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Peoria Public Radio News
1:49 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Goodwill Commons now open to the community

Ribbon cutting outside Goodwill Commons on War Memorial Drive Monday.
Credit Orko Manna / WCBU

Goodwill of Central Illinois opened its renovated building on War Memorial Drive Monday.

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Education
8:17 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Security changes at District 150

District 150 is preparing for safety changes this coming academic year.  New state law requires the district to hold an annual drill in the event of a school-shooting incident, including participation from law enforcement.  

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State News
8:02 am
Tue August 13, 2013

IL public universities could share more research

A new law requires Illinois' public universities to consider making their research available for free, but it does not require it.

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Agriculture
7:55 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Ag Secretary Vilsack weighs-in on immigration reform

Comprehensive immigration reform is critical to sustaining the Midwest's role as a global leader in agriculture.

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Government
5:15 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Police prepare for IL concealed carry

Although concealed carry is on the books in Illinois … it'll be months before anyone can obtain a permit to actually carry a firearm in public. But as IPR’s Brian Mackey reports, police are already getting ready for the change: 


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Government
6:30 pm
Sat August 10, 2013

Quinn announces Civic Center improvements at Peoria stop

The Peoria Civic Center is getting some new seating in the Carver Arena with $2.6 million from the state. Governor Pat Quinn visited Saturday afternoon to make the capital funding announcement and sign legislation.

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Sports
4:52 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Peoria traffic delays expected for National Motorcycle Parade

Peoria City motorists can expect traffic delays Saturday as the Grand National Motorcycle Parade moves through the community. The parade begins at 10 at the racetrack on Cameron Lane. Drivers can expect delays along route 116, Maxwell Road and Farmington Road.  The parade moves from there onto Main and Adams streets, ending in downtown Peoria. 

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State News
4:22 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Food and fun as Illinois State Fair begins

The Illinois State Fair officially got underway Friday. IPR's Brian Mackey has more on what's happening at this year's fair: 

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Crime
12:52 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Interview about Millikin University professor’s past

A recent investigation by the Georgetown Advocate revealed the chair of the psychology department of Millikin University in Decatur spent six years in an institution being committed criminally insane. Professor James Saint James once went by the name Jim Wolcott. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:32 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Lighting up the night sky

Credit science.nasa.gov

  The night sky is providing an annual light show. Astronomers say scores of meteors will blaze across the sky from Saturday night through the early morning hours of Tuesday.

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