Senate http://peoriapublicradio.org en Caterpillar to testify Tuesday on offshore taxes http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/caterpillar-testify-tuesday-offshore-taxes <p>Caterpillar says it acts ethically and complies with all federal and state tax laws. &nbsp;That’s part of the message company Finance Services Vice President Julie Lagacy plans to deliver at a U-S Senate investigative panel Tuesday.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:02:09 +0000 Alex Rusciano 21085 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Caterpillar to testify Tuesday on offshore taxes Caterpillar reportedly under investigation by Senate panel http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/caterpillar-reportedly-under-investigation-senate-panel <p>Bloomberg is reporting a U.S. Senate investigative panel is examining Caterpillar. &nbsp;The investigative panel is reportedly examining whether the company avoided U.S. taxes by moving profits outside the country.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 18:38:42 +0000 Alex Rusciano 20604 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Caterpillar reportedly under investigation by Senate panel IL Republican Senate candidates have tough fight ahead, whoever wins http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-republican-senate-candidates-have-tough-fight-ahead-whoever-wins <div>The two Republicans running for U.S. Senate in Illinois have just one more day to campaign before the primary. Whoever wins will have a tough fight in November’s general election.</div><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Alex Keefe 20270 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL Republican Senate candidates have tough fight ahead, whoever wins IL Senate candidates trade jabs http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-senate-candidates-trade-jabs <p></p><div>On the first day they officially became campaign rivals, a Republican running for U.S. Senate took jabs at his primary opponent. &nbsp;Businessman and West Point graduate Doug Truax questioned Jim Oberweis's tax practices.</div><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 04:24:54 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 15452 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL Senate candidates trade jabs State Sen. Oberweis looks to challenge Dick Durbin http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-sen-oberweis-looks-challenge-dick-durbin <p></p><div>Republican State Senator Jim Oberweis is again looking to go to Washington. &nbsp;Oberweis, who's from Sugar Grove, won his seat last year. &nbsp;It was his first win after several failed attempts at public office, including runs for governor, Congress and U.S. Senate. &nbsp;The magnate of Oberweis Dairy told opponents of same-sex marriage Wednesday at a rally in Springfield that he wants to try running for the U.S. Senate again.</div><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 20:15:42 +0000 Alex Rusciano 13840 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State Sen. Oberweis looks to challenge Dick Durbin IL concealed carry measure heads to Gov. Quinn http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-concealed-carry-measure-heads-gov-quinn <p></p><div>Both the Illinois House and Senate have approved legislation allowing people to carry guns in public. Illinois, under threat of a court order, is poised to be the last state with such a law. IPR’s Chris Slaby has more.</div><p> Fri, 31 May 2013 21:29:38 +0000 Alex Rusciano 6578 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL concealed carry measure heads to Gov. Quinn Il Senate approves Medicaid measure http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-senate-approves-medicaid-measure <p></p><div>A measure that would implement a key part of “Obamacare” in Illinois is on its way to the governor’s desk, after it was approved by the Senate Tuesday.</div><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 06:34:35 +0000 Alex Rusciano 6382 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Il Senate approves Medicaid measure Dog-tethering measure passes IL Senate http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/dog-tethering-measure-passes-il-senate <p></p><div>The Illinois Senate has approved limits on how dogs can be tethered. &nbsp;The animals would have to be kept on a rope or light chain that's at least 10 feet long. The sponsor of the legislation, Senator Linda Holmes, a Democrat from Aurora, says it's meant to promote the humane treatment of animals.</div><p> Wed, 15 May 2013 20:36:24 +0000 Alex Rusciano & Brian Mackey 5654 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Dog-tethering measure passes IL Senate Illinois Senate approves pension overhaul http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-senate-approves-pension-overhaul-0 <p></p><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;&nbsp;The Illinois Senate approved an overhaul of the state's pension systems Thursday. It comes one week after the Illinois House approved a more severe set of benefit cuts. As IPR’s Brian Mackey reports, the differences in those plans were at the heart of the debate:</div><p> Thu, 09 May 2013 21:47:27 +0000 Alex Rusciano 5346 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois Senate approves pension overhaul Illinois Senate approves pension overhaul http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-senate-approves-pension-overhaul <p></p><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;&nbsp;The Illinois Senate approved an overhaul of the state's pension systems Thursday. It comes one week after the Illinois House approved a more severe set of benefit cuts. As IPR’s Brian Mackey reports, the differences in those plans were at the heart of the debate:</div><p> Thu, 09 May 2013 21:47:23 +0000 Alex Rusciano 5345 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois Senate approves pension overhaul