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Peoria Public Radio News
12:25 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Schock on the State of the Union

18th District Congressman Aaron Schock says he liked the President’s comments on tax reform. 

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Government
12:15 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Mayor Manier reacts to State of Union speech

Washington, Illinois Mayor Gary Manier was in the nation’s capitol for the State Of The Union last night.  He was the guest of U.S. Senator Mark Kirk. The Central Illinois town was devastated following last November’s tornado. Manier says it was a thrill to see President Obama deliver the speech. But Manier says he was hoping the President would mention the state’s recovery efforts:

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Peoria Public Radio News
4:00 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Mayor Ardis delivers State of the City Address

Attendees await State of the City Address.
Denise Molina-Weiger

A focus on attracting new development in downtown Peoria was a highlight of this year’s State of the City Address.

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State News
7:45 am
Tue January 28, 2014

How cover crops help farmers

Credit Guy Stephens / Illinois Public Radio/WNIJ

In some Illinois farm fields, hidden beneath the ice and snow, there are crops farmers have planted that won’t ever go to market, but could ultimately affect the farmers’ bottom line. As Illinois Public Radio's Guy Stephens reports, cover crops could have an impact far beyond that:

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:43 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Peoria area home sales remain flat in 2013

Home sales in the Peoria area mostly remained flat in 2013 compared to the previous year.

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State News
6:23 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Il Dep of Juvenile Justice in need of new director

The Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice is looking for a new leader. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn moved its Director, Arthur Bishop, to the state’s child welfare agency. IPR'S Patrick Smith reports.

The Department of Juvenile Justice runs Illinois’ six youth prisons. Whoever takes over will be responsible for about 900 incarcerated kids. The new director will also be inheriting some huge projects, and lingering scandals.

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Education
11:26 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

U of I chancellor target of social media attacks

The University of Illinois’ Urbana chancellor became the target of social media attacks late Sunday and Monday morning over her decision to keep the campus open despite the cold weather.  

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Government
11:13 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

New talks on gambling expansion kick off Tuesday

An Illinois lawmaker is attempting to revive talks over a massive expansion of gambling in the state. The effort begins Tuesday at a casino in East St. Louis.

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Peoria Public Radio News
11:08 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Tornado victims share a night at the PRM

Brittany Miller, holding her son Weston and talking with her husband Matt Rampenthal while their older son Miller plays at the Peoria Riverfront Museum, January 27, 2014.
Credit Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

People affected by the November 17, 2013 tornadoes were invited to a special kick-off event last night at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. About 40 people attended, many young families, to share their stories following the disaster.

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Education
10:57 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

School Board OKs transferring Charter Oak principal

The District 150 School Board removed a principal from his duties at a primary school amid an investigation into state test practices. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports two teachers at Charter Oak Primary School will also get re-assigned:

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