State Fair http://peoriapublicradio.org en 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 Gearing up for the Illinois State Fair http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gearing-illinois-state-fair <p></p><div>The Illinois State Fair is just a week away. &nbsp;This year’s theme is "Where Illinois Comes Together.” &nbsp;As IPR's Peter Gray reports, a change in policy means Illinoisans who've gotten accustomed to seeing the sights on four wheels, will be together again, with those on two feet:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 20:45:29 +0000 Peter Gray 9779 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Gearing up for the Illinois State Fair