Springfield http://peoriapublicradio.org en Sixteen officers awarded Medal of Honor http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/sixteen-officers-awarded-medal-honor <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Sixteen police officers from across Illinois were awarded the state's Medal of Honor today in Springfield. One officer had previously been honored as state trooper of the year.</div><div> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 23:20:27 +0000 Hannah Meisel 25248 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Sixteen officers awarded Medal of Honor IHSA faces scrutiny in Springfield http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/ihsa-faces-scrutiny-springfield <div>The organization that coordinates Illinois high school sports and activities was under scrutiny Tuesday in Springfield. As Hannah Meisel reports, lawmakers want the Illinois High School Association to be more transparent, but the not-for-profit group is pushing back.</div><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 01:47:50 +0000 Hannah Meisel 23634 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IHSA faces scrutiny in Springfield Il Supreme Court to hear arguments in Ottawa http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-supreme-court-hear-arguments-ottawa <div>Illinois Supreme Court Justices are packing their robes and gavels and&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">heading west. For only the second time since 1897 the state’s high court will&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">hear oral arguments somewhere other than Springfield or Chicago. The court&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">will convene to hear two cases Wednesday in Ottawa. Illinois Public Radio’s&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Brian O’Keefe spoke with Supreme Court spokesman Joe </span>Tybor<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Tue, 20 May 2014 11:52:49 +0000 Brian O'Keefe 23583 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Il Supreme Court to hear arguments in Ottawa Proposed Chicago gun violence law stalls http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/proposed-chicago-gun-violence-law-stalls <div>A proposed law meant to reduce gun violence in Chicago has stalled in Springfield.&nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 19 May 2014 19:47:09 +0000 Tony Arnold 23547 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Proposed Chicago gun violence law stalls Lawmakers return to Springfield Monday http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lawmakers-return-springfield-monday <div>After a weekend break, legislators begin to return to Springfield Monday as the calendar draws closer to the scheduled May 31st adjournment. IPR'S Amanda Vinicky catches us up.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">While the end of the month is a key date, it's another one, about a half a year away, that will largely guide much of what happens these next few weeks: the election.</span></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 12:07:29 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 23165 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Lawmakers return to Springfield Monday Ardis on pension reform http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/ardis-pension-reform <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Statewide community leaders say ballooning police and fire pensions are crippling their budgets. Mayors again lobbied for pension reform in Springfield last week.</span></p><div> Mon, 05 May 2014 12:13:36 +0000 Tanya Koonce 22810 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Ardis on pension reform IL redistricting effort submits petition to get on Nov. ballot http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-redistricting-effort-submits-petition-get-nov-ballot <div>Even as a redistricting campaign celebrates submitting its petition to get on the November ballot, the effort is already under legal attack.&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 02 May 2014 00:12:48 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 22682 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL redistricting effort submits petition to get on Nov. ballot State lawmakers return to Springfield Tuesday http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-lawmakers-return-springfield-tuesday <div>Illinois lawmakers return to Springfield Tuesday after two weeks away. The top issue this spring remains whether to let the temporary tax increase drop at the end of the year as scheduled, or vote to keep the income tax rate at five percent.&nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 20:12:17 +0000 Brian Mackey 22488 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State lawmakers return to Springfield Tuesday Springfield ordinances for Lincoln's funeral unearthed http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/springfield-ordinances-lincolns-funeral-unearthed <div>Organizers are getting ready for next year’s anniversary reenactment of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral. The Coalition received a gift from the City of Springfield, four resolutions the city adopted for the funeral in April 1865.</div><div> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 11:58:00 +0000 Lee Strubinger 22349 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Springfield ordinances for Lincoln's funeral unearthed 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