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Peoria Public Radio News
11:13 am
Tue February 11, 2014

WEEK to get new owners

WEEK TV is getting a new owner. Quincy Newspapers announced the television station is one of three it’s acquiring from Granite Broadcasting Corporation.

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Peoria Public Radio News
10:55 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Il American Water lifts boil order

Most residents living in Peoria and West Peoria can now use water regularly. Illinois American Water lifted the boil order for those who were impacted by Monday’s water main break at Jefferson and Abington streets. That means it’s no longer necessary for customers to boil their water before drinking or cooking.

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State News
6:53 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Sen. Brady: ‘no conflict of interest’ in tax subsidy votes

Bloomington Republican Senator and gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady says a recent newspaper story alleging a possible ethics violation doesn’t tell the whole story. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:45 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Traffic detour following water main break

There’s a traffic detour for Peoria drivers to get around the water main break. Starting early Tuesday afternoon, NON-truck traffic on southbound Route 29 in Peoria will take Jefferson Street to Van Buren, Adams Street and Hayward Streets, back to Jefferson Street. The portion of Adams Street from Hayward to Van Buren will be temporarily converted into two-way traffic separated by barrels during this time.

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Education
1:01 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Lathan responds to District 150 critics amid testing investigation

District 150 Superintendent Grenita Lathan is responding to critics of her administration and what they say is a ‘culture of fear’.  Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports the comments follow the fourth straight meeting where parents are voicing concern:
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Government
5:06 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

‘The Onion’ helping with healthcare sign up

A new banner of ads will top "The Onion" website. IPR’s Amanda Vinicky reports on the state's latest effort to get young people to sign up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

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Peoria Public Radio News
3:08 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Many Peoria residents under a boil order

Water main break at NE Jefferson and Abingdon Streets in Peoria, Illinois
Denise Molina-Weiger Peoria Public Radio

Thousands of Illinois American Water customers were without water or had low water pressure due to a major transmission line break. The main break took place on the corner of Northeast Jefferson and Abington Street just after nine Monday morning. A large portion of the city, south of Forrest Hill, was impacted.

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State News
3:08 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Lawsuit alleges Rutherford sexually assaulted ex-employee

A lawsuit has been filed Monday against Dan Rutherford- Illinois’ Treasurer and a Republican candidate for governor.  A warning to sensitive listeners - the suit includes allegations of sexual assault leveled by a former employee. 

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State News
6:58 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum features work by Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz looks at photos from her exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield. At left are Lincoln's hat and gloves he had with him the night of his assassination.
Amanda Vinicky Illinois Public Radio/WUIS

The photographer Annie Leibovitz is best known for shooting celebrities. Her elaborately staged work is a staple of Vanity Fair and Vogue magazines. But a few years ago, she set out on a more personal project, a pilgrimage to capture places and objects connected to people who've inspired her, including Abraham Lincoln. That work now is part of an exhibit, called “Pilgrimage," that opened over the weekend at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield. Illinois Public Radio's Brian Mackey takes us to the exhibit for a conversation with Leibovitz.

Enter the museum and walk to the main plaza. The gallery is across from the White House, next to a replica’s of Lincoln’s boyhood log cabin. It’s a long, white room. The photos — 78 in all — are tightly clustered on all four walls.

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State News
6:22 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Durbin criticizes GOP candidates for governor

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin is criticizing the Republican field of candidates governor for their stances on low-income workers and the unemployed. IPR'S Hannah Meisel reports.

It's an ongoing battle the Democratic senator is fighting in Congress, mirrored in the race for the governor's mansion: raising the minimum wage. 

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