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6:44 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Il Sec. of State discusses new traffic laws and politics

Jesse White was first elected Secretary of State in 1998, a position he's running for again in 2014. The Chicago Democrat told Illinois Public Radio's Amanda Vinicky that's what's determining his stance on the race at the top of the ballot, as Governor Pat Quinn faces primary opposition from Bill Daley. But before they talked politics, White told Vinicky about why he believes three new laws the governor signed Monday  will make the roads safer including one that builds on his graduated drivers' license program for teens.  

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Government
10:25 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Tri-County Exec. Board OKs stance on water company buyout talks

A board with the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission says it’s staying out of any possible water company buyout talks in Peoria or Pekin. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports: 


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Education
9:11 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Bradley again gets top marks from Princeton Review

The Princeton Review is again recognizing Bradley University as one of the best in the nation. The ranking comes in the 2014 edition of “The Best 378 Colleges” guide. That makes Bradley again considered in the top 15 percent of all four-year colleges. Bradley’s athletic and recreation facilities also rank in the top 20 in The Princeton Review’s annual guide. The University’s entrepreneurship and video game design programs are rated among the top in the nation. The school is also considered in the top for academic quality and value.   

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Government
9:09 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

State gets three major new traffic laws

Illinois has a trio of new laws that officials say will make the roads safer.  But the governor has yet to act on other measures that could have a significant impact on drivers.

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Peoria Public Radio News
5:40 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Peoria Civic Center preparing for WorldFest 2013

Credit WorldFest - Peoria, IL / Facebook

The Peoria Civic Center is preparing for WorldFest 2013.

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State News
4:21 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

New case of rare stomach disease reported in Illinois

Illinois is reporting one new case of a rare stomach illness, bringing the total number in the state to five.

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Peoria Public Radio News
2:58 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Annual All Star Basketball Camp honors Dana Davis

  The 17th annual Mitchell “JJ” Anderson All Star Basketball Camp is moving forward this year without the man who helped found and carry on the event. 

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Business
2:54 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Quinn speaks out against Metra leadership

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is speaking out against leadership at the troubled Metra rail agency and its parent organization.  IPR’s Tony Arnold explains:

 


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State News
6:24 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Discussion on medical marijuana law

Credit medicalmarijuana.org

Governor Pat Quinn recently signed a measure that makes Illinois the 20th state in the nation to legalize medical marijuana. But how long until it actually goes into effect? And what sort of restrictions will there be for patients hopeful to gain a prescription for the drug? Illinois Public Radio reporter Rachel Otwell recently spoke with statehouse reporter Brian Mackey about the news:

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State News
6:14 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Lincoln's tomb to close for renovations

Abraham Lincoln's tomb in Springfield is slated to close for renovations starting in October. The city's Convention and Visitor's Bureau says the renovations will take place on the underground part of the monument, usually open to the public.

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