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Peoria Public Radio News
7:40 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Citylink to change Pekin bus routes

More than 35 people attended a meeting at Pekin Public Library to give input on CityLink’s proposed bus route changes.

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:34 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

East Peoria police release series of texts leading up to June 14th murders

East Peoria Police Chief Dick Ganschow holds media briefing on June 14th murders at 5th Quarter Sports Bar.
Credit Denise Molina-Weiger / Peoria Public Radio

East Peoria police continue to investigate why a man shot his ex-wife and her boyfriend at a local bar.

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Theatre Reviews
12:12 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Corn Stock production "strikes gold" with young performers

Credit Corn Stock Theatre

Neil Simon’s play, “Lost in Yonkers” uses the playwright’s sharp humor to underscore a turbulent moment in the life of one American family. Douglas Okey has this review of a production at Corn Stock Theatre, for Peoria Public Radio and the Live Theatre League. Opinions expressed are those of the reviewer, not those of Peoria Public Radio or the Live Theatre League.

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Peoria Public Radio News
9:32 am
Wed June 25, 2014

OSF Saint Francis CEO retiring

The long-time President and CEO of OSF Saint Francis Medical  Center is stepping down at the end of this year. Keith Steffen has served in the role for 17 years, but has been with the hospital for about 34 years. Steffen says he’s leaving the position to spend more time with family. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
8:03 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Peoria council approves LST 325 project, defers other issues

The City of Peoria is making a bid to have the LST 325 dock on its Riverfront. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports:

The Council voted seven to four to extend an invitation to the LST Board, committing 500-thousand dollars to the project and pledging to assemble the remaining financing if the ship makes the move. That could amount to more than a million dollars.

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State News
7:25 am
Wed June 25, 2014

David R. Collins Midwest Writers Conference in the Quad Cities

For three days every year, writers gather in the Quad Cities to learn about poetry and prose. This week, the Midwest Writing Center will host its annual David R. Collins Writers Conference.

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State News
7:14 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Big Ten leaders issue letter opposing athlete unions, propose reforms

Administrators of all 14 Big Ten schools have asked the NCAA to implement series of reforms to college athletics brought on by a labor dispute at Northwestern University.  

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State News
6:57 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Meteorologists say flooding is imminent across Il

Rainfall amounts this month are more than double what they were last year, and experts say this means flooding is imminent. IPR's Mariam Sobh reports.

Area rivers are rising across Illinois and neighboring states. Bill Morris is with the National Weather Service. He says the average amount of rain expected in June is right around 4 inches.

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State News
6:52 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Illinois' TRS expects lower return on its pension investments

The state's retirement system for teachers is lowering its expectations for investment performance. Dave Urbanek, with the Illinois' Teachers' Retirement System, says the system decided to lower its assumed return as a result of volatility in the global economy. 

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education
5:39 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

SIU Carbondale dumps marketing firm

SIU Carbondale will go back to the drawing board when it comes to marketing, recruitment, and retention, as school trustees voted against an extension of a contract with a Chicago firm.  

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