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5:32 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Polls show tight race for Illinois Governor

With the November Fourth election steadily approaching, polls continue to show a tight race between Governor Pat Quinn and Republican equity investor Bruce Rauner. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
4:57 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

ELM set for loan from Peoria County

Peoria County is poised to loan an environmental tech company $2.5 million to expand its footprint. ELM, LLC has more than 800 employees in 16 states.  It also makes air treatment systems for plants and builds large containers to ship natural gas.  Lee Graves is the CEO of ELM.  He says Peoria County’s loan will also help the company add to its workforce in addition to helping fund its product line:

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Peoria Public Radio News
4:44 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Seminar focuses on technology used to bully

The 10th Judicial Circuit Family Violence Coordinating Council offered a special seminar on the use of technology to Bully and Stalk particularly as it relates to young people. 

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State News
4:20 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Illinois Governor candidates woo women voters

Feminist activist Gloria Steinem is in Chicago today to stump for Illinois Governor Pat Quinn. But the Democratic incumbent isn’t the only one working hard to get women’s votes.

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:30 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

New playground open on south side of Peoria

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park located on the south side of Peoria has some new play equipment. Park District and city of Peoria officials celebrated the opening of the new park facility located next to Fire Station 8, along MacArthur Highway. The equipment is red and yellow and is fire-department themed.

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Out and About
11:34 am
Fri October 24, 2014

HFO presents all-Beethoven concert

This week, we're talking with David Commanday, Artistic Director of the Heartland Festival Orchestra. Their next season features an all-Beethoven program, including the composer's Sixth Symphony and Triple Concerto for piano, violin and cello. Commanday talks about how the Sixth Symphony compares to its counterparts, and about finding the right team of soloists to perform the Triple Concerto. The concert is Saturday night at 7:30 at Five Points Washington.

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Peoria Public Radio News
7:46 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Washington Fire Chief resigns

Washington’s Fire Chief is stepping down from the position. Mike Vaughn announced his resignation last night. This comes after months of negotiations for a new contract with the independent fire board that manages the fire department.

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State News
6:46 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Rauner distances himself from the resignation of reporter

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner says his campaign didn't cause a longtime Chicago Sun-Times reporter to quit. Springfield bureau chief Dave McKinney resigned Wednesday, after he says the paper tried to push him out of his political beat.

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Business
7:30 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Unemployment falls in Peoria area, despite yearly job loss

The unemployment rate fell in every metro area in the state for the sixth month in a row. The Illinois Department of Employment Security is reporting an unemployment rate of 6.6-percent in September for the Peoria area. That’s a nearly 2.7-percent decline from the same time last year. The rate is also a .5 percent from August. The Peoria area lost 1,100 jobs even though unemployment declined year-over-year. The largest loss occurred in Retail Trade jobs. There were job gains in Wholesale Trade, and Construction.

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State News
3:43 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Early voting encountering problems

Thousands of Illinois voters have already cast their ballots for November's election. There have been a couple bumps in the road this first week of voting.

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