committee http://peoriapublicradio.org en U of I trustees to consider 1.7-percent tuition hike http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/u-i-trustees-consider-17-percent-tuition-hike <p></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:32:48 +0000 Jeff Bossert 17546 at http://peoriapublicradio.org U of I trustees to consider 1.7-percent tuition hike Peoria County OKs septic system code changes http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-county-oks-septic-system-code-changes <p></p><div>The Peoria County Board voted overwhelmingly to approve on-site wastewater system code changes. &nbsp;A special wastewater working group has met 11 times since April working on the proposed rules. &nbsp;Two board members voted against the rules, saying they were beyond what state code required and were too strict on residents. &nbsp;Board member Mike Phelan supported the code changes. &nbsp;He says the new regulations reflect months of cooperation between residents:</div><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 04:45:19 +0000 Alex Rusciano 14946 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria County OKs septic system code changes Quinn meeting with pension committee members http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-meeting-pension-committee-members <p></p><div>Governor Pat Quinn went months without meeting with members of the special legislative committee formed to draft a new pension plan. &nbsp;But he has ramped up efforts this month.</div><p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 21:34:41 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 13434 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn meeting with pension committee members State pension committee could finish work soon http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-pension-committee-could-finish-work-soon <p></p><div>Legislators writing an overhaul of the state's pension systems could be nearing the end of their work. &nbsp;IPR’s Amanda Vinicky has the latest:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 00:19:01 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 11445 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State pension committee could finish work soon Possible pension compromise for committee http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/possible-pension-compromise-committee <p></p><div>A member of the Illinois legislature's special committee on pensions says the group is closing in on a compromise. As IPR’s Brian Mackey reports, it remains to be seen whether the measure will have enough support in the full General Assembly:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:46:32 +0000 Brian Mackey 9615 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Possible pension compromise for committee Pension meetings behind closed doors http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/pension-meetings-behind-closed-doors <p></p><div>The Illinois lawmakers working on solving the state pension problem are not planning any more public meetings, but they are meeting behind closed doors this Friday. And as IPR’s Brian Mackey reports, the leader of the group says they'll be doing so without input from one key figure in the debate:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 20:34:44 +0000 Alex Rusciano 8958 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Pension meetings behind closed doors Quinn still pushes pension deadline http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-still-pushes-pension-deadline <p></p><div>Governor Pat Quinn's office says its July Ninth deadline for a pension overhaul stands, even though the leader of a special legislative panel formed to come up with a solution says there's no way to meet it. &nbsp;IPR’s Amanda Vinicky has more, following the committee's meeting Wednesday morning in Chicago:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 22:44:40 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 8325 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn still pushes pension deadline Special pension committee meets http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/special-pension-committee-meets <p></p><div>The latest special legislative panel formed to find a pension solution met for the first time in Chicago Thursday. &nbsp;As IPR’s Amanda Vinicky reports, it sounded a lot like every other Illinois pension committee:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 12:07:23 +0000 Alex Rusciano 8058 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Special pension committee meets Quinn: pension failure means more bond interest http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-pension-failure-means-more-bond-interest <p></p><div>Governor Pat Quinn says Illinois' failure to solve its pension problem means the state will have to pay $130 million more in interest on bonds it sold Wednesday. But as IPR’s Brian Mackey reports, a new study is questioning Illinois' low debt rating:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 02:37:49 +0000 Brian Mackey 7982 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn: pension failure means more bond interest State pension committee meets for first time Thursday http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-pension-committee-meets-first-time-thursday <p></p><div>The latest effort to reach a compromise on a state pension overhaul involves a special panel of lawmakers. &nbsp; The Illinois House and Senate conference committee was created to work out a deal that has, so far, eluded the legislature. GOP representative Jil Tracy of Mount Sterling is one of four Republicans on the ten-member panel which meets for the first time Thursday. She thinks they can come to an agreement:</div><p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 01:59:37 +0000 Sean Crawford 7915 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State pension committee meets for first time Thursday