shutdown http://peoriapublicradio.org en Ripples in IL from federal shutdown http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/ripples-il-federal-shutdown <p></p><p>The fallout from the federal shutdown continues in Illinois. More than 500 government employees have to pay back unemployment benefits they collected while on furlough. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 01:17:13 +0000 Brian Mackey 13740 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Ripples in IL from federal shutdown Getting a pulse on post-shutdown frustration http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/getting-pulse-post-shutdown-frustration <p></p><div>Polls show voters grew more frustrated with Washington as the government shutdown dragged on. &nbsp;Now that there’s a deal, it’s unclear whether that anger may weigh on voters’ minds ahead of next year’s elections.&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 02:01:18 +0000 Sean Powers 13571 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Getting a pulse on post-shutdown frustration Post shutdown, sigh of relief from state investors http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/post-shutdown-sigh-relief-state-investors <p></p><div>With the federal shutdown over and a government default averted, investors breathed a sigh of relief Thursday. &nbsp;That includes the people responsible for investing billions of dollars on behalf of Illinois state government.&nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 20:44:42 +0000 Brian Mackey 13555 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Post shutdown, sigh of relief from state investors The shutdown's impact on Medicare enrollment http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/shutdowns-impact-medicare-enrollment <p></p><div>The open enrollment period for Medicare began Tuesday but because of the partial government shutdown, signing up could be more challenging. &nbsp;Even though Medicare.gov is online despite the shutdown, the website warns users that information posted may not be up to date. &nbsp;Linda Tauber-Olson is with the Presence Covenant Center for Healthy Living in Champaign, and she&rsquo;s helping people sign up for coverage. &nbsp;But she advises them not to go to Medicare.gov to enroll, since updated information isn&rsquo;t flowing from insurance companies to the website.</div><p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 21:48:58 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 13436 at http://peoriapublicradio.org The shutdown's impact on Medicare enrollment Durbin calls gridlock ‘political cowardice’ http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/durbin-calls-gridlock-political-cowardice <p></p><div>U.S. Senator Dick Durbin calls the gridlock in Washington over the federal government&rsquo;s debt limit and the partial shutdown acts of &ldquo;political cowardice.&rdquo; &nbsp;The Illinois Democrat says it&rsquo;s dangerous for lawmakers to be negotiating this close to the start of a federal default. &nbsp;Speaking on the Senate floor Tuesday, Durbin said lawmakers must come to an agreement as soon as possible.</div><p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 21:42:35 +0000 Sean Powers 13435 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Durbin calls gridlock ‘political cowardice’ Illinois reaches deal with Amtrak http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-reaches-deal-amtrak <p></p><div>&nbsp;Illinois has agreed to pay more for in-state Amtrak trains. The deal prevents a shutdown of rail service that could have happened as early as next week.&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 00:27:59 +0000 Brian Mackey 13236 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois reaches deal with Amtrak Rev. Jesse Jackson on government shutdown http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/rev-jesse-jackson-government-shutdown <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Reverend Jesse Jackson had some tough words for House Republicans over the government shutdown Tuesday</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. IPR&#39;S Alex</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Keefe reports.</span></p><div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">CHANTS: Call the vote!&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 20:46:50 +0000 Alex Keefe 13103 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Rev. Jesse Jackson on government shutdown Quinn: prolonged shutdown means more layoffs http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-prolonged-shutdown-means-more-layoffs <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Pat Quinn says if the federal government shutdown continues, Illinois will have to lay off more workers whose paychecks come from federal funding.</span></p><p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 22:18:14 +0000 Brian Mackey & AP 13055 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn: prolonged shutdown means more layoffs Bustos: federal shutdown ‘unfair’ http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bustos-federal-shutdown-unfair <p></p><div>&nbsp;17th District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos says the federal shutdown is unfair. &nbsp;Over the weekend, the U-S House passed legislation to pay federal workers retro-actively. Bustos says that at least gives them some peace of mind. &nbsp;She blames republicans and House Speaker John Boehner for the problem. She says he should allow members to vote on funding the government and negotiate later.</div><p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 21:27:18 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 13052 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bustos: federal shutdown ‘unfair’ Peoria City/County WIC program to stay open amid government shutdown http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-citycounty-wic-program-stay-open-amid-government-shutdown <p></p><div>The government shutdown has cut federal nutrition funding for women, infants and children across the country. &nbsp;But the WIC program at the Peoria City/County Health Department remains open. Health Administrator Greg Chance says appropriations for federal WIC funding are good through next June, but the funding hasn&rsquo;t arrived:&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 21:22:36 +0000 Alex Rusciano 12830 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria City/County WIC program to stay open amid government shutdown