's Day, the state Senate approved legislation that would allow gays and lesbians to get married in Illinois. The hope then was that Illinois would become the tenth state to legalize same-sex marriage. Eight months later, it still hasn't happened.</p><p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:29:17 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 13777 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Hundreds rally for same-sex marriage in Springfield, opposition rally planned Wed. Lawmaker files resolution calling on governor to spend more time in Springfield http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lawmaker-files-resolution-calling-governor-spend-more-time-springfield <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A central Illinois legislator has filed a resolution calling on the governor to spend more time in the capital city. &nbsp;IPR'S Amanda Vinicky reports.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">You never know what'll come up during a candidates' debate. &nbsp;Back in 2010, it was </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Pat Quinn's underwear.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As proof that he lives in Springfield, Quinn offered that he keeps his underwear at the governor's mansion.</span></p><p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:26:28 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 12159 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Lawmaker files resolution calling on governor to spend more time in Springfield State Capitol architect responds to Quinn on purchases http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-capitol-architect-responds-quinn-purchases <p></p><div>The architect of the Illinois Capitol is swinging back at Governor Pat Quinn's accusations that he's responsible for controversial purchases, like $670,000 copper doors for the Statehouse.</div><p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 23:34:51 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 11921 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State Capitol architect responds to Quinn on purchases Capitol Renovations Nearly Complete http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/capitol-renovations-nearly-complete <p>In Springfield, the west wing of Illinois' Capitol building is nearing the end of a 50 million dollarrenovation. IPR's Brian Mackey reports on the end of the two-year project.</p><p></p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 21:11:33 +0000 Daryl Scott 10983 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Capitol Renovations Nearly Complete Stanley Cup makes trip to Springfield http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/stanley-cup-makes-trip-springfield <div>The Stanley Cup has made a trip to Illinois' capital city.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">It made an appearance Monday at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield just weeks after the Blackhawks won it for the second time in four seasons.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 11:17:46 +0000 Brian Mackey 9632 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Stanley Cup makes trip to Springfield