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5:48 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

IL lawmakers asking DOJ to look into youth centers

Illinois legislators are asking the U.S. Department of Justice  to look into Illinois’ troubled residential treatment centers.  A recent series by the Chicago Tribune uncovered abuse at state funded youth residences.  Julie Biehl is a professor in the children and family justice center at Northwestern University.

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Business
5:45 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Deere Lays Off 900

  Deere and Company will lay off 900 workers in Iowa and Illinois, as it anticipates declines in sales of farm equipment. But the Quad Cities' workforce won't be hit quite as hard as in Des Moines and Waterloo.This morning, Deere announced 565 employees at three Waterloo facilities will lose their jobs, along with 300 at the Des Moines Works in Ankeny.

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Out and About
1:42 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Barry Cloyd talks about his new CD, "Southland"

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This week, we're talking with Barry Cloyd. He's getting ready to release his tenth CD, "Southland." He talks about the process tha goes into putting a new album together -- this was was recorded both in Peoria, and in Nashville. He also talks about his songwriting process, and previews a couple of songs from the new CD. "Southland" will be released on Friday, February 13th, with a release party and concert at the Forest Park Nature Center.

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State News
12:55 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Illinois jobless rate falls to 6.2 percent, lowest since '08

Illinois' unemployment rate fell in December to 6.2 percent. That's the lowest it has been in almost seven years and represents the ninth monthly decrease in the past 10 months.

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State News
12:08 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Deere to lay off more than 1,000 workers

Deere is laying off about 910 workers indefinitely from factories mostly in Iowa and will sideline another 500 employees in Illinois until late summer, as the agricultural equipment maker adjusts to demand for its products. 

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State News
12:03 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Quinn leaves office without penning final statement

Former Gov. Pat Quinn worked right up until his successor was sworn into office last week. 

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State News
11:59 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Illinois hunters take less deer during 2014-15 seasons

Illinois hunters harvested about 2 percent fewer deer this season compared to last season.

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:31 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Tiger pair moves from Illinois to Indiana zoo

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Two male tigers born at the Peoria Zoo in Illinois have moved to the Indianapolis Zoo in Indiana. The 2-year-old tigers are brothers named Luka and Maxim. They are Amur tigers, a subspecies that's endangered in the wild by habitat loss and poaching. 

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State News
6:24 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Rauner picks former Hawaii governor as senior adviser

Gov. Bruce Rauner is tapping former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle to serve in his administration. A spokesman for Rauner confirmed Thursday that Lingle will be the Republican governor's senior adviser.

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:00 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Quest Charter ending contract with Concept Schools

Peoria District 150 has reached an agreement with Quest Charter Academy. The district's only charter school is five years old.

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