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8:04 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Transparency questions surround Washington fire board

The Washington Fire Board needs to consider allowing more public participation at its meetings. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports that’s according to Washington Mayor Gary Manier: 

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State News
6:12 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Number of Statehouse reporters down

State government controls billions of dollars in tax money and makes decisions that impact lives every day.  


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Out and About
5:01 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

An operatic turn on "Guys and Dolls"

Alex Mansoori (left) as Nicely-Nicely Johnson
Credit Corn Stock Theatre

Alex Mansoori plays Nicely-Nicely Johnson in Corn Stock Theatre's production of "Guys and Dolls." Trained as an opera singer, he talks about the opportunity the production offered to perform with his wife. He also talks about the sometimes itinerant lifestyle of an opera performer, and about some of his favorite moments in the show. "Guys and Dolls" opens tonight, and continues through Saturday, July 19th.

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State News
5:00 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Federal request to pospone investigation of NRI

Illinois Republicans say they want to continue a legislative investigation into a mismanaged anti-violence program. But that goes against the wishes of the federal government.

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State News
4:48 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Record number of tourists visit Illinois

Illinois' tourism numbers set another record in 2013, bringing in over 100-million visitors to the state.  State agencies aim to grow those numbers more in the face of budget cuts.

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Peoria Public Radio News
3:05 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Vallas calls for Rauner to release tax returns

The Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor is calling for Republican Bruce Rauner to release his complete tax returns for the past three years.

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Peoria Public Radio News
2:34 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Peoria's "Mr. Hockey" dies

Credit thesphl.com

Long-time Rivermen owner Bruce Saurs died Thursday. The 88-year old is known as Peoria’s “Mr. Hockey”.

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State News
2:25 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Clarksville Missouri dealing with flooded Mississippi River

  

The river levels on the Mississippi River, near Clarksville, Missouri have dropped a bit.  IPR's Amanda Vinicky reports.

It's almost an ironic invitation.  A gateway to the riverfront public park, at the edge of Clarksville's downtown, reads "touch the Mississippi."

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Peoria Public Radio News
7:36 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Peoria's Warehouse District feels movement

Credit PeoriaMagazine.com

Peoria’s Warehouse District is gaining some momentum.

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Peoria Public Radio News
7:23 am
Thu July 10, 2014

The City of Peoria adds back a public relations position

The City of Peoria is hiring a public relations specialist. The city eliminated the position more than two years ago trying to balance an operational budget deficit.

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