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Peoria Public Radio News
12:45 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Peoria child found dead in a refrigerator

Peoria police work the scene at 740 S. Western Ave., Peoria where the missing 8-year-olds body was found in an old latched refrigerator.
Tanya Koonce WCBU

  The 8-year-old Peoria boy who went missing last night was found this morning in a refrigerator behind his aunt’s house on Western Avenue, two doors away from home. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:40 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Gov. Pat Quinn announces Peoria, Pekin airport investment

Governor Pat Quinn announced today nearly one million dollars is being invested in Peoria and Pekin airport improvements.

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:35 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Shadid donates campaign funds to Bradley University

Retired Illinois State Senator George Shadid is donating his remaining campaign funds to Bradley University.

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State News
6:21 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Illinois Democrats meet, Madigan not present

Illinois Democrats gathered in Springfield Wednesday to rally behind their candidates ahead of next year’s election. But they met among a backdrop of party infighting, lawsuits - and without the presence of the state’s party chairman. From Springfield - IPR’s Tony Arnold reports: 

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State News
6:00 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Proposed pension fix-up tough for teachers

The authors of a new study say a proposal to fix Illinois' nearly 100-billion-dollar pension shortfall would undermine the retirement security of government employees and make it tougher for schools to attract qualified teachers.

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State News
5:54 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Federal Railroad Administration stepping up

After several recent management changes at Metra, the Federal Railroad Administration is stepping in to make sure the trains are still safe and efficient. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
5:18 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Protesters against federal sequester speak out

Protesters against the federal sequester hold signs outside Congressman Aaron Schock's office.
Credit Orko Manna / WCBU

About 20 people protested against the federal sequester outside Congressman Aaron Schock’s office Wednesday.

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Peoria Public Radio News
5:13 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Resident Officer Program begins in Peoria

The home of Resident Officer Ryan Winkle.
Orko Manna WCBU

Peoria’s first Resident Officer recently moved into a city owned house in the West Bluff.

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State News
5:00 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Jessie Jackson Jr., wife sentenced to jail

Former Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior and his wife are both headed to prison for stealing $750,000 in campaign cash. As IPR’s Alex Keefe reports, they were sentenced Wednesday by a federal judge in Washington DC: 

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Government
4:45 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Kirk stresses veteran employment at job fair at Bradley

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk says Illinois veterans are waiting twice as long as they should to get their claims processed.  Kirk made his comments during a veterans’ jobs fair at Bradley University with Congressman Aaron Schock.  Kirk says he’s co-sponsoring a Senate bill to cut down the waiting time:

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