State Senate http://peoriapublicradio.org en Gov. announces new head of DCFS http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gov-announces-new-head-dcfs <div>Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced the new head of Illinois’ child welfare agency Tuesday. IPR'S&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tony Arnold reports.</span></div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Quinn’s candidate has been with the Department of Children and Family Services for just more than a year.</span></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:13:32 +0000 Tony Arnold 22540 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Gov. announces new head of DCFS Gay marriage advocates lobbying House Republicans http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gay-marriage-advocates-lobbying-house-republicans <div>A bill to legalize gay marriage in Illinois will be waiting for lawmakers when they head back to Springfield next month.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The bill already passed the State Senate, but is stuck in the House.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now, proponents are in the midst of a lobbying campaign targeted at an unlikely group of lawmakers: House Republicans.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But as Illinois Public Radio's</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Alex Keefe reports, there are big hurdles to getting GOP representatives to vote yes.< Tue, 24 Sep 2013 11:43:31 +0000 Alex Keefe 12388 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Gay marriage advocates lobbying House Republicans