federal funding http://peoriapublicradio.org en President Obama authorizes $12 billion for Federal water projects http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/president-obama-authorizes-12-billion-federal-water-projects <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Agriculture groups say a bill signed by President Obama today is a step toward vital upgrades for the nation’s aging lock and dam system. But they also say there is more work to do. &nbsp;</span></p><div> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 20:23:53 +0000 Rich Egger 24671 at http://peoriapublicradio.org President Obama authorizes $12 billion for Federal water projects Il Manufacturing Extension Center in Peoria receives federal money http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-manufacturing-extension-center-peoria-receives-federal-money <div>The Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center in Peoria is getting federal funding to help make small and mid-sized manufacturing firms more competitive. More than 700-thousand-dollars is coming from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. &nbsp;The goal is to help the Peoria Center create jobs and boost profits for area manufacturers. &nbsp;U.S. Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced the funding.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 11:13:01 +0000 Alex Rusciano 12668 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Il Manufacturing Extension Center in Peoria receives federal money Durbin and Bustos give update on Thomson Correctional Center http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/durbin-and-bustos-give-update-thomson-correctional-center <div>Federal officials remain committed to opening a vacant prison in northwest Illinois. But securing funding remains a key roadblock in getting the facility in Thomson up and running.</div><div> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 12:14:11 +0000 Michael Moen 11529 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Durbin and Bustos give update on Thomson Correctional Center