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7:56 am
Fri June 14, 2013

What it's like to have a superhero for a neighbor

Today “Man of Steel,” the latest Superman movie, opens in theaters across the country. Much of the film was shot in Chicago, a stand-in for the comic book’s fictional Metropolis. But some folks downstate may take issue with that. 

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State News
7:47 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Livingston County Sheriff wants to use Dwight prison for county inmates

The Livingston County Sheriff hopes to convince state and local officials to re-open a portion of the closed Dwight prison for housing county inmates.

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State News
7:26 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Republicans wants to use tax credits to keep college students in the state

State politicians have focused on using tax credits to keep companies in Illinois.  House Republicans want to use that tactic to keep students here too.  IRPS' Amanda Vinicky reports.

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State News
7:22 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Hillary Clinton visits Chicago

Hillary Clinton was in Chicago Thursday making one of her first big speeches since stepping down as Secretary of State. There’s already speculation about her possible presidential bid in 2016. IPR'S Alex Keefe reports.

Clinton DID give the obligatory nod to the hometown sports team....

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:30 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Carver Community Center Board asked to step aside

Credit Tanya Koonce / WCBU

The Peoria Chapter of the NAACP and members of the community are calling for the removal of the Carver Community Center Board. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports they are passing petitions in support of the effort. 


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Peoria Public Radio News
6:30 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Remembering Pete Vonachen

Credit Tanya Koonce / WCBU

Peoria lays to rest today the man many called 'Mr Baseball.'  Pete Vonachen died Monday. He was 87. Vonachen purchased Peoria’s minor league baseball team about 30 years ago, and shared a great friendship with the late Harry Carey.

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Peoria Public Radio News
10:15 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Reduced building permit fee Peoria County flood victims

The Peoria County board approved reducing building and maintenance fees by half for flood victims. The board voted 11 to five on the fee reduction while also adding two new full time employees to the Planning and Zoning Department.

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Peoria Public Radio News
3:42 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Ticket vendor for Cat's Visitors Center experiences security breach

Credit: Caterpillar Visitor's Center Facebook page

Caterpillar says the third party ticket vendor for its visitor’s center has experienced a security breach. That has the potential to impact those who’ve purchased tickets to Cat’s Visitors Center online or at the box-office. It does not include Caterpillar’s adjacent Merchandise Center or the company’s systems or hardware.

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Peoria Public Radio News
1:32 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Cat will continue not funding the Boy Scouts

The Caterpillar Foundation will continue to NOT fund the Boys Scouts of America. Spokeswoman Rachael Potts says the company’s foundation is reaffirming the decision it made last July. At the time, the Scouts decided to continue a ban on homosexual members or leaders. That went against Caterpillar’s anti-discrimination policy. 

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State News
7:22 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Streamlining the transition from military life to college

Transitioning from military life to college can be difficult especially when it comes transferring credit. Illinois Public Radio’s Jenna Dooley reports on efforts to streamline the process:

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