report http://peoriapublicradio.org en New report looks at IL income tax increase http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-report-looks-il-income-tax-increase <p>Opponents of Governor Pat Quinn's proposed income tax increase say it will chase jobs out of Illinois. A new report that challenges that assumption. &nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 23:22:58 +0000 Hannah Meisel 21429 at http://peoriapublicradio.org New report looks at IL income tax increase Report details state budget challenges http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/report-details-state-budget-challenges <div>Illinois lawmakers have already begun debating a new state spending plan. A report out this week looking back at Illinois' last, completed fiscal year shows just how bogged down the budget has been.&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 22:54:47 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 20165 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Report details state budget challenges Report: more insurance, increased abuse cases for IL children http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/report-more-insurance-increased-abuse-cases-il-children <div>The annual Kids Count report shows fewer Illinois children are without health insurance, but the number of cases of child abuse is climbing. &nbsp;The report from Voices for Illinois Children assesses a variety of areas in a child’s well-being including education, health and development and economic security. &nbsp;It shows Peoria County’s child abuse rate is double the state average. Trish Fox directs the Peoria Center for Youth and Family Solutions. She says that family income is a significant factor towards child abuse:</div><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:03:48 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19863 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Report: more insurance, increased abuse cases for IL children Deere and Company reports 1st quarter earnings http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/deere-and-company-reports-1st-quarter-earnings <div>Deere and Company will make a lot of money this year, just not quite as much as last year. Wednesday, the company reports earnings of 681 million dollars in the first quarter, or $1.81 per share up from 1.65 a year ago.&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 20:28:51 +0000 Herb Trix 18875 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Deere and Company reports 1st quarter earnings District 150 defends report alleging cheating http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/district-150-defends-report-alleging-cheating <p>Peoria School District 150 now awaits the state’s review of its report suggesting cheating at Charter Oak Primary school. &nbsp;The report says special education teachers admitted to inappropriately helping students taking state math and reading tests. &nbsp;The report also says the principal failed to train teachers on how to give the testing and to report the questionable test results. School Board Attorney Stanley Eisenhammer says the report is inconclusive on why the alleged behavior was carried out:</p><p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:04:50 +0000 Alex Rusciano 17599 at http://peoriapublicradio.org District 150 defends report alleging cheating District 150 details report alleging state test violations http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/district-150-details-report-alleging-state-test-violations <p></p><div>Peoria School District 150 says special education teachers at a primary school violated state testing rules the last three years. &nbsp;Alex Rusciano (ruu-shee-AH-noh) reports the school’s principal also allegedly failed to report spikes in the Illinois Standards Achievement Test scores:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Those are the main conclusions from an internal investigation the district sent to the Illinois State Board of Education last week. &nbsp;The report says 26 special education students from Charter Oak Primary School got inappropriate help from teachers giving the math and reading exams. &nbsp;District Attorney Michelle Todd says the help violated I-SAT protocol:</div><p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 08:48:56 +0000 Alex Rusciano 17555 at http://peoriapublicradio.org District 150 details report alleging state test violations Report: Illinois close to deficit spending http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/report-illinois-close-deficit-spending <p></p><div>Illinois does not have enough cash in the bank to pay five billion dollars’ worth of its bills. The state is contributing a fifth of its spending on pensions, after years of skipping out, to the point that Illinois' retirement systems are owed 100 billion dollars. &nbsp;</div><div>And Illinois' budget structure is not equipped to handle it. That’s the takeaway of a report released by the University of Illinois' Institute of Government and Public Affairs. The report explores what Illinois can do to get on a path of fiscal stability. &nbsp;</div><div> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 22:11:13 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 14135 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Report: Illinois close to deficit spending Report: IL prison youth education in violation, inadequate http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/report-il-prison-youth-education-violation-inadequate <p></p><p></p><div>The education Illinois kids get in youth prisons is grossly inadequate, and in violation of state and federal laws and regulations. &nbsp;That’s according to a new report that can’t simply be put on a shelf. &nbsp;IPR’s Robert Wildeboer has more:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 04:03:50 +0000 Robert Wildeboer 12370 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Report: IL prison youth education in violation, inadequate Peoria County mosquito tests positive for West Nile virus http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-county-mosquito-tests-positive-west-nile-virus <p>Peoria County is reporting the first mosquito sample to rest positive for West Nile virus this year. &nbsp;The City/County Health Department says people should avoid being outdoors between dusk and dawn and keep doors and windows shut. &nbsp;It says people should also wear insect repellant and report stagnant water areas that could turn into mosquito breeding grounds.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 21:22:38 +0000 Alex Rusciano 8533 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria County mosquito tests positive for West Nile virus