spending http://peoriapublicradio.org en 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? 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 Peoria County proposes 2014 budget http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-county-proposes-2014-budget <p></p><div>Peoria County is proposing a budget for 2014 with no layoffs or major service changes. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio&#39;s Alex Rusciano reports officials have concerns over dwindling state money:</div><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 02:18:16 +0000 Alex Rusciano 13238 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria County proposes 2014 budget District 150 deficit spending to keep newer programs http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/district-150-deficit-spending-keep-newer-programs <p></p><div>Peoria School District 150 has a projected deficit of nearly $6 million. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports that's compared to a deficit last academic year of nearly $3 million:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 04:04:33 +0000 Alex Rusciano 10996 at http://peoriapublicradio.org District 150 deficit spending to keep newer programs