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Peoria Public Radio News
1:48 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Veterans Day ceremony in Peoria

Rifle salute during Veterans Day ceremony at Peoria County Courthouse
Denise Molina-Weiger

Current and former members of the military were recognized for their service at various events Monday. The annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the Peoria County Courthouse followed a parade through the downtown. The event included a remembrance of Prisoners of War and those Missing In Action and music from area high school bands.

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Peoria's Hidden Treasures
1:47 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Peoria's Hidden Treasures - November 11, 2013

We look at the last set of art galleries participating in the Citywide Celebration of Women Artists. The Liz Pearce Gallery in Dunlap features the work of five artists, exploring small, intimate spaces. Four Morton artists have works on display at the Jefferson Street Gallery. Finally, two events held in conjunction with the celebrations examine the business of art, and a panel of women artists talking about their experiences.

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State News
6:47 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Independent monitor could be used for Illinois' juvenile prisons

Illinois is looking to bring in an independent monitor for its juvenile prisons. As IPR'S Brian Mackey reports, it's intended to bring down the rate of sexual abuse.

The job would carry the title "Independent Juvenile Ombudsman." Appointed by the governor, the person would have the right to enter a juvenile prison facility at any time and talk to whomever she pleased.

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:49 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

PRM gets a new chief

  The Peoria Riverfront Museum has a new President and CEO. The P.R.M. Board of Directors announced Friday Sam Gappmayer is the new chief.Debbie Ritschel has served in the interim role for the last six months.Chairman Dave Ransburg says the board feels Gappmayer’s skill set is a great fit for the organization.Gappmayer is currently the President and CEO of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.

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Peoria Public Radio News
5:05 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Peoria City Council sets strategy

  The Peoria City Council is re-considering it’s strategic direction. It’s a management method the city manager says it useful in helping set policy. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:42 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

PRM to hold Community History Day

History is expected to come alive Saturday at a day-long Peoria Riverfront Museum event. The facility is partnering with the Peoria Historical Society and WTVP to offer a community history day. Visitors to the museum will get to see Civil War displays, re-enactors, lecturers, and musicians.

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State News
9:48 am
Fri November 8, 2013

What happens to those with civil unions now that same-sex marriage has been approved?

Gay couples in Illinois will be able to convert their civil unions into a same-sex marriage. Mike Moen reports on how such unions would be affected by the historic bill approved by state lawmakers this week:

When the soon-to-be signed bill goes into effect next June, gay couples in a civil union will have two options. Keep their current status, or convert their certificate into one that says marriage. 

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Out and About
8:00 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Out and About - November 8, 2013

The Peoria Symphony Orchestra presents its latest concert, "Allure of Paris," tomorrow night at Grace Presbyetrian Church in Peoria. We're talking with Music Director George Stelluto about some of the works on the program, including a Mozart symphony and a Viola Concerto by Gösta Nystroem, a Swedish composer who lived and studied in Paris.

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Peoria Public Radio News
7:03 am
Fri November 8, 2013

EDC has new board

The Economic Development Council of Central Illinois has a new board of directors. The new 16-member board includes Jim Baumgartner, who led the interim board through the EDC reorganization that started last year.

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State News
6:58 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Wrap up of fall veto session

Illinois legislators have wrapped up their two-week veto session, but as IPR'S Amanda Vinicky reports, they may be back in Springfield before the year's end.

Illinois' General Assembly knocked one, big item off its to-do list: same-sex marriage. After intense lobbying on both sides, lawmakers on Tuesday sent the governor a measure that will allow gays and lesbians to marry.

The rest of the major issues on the General Assembly's agenda remain: -a tax package crafted to ensure Archer Daniels Midland keeps its headquarters in Illinois is on hold.

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