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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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Government
4:23 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

How much will pension fix save Illinois?

Illinois' new pension law is under scrutiny on multiple levels. There are several lawsuits from people facing reduced retirement benefits … and now there's question over just how much money it will save. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:38 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Dunlap Schools and teachers union release contract agreement details

Dunlap Schools and the Education Association in that district are releasing the details of a tentative contract agreement between the two.

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State News
9:46 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Trumpeter swans flock in record numbers to St. Louis-area bird sanctuary

Trumpeter swans sleep on the ice at Heron Pond at Riverlands, while seagulls fly overhead.
Credit Véronique LaCapra & The Beacon / St. Louis Public Radio

Every winter, hundreds of trumpeter swans migrate from their breeding grounds in Wisconsin to the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, just across the Mississippi River from Alton, Illinois.

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Peoria Public Radio News
8:17 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Cat reports 4th quarter and full year results

Caterpillar’s sales and revenues for 2013 were down about $10 billion. The company reported sales of just more than $55.6 for last year. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
7:04 am
Mon January 27, 2014

PRM begins collecting tornado-related stories

The Peoria Riverfront Museum kicks off a project Monday to capture the stories of people who survived the November tornados. 

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State News
6:53 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Il lawmakers return to Springfield this week

Illinois legislators will return to Springfield this week ... finally.  It'll be their first meeting this year. IPR'S Amanda Vinicky has more on the light calendar.

When the General Assembly convenes Wednesday, it's not for a typical day. The governor will give his State of the State speech. All legislators have to do is sit, listen, and react. 

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State News
6:24 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Senate Republican leader outlines her agenda

The Illinois general assembly returns to Springfield this week. One top Republican leader has an agenda, but says politics are likely to get in the way. IPR'S Lauren Chooljian reports.

Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno says lawmakers have a lot of urgent matters to tackle this session. 

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State News
6:14 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Illinois' U.S. Senators against reducing use of biofuels

Illinois’ U.S. Senators are urging the federal Environmental Protection Agency not to change rules mandating the use of ethanol and other biofuels. In a letter to the agency, Democrat Dick Durbin and Republican Mark Kirk said the EPA does not have authority to make its proposed changes. 

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