Governor Quinn http://peoriapublicradio.org en Deadline for two major state policy issues http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/deadline-two-major-state-policy-issues <div>Tuesday marks a deadline for state legislators on two major policy matters. As IPR’S Amanda Vinicky reports, both pit them against the Governor.</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There's no fudging over the first deadline. It was set by a federal court.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois has until the end of today to pass a law legalizing the concealed carry of guns.</span></div><div> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 11:27:00 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 8557 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Deadline for two major state policy issues Economic development bill approved http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/economic-development-bill-approved <p></p><div>The Illinois House approved a massive economic development bill Thursday evening. The legislation makes way for projects across Illinois from a fertilizer plant in Tuscola to remodeling the convention center in Rosemont. It also has what Governor Pat Quinn calls a "breakthrough" meant to advance the proposed third Chicago airport near Peotone.</div><div> Fri, 31 May 2013 12:05:07 +0000 Denise Molina & Brian Mackey 6535 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State requesting Federal Distaster Area assistance http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-requesting-federal-distaster-area-assistance <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Pat Quinn is asking for federal help in the recovery after this spring’s flooding.</span></p> Thu, 09 May 2013 20:34:35 +0000 Chris Slaby 5334 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State requesting Federal Distaster Area assistance Governor to survey flood damage in Edwards http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/governor-survey-flood-damage-edwards <p>About a dozen homes in the small community of London Mills were evacuated last night due to flooding of the Spoon River. That’s according to multiple media outlets. The town of 500 received more than six inches of rain from Wednesday to Thursday. That caused the river to rise to over the flood stage of 15 feet. The river is expected to crest at near 30 feet today. Volunteers spent all day Thursday sandbagging to protect the community, but the levee was breached last night.</p><p>Homes in the town of Roanoke were also evacuated Wednesday night.</p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:47:26 +0000 Denise Molina 4243 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Governor to survey flood damage in Edwards