reform http://peoriapublicradio.org en Mayor Ardis, state mayors, urge immigration reform http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/mayor-ardis-state-mayors-urge-immigration-reform <p></p><div>Nearly two-dozen Illinois mayors, including Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis, are urging the state’s Congressional delegation to support immigration reform. &nbsp;The mayors are making a business case, rather than pushing for a particular bill. &nbsp;They say updating the nation’s immigration policy would be an economic boon by creating jobs and increasing revenues. &nbsp;Champaign Mayor Don Gerard says that’s critical for his community, which is home to the University of Illinois’ flagship campus.</div><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 21:40:38 +0000 Sean Powers 13848 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Mayor Ardis, state mayors, urge immigration reform Health care reform could affect prison numbers http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/health-care-reform-could-affect-prison-numbers <p></p><p>One possible side effect of the new health care law &ndash; fewer people behind bars. IPR&rsquo;s Sean Powers reports.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 04:03:38 +0000 Sean Powers 12713 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Health care reform could affect prison numbers Cost for IL healthcare reform coming in 25-percent less than originally thought http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/cost-il-healthcare-reform-coming-25-percent-less-originally-thought <p></p><div>Small businesses and uninsured individuals awaiting next week's unveiling of Affordable Care Act insurance policies got a glimpse of how much plans will cost. &nbsp;The cost of coverage in Illinois under the federal healthcare overhaul is coming in at 25-percent less than original estimates.&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 23:05:03 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 12420 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Cost for IL healthcare reform coming in 25-percent less than originally thought Cullerton unveils pension proposal http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/cullerton-unveils-pension-proposal <p></p><div>Senate President John Cullerton's office has released the first official outline of the pension proposal he negotiated with unions. IPR’s Amanda Vinicky has a rundown.</div><div> Mon, 06 May 2013 22:52:25 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 5155 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Cullerton unveils pension proposal