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6:49 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Peoria group looking at stormwater fee, ‘green’ sewer upgrades

The City of Peoria is forming a new group to explore ways to reduce storm-water runoff.  It's called the OneWater Committee:

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Crime
6:46 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Peoria police use new strategy for unsolved murders

The Peoria Police Department is using billboards across town to help solve the murders of two juveniles.  17-year-old Tyrone Jones and 12-year-old Demarcus Payne were both victims of gun violence this year.  Detective Keith McDaniel came up with the idea. He says he hopes the billboards will reach more people?

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State News
5:07 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Frat members won't get jail time for student's death

An attorney for the family of a Northern Illinois University student who died after a party, says five fraternity members charged in his death won't face jail time per plea agreements.

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Peoria Public Radio News
4:19 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Airport has record number of passengers in March

Spring break helped make March a record setting month for Peoria’s General Wayne Downing International Airport.  The airport saw 60,750 passengers pass through the gates, the largest monthly number on record. 

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State News
3:47 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Sheriff describes security lapse that led to Kankakee escape

The Kankakee County sheriff says documents showing staff conducted a count of inmates at lockdown time were falsified the night that a detainee attacked a guard and escaped.

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State News
3:07 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Pharmacists affected by proposed Medicaid cuts

Illinois residents are getting a better idea of how new state government budget cuts will affect them.  That’s after the governor and lawmakers approved a plan to fix a 1.6 billion dollar budget hole.  

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State News
2:47 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Bill allows students to opt out of state tests

Illinois lawmakers are considering a bill that would protect students and their schools from being "negatively impacted" if they choose not to take state assessment tests.

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State News
12:20 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Oprah's household items going to highest bidder

Oprah Winfrey is selling the furniture, artwork, household items and clothing that once filled her Chicago home.

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State News
12:10 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Illinois budget cuts include $106 million less for Medicaid

Cuts to Medicaid will make up about one-third of the $300 million in spending reductions by Gov. Bruce Rauner's office as part of a budget fix for this fiscal year.

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State News
11:39 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Settlement OK'd in dispute to put toxic waste over aquifer

A central Illinois county has approved a settlement with a landfill company, stemming from a dispute over failed plans to store toxic PCBs in the facility over an aquifer.

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