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12:39 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Likely discussion on Peoria option to buyout water supplier

A potential Peoria City buyout of Illinois-American-Water will likely be discussed in the coming months.  Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports a group under the region’s new economic development effort could revisit the issue:

 


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Government
6:24 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Bipartisan panel says Gov. Quinn's pension-pay plan is not working

Though it's looking increasingly like legislators will not get their paychecks next month, members of the special committee tasked with agreeing on a new pension plan say that's NOT a factor in their deliberations. IPR’s Amanda Vinicky has more:


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Peoria Public Radio News
6:01 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Newt Gingrich stops in Peoria for fundraiser

Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich visiting animals at the Peoria Zoo.
Credit Orko Manna / WCBU

Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich visited the Peoria Zoo Thursday before headlining a fundraiser for State Senator Darin LaHood.  The former Republican Presidential Candidate criticized President Barack Obama's speech on the economy this week in Galesburg:

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Education
3:05 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

SIU president retiring next June

SIU President Glenn Poshard will step down from his post next summer. The long-time administrator says it's time for him to slow down, and he's ready for the next chapter in his life.

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Government
3:00 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

No August paychecks for state lawmakers

Illinois lawmakers will not get their paychecks for the month of August.  

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Peoria Public Radio News
2:28 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Peoria area unemployment rate increases in June

Temporary layoffs in the manufacturing sector are taking a toll on the area’s unemployment rate. The Illinois Department of Employment Security reports eight-point-eight percent of people living in the Metropolitan Statistical Area filed unemployment claims in June. That’s up nearly one-percent from the same time last year. It’s also an increase from the rate in May. 

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State News
2:01 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Daley wants to get rid of Regional Transportation Authority

Bill Daley says he wants to eliminate the agency that oversees all other transit agencies around Chicago.

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:25 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Jump Trading Simulation Center to pump millions into local economy

The new Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center is expected to inject more than 90-million dollars into the tri-county area economy over the next five years. That’s according to an economic analysis performed by the Center for Business and Economic Research at Bradley University. 60-million dollars of the economic impact comes from construction of the facility while more than 30 million is a result of ongoing operations.

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State News
7:27 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Obama addresses the cost of getting a college degree

President Barack Obama used part of his speech at Knox College to address the price of earning a college degree. IPR'S Chris Lovingood has the story. 

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State News
7:23 am
Thu July 25, 2013

The consequences of school districts paying for their own pension costs

Chicago Public Schools continue to face severe budget problems. They are laying off staff and cutting programs. And part of the reason for those reductions has to do with the district’s pension obligations.Illinois Public Radio's Tony Arnold reports why Chicago Public Schools’ struggling pension system could actually turn into the model for every other school in Illinois.

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