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Peoria Public Radio News
12:39 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Plane loaded with 70 lbs of pot seized in Peoria

A picture of the plane carrying large amounts of cannabis stopped at the Peoria International Airport on its way to the East Coast.

Area law enforcement arrested two Florida residents after finding more than 50 pounds of marijuana on their plane.

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Peoria Public Radio News
11:33 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Cat maintains quarterly dividend

Caterpillar is maintaining its dividend rate for this quarter. The company’s board of directors voted to maintain a quarterly cash dividend rate of 60-cents per share.

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Peoria Public Radio News
11:30 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Gov. Quinn announces more than $1 million approved to help tornado victims

Tornado victims throughout Illinois are being approved for more than one-million dollars in federal aid. Governor Pat Quinn says the money is helping those impacted by the tornadoes that struck the state last month. The federal grants are paying for disaster-related expense like temporary home rental, home repairs, and replacement of damaged personal property.

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Peoria Public Radio News
2:51 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Parking fees in downtown Peoria could change

It could be less expensive next year to use a city owned park deck in downtown Peoria. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports it could also cost more to park in metered spaces.

  

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Education
8:45 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Potential cheating at District 150 school for I-SAT testing

A Peoria District 150 primary school may have cheated in the way state testing was given to special education students.  

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Government
6:37 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

IL lawmaker calls on child welfare agency admins to resign

An Illinois State Senator is calling on top administrators running the state’s child welfare agency to resign.  That’s after they revealed the agency had mis-reported how many Illinois children died from abuse or neglect for the past several years.  

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Business
6:33 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

IL Gov. candidate weighs-in on ADM headquarters

A newly merged Office Depot chose to locate its headquarters in Florida, instead of Illinois.  A Republican candidate for governor says Illinois needs to hurry if it doesn't want a similar fate with ADM.

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:23 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

State Police stress driver safety following winter snowfall

Winter weather means drivers need to take their time, plan ahead, and give fellow travelers enough room to move.  That’s the message from Illinois State Police Trooper Dustin Pierce.  He says some drivers can cause accidents by crowding other cars of snow plows in winter weather:

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State News
6:27 am
Tue December 10, 2013

NIU football player finalist for Heisman Trophy

Heisman finalist Jordan Lynch
Credit NIU Athletics

Northern Illinois University quarterback Jordan Lynch is a finalist for this year's Heisman Trophy. IPR'S Jenna Dooley has more:

Huskie fans held their breath during last night's announcement on ESPN. They didn't have to wait long before 1996 Heisman winner Danny Wuerffel made it official. 

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State News
6:22 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Gifford slowly recovering

Damage from Gifford tornado
Credit Sean Powers / WILL

It’s been three weeks since an EF-3 tornado ripped through the Champaign County town of Gifford. As IPR'S Sean Powers reports, the community is slowly coming back together.

When Christina Gann, woke up Monday morning, she says it felt weird not going to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Gifford. For the last few weeks, she’s served hot meals there to people affected by the storm.

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