Obama http://peoriapublicradio.org en Congressman Davis weighs-in on prisoner swap http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/congressman-davis-weighs-prisoner-swap <div>Some lawmakers are criticizing the Obama administration for the recent prisoner swap that freed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. But—Illinois Congressman, Rodney Davis supports the decision. IPR’s Bria Purdiman reports:</div><p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 21:07:26 +0000 Bria Purdiman 24394 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Congressman Davis weighs-in on prisoner swap Lock and dam agreement is done, but repairs aren’t immediate http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lock-and-dam-agreement-done-repairs-aren-t-immediate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Shipping their harvest on barges through the vast river way system is vital for Midwest farmers. &nbsp;But many say the system of locks and dams on major rivers is decaying and out of date. House and Senate negotiators in Washington recently reached agreement on a bill to authorize improvements to the river system …and President Obama is expected to sign the measure. &nbsp;But the changes won’t happen overnight. </span>IPR’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Rich </span>Egger<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has the story</span></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 20:17:18 +0000 Rich Egger 24274 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Lock and dam agreement is done, but repairs aren’t immediate State Republicans propose new funding method for Obama library http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-republicans-propose-new-funding-method-obama-library <div>Republicans say they've found another way to fundraise for a future Barack Obama presidential library, one that doesn't involve tax money. This comes a day after Democrats advanced a plan to use state funds to entice the president to put his library in Chicago.&nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 21:42:04 +0000 Hannah Meisel 22675 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State Republicans propose new funding method for Obama library Second state vote planned for Obama Presidential Library http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/second-state-vote-planned-obama-presidential-library <div>Illinois legislators will vote a second time on a plan to spend $100 million to help lure Barack Obama's Presidential Library and Museum to Chicago, following a controversy. &nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:03:09 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 22191 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Second state vote planned for Obama Presidential Library IL House committee votes on Obama Presidential Library measure http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-house-committee-votes-obama-presidential-library-measure <div>A State House committee is advancing a plan to use 100 million dollars to build Barack Obama’s presidential library in Illinois. &nbsp;But one Republican says the vote may have been illegal. &nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:11:15 +0000 Tony Arnold 21954 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL House committee votes on Obama Presidential Library measure Tazewell, Woodford counties among 15 declared federal disaster areas http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/tazewell-woodford-counties-among-15-declared-federal-disaster-areas <p></p><div>President Barack Obama on Tuesday declared 15 Illinois counties major disaster areas. &nbsp;That includes Tazewell county where hundreds of homes were destroyed in Washington and surrounding towns. &nbsp;Woodford, Champaign and LaSalle counties were also among those getting the federal designation. &nbsp;Federal assistance that's made available can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs and low-cost loans for uninsured property losses.</div><p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 06:58:50 +0000 Alex Rusciano 15514 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Tazewell, Woodford counties among 15 declared federal disaster areas Group questions using healthcare hotline number http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/group-questions-using-healthcare-hotline-number <p></p><div>As the federal government continues to grapple with glitches in the new health insurance website, President Obama this week encouraged people to use the insurance exchanges' telephone hotline instead.</div><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 23:17:27 +0000 Sean Powers 13860 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Group questions using healthcare hotline number Bustos weighs-in on healthcare glitches http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bustos-weighs-healthcare-glitches <p></p><div>President Barack Obama Monday said there was ‘no sugarcoating’ the online computer bugs following the launch of his health care law. &nbsp;Congresswoman Cheri Bustos says more time is needed before fixing the glitches that people encounter during the enrollment process:</div><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 22:44:51 +0000 Alex Rusciano 13736 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bustos weighs-in on healthcare glitches IL Congressmen react to President’s speech on Syria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-congressmen-react-president-s-speech-syria <p></p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 03:51:35 +0000 Alex Keefe 11737 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL Congressmen react to President’s speech on Syria Obama sounds familiar themes at Knox College speech http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/obama-sounds-familiar-themes-knox-college-speech <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Speaking to a boisterous crown at Knox College today, President Obama outlined what he wants to do to rebuild the </span>middleclass<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;</span>IPR’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Scott </span>Stuntz<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports:</span></p><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 21:42:20 +0000 Scott Stuntz 9380 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Obama sounds familiar themes at Knox College speech