campaign http://peoriapublicradio.org en 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 Quinn turns focus to Daley http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-turns-focus-daley <div>With Attorney General Lisa Madigan out of the race for Governor, incumbent Pat Quinn turned his focus to another potential opponent, Bill Daley. &nbsp;As IPR’S Amanda Vinicky it's an early indication of the campaign to come.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Republicans have a somewhat crowded field of four candidates hoping to be Illinois' next Governor. For now, though, Democrats have only two: former U.S. Commerce Secretary Bill Daley and Governor Pat Quinn.</span></p></div><div> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 11:25:07 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 8992 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn turns focus to Daley Rick Perry aims to lure away IL businesses http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/rick-perry-aims-lure-away-il-businesses <p></p><div>The governor of Texas is messing with Illinois, or at least he's trying to. Rick Perry is in Chicago this week, in part to try to lure companies to relocate to Texas. &nbsp;IPR’s Brian Mackey has more:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 23:02:34 +0000 Alex Rusciano 4405 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Rick Perry aims to lure away IL businesses