campaign http://peoriapublicradio.org en Illinois Democrats target Rauner's taxes http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-democrats-target-rauners-taxes <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Illinois Democrats are making Bruce Rauner’s taxes a campaign issue. &nbsp;But the Republican candidate for governor says the criticism is a political stunt. &nbsp;</div><div> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:42:43 +0000 Tony Arnold 25917 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois Democrats target Rauner's taxes Rauner talks ideas for Illinois http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/rauner-talks-ideas-illinois <div>Republican Bruce Rauner is presenting a few ideas of how he’d run the state if he becomes Illinois governor.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn has liked to rib his Republican rival over not presenting a budget plan yet.</span></div><div> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 21:19:14 +0000 Tony Arnold 24808 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Rauner talks ideas for Illinois Bradley students’ Rules of War campaign in national competition http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bradley-students-rules-war-campaign-national-competition <p>Bradley University students are getting recognition for a campaign that highlights global human conflict. &nbsp;The students partnered with the Central Illinois Red Cross as part of the International Humanitarian Law campaign. The campaign had students from across the country create projects to showcase how people are treated during times of conflict. &nbsp;Bradley University’s campaign created simulations about child soldiers and being judged by a war tribunal to highlight the effects of conflict. Thu, 08 May 2014 21:52:25 +0000 Tami Yost 23024 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bradley students’ Rules of War campaign in national competition Dillard to start airing TV commercials http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/dillard-start-airing-tv-commercials <div>&nbsp;</div><p></p><div>With less than two weeks until the primary election, Bruce Rauner will no longer be the only candidate airing self-promotional TV ads in Illinois. Now other candidates are airing campaign commercials of his own.</div><div> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 22:54:54 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 19881 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Dillard to start airing TV commercials Sheila Simon announces support for redistricting reform effort http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/sheila-simon-announces-support-redistricting-reform-effort <div>Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon stopped in Peoria Wednesday to announce her support for a statewide effort to change the way political districts are drawn. “Yes! for Independent Maps” is aiming to get a constitutional amendment question on the November 2014 ballot to have an independent commission determine boundaries. &nbsp;The goal is to make Illinois legislative district boundaries less politically driven and more compact and contiguous. Simon says the amendment aims to make political boundaries more consistent:</div><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:46:51 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19817 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Sheila Simon announces support for redistricting reform effort United Way campaign breaks records http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/united-way-campaign-breaks-records <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Heart of Illinois United Way broke records for its 2013 campaign. The campaign raised more than $10.8 million. &nbsp;That’s a 2.5 percent increase from last year. Michael Stephan is the president of the Heart of Illinois United Way. He says the Peoria operation excels when compared to area campaigns:</span></div><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 07:24:00 +0000 Alex Rusciano 18305 at http://peoriapublicradio.org United Way campaign breaks records Details on fundraising for Republican governor candidates http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/details-fundraising-republican-governor-candidates <p></p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 05:30:35 +0000 Tony Arnold 17651 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Details on fundraising for Republican governor candidates Rauner continues to rake in contributions http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/rauner-continues-rake-contributions <p></p><div><div>Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner continues to rake in major contributions since he lifted Illinois' new campaign finance cap last week. &nbsp; While Rauner's opponents are freed from caps as well, he's the been the only one to get such major, and immediate, benefit.</div> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 03:58:40 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 15292 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Rauner continues to rake in contributions Heart of Il United Way makes push for more donations http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/heart-il-united-way-makes-push-more-donations <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Heart of Illinois United Way is making the final push for individuals to give to its annual campaign. Campaign Chairs, Doug and Vicky Stewart, say more than nine million dollars has been raised so far. That’s about one-point-four million dollars away from the final amount raised last year.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 18:13:35 +0000 Denise Molina 14981 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Heart of Il United Way makes push for more donations United Way kicks-off 2013 campaign http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/united-way-kicks-2013-campaign <p></p><div>The Heart of Illinois United Way kicked-off its annual fundraising campaign. &nbsp;Hundreds of people turned out for the breakfast at the Peoria Civic Center. The event comes as United Way's partner agencies lost more than 12-million-dollars in state and federal cuts since 2011. Vicki Stewart and her husband Doug are this year's co-chairs for the fundraising effort. &nbsp;Stewart says the area businesses and community groups raised more than $1 million-dollars for the pre-campaign:</div><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 20:19:36 +0000 Alex Rusciano 11554 at http://peoriapublicradio.org United Way kicks-off 2013 campaign