COPS http://peoriapublicradio.org en Disagreement over how to fix local pension funds for cops and firefighters http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/disagreement-over-how-fix-local-pension-funds-cops-and-firefighters <div>Towns across Illinois are paying more and more money into their local pension funds for cops and firefighters.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">But many are still seeing the financial health of those pensions get worse and worse.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Unions and municipalities fiercely disagree on what caused the crisis and how state lawmakers should fix it. Illinois Public Radio's&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Alex Keefe reports.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 12:14:23 +0000 Alex Keefe 23167 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Disagreement over how to fix local pension funds for cops and firefighters Federal funding announced for Peoria Police, economic development http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/federal-funding-announced-peoria-police-economic-development <p></p><div>The City of Peoria is getting federal funding to recruit or re-hire six police officers. U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced the $750,000 in funding. It&rsquo;s part of the Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS, program. &nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 21:46:25 +0000 Alex Rusciano 12602 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Federal funding announced for Peoria Police, economic development