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Military
1:56 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Peoria Honor Flight departing for D.C.

Peoria’s second Honor Flight takes off from the General Wayne Downing Peoria International Airport this morning about 5:30. The flight is bound for Washington D.C., and honors World War II, Korea and some Vietnam Veterans. More than 75 Veterans are making the flight. 

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Crime
1:47 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Peoria Police step up presence following shooting deaths

The Peoria Police Department arrested a 25-year-old man in connection with a weekend shooting on South Stanley.  Cortez Williams was arrested for the murder of Melvin Sanders on Saturday. The shooting follows two other gun deaths last week at 1204 West Margaret Avenue. Peoria Police Chief Steve Settingsgaard says he’s using more personnel to target the affected neighborhoods:

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Government
1:37 am
Tue September 24, 2013

PHA redevelopment for Taft Homes taking shape

The redevelopment of Taft Homes is taking shape. The Peoria Housing Authority Board unanimously approved taking the next steps in relocating the 216-unit housing complex from near the riverfront. But it’s estimated to cost nearly $45-Million to build the proposed four to six new apartment buildings across the city.

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Education
12:47 am
Tue September 24, 2013

District 150 weighs options on Peoria Stadium

The future of the Peoria Stadium property remains murky. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports District 150 is considering multiple options:

 


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Business
11:11 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

ADM looks to move world HQ from Decatur

After 44 years as the world headquarters for Archer Daniels Midland, the central Illinois town of Decatur is about to lose that title.  IPR’s Sean Crawford reports: 


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Prisons
11:03 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Report: IL prison youth education in violation, inadequate

Credit WBEZ/Chicago Public Radio

The education Illinois kids get in youth prisons is grossly inadequate, and in violation of state and federal laws and regulations.  That’s according to a new report that can’t simply be put on a shelf.  IPR’s Robert Wildeboer has more:  
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State News
3:37 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

A competitive GOP primary for Gov. could help other challengers

Some political strategists say a competitive Republican primary for governor could help challengers further down the ballot, like for state representative or senator.  Four candidates are seeking the GOP nomination for governor.

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State News
3:30 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Rodney Davis announces re-election campaign

Congressman Rodney Davis is touring the 13th district formally announcing his re-election campaign. The Taylorville Republican recently voted for the House Bill to defund Affordable Care Act and during his stop in Bloomington Davis was forthright about the law several times.

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Peoria Public Radio News
2:38 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Peoria veteran gets long awaited medals

Retired U.S. Air Force veteran, Benny Percy, receives recognition from Congressman Aaron Schock for time served during classified mission.
Credit Denise Molina / Peoria Public Radio

A retired U.S. Air Force veteran was finally recognized for his part in a classified mission that took place more than three decades ago. Congressman Aaron Schock presented an Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, and Humanitarian Service Medal to 54-year old Benny Percy.

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State News
8:27 am
Mon September 23, 2013

The Constitution and Freedom of the Press

The first amendment of the U.S. Constitution allows for a free press. But how much freedom should be allowed is an issue that continues to be discussed. Illinois Public Radio's Rich Egger reports. 

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