Senate http://peoriapublicradio.org en State senate approves public education funding change http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-senate-approves-public-education-funding-change <div>The Illinois Senate Tuesday approved a measure to completely change how the state's public schools are funded. The plan would shift state resources from schools with more property tax wealth to more impoverished areas. But that shift of resources creates winners and losers. Senator Dale Righter, a Republican from Mattoon, says he cannot vote to create "losers" ... even if his area would benefit from the change.</div><p> Wed, 28 May 2014 05:06:10 +0000 Hannah Meisel 23991 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State senate approves public education funding change Lawmakers return to Springfield Monday http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lawmakers-return-springfield-monday <div>After a weekend break, legislators begin to return to Springfield Monday as the calendar draws closer to the scheduled May 31st adjournment. IPR'S Amanda Vinicky catches us up.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">While the end of the month is a key date, it's another one, about a half a year away, that will largely guide much of what happens these next few weeks: the election.</span></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 12:07:29 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 23165 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Lawmakers return to Springfield Monday Proposal gives translators for Illinois jurors http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/proposal-gives-translators-illinois-jurors <div>Jury duty could soon be open to people who are not fluent in the English language. The Illinois Senate Wednesday a pilot program to provide translators for jurors.</div><p> Wed, 07 May 2014 20:49:43 +0000 Brian Mackey 22963 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Proposal gives translators for Illinois jurors 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