Chicago http://peoriapublicradio.org en Illinois lawmakers probe anti-violence program http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-lawmakers-probe-anti-violence-program <div>A legislative hearing convened to probe a troubled anti-violence program run by Governor Pat Quinn is underway in Chicago. &nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:32:09 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 26568 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois lawmakers probe anti-violence program Quinn could send state police to tackle Chicago violence http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-could-send-state-police-tackle-chicago-violence <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is willing to provide back-up for the Chicago Police Department. More than 50 people were shot in Chicago over the long holiday weekend. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:54:12 +0000 Tony Arnold 26134 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn could send state police to tackle Chicago violence Chicago Police Superintendent plans to reduce gun violence http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/chicago-police-superintendent-plans-reduce-gun-violence <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After suffering a heart attack earlier this month, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy is back at work to push his plan on reducing gun violence. &nbsp;</span></p><div> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 23:12:25 +0000 Tony Arnold 25738 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Chicago Police Superintendent plans to reduce gun violence Chicago finds new ways to test for HIV http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/chicago-finds-new-ways-test-hiv <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The month of June is Gay Pride month across America.</span></p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 03:44:43 +0000 Judy Valente 25569 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Chicago finds new ways to test for HIV Movie museum creates disturbance in the force http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/movie-museum-creates-disturbance-force <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some aldermen are raising concerns about building a George Lucas movie museum along Chicago’s Lakefront. &nbsp;</span></p><div> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 01:32:14 +0000 Alex Keefe 25503 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Movie museum creates disturbance in the force Petcoke company makes changes after violations http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/petcoke-company-makes-changes-after-violations <div>A company that handles thousands of tons of pet coke plans to invest millions of dollars to keep it from becoming airborne.&nbsp;</div><div> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 22:31:57 +0000 Michael Puente 24690 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Petcoke company makes changes after violations Chicago politician found guilty of taking bribes http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/chicago-politician-found-guilty-taking-bribes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Chicago politician was found guilty today of taking a 7-thousand dollar bribe. &nbsp;Illinois State Representative Derrick Smith took the bribe in exchange for supporting a daycare center’s application for state money.</span></p><div> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:58:14 +0000 Tony Arnold 24670 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Chicago politician found guilty of taking bribes Governor reduces retirement benefits for Chicago employees http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/governor-reduces-retirement-benefits-chicago-employees <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has signed a bill that reduces the retirement benefits of some City of Chicago employees. B</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ut the governor’s signature comes with some advice for Chicago’s mayor.&nbsp;</span>IPR's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> &nbsp;Tony Arnold explains.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Quinn signed the controversial pension bill in private. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But he released a statement saying he was quote - “dismayed by the ill-advised attempt” to have lawmakers impose a tax increase on Chicago residents.</span></p><div> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 21:43:29 +0000 Tony Arnold 24630 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Governor reduces retirement benefits for Chicago employees Why does Chicago have more homicides than NYC? http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/why-does-chicago-have-more-homicides-nyc <div>A crime researcher in Chicago says New York city spends a lot more money on city services, and that might be one reason why they have so few homicides compared to Chicago.</div><div> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 11:46:10 +0000 Robert Wildeboer 24490 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Why does Chicago have more homicides than NYC? Il Supreme Court hears red light cameras case http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-supreme-court-hears-red-light-cameras-case <div>A court case challenging Chicago’s red light cameras is now in the hands of the Illinois Supreme Court. IPR'S<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Tony Arnold reports on what’s at stake with the case.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The challengers to Chicago’s red light cameras say the city jumped the gun.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Attorneys say the city didn’t have prior approval from state officials before installing the cameras. The cameras </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">take photos of drivers running through red lights or illegally turning right on red. Tickets are then mailed to offenders.</span></p></div><div> Wed, 21 May 2014 19:27:34 +0000 Tony Arnold 23677 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Il Supreme Court hears red light cameras case