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12:35 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Running Central coming back to Peoria

The Warehouse District in downtown Peoria will soon have a new tenant. The owners of Running Central announced they are re-locating from Peoria Heights back to Peoria as early as April.

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State News
6:57 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Head of Il Municipal League says legislature needs to continue work on pension reform

The new head of the Illinois Municipal League wants lawmakers to remain committed to a pension overhaul. Loves Park Mayor Darryl Lindberg was recently named president of the organization. Lindberg says the group has not put its support behind any one plan, but is paying attention to work being done by the bipartisan pension panel:

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State News
6:41 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Activists working to end Illinois' flat income tax

A group of activists are working to end Illinois' flat income tax. They say they've gathered more than 150-thousand signatures so far, and are making their case to Illinois lawmakers. Brian Mackey has more.

Income in Illinois is taxed at a uniform five percent, whether you're working at a drive-thru window or you're the CEO of a multi-national corporation.

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State News
6:18 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Congressman Shimkus weighs in on ACA

Congressman John Shimkus says continued problems with the HealthCare.gov website should be reason enough to delay the individual mandate for coverage by a year. The 15th District Collinsville Republican notes that some Democratic Senators are also seeking such a change. 

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Government
8:41 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Tri-County Commissioners set priorities before exec. director search

The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission needs to get its fiscal house in order before actively searching for a new executive director.  Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports that’s the message following last night’s executive board meeting:
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Government
8:08 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Sen. Kirk supports Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Republican U.S. Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois took to the Senate floor Monday for the first time since suffering a stroke.  He spoke out in support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.  It’s a bill to prohibit workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender people, something that’s already in effect in Illinois.

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State News
8:06 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

State sues Chicago company for ash pollution

The state of Illinois is suing a company on Chicago’s south-east side for not containing harmful pet-coke ash.  Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a lawsuit against KCBX, a company owned by the wealthy Koch Brothers,Madigan’s office alleges the company is violating state environmental laws. KCBX is contracted by oil giant BP to handle tons of pet coke, a dust-like substance that is sold as a cheap fuel in foreign markets. Huge piles of it are stored along the Calumet River. In recent months, much of the dust has allegedly been landing around the homes of residents, affecting

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Peoria's Hidden Treasures
2:09 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Peoria's Hidden Treasures - November 4, 2013

The Citywide Celebration of Women Artists continues with exhibits around the region. The Peoria Heights Library is exhibiting the work of 24 members of the Illinois Art League, including early members Jo Ann Bell and Pat Dale. The Picture This Gallery displays photos by owner Cheryl Dean and paper artist Susan Plott. Nearby, the Exhibit A Gallery features a number of works by women artists in the manner of an artist whose work has influenced them.

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:11 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

LaHood gets city street named after him

A former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and long-time Congressman now has a road named after him in the city of Peoria. City officials unveiled the so-called Honorary Secretary Ray LaHood Roadway at the intersection of Main and Monroe streets.

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Peoria Public Radio News
9:28 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Abducted Peoria woman dead in a murder suicide effort

The Peoria Police Tactical Unit sitting near the intersection of Green and Perry during the standoff at 703 NE Monroe in Peoria Tuesday.
Tanya Koonce WCBU

 The 28-year-old woman who was allegedly abducted from work by her estranged husband in Pekin Monday was found dead yesterday in her car parked in the OSF St Francis deck. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports her husband shot himself after about nine hours with Peoria Police. 

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