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5:00 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

State senate looking at electronic tracking limits

The Illinois Senate is considering limits on the ways law enforcement can use electronic tracking information. Both privacy advocates and police are in favor of the change.

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Government
4:53 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Peoria landfill settlement means $130,000 more in revenue

The Peoria City/County Landfill is set to get a revenue boost with a proposed legal settlement.  The settlement follows two years of talks between the City, County and landfill operator, Waste Management. The proposed deal would require the company to pay $130,000 more in annual fees to deposit trash in the landfill. Landfill committee member and Peoria City Councilman Ryan Spain says the settlement can help tackle revenue challenges, including less trash being deposited in landfill:

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Peoria Public Radio News
2:59 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Greatest health issues facing Tri-County area highlighted in new assessment

Area hospitals and other health organizations have a better idea of the biggest health issues impacting the region.

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Peoria Public Radio News
1:12 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Water main replacement at Main and University to begin in March

Site of water main break at Main and University in September.
Credit Daryl Scott / Peoria Public Radio

Work is expected to begin on the water-main at Main and University in Peoria early next month.

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State News
9:41 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Economist says Il had difficulty coming out of the recession

Credit igpa.uillinois.edu

Illinois, like many states, suffered financially during the recession. But an economist says Illinois was in a weaker position to deal with the challenge. 

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State News
7:07 am
Mon February 24, 2014

U of I initiative receives 70-million dollar federal grant

An initiative announced by the University of Illinois more than a year ago now has the funding to build its Chicago-based manufacturing hub.

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State News
6:57 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Lawmakers considering whether to prevent universities from giving interest-free loans to faculty

Illinois lawmakers are considering whether to crack down on universities giving a certain type of interest-free loan to faculty. Except, as IPR'S Brian Mackey reports, it doesn’t seem to be happening in Illinois.

State Rep. Jack Franks, a Democrat from Marnego, says the legislation is meant to prevent universities from abusing their tax-exempt status.

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Government
5:54 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Legal settlement reached for Peoria City/County landfill

Credit Google Maps

After more than two years of talks, the Peoria City/County Landfill Committee has approved a tentative legal settlement with Waste Management.  The company operates Landfill #2 in Peoria County.  The proposed agreement would require Waste Management to pay more in fees for every ton deposited at the landfill to help cover costs.  That rate is going up 65-cents per ton.  The Peoria County Board and City Council also must approve the agreement for it to take effect.  The settlement with Waste Management also would include a landfill road compliance and maintenance plan. 

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State News
1:04 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Discussion on future plans for the Mahomet Aquifer

Efforts to save the Mahomet Aquifer are behind a public meeting in Normal Saturday. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has approved the citing of a Clinton Landfill over part of the water source, which stretches across 13 counties in central Illinois.

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State News
12:57 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Same-sex couples can get married in Cook County

A federal judge Friday is allowing same-sex couples to get married in Cook County, starting immediately. The ruling only applies to one county in Illinois - Cook County.

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