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State News
2:04 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Bill Brady announces another bid for governor

Illinois State Senator Bill Brady is hoping his third campaign for governor is a charm. The Bloomington Republican announced Wednesday he’s running for the executive branch again. IPR’S Tony Arnold reports.

Bill Brady lost to incumbent Democrat Pat Quinn in 2010 by about 32,000 votes.  Four years earlier, he didn’t make it out of the Republican primary.  Brady says now, he’s learned where he needs to do better.

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State News
11:50 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Gay marriage advocates hope Supreme Court ruling helps their cause

Illinois advocates say Wednesday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act adds urgency to their fight to legalize same-sex marriage in the state. IPR’S Amanda Vinicky reports.

The high court's decision means that in the eyes of the law, same sex couples who are legally married cannot be denied their equal right to federal benefits. But in Illinois, gay couples cannot legally marry.

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Theatre Reviews
8:30 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Review - "The Foreigner"

Corn Stock Theatre’s summer season continues with a production of “The Foreigner,” starring Peoria native Steve Vinovich. Marty Lynch has this review for Peoria Public Radio and the Live Theatre League of Peoria. Opinions expressed are those of the reviewer, not those of Peoria Public Radio or the Live Theatre League.


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State News
6:55 am
Wed June 26, 2013

How Mississippi River dam and nearby power plant produce power

The Mississippi River dam between Keokuk and Hamilton and the nearby power plant were completed 100-years ago. In part three of the series, Damming the Mighty Mississippi, Illinois Public Radio’s Jason Parrott looks at how they work together to power the region.

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Peoria Public Radio News
5:00 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Peoria Stadium topic of City Council Meeting

Credit Name This Peoria Landmark

Peoria District 150 is considering selling its stadium property just off War Memorial Drive to be used for a new Wal-mart Store. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports that has the concern of many in the city. 


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Peoria Public Radio News
5:00 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Peoria City Council round-up

  The City of Peoria is revising the boundaries of its Central Business Tax Increment Financing District. That works to the benefit of other taxing bodies like Peoria School District 150. The School System will receive at least $500,000 more in tax revenue under the new boundaries. That’s property tax money that would have otherwise been captured in the TIF District fund for 35 years.

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Government
9:59 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Proposed rules for aggressive dogs head to Peoria County Board

Dog owners in Peoria County could be facing tougher penalties for threatening and harmful dog behavior under a proposal being considered by the County Board.   Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports: 


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Government
8:59 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

State pension committee meets for first time Thursday

The latest effort to reach a compromise on a state pension overhaul involves a special panel of lawmakers.   The Illinois House and Senate conference committee was created to work out a deal that has, so far, eluded the legislature. GOP representative Jil Tracy of Mount Sterling is one of four Republicans on the ten-member panel which meets for the first time Thursday. She thinks they can come to an agreement:

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:45 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

PHA updates trespass policy

The Peoria Housing Authority now has an updated trespass policy. The authority’s board approved changes this week following complaints from members of the community.

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State News
7:56 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Illinois' poor credit rating could impact universities

Recent downgrades to Illinois' credit rating could soon have an effect on universities all over the state.

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