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Peoria Public Radio News
11:15 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

The Taft re-development project begins to take shape

  The Peoria Housing Authority selected a co-developer to handle the Taft Homes project. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports they’ve also committed to moving forward on the Greeley School site:

 


The Model Group does property development, construction, and also serves as a management company. It’s goal is to revitalize urban neighborhoods, including mixed-use developments, and affordable housing indistinguishable from market-rate homes.

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Politics
11:07 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Last debate for Republican governor candidates

The Republican candidates for Illinois governor have debated for the final time.  

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Government
11:02 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Peoria County denies zoning request for Dollar General

The Peoria County Board rejected a developer’s zoning request to build a Dollar General Store in Limestone Township. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports:
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Government
4:37 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Lawmaker has new state gambling expansion idea

The logjam on gambling expansion in Illinois has gone on for years.  Now, a state legislator leading the negotiations says he's got a new, two-pronged approach.  

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Peoria Public Radio News
2:25 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Unemployment rate fell in January

The number of people filing unemployment claims decreased year over year. The Illinois Department of Employment Security reports the January unemployment rate at 9.8 percent in the Peoria Metropolitan Statistical Area. That’s down slightly from 10.1 percent the same time last year. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
2:11 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Bustos wants to remove cap on compensation for service members with life-changing injuries

The congresswoman representing Peoria wants to make sure service members who’ve sustained life-changing injuries in combat are compensated appropriately.

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State News
1:36 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Senate President says Illinois still a good place to do business

The top Democrat in the State Senate is defending Illinois as a good place to do business. IPR'S Tony Arnold reports.

John Cullerton took a big picture look at Illinois’ economy Thursday. The Senate President delivered a speech at the Union League Club in downtown Chicago, portraying Illinois as a competitive place to do business compared to surrounding states.

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State News
1:28 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Johnson County voters to decide whether to ban hydraulic fracturing

A ballot measure before voters in far-southern Johnson County seeks to ban hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. But, as IPR'S Hannah Meisel reports, some advocates worry the proposal’s wording has the potential to confuse voters.

As it’s stated on the ballot, voters can vote yes or no in response to the following question:

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State News
1:23 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Brady continues to attack opponents

Bill Brady is continuing to attack on his Republican primary foes for Illinois governor. The State Senator says he knew he couldn’t compete with venture capitalist Bruce Rauner’s money.

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Peoria Public Radio News
9:49 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Main and University intersection to close

The intersection of Main and University in Peoria will be closed to ALL traffic beginning Monday, March 17th for ground thawing and water main installation.

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