investments http://peoriapublicradio.org en Illinois' TRS expects lower return on its pension investments http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-trs-expects-lower-return-its-pension-investments <div>The state's retirement system for teachers is lowering its expectations for investment performance. Dave Urbanek, with the Illinois' Teachers' Retirement System, says the system decided to lower its assumed return as a result of volatility in the global economy.&nbsp;</div><div> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:52:17 +0000 Hannah Meisel 25447 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois' TRS expects lower return on its pension investments New business incubator launching in Peoria, with neighborhood focus http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-business-incubator-launching-peoria-neighborhood-focus <p></p><div>A former school building on Peoria’s South Side is preparing to house a new kind of business incubator. Thrive Capital Partners is launching later this year out of the former Blaine-Sumner building. It’s also now connected to an international organization for business incubators. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports the incubator’s other goal is to use local businesses to help revitalize struggling neighborhoods:</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 23:38:38 +0000 Alex Rusciano 12148 at http://peoriapublicradio.org New business incubator launching in Peoria, with neighborhood focus House votes down another measure dealing with firearms http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/house-votes-down-another-measure-dealing-firearms <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Illinois House Thursday rejected yet another piece of legislation dealing with firearms.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This one would have forced the state's pension systems to get rid of investments in companies that make guns or ammunition. Representative Chad Hays, Republican from Danville, wondered where the hunt to stop investing in troubling products would end.</span></p><p></p><p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:16:47 +0000 Denise Molina 4240 at http://peoriapublicradio.org