Race http://peoriapublicradio.org en Outside The Horseshoe - March 25, 2014 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/outside-horseshoe-march-25-2014 <p>A group of parents and interested citizens has launched a public movement called Change 150. The campaign is against the Peoria District 150 Superintendent and Board of Education. It resulted in ouster of the only school board member up for re-election last week. Yesterday one of the city’s most prominent African American Pastors stood in front of the reporters from all media outlets in the city to say the group was misguided and function largely on a racial bias. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 23:17:21 +0000 Tanya Koonce 20800 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Outside The Horseshoe - March 25, 2014 Rauner trying to court labor groups? http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/rauner-trying-court-labor-groups <div>Now that he's Republicans nominee, it seems like Bruce Rauner is backing away from a campaign mantra.&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 22:22:45 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 20503 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Rauner trying to court labor groups? Governor campaign could become most expensive in history http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/governor-campaign-could-become-most-expensive-history <div>With the outcome of the primary election settled, Illinois politicians are turning their attention to November. The campaign for governor could become the most expensive race in the state's history.</div><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 22:05:24 +0000 Patrick Smith 20500 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Governor campaign could become most expensive in history Healthy lead for Rauner in governor’s race http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/healthy-lead-rauner-governor-s-race <div>The Illinois primary is a week away--and businessman Bruce Rauner has a healthy lead in the Republican race for governor. &nbsp;The billionaire venture capitalist has made job creation a capstone of his campaign, and says he understands how hard it is for families to get ahead in Illinois.</div><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 02:21:43 +0000 Tony Arnold 20108 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Healthy lead for Rauner in governor’s race District 150 approves labor deal, buying properties http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/district-150-approves-labor-deal-buying-properties <div>The District 150 School Board approved an agreement with the West Central Building &amp; Construction Trades Council.&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 04:53:24 +0000 Alex Rusciano 20041 at http://peoriapublicradio.org District 150 approves labor deal, buying properties Webster challenges White for IL Sec. of State http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/webster-challenges-white-il-sec-state <p></p><p>Illinois' longtime secretary of state finally has at least one challenger in next year's election. Republican Mike Webster says he'll take on Democrat Jesse White.</p><p>White is seeking his fifth term as secretary of state. He's a formidable opponent -- winning each of his four elections by double-digit margins, and once carrying all of Illinois' 102 counties.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 01:01:13 +0000 Brian Mackey 15125 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Webster challenges White for IL Sec. of State Same-sex marriage and the governor’s race http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/same-sex-marriage-and-governor-s-race <p></p><div>Although same-sex marriage will soon be law in Illinois, the issue could remain a factor in the 2014 elections.</div><p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 22:32:20 +0000 Brian Mackey 14879 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Same-sex marriage and the governor’s race Kwame Raoul not entering governor’s race http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/kwame-raoul-not-entering-governor-s-race <p></p><div>A potential Democratic challenger for Illinois governor has taken himself out of contention. &nbsp;State Senator Kwame Raoul had been flirting with a run for nearly a month. But he ended that Thursday. IPR’ Brian Mackey has more:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 01:41:03 +0000 Brian Mackey 11187 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Kwame Raoul not entering governor’s race IL Republicans at crossroads http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-republicans-crossroads <p>Illinois Republicans are at a crossroads. The party has a historically small number of people in the Illinois Senate, and a small minority in the House, too.&nbsp;But Republicans are also hopeful about 20-14, when they have the chance to win back the Illinois governor's office, ending 12 years of Democratic rule.&nbsp;Party leaders and candidates rallied in Springfield Thursday at the Illinois State Fair. As IPR’s Brian Mackey reports, the men competing for the top of the ticket each say they're uniquely qualified to revive the Illinois Republican Party</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 12:42:12 +0000 Brian Mackey 10514 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL Republicans at crossroads Hemmings Great Race to stop in Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/hemmings-great-race-stop-peoria <p></p><div>The Peoria Riverfront is a lunch stop for the 2013 Hemmings Great Race Monday. The annual road rally starts Saturday in St. Paul Minnesota, and features 100 participants with vintage cars and trucks. Drivers, including Peoria native Richard McKone, are converging on the Gateway Building around Noon Monday for a lunch break before heading to Hannibal, Missouri. The public is invited to greet the drivers as they arrive, and look at the antique cars on display.&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 19:31:08 +0000 Daryl Scott 7719 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Hemmings Great Race to stop in Peoria