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Politics
6:29 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Quinn releases 2013 tax returns

Governor Pat Quinn's has released his 2013 tax returns. 

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Medical
6:21 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

UICOMP students present research projects

Students at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria presented about 25 different research projects Monday. The students had two to three minutes to explain the subject matter and conclusions of the medical research. Doctor Meenakshy Aiyer is the College’s associate Dean for Academic Affairs. She says presenting clinical and educational research helps refine student’s communication skills in an ever-changing environment:

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Environment
2:10 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Farmers concerned about sharing data

As farmers use information technology to grow more with less money, many are being asked to share their data. But they're worried about security, privacy, and other problems that could crop up. 

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Government
1:56 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

IL cost to lease cars might go down

The cost of leasing an automobile in Illinois should be going down. At least, that's what's supposed to happen under legislation the governor signed into law Monday. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
1:24 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

PIA breaks all-time monthly record

The General Wayne Downing Peoria International Airport is reporting record passenger traffic in March. More than 59-thousand people departed and arrived at the airport last month. That’s the largest number of people using the airport since last March when the monthly record was more than 56-thousand passengers. Airport Director Gene Olson says that’s a five-percent increase.

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Peoria Public Radio News
7:08 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Peoria encouraging residents to participate in survey

Peoria residents have an opportunity to weigh in on the direction of the city.  

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State News
7:02 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Uncertainty towards a proposed change to the school funding formula

Illinois lawmakers are considering a major change to the way local schools get money from the state. But information about how individual school districts would fare in the new system won't be ready until just before the end of the spring legislative session. IPR'S Amanda Vinicky reports.

Illinois' schools are primarily funded by local property taxes which means that there's a big disparity in how much money is spent on a student depending on her zip code. The state gives money to wealthy and poor districts alike.

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Education
6:10 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

U of I Trustees talk pending retirements from pension reform

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees Friday told President Robert Easter to work with other state schools and lawmakers to prevent a wave of retirements brought on by Illinois’ pension reform law. 

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Education
4:54 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Illinois gets NCLB waiver

After more than two years of trying, Illinois has finally won a waiver from the federal education law known as No Child Left Behind. What does this mean for schools in Illinois?

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State News
8:06 am
Fri April 18, 2014

State legislation hints at marijuana legalization

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Last year, Illinois approved medical use of marijuana after years of debating the issue. But could Illinois be closer to following the lead of some other states that have given the ok to recreational use? Illinois Public Radio's Lee Strubinger reports. 

Twenty states including Illinois allow cannabis to be used with a doctor's approval. About 40 medical conditions can qualify a person. Illinois' law is considered one of the strictest in the country.  

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