vote http://peoriapublicradio.org en New Illinois law allows same day registration and voting http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-illinois-law-allows-same-day-registration-and-voting <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the first time - Illinois residents this year will be allowed to register to vote on the same day they cast their ballots.&nbsp;</span></p><div> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:47:06 +0000 Tony Arnold 25793 at http://peoriapublicradio.org New Illinois law allows same day registration and voting New state election bill means likely changes this November http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-state-election-bill-means-likely-changes-november <div>The Peoria City Election Commission is preparing for changes during the November election. Lawmakers approved a new election bill last week that expands the number of days people can register to vote. This ‘grace period’ time now includes the day before the election and on election day where people can both register and vote.</div><div> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:01:00 +0000 Alex Rusciano 24696 at http://peoriapublicradio.org New state election bill means likely changes this November IL House committee votes on Obama Presidential Library measure http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-house-committee-votes-obama-presidential-library-measure <div>A State House committee is advancing a plan to use 100 million dollars to build Barack Obama’s presidential library in Illinois. &nbsp;But one Republican says the vote may have been illegal. &nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:11:15 +0000 Tony Arnold 21954 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL House committee votes on Obama Presidential Library measure Schock: IRS official should be prosecuted http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/schock-irs-official-should-be-prosecuted <div>Congressman Aaron Schock says a high ranking IRS official should be prosecuted for misusing her position to target TEA Party based not for profit groups who filed as social welfare organizations. Lois Lerner headed the division in charge of making decisions on tax exempt status.&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 22:50:55 +0000 Charles Schlenker 21546 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Schock: IRS official should be prosecuted Zoning Commission OKs Peoria Sports facilities http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/zoning-commission-oks-peoria-sports-facilities <div>The Peoria Zoning Commission unanimously approved changes that allow for a sports complex in North Peoria. The Louisville Slugger Sports facility would include a dome and baseball diamonds on 50 acres. &nbsp;Marla Ashburn is a would-be-neighbor of the sporting facility. She says the complex goes against the City's current Comprehensive Plan:&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 02:25:21 +0000 Alex Rusciano 18621 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Zoning Commission OKs Peoria Sports facilities Indiana board votes for new highway near Chicago http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/indiana-board-votes-new-highway-near-chicago <p></p><div class="_3hi clearfix" style="zoom: 1; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 14px; text-align: left; "><div class="_38 direction_ltr" style="direction: ltr; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-right: 50px; "><p style="margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 0px; white-space: pre-wrap; ">&nbsp;</p></div></div><p></p><p></p><div>&nbsp; The Chicago area could be getting another highway in a few years. &nbsp;A major vote to see that happen occurred Thursday in Indiana. &nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:56:42 +0000 Michael Puente 16248 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Indiana board votes for new highway near Chicago Details on state pension proposal http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/details-state-pension-proposal <p></p><div>Teachers, state employees and retired government workers are staging last-ditch efforts to persuade legislators before a major pension vote Tuesday.&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 00:43:33 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 15753 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Details on state pension proposal Dueling pension plans in IL House, Senate http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/dueling-pension-plans-il-house-senate <p></p><div>Illinois' top Democrats are going forward with competing pension proposals. &nbsp;One of them is scheduled for a vote Thursday. &nbsp;Despite unions' strong stance against it, House Speaker Michael Madigan says he expects the House will pass his plan. &nbsp;It would require state employees stay on the job until they're 67 years old before they could draw a full pension. &nbsp;It also reduces future pension payouts. &nbsp;But even as that package was gaining steam, Madigan's fellow Democrat, Senate President John Cullerton, was cooking up a different proposal, this one the brainchild of labor leaders.</div><p> Wed, 01 May 2013 23:41:56 +0000 Alex Rusciano 4926 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Dueling pension plans in IL House, Senate State AFSCME deal could be null and void http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-afscme-deal-could-be-null-and-void <p></p><div>Illinois' largest public employees union will take a new vote on a contract deal it had ratified in late February.</div><p> Wed, 01 May 2013 03:44:31 +0000 Alex Rusciano 4865 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State AFSCME deal could be null and void State House to vote on Medical Marijuana http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-house-vote-medical-marijuana <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 2; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><div>The sponsor of a plan that would legalize medical marijuana in Illinois says a vote in the House could come as soon as this week. Representative Lou Lang, a Democrat from Skokie, says he expects to call the measure next week at the latest.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 2;">“It's not about people getting high. It's about making sure a 75-year old colon cancer patient who is terminal has an opportunity to live out her remaining years with a quality of life,” Lang says.</span></p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 23:40:29 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 3739 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State House to vote on Medical Marijuana