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Peoria Public Radio News
2:03 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Construction impacting access at PIA

Those attempting to access the General Wayne Downing Peoria International Airport should be aware of ongoing construction at the site.

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Peoria Public Radio News
1:32 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Central Illinois Coalition calls for more renewable energy

Credit Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

  A coalition of clean energy proponents are supporting the new US EPA rules released Monday.

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:36 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Internet ready learning zones launched

Debra Piscola is the Senior Director of Government and External Affairs at Comcast.
Credit Denise Molina-Weiger / Peoria Public Radio

Some local community organizations, Peoria Public Library and Peoria Public Schools are working to bridge the digital divide by offering free WiFi service. Comcast is supplying the service for free or at a reduced cost to various organizations like the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Peoria, the Dream and East Bluff Community Centers, St. Paul's Baptist Church as well as some Peoria Public Schools.

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:18 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

District 150 band teacher arrested

Peoria police are investigating an inappropriate sexual relationship between a District 150 teacher and student that apparently went on for about five years.

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State News
6:52 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Gay couples celebrate right to marry

Same-sex couples throughout Illinois can tie the knot for the first time this week. Dozens of counties around the state began issuing marriage licenses to gay couples Monday. But state law imposes a one-day waiting period before they can actually get hitched. Illinois Public Radio's Alex Keefe spent Monday morning in the suburbs with some couples preparing for their big day.

Barbara McMillan and Roseann Szalkowski have now been together long enough that it’s hard to interview them individually.

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Peoria Public Radio News
10:52 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

The City of Pekin looks to reduce on street parking

  The City of Pekin is looking for ways to reduce on street overnight parking on its narrowest streets.

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Economy
10:37 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Flash Index: Illinois’ Economic Growth Up Slightly In May

After three months of declines, the U of I’s Flash Index to the Illinois economy showed a slight increase in May, up two tenths of a point, to 106.2.

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Government
10:31 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Planning group considers search firm for executive director

The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission is looking to use a search firm to hire a new permanent executive director. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports:

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Politics
3:17 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Lock and dam agreement is done, but repairs aren’t immediate

Shipping their harvest on barges through the vast river way system is vital for Midwest farmers.  But many say the system of locks and dams on major rivers is decaying and out of date. House and Senate negotiators in Washington recently reached agreement on a bill to authorize improvements to the river system …and President Obama is expected to sign the measure.  But the changes won’t happen overnight. IPR’s Rich Egger has the story

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State News
1:31 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

USDA helping low-income home buyers in Il

The USDA is ready to help potential low-income home buyers in Illinois. IPR'S Emily Boyer reports.

The agency plans to spend 20-million dollars in Illinois on rural home loans this year. Housing Program Director Barry Ramsey says so far they’ve only loaned out about a third of that total. But, he says the home buying season peaks during the summer.

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