The Two-Way
8:37 am
Mon July 15, 2013

3 Of The World's Best Sprinters Test Positive For Banned Substances

Tyson Gay reacts after winning the Men's 200 Meter Dash final on day four of the 2013 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Drake Stadium in June in Des Moines, Iowa.
Christian Petersen Getty Images

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 10:46 am

The world of track and field got some bad news over the weekend: Three of its biggest stars tested positive for performance enhancing drugs.

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State News
7:04 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Illinois gets poor marks for cost of doing business in the state

Illinois dropped eleven spots in a national survey of the best places to do business. Business leaders say they're not surprised. IPR’S Amanda Vinicky reports.

The CNBC survey ranks Illinois 37th overall. But the state gets especially poor marks when it comes to the cost of doing business. Illinois comes in at 44th out of 50 states.

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The Two-Way
7:01 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Snowden Has NSA 'Blueprint,' Says 'Guardian' Journalist

Glenn Greenwald, columnist/blogger/lawyer/advocate.
Kin Cheung AP

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 12:10 pm

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:53 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Peoria County residents may get to vote on consolidating election commissions

Legislation passed in Springfield clears the way for Peoria County to have a single election commission. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports the election reform bill allows the County to ask voters if they want a combined commission:

Currently the City of Peoria runs election services within its borders, and part of the County Clerk’s Office runs the rest of Peoria County services. Tom Bride is executive director of the Peoria City Election Commission. He says a combined service means more efficiency for voters:

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:42 am
Mon July 15, 2013

IDOT invites residents to give input on bike transportation plan

Peoria will be part of a statewide effort to create an Illinois Bike Transportation Plan. The Illinois Department of Transportation is holding meetings around the state to gather information on how bicycling paths can be improved, and the challenges communities face in making themselves more bike-friendly. Brian Williamsen is a spokesman with IDOT.

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The Two-Way
6:40 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Zimmerman Trial: 6 Headlines That Tell The Story

Trayvon Martin supporters rally in New York's Times Square on Sunday.
Mario Tama Getty Images

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 11:31 am

A little more than a day after a jury handed down a not-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman, thousands of people gathered in cities across the country to express their anger and dismay.

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State News
6:24 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Chicago could toughen ban on assault weapons

Chicago’s City Council could toughen its ban on so-called assault weapons this week.

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The Two-Way
6:14 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Book News: Anonymous Tip Led To Outing Of J.K. Rowling's Alter Ego

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 12:08 pm

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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World
5:51 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Canadian Town Is Nuts For Taters

Florenceville-Bristol produces about a third of the world's frozen french fries. So, of course, this tater town celebrated National French Fry Day over the weekend. A huge portrait of the town's covered bridge was unveiled. It was made from 5,700 fries.

Analysis
4:10 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Obama 'Understated' When Reacting To Zimmerman Verdict

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 5:17 am

There has been a lot of political reaction to the George Zimmerman verdict, announced Saturday night in Sanford, Fla. Also in the news, it appears the Senate is headed toward a historic vote on changing filibuster rules.

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