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3:17 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

IL House approves flash mob measure

The Illinois House has approved legislation that would impose tougher punishment on anyone convicted of using social media to plan or incite a mob attack.

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Out and About
1:38 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Out and About - May 10, 2013

The Peoria Symphony Orchestra brings its 2012-2013 to a close with this weekend's concert, "Visions of Beauty." Music Director George Stelluto talks about the concert, which  features a return visit by soprano Kara Shay Thomson. He talks about what he looks for when selecting soloists for each concert, and about the selections on the program: a Mozart overture, opera arias, and Mahler's Fourth Symphony. The concert is Saturday night at 8:00 at Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria.

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Peoria Public Radio News
7:15 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Peoria Chiefs Stadium has new name

The Peoria Chiefs Stadium now has a new name. The Chiefs and Caterpillar announced Friday the facility will now be called Dozer Park. The agreement is part of a 10-year, two-million dollar investment by Caterpillar for the naming rights to the ballpark. It’s part of a larger effort by the city of Peoria, investors, and other parties to keep the struggling stadium financially afloat.

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Government
10:22 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Peoria County nursing home to open with new rates, later than expected

Peoria County hopes to open its new nursing home facility in late June or early July.  Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports that’s about a month later than originally planned: 


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Politics
4:53 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Madigan: downstate schools should pay pension costs

The leader of the Illinois House of Representatives says Downstate school districts will eventually have to pay for their employees’ pensions. 

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Politics
4:47 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Illinois Senate approves pension overhaul

 

  The Illinois Senate approved an overhaul of the state's pension systems Thursday. It comes one week after the Illinois House approved a more severe set of benefit cuts. As IPR’s Brian Mackey reports, the differences in those plans were at the heart of the debate:
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Politics
4:47 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Illinois Senate approves pension overhaul

 

  The Illinois Senate approved an overhaul of the state's pension systems Thursday. It comes one week after the Illinois House approved a more severe set of benefit cuts. As IPR’s Brian Mackey reports, the differences in those plans were at the heart of the debate:
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Floods
3:34 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

State requesting Federal Distaster Area assistance

  Governor Pat Quinn is asking for federal help in the recovery after this spring’s flooding.

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Politics
3:17 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Quinn speaks on Madigan’s pension plan

Governor Pat Quinn says House Speaker Michael Madigan's pension-reform plan is “comprehensive” and deserves a vote in the Senate.  The House approved Madigan’s measure last week. It would require employees to pay two-percent more toward retirement benefits. 

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Education
2:52 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Bustos pushes for year-round federal school grants

To help them complete their education, students should be able to attend college year-round. And that's the goal of a bill introduced Thursday by Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos - the Access to Education and Training Act.

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