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6:47 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Il Supreme Court rules on parental notification law

The Illinois Supreme Court Thursday upheld a law that requires young women to notify their parents before getting an abortion. As IPR'S Brian Mackey reports, the decision ends a legal fight that goes all the way back to the 1990s.

For the first time since the law passed nearly two decades ago, women 17 and younger who want to have an abortion will have to get their parents' permission.

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Peoria Public Radio News
5:00 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Peoria Police Department hosting picnics

The Peoria Police Department is inviting residents to get to know them better with two neighborhood picnics Saturday. One is at the former Blaine Sumner school starting at 11 a.m. The second picnic is at the East Bluff Community Center starting at 1 p.m. Both have hot dogs, chips and soda on the menu.

Peoria Public Radio News
5:00 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Pekin-area soldiers being honored at blood drive

Two fallen Pekin-area soldiers are being honored at a Red Cross blood drive Saturday in North Pekin.

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Peoria Public Radio News
5:00 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Carl Sandburg College offering new 'green' program

Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg is offering a new biofuel technology program starting this fall.

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Government
10:02 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Peoria County hires new IT director

Peoria County has hired a new technology director after nearly two years without filling the post. County Administrator Lori Curtis Luther says Mark Little will start work August 12th.  

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Education
9:32 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

More state school security changes possible

The head of Illinois' Emergency Management Agency says school security will continue to be a priority and that more changes could be coming.  A new law requires all schools to hold drills that practice what to do in the event of a shooting.  

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Government
4:40 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

IL Lawmakers continue pension talks

Governor Pat Quinn may have rebuffed legislators' efforts at finding a pension solution and cancelled their pay.  But lawmakers key to negotiations are continuing talks anyway.  IPR’s Amanda Vinicky reports: 

When the Governor cut legislators' salaries as a sort of punishment for their not passing a measure to bring down the state's pension costs, he didn't pick and choose. There was no mercy for legislators who had voted for controversial pension plans - including one Quinn had supported - but which didn't fully advance. Nor did he make an exception for the legislators who've attended countless meetings as part of special panels formed by the Governor.

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Government
7:08 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Legal questions for cutting lawmakers' pay

Legal questions surround Governor Pat Quinn's bold move Wednesday to strike legislators' salaries out of the state budget.  It's an unprecedented one --- though somewhat similar to an action taken by Quinn's predecessor, Rod Blagojevich.  IPR’s Amanda Vinicky has more:


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Peoria Public Radio News
7:00 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Public input wanted on University Street upgrade

The City of Peoria is looking for public input on how many lanes University Street should have when it gets needed surface upgrades.

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Concealed Carry
3:13 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Illinois State Rifle Association Files Suit Over Concealed Carry

BREAKING: Illinois lawmakers thought they were in the clear after meeting a federal court's deadline to pass a concealed carry law by July 9th.  But as Illinois Public Radio's Amanda Vinicky reports, the Illinois State Rifle Association says that's not good enough.

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