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5:00 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Federal request to pospone investigation of NRI

Illinois Republicans say they want to continue a legislative investigation into a mismanaged anti-violence program. But that goes against the wishes of the federal government.

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State News
4:48 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Record number of tourists visit Illinois

Illinois' tourism numbers set another record in 2013, bringing in over 100-million visitors to the state.  State agencies aim to grow those numbers more in the face of budget cuts.

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Peoria Public Radio News
3:05 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Vallas calls for Rauner to release tax returns

The Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor is calling for Republican Bruce Rauner to release his complete tax returns for the past three years.

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Peoria Public Radio News
2:34 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Peoria's "Mr. Hockey" dies

Credit thesphl.com

Long-time Rivermen owner Bruce Saurs died Thursday. The 88-year old is known as Peoria’s “Mr. Hockey”.

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State News
2:25 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Clarksville Missouri dealing with flooded Mississippi River

  

The river levels on the Mississippi River, near Clarksville, Missouri have dropped a bit.  IPR's Amanda Vinicky reports.

It's almost an ironic invitation.  A gateway to the riverfront public park, at the edge of Clarksville's downtown, reads "touch the Mississippi."

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Peoria Public Radio News
7:36 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Peoria's Warehouse District feels movement

Credit PeoriaMagazine.com

Peoria’s Warehouse District is gaining some momentum.

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Peoria Public Radio News
7:23 am
Thu July 10, 2014

The City of Peoria adds back a public relations position

The City of Peoria is hiring a public relations specialist. The city eliminated the position more than two years ago trying to balance an operational budget deficit.

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Peoria Public Radio News
7:13 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Peoria's shuttered Washington School will get new life

Washington School, at the corner of Garfield and Moss Avenue in Peoria. The School District 150 property stands empty in the Moss Bradley Neighborhood. But it could become a Montessori School by next summer.
Credit Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

The Montessori Children’s House of Peoria passed its first hurdle to purchasing the historic Washington School property. The Moss Bradley Neighborhood Association unanimously approved of the Pre-K to sixth grade academy becoming part of its neighborhood.

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Peoria Public Radio News
7:05 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Red Cross hoping to avoid summer blood shortage

The American Red Cross in Peoria is hoping to prevent the summer shortage of blood that typically comes as area residents go on vacation. The local chapter is seeing fewer appointments at its blood donation centers and blood drives.

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State News
7:01 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Polar vortex may have helped mosquitoes thrive

Mosquito season is in full force. That’s something weather and nature junkies were hoping wouldn’t happen because of the polar vortex. But IPR's Mariam Sobh reports that the record cold temperatures may have just given insects a perfect breeding ground.

The colder weather delayed the development of larvae but melted snow and spring rains have given mosquitoes a comfy place to hatch.   

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