President Obama http://peoriapublicradio.org en Durbin Supportive of NSA Changes http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/durbin-supportive-nsa-changes <p>Illinois' senior U.S. Senator says he supports President Barack Obama's changes for the National Security Agency. Illinois Public Radio's Amanda Vinicky reports.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<wbr />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 23:18:04 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 17732 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Durbin Supportive of NSA Changes Il Congressmen discuss possible U.S. military strike on Syria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-congressmen-discuss-possible-us-military-strike-syria <div>Some Illinois Congressmen are more sure than others when it comes to authorizing a U.S. military strike in Syria.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">That will be at the top of the agenda when Congress reconvenes Monday</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. IPR'S Alex</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Keefe reports.</span></div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On the one hand, there are lawmakers like Bill Foster, a Democrat from Naperville.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Foster says he’s leaning toward voting yes,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">but wants to make sure the scope of any U.S. military action isn’t too big.</span></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 11:46:10 +0000 Alex Keefe 11632 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Il Congressmen discuss possible U.S. military strike on Syria Central Il Democrats rally for Washington to address climate change http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/central-il-democrats-rally-washington-address-climate-change <div>A group of central Illinois Democrats as well as some in agriculture and academics are trying to rally around President Obama's action last month on climate change.</div><div> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 11:47:59 +0000 Willis Kern 9634 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Central Il Democrats rally for Washington to address climate change Obama addresses the cost of getting a college degree http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/obama-addresses-cost-getting-college-degree <div>President Barack Obama used part of his speech at Knox College to address&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">the price of earning a college degree.&nbsp;IPR'S&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Chris </span>Lovingood<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has the story.</span></div><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:27:59 +0000 Chris Lovingood 9402 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Obama addresses the cost of getting a college degree Galesburg officials talk economic struggles, successes during Obama visit http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/galesburg-officials-talk-economic-struggles-successes-during-obama-visit <div>Galesburg city leaders say the community was a fitting stop for President Obama to kick-off his new economic focus. The city was the first location in a series of speeches for the President to sell his vision for a thriving economy. Gary Camarano is Galesburg’s Global Strategies Director. He says the city economy was rough in 2004 when Maytag closed and thousands of workers lost their jobs:</div><div> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 11:56:23 +0000 Alex Rusciano & Orko Manna 9398 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Galesburg officials talk economic struggles, successes during Obama visit Tickets available to see President speak in Galesburg http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/tickets-available-see-president-speak-galesburg <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President Barack Obama is set to speak at Knox College when he visits Galesburg this week. Obama will kick off a series of speeches laying out his vision for rebuilding the economy to grow the middle class. The President’s visit is Wednesday.</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 12:25:57 +0000 Denise Molina 9236 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Tickets available to see President speak in Galesburg Republican Congressman says differences on food stamp program should be worked out in committee http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/republican-congressman-says-differences-food-stamp-program-should-be-worked-out-committee <div>Republican Congressman Rodney Davis of Taylorville says President Obama is premature in threatening to veto the House’s version of the farm bill.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The White House says $2 billion dollars in annual cuts to the food stamp program in the House’s plan goes too far, and will leave some Americans hungry.</span></div><div> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 11:58:14 +0000 Denise Molina & Sean Powers 7581 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Republican Congressman says differences on food stamp program should be worked out in committee Two broadband projects underway in Il http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/two-broadband-projects-underway-il <p></p><p>A push to bring high speed internet access to smaller communities and rural areas was a key part of President Obama’s 2009 stimulus package. One of the first projects to gain funding in Illinois was the DeKalb Advancement of Technology Authority, or DATA.&nbsp;It was followed soon after by iFiber, a project to bring broadband to counties in north central and northwest Illinois.&nbsp;As Illinois Public Radio’s Guy Stephens reports, both are now moving from the construction phase to implementation.</p><p></p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 14:32:01 +0000 Denise Molina & Guy Stephens 6674 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Two broadband projects underway in Il Obama nominates successor to Ray LaHood http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/obama-nominates-successor-ray-lahood <p>President Barack Obama is nominating a replacement for U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. &nbsp;Obama nominated Charlotte, North Carolina Mayor Anthony Foxx to head the department. &nbsp;Foxx is the first black nominee among Obama's picks for open spots in his second-term Cabinet. If confirmed, Foxx will replace Secretary LaHood, who was one of the few Republicans serving in Obama's administration. &nbsp;LaHood says he intends to spend time in Peoria after leaving. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 22:06:11 +0000 Alex Rusciano 4793 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Obama nominates successor to Ray LaHood