The Two-Way
11:18 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Reports: Comcast To Buy Time Warner

Originally published on Wed February 12, 2014 11:22 pm

Comcast is expected to announce its acquisition of Time Warner on Thursday, various media outlets report.

Bloomberg, citing "four people familiar with matter," says Comcast will buy the cable company for about $44 billion, "combining the largest two U.S. cable companies in an all-stock deal."

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Government
7:08 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Rahm Emanuel defends pet coke proposal

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is defending a proposed ordinance that could drive out at least one segment of industry from the city. 

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State News
6:53 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Illinois veterans tout ‘Heroes’ program

As veterans return to civilian life in Illinois, the state provides loans to those having trouble affording a home. As Hannah Meisel reports, officials were in Springfield Wednesday, touting that program.

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Government
6:40 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

PHA looking at two parcels for Taft redevelopment project

The Peoria Housing Authority is looking to buy two properties to replace some of the apartments in the Taft Homes. The PHA is looking for land throughout the city to build new homes for the more than 200 units currently at Taft. The two potential properties for development are at 919 Northeast Jefferson and 2917 West Lake. 

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Government
6:26 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

New Lincoln postal stamp unveiled

Wednesday, on the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth, the U.S. Postal Service issued a new stamp paying homage to the Sixteenth President.  

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Remembrances
4:39 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Sid Caesar, Who Got Laughs Without Politics Or Putdowns, Dies At 91

Actor/comedian Sid Caesar
NBC NBC via Getty Images

Originally published on Wed February 12, 2014 7:00 pm

Comedian Sid Caesar, one of early network TV's biggest stars, died Wednesday morning at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 91.

Caesar didn't do smut, putdowns or smarmy remarks. Instead, he did skits: grown-up, gentle comedy for the whole family.

In one skit, Caesar was the smarter-than-anyone German "professor." Carl Reiner played a movie executive with money problems. The professor's solution? Make a musical — and get the greatest composer in the world. He is shocked to discover that his top choice won't be available.

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Government
4:11 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Peoria County launching new business website, minority contractor focus

Peoria County is launching a new website this spring to help business owners get assistance.  Greater Peoria SourceLink launches this spring.  The website will be GPSourceLink.org and cost $20,000 a year to run.  Mark Rothert is Assistant Peoria County Administrator for Economic Development. He says the goal is to help new and established business owners get up and running:

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It's All Politics
4:11 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Election Panel: Long Lines Were Management Problem

Robert Bauer (far left) and Benjamin Ginsberg (far right) are co-chairmen of the president's Commission on Election Administration, appointed to find solutions to election-related issues.
Carolyn Kaster AP

Originally published on Wed February 12, 2014 7:48 pm

The commission President Obama appointed last year to figure out how to fix long lines at the polls and other election problems has sought to steer clear of the many partisan land mines surrounding how Americans vote.

The two co-chairmen of the panel continued to that navigation Wednesday as they presented their unanimous recommendations to the Senate Rules Committee.

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Shots - Health News
4:05 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Latest Evidence Against Mammograms Adds To Women's Uncertainty

Mammograms are a key screening tool for breast cancer. But critics say they're not good enough.
Salih Dastan iStockphoto

Originally published on Fri February 14, 2014 3:56 pm

Mammograms don't reduce the number of women dying from breast cancer, according to a large and long-term Canadian study. It's the latest chunk of data to raise questions in an increasingly partisan debate about the use of mammograms to screen for cancer.

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Shots - Health News
4:00 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

After January Surge, 3.3 Million Have Enrolled In Obamacare

Insurance guides work the phone bank at MnSure, Minnesota's health exchange, in St. Paul, Minn., in December.
Jim Mone AP

Originally published on Fri February 14, 2014 4:46 pm

January was a miserable month for weather, but the wintry blasts in much of the country weren't enough to stop people from shopping for health insurance.

More than 1.1 million people signed up for coverage through state and federal health exchanges in January, according to a just-released report, bringing the total to just shy of 3.3 million people.

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