bill http://peoriapublicradio.org en Schock introduces bill to help military surviving family members http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/schock-introduces-bill-help-military-surviving-family-members <p>U.S. Congressman Aaron Schock introduced legislation to give surviving military spouses more time to decide how best to spend death benefits.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 02:36:34 +0000 Alex Rusciano 22856 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Schock introduces bill to help military surviving family members Opponents of mandatory minimum sentencing block state bill http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/opponents-mandatory-minimum-sentencing-block-state-bill <p></p><div>A plan to increase prison time for gun crimes hit a brick wall today in the Illinois Capitol. &nbsp;Opponents of the measure used a parliamentary procedure to block the bill.</div><p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 19:22:17 +0000 Brian Mackey 14574 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Opponents of mandatory minimum sentencing block state bill Ameren expects slightly lower gas bills this winter http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/ameren-expects-slightly-lower-gas-bills-winter <p></p><div>Ameren Illinois customers can expect their gas bills to drop slightly this winter. &nbsp;The company says customers on average paid 57-cents per therm during the 2012-2013 heating season. &nbsp;The price is expected to drop as low as 53-cents per therm through the cold winter months this year.&nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 22:49:02 +0000 Alex Rusciano 13737 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Ameren expects slightly lower gas bills this winter Durbin, Bustos push measure to fund waterway projects http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/durbin-bustos-push-measure-fund-waterway-projects <p></p><div>U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos toured the Peoria Lock and Dam system Thursday. &nbsp;They renewed their push to pass legislation in the House that would help generate more money for lock and dam improvements. &nbsp;Durbin urged the House to pass the Water Resources Development Act, which the Senate already approved. &nbsp;He says the measure would allow private and public investment on systems that are 80-years-old:</div><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 01:46:28 +0000 Alex Rusciano 11512 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Durbin, Bustos push measure to fund waterway projects Bill Daley talk’s governor race during local visit http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bill-daley-talk-s-governor-race-during-local-visit <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; ">&nbsp;</p><div>Bill Daley is taking shots at Governor Pat Quinn as he runs for the state’s top post. The Democratic candidate for governor made a stop in East Peoria Friday. Daley says Quinn is not leading on fixing the state’s pension crisis:</div><p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 21:59:13 +0000 Alex Rusciano 10886 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bill Daley talk’s governor race during local visit Durbin tours ICC, touts skilled-worker bill http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/durbin-tours-icc-touts-skilled-worker-bill <p></p><div>U.S. Senator Dick Durbin stopped at Illinois Central College in East Peoria to tout upcoming legislation aimed at boosting the skilled-workforce. &nbsp;The Community College To Career Fund Act heads to the Senate next week. &nbsp;It would use competitive grants to fund paid internships and employment opportunities for health care, manufacturing and energy jobs. &nbsp;Michael Sloan is director of ICC’s Agricultural and Industrial Technologies. &nbsp;He says the bill would also help community colleges upgrade equipment for skilled workforce training:</div><p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 21:56:19 +0000 Alex Rusciano 8272 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Durbin tours ICC, touts skilled-worker bill Quinn signs law on fracking http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-signs-law-fracking <p></p><div>Governor Pat Quinn has signed into law what's touted as the nation's toughest regulations on "fracking." &nbsp; Illinois Public Radio’s Amanda Vinicky reports:</div><p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 20:11:48 +0000 Alex Rusciano & Amanda Vinicky 7492 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn signs law on fracking