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7:23 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Lawmakers to vote on changes made to concealed carry bill

Illinois lawmakers are due back in Springfield this week. They’re expected to vote on changes the governor made to a concealed carry bill. Governor Pat Quinn says lawmakers caved to the National Rifle Association while negotiating the bill.

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State News
7:16 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Southern Il farmers discuss fruit and vegetable crop

A year ago, southern Illinois fruit and vegetables were struggling through a record drought. This year, growers say things couldn’t be more different, with cooler temperatures and much higher rain totals. Wayne Sirles is Vice President of Rendleman Farms in Union County. He says last year, peaches were ready much earlier than normal, and this year people will have to wait just a bit longer. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:57 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Peoria County proposes new animal control contract

Peoria County is asking municipalities to sign onto a three year contract for animal control services. The current contracts with 14 Peoria County communities expire at the end of the year.

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Out and About
8:00 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Out and About - July 5, 2013

Peoria Public Radio News
6:23 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Focus Forward committee approves budget

The group charged with re-working economic development efforts in the Peoria region is closer to adopting a budget.

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State News
6:15 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Il S.C. rule making it easier for military personnel spouses to get a law license goes into effect

This week, a new Illinois Supreme Court rule took effect that's intended to make it easier for spouses of military personnel to get a law license. IPR'S Brian Mackey has more.

Angela Allen practices law in Chicago and, with a husband in the Illinois National Guard, she's one of about 800 members of the Military Spouse J.D. Network. Allen says the job market for lawyers is tough enough as it is, but with the frequent transfers that are a part of military life, she says the time and expense of getting a new state law license made it even harder on the lawyer-spouses.

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Transportation
6:37 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Area road project changes

The Illinois Department of Transportation is suspending non-emergency roadwork to help with traffic flow during the holiday week.  I-DOT says the roadwork suspension will last through Sunday. 

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Government
5:44 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Quinn still pushes pension deadline

Governor Pat Quinn's office says its July Ninth deadline for a pension overhaul stands, even though the leader of a special legislative panel formed to come up with a solution says there's no way to meet it.  IPR’s Amanda Vinicky has more, following the committee's meeting Wednesday morning in Chicago: 

  
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Politics
5:28 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

George Ryan released from prison

Federal Inmate number 16627-424, better known as former Illinois Governor George Ryan, is done serving time.  IPR’s Robert Wildeboer reports: 


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Peoria Public Radio News
12:31 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Bustos visits A. Lucas & Sons during tour

17th District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos meets with A. Lucas & Sons employees.
Credit Orko Manna / WCBU

17th District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos visited A. Lucas & Sons as part of her “Make it in America” tour.

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