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11:22 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Proposal extends when voters can go to the polls

Illinois lawmakers are trying to change when voters can go to the polls this November. The proposal extends the number of early voting days. It would also allow citizens to vote on the same day they register.

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Peoria Public Radio News
10:23 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Body found in former Farmington High School

State, county and local law enforcement in Farmington are now investigating a death as part of a fire that destroyed the former high school. The fire occurred about two weeks ago at what's now called the Old School Center.

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Out and About
8:00 am
Fri May 30, 2014

HFO closes season with a double dose of Beethoven

Credit Heartland Festival Orchestra

David Commanday, Artistic Director of the Heartland Festival Orchestra, talks about this weekend's upcoming concert. "Victorious Beethoven" pairs the composer's Fourth and Fifth Symphonies. Commanday contrasts the two symphonies, and talks about another piece on the program, which features the orchestra's principal instrumentalists. "Victorious Beethoven" will be performed Saturday night at 7:30 at Five Points Washington.

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State News
6:56 am
Fri May 30, 2014

What's left for lawmakers in the spring legislative session?

The Illinois General Assembly is winding down its spring legislative session Friday, and could wrap up a day ahead of tomorrow’s scheduled adjournment. As IPR'S Brian Mackey reports, just a few big issues remain.

Topic A is the budget. Lawmakers spent months debating whether to make 2011’s temporary tax hike permanent or, with no other options, slash funding for state programs. In the end, they chose neither.

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Peoria Public Radio News
10:04 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Peoria’s Washington St. project is almost complete

Three blocks of Washington Street in downtown Peoria will be open from Walnut to Liberty June 12th. Those traveling in Downtown Peoria have navigated the construction on Washington Street for more than a year. 

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Government
9:13 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Which roads, bridges are in state approved repair plan?

Illinois state representatives have approved a billion dollar plan to repair roads and bridges across the state. They just aren’t saying which roads and bridges will be fixed.  

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Government
8:19 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

IL House measure allows psychologists to write prescriptions

The Illinois House has approved legislation that would allow psychologists to prescribe medicine. Doctors had long opposed sharing that privilege with another profession. But the groups finally found a compromise.

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Peoria Public Radio News
7:08 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Police locate missing boy

Peoria police say that 12-year old Ryan Jackson has been found.  

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State News
6:57 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Panel of lawmakers question anti-violence program

A panel of Illinois state lawmakers spent three hours Wednesday trying to find out how politics played a role in a disgraced anti-violence program.

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State News
6:47 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Il House approves additional spending measures

The Illinois House approved two additional spending measures Wednesday. One would help pay down the state’s backlog of bills, thanks in part to a recent uptick in state tax collections. 

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