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4:05 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Quinn won't fire more IDOT workers

The Republican running against Governor Pat Quinn is slamming the Democrat for refusing to fire more than a-hundred state workers. They were hired in violation of anti-patronage rules. Quinn’s administration says the workers will remain at the state Department of Transportation.

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Peoria Public Radio News
3:17 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Volunteers still needed in tornado clean up efforts

Compassion fatigue appears to be setting in for the communities impacted by the November 17th tornadoes. That’s according to the Tri-County Long Term Recovery Center that helps coordinate resources for those seeking assistance following the disaster.

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Peoria Public Radio News
4:23 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Quinn touts program to make military personnel homeowners

Credit Tanya Koonce

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn traveled the state today touting the Welcome Home Heroes Homeownership Program. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:23 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Bustos celebrates 20th Anniversary of Violence Against Women Act

17th District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos talks with Center for Prevention of Abuse officials in Peoria.
Credit Denise Molina-Weiger / Peoria Public Radio

17th District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act by touring domestic violence centers in the area.

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:45 am
Fri September 12, 2014

What's needed in a new Peoria Police Chief?

The Advisory Committee on Police Community Relations in Peoria is weighing in on the qualities it would like to see in a new police chief. The city is in the process of seeking a new police leader after Chief Steve Settingsgard left the position in May. 

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State News
6:24 am
Fri September 12, 2014

U of I Trustees Reject Salaita Hire On 8-1 Vote

A number of protesters were in the crowd for Thursday's U of I Trustees meeting, most of them backing Prof. Salaita
Credit Hannah Meisel / WILL/Illinois Public Radio

The University of Illinois board of trustees voted Thursday not to hire Steven Salaita, the professor whose job offer was withdrawn after he posted controversial, anti-Israel comments on Twitter.

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Peoria Public Radio News
5:35 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Nina and Pinta visit Peoria Riverfront

Credit Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

The Nina and Pinta replica ships arrived at the Peoria Riverfront Thursday. 

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State News
5:00 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Traffic citations could help fund police cameras

Getting a traffic ticket would cost you a few extra dollars under legislation before the Illinois General Assembly.  A pair of state legislators want to increase by $6 the penalty you pay for a traffic citation, or nearly any other offense, with some of that extra money going to help for police cameras. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
2:00 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

ELITE Re-Entry Program graduates 5th class

5th graduating class from the ELITE Re-Entry program.
Credit Denise Molina-Weiger / Peoria Public Radio

A program that aims to help ex-offenders get jobs and stay out of prison graduated its fifth class Thursday. 14 people successfully got through the summer session of the ELITE Re-Entry program. The graduation ceremony took place at the Federal Court House with a speech from Judge Joe Billy McDade, a certificate presentation and music.

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Peoria Public Radio News
7:13 am
Thu September 11, 2014

PHA looking to expand self-sufficiency program

The Peoria Housing Authority is hoping to expand its program that helps public housing residents become self-sufficient. The authority is asking its new not-for-profit arm, the River Valley Foundation, to take over the Access to Resources and Referral Opportunities Program or ARRO.

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