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Business
5:05 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Ex Metra CEO addresses controversy

Metra's ex CEO answered questions Wednesday about political patronage and his controversial severance package.  IPR's Yolanda Perdomo reports: 


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State News
4:35 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Caterpillar: US immigration policy bad for business

One of Illinois' biggest companies says U.S. immigration policy puts it at a competitive disadvantage.  As Illinois Public Radio’s Amanda Vinicky reports, Caterpillar's involved with a Chamber of Commerce campaign seeking an overhaul of federal immigration law: 


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Government
4:28 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Madigan mum on election decision details

When Attorney General Lisa Madigan this week announced she would not seek the Illinois governor's office, she said a key factor was her father's position as speaker of the Illinois House. But in her first meeting with reporters since the announcement, she declined to elaborate. IPR’s Brian Mackey has more.


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Finance
2:10 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Peoria LISC benefiting from national bank settlement

Peoria’s Local Initiatives Support Corporation, or LISC, is getting money from a national settlement to help revitalize the city’s struggling neighborhoods. The new organization is getting part of a $25 billion settlement with the country’s five largest bank mortgage providers. The banks were accused of fraudulent practices during foreclosure proceedings including "robo-signing."

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Theatre Reviews
7:30 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Review - "Anything Goes"

Corn Stock Theatre is presenting the musical “Anything Goes,” as part of its summer season. Douglas Okey has this review for Peoria Public Radio and the Live Theatre League of Peoria.


Opinions expressed are those of the reviewer, not those of Peoria Public Radio or the Live Theatre League.

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State News
6:56 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Discussion with new Illinois Unites for Marriage campaign director

Illinois Public Radio's Amanda Vinicky speaks with Illinois Unites for Marriage campaign director John Kohlhepp about group's renewed efforts to legalize same-sex marriage following its failure over the spring session.

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State News
6:25 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Quinn turns focus to Daley

With Attorney General Lisa Madigan out of the race for Governor, incumbent Pat Quinn turned his focus to another potential opponent, Bill Daley.  As IPR’S Amanda Vinicky it's an early indication of the campaign to come.

Republicans have a somewhat crowded field of four candidates hoping to be Illinois' next Governor. For now, though, Democrats have only two: former U.S. Commerce Secretary Bill Daley and Governor Pat Quinn.

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:00 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Republican endorsment question

A second-time Republican gubernatorial candidate is weighing-in on the Caterpillar CEO endorsement of one of his opponents. 

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Government
10:47 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

East Peoria mandatory garbage-tote program to start next spring

East Peoria is moving forward with a mandatory garbage-tote program starting next spring. Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports the program aims to reduce costs and make city trash pick-up more efficient: 


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Politics
4:07 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Quinn praises Madigan’s service as AG

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn praised Lisa Madigan’s service as attorney general Tuesday.  That comes after Madigan decided not to challenge Quinn in next year’s Democratic primary for governor.  Madigan said she wouldn’t run since her father plans to continue serving as Speaker of the Illinois House.  Quinn said little about Madigan’s decision when asked about it by reporters Tuesday:

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