Republicans http://peoriapublicradio.org en Chicago labor groups, IL Republicans on same side over pension issue http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/chicago-labor-groups-il-republicans-same-side-over-pension-issue <div>Some labor unions are finding themselves on the same side as Illinois Republicans in fighting changes to Chicago employees’ retirement benefits. &nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 23:34:00 +0000 Tony Arnold 21212 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Chicago labor groups, IL Republicans on same side over pension issue Kirk, Rauner: health care program poses problems for state http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/kirk-rauner-health-care-program-poses-problems-state <div>Monday was the final day for most people to sign up for health insurance this year under the Affordable Care Act. &nbsp;Two prominent Illinois Republicans say the state could face some big problems down the road because of the program.</div><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:47:37 +0000 Tony Arnold 21080 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Kirk, Rauner: health care program poses problems for state 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 Bustos: federal shutdown ‘unfair’ http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bustos-federal-shutdown-unfair <p></p><div>&nbsp;17th District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos says the federal shutdown is unfair. &nbsp;Over the weekend, the U-S House passed legislation to pay federal workers retro-actively. Bustos says that at least gives them some peace of mind. &nbsp;She blames republicans and House Speaker John Boehner for the problem. She says he should allow members to vote on funding the government and negotiate later.</div><p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 21:27:18 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 13052 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bustos: federal shutdown ‘unfair’ Illinois republicans looking for candidates http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-republicans-looking-candidates <div>Illinois Republicans are still looking for candidates willing to run for some races further down the ballot next year. IPR’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tony Arnold reports:</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 22:14:42 +0000 Tony Arnold 10489 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois republicans looking for candidates State measure would increase drunk driving penalties http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-measure-would-increase-drunk-driving-penalties <p></p><div>House Republicans in Illinois have introduced a measure that would increase the penalties for hired drivers who work while drunk. Violators would be charged with a felony, which is punishable with up to three years in prison. Representative Dennis Reboletti, a Republican from Elmhurst, says currently only school bus drivers can be charged with felony DUI's. &nbsp; Other hired drivers who are caught drinking while driving can only get a misdemeanor charge. &nbsp;Reboletti says that isn't tough enough.</div><p> Tue, 14 May 2013 21:38:21 +0000 Alex Rusciano & Chris Slaby 5593 at http://peoriapublicradio.org