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9:49 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Peoria County approves 2015 budget

The Peoria County Board signed-off on the 2015 budget last night. The spending plan includes service fee hikes and an early retirement program to fill a $3.5 million spending gap. County Administrator Lori Curtis Luther says the budget aims for long term fixes:

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Peoria Public Radio News
8:10 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Peoria Business Community gives thanks

The nearly 800 guests stand for the Pledge of Allegiance at the 39th Annual Thanksgiving luncheon Thursday at the Peoria Civic Center.
Credit Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

  Nearly 800 people attended the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce 39th Annual Community Thanksgiving Luncheon at the Civic Center Thursday.

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State News
6:08 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Study of Illinois military defense helps plan state spending

Spending on the military and defense in Illinois supports 150,000 jobs and more than 13 billion dollars worth of economic activity. 

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State News
5:02 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Ruling on pension benefits law expected Friday

Credit Peoria Public Radio

State employees will learn Friday whether a judge believes a law that reduces their pension benefits is constitutional. Sangamon County Court Judge John Belz says he'll issue a written opinion Friday afternoon. 

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State News
4:36 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Back to the drawing board for ridesharing regulation bill

Credit Peoria Public Radio

Illinois lawmakers say they’re going back to the drawing board to write a new bill to regulate rideshare companies. Lawmakers passed a bill last spring that would have required the most active rideshare drivers to be licensed and insured just like Chicago taxi drivers. 

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State News
1:06 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Il Supreme Court dismisses red light camera case

Red light cameras will continue issuing tickets in Chicago and other parts of Illinois. The Illinois Supreme Court had been considering a constitutional challenge to the cameras, but Thursday the court dismissed the case.

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Peoria Public Radio News
11:01 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Water main break at Lake and University

Motorists will have a tougher time getting through a busy intersection following an overnight water main break. Illinois American Water is asking drivers to avoid the intersection of University Street and Lake Avenue.

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Peoria Public Radio News
10:59 am
Thu November 20, 2014

United Way getting a boost from Caterpillar

Caterpillar employees and retirees are giving a local organization a boost in its annual fundraising campaign.

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State News
10:00 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Hope for undocumented residents

Thursday night's announcement by President Barack Obama is expected to affect more than 500,000 people living in the shadows in Illinois. Illinois Public Radio's Yolanda Perdomo reports on one man's life.

"This is my yard where I keep all my construction trailers and scaffold and trucks. This is a mixer that mixes the mortar. Wheelbarrows and mud stands. Cinder blocks over here."

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State News
9:44 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Retired state workers want their money back

Attorneys for retired Illinois state employees paying increased health insurance premiums have asked a Sangamon County judge to order the money be returned.

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