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7:45 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Chris Mooney to take over the U of I's IGPA

Chris Mooney
Credit www.uis.edu

University of Illinois Springfield political scientist Chris Mooney will take over next month as the head of U of I's Institute of Government and Public Affairs. Public radio listeners know Mooney as frequent panelist on the "State Week in Review" program. 

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State News
7:26 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Private investigator asks for pardon in 1986 Paris murders

A private investigator wants Governor Pat Quinn to pardon two men imprisoned for years for a double-murder in Paris, Illinois.

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Out and About
8:00 am
Sat July 27, 2013

Out and About - July 26, 2013

This week, we're talking with Jimmy Ulrich about Peoria Players' upcoming youth production of "All Shook Up." The "jukebox" musical features music made famous by Elvis Presley, and a story about a small Midwestern town, thrown into disarray by the arrival of a motorcycle-riding drifter. Ulrich says the music -- along with the fact  that it's a newer musical --  makes the show a treat for both the performers and the audience. "All Shook Up" runs August 7th through the 11th at Peoria Players Theatre.

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Peoria Public Radio News
5:50 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Community remembers Gary Sandberg

The late Gary Sandberg's Harley Davison motorcycle sits in the pavilion area of the Gateway Building. His license plate reads “ATLRG2”
Credit Tanya Koonce/Peoria Public Radio

A steady flow of people came and went from the Gateway Building on the Peoria Riverfront Friday for the life remembrance for Peoria City Councilman Gary Sandberg.  

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Education
5:22 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Former Ambassador gives $3M to ISU

Former U.N. Ambassador Donald McHenry has donated $3 million to his alma mater, Illinois State University. McHenry says he is pleased to do for the University what ISU did for him, offer an intellectual transformation. McHenry says he still thinks of himself as a former champion debater more than he does as a co-founder of the NAACP or diplomat:

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Peoria Public Radio News
4:58 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Peoria Fire department gets medical upgrades

The ALS fire truck on SW Jefferson Avenue, with a display of new medical and emergency-response equipment.
Credit Orko Manna / WCBU

The Peoria Fire Department is upgrading its station on SW Jefferson Avenue with an Advanced Life Support fire truck.

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Peoria Public Radio News
1:50 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Carver Center to open next week

The Carver Community Center could open as soon as next week. Current and former members of the center’s board celebrated the reopening of the facility Friday.

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:39 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

National report says Bartonville coal plant causes pollution

Area environmental groups say a national report draws attention to Ameren Energy Resources’ coal plant in Bartonville.

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State News
6:23 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Governor signs bill paving the way for 3rd Chicago-area airport

Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill Thursday authorizing the Illinois Department of Transportation to move forward on building a 3rd Chicago-area Airport in Peotone.  Touting it as a job creator, the Governor says the construction phase will employ more than 11-thousand workers, and the operational airport will put more than 14-thousand people to work. 

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State News
6:12 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Pioneering Sex Researcher Virginia Johnson dies

A leader in the field of research into love and sex has died. Virginia Johnson was 88 years old. She had been in an assisted living facility in St. Louis.

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