Peoria Public Radio http://peoriapublicradio.org en Wal-Mart To Offer Money-Transfer Service http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/wal-mart-offer-money-transfer-service The giant retailer will go head to head with Western Union and Moneygram in a market worth about $900 billion. But Wal-Mart says it will offer lower fees. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:10:00 +0000 editor 21976 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Pakistani Madrassa Names Its Library For Osama Bin Laden http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/pakistani-madrassa-names-its-library-osama-bin-laden A sign now outside the small library at a religious school for girls in Pakistan's capital says the room has been named for a martyr — Osama bin Laden, whose al-Qaida terrorist network was responsible for the Sept. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:53:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 21975 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Pakistani Madrassa Names Its Library For Osama Bin Laden Deal In Doubt As Separatists Refuse To Budge In Ukraine http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/deal-doubt-separatists-refuse-budge-ukraine "Armed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine said Friday that they were not bound by an international deal ordering them to disarm and were looking for more assurances about their security before leaving the public buildings they are holding," <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/18/us-ukraine-crisis-idUSBREA3A1B520140418" target="_blank">Reuters reports</a>.<p>What's more, "the separatists' spokesman <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-27076226" target="_blank">told the BBC</a> that the Kiev government was 'illegal,' so they would not go until the Kiev government ste Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:34:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 21974 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Deal In Doubt As Separatists Refuse To Budge In Ukraine State legislation hints at marijuana legalization http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-legislation-hints-marijuana-legalization <div>Last year, Illinois approved medical use of marijuana after years of debating the issue. But could Illinois be closer to following the lead of some other states that have given the ok to recreational use? Illinois Public Radio's Lee Strubinger&nbsp;reports.&nbsp;</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Twenty states including Illinois allow cannabis to be used with a doctor's approval. About 40 medical conditions can qualify a person. Illinois' law is considered one of the strictest in the country. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:06:25 +0000 Lee Strubinger 21973 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State legislation hints at marijuana legalization Tragedy Atop The World: Everest Avalanche Kills At Least 12 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/tragedy-atop-world-everest-avalanche-kills-least-12 At least 12 Sherpa guides died Friday on Nepal's side of Mount Everest when an avalanche buried them on the world's tallest mountain.<p>The death toll may go higher: <a href="http://www.thehimalayantimes.com/fullNews.php?headline=At+least+12+killed+in+Everest+avalanche&NewsID=412101" target="_blank"><em>The Himalayan Times</em> reports</a> that while 12 bodies have been recovered, an additional body "has been sighted buried in the snow," and that as the day ended another five Sherpas were still missing. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:38:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 21972 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Tragedy Atop The World: Everest Avalanche Kills At Least 12 Affordable Care Act impacting those with Medicaid http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/affordable-care-act-impacting-those-medicaid <div>The Affordable Care Act expanded eligibility for Medicaid. And the number of applicants in Illinois has overwhelmed state employees, meaning the wait for Medicaid benefits to begin can take months. Illinois Public Radio’s Jim Meadows looks at how that wait is affecting three people in Champaign County.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The three people I spoke with were referred to me by Champaign County Health Care Consumers, which helped them fill out and send in their Medicaid applications back in December.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:25:14 +0000 Jim Meadows 21971 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Affordable Care Act impacting those with Medicaid SIU holding the line on tuition http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/siu-holding-line-tuition <div>New students at Southern Illinois University won’t see a tuition increase this fall. SIU Trustees made the decision at their meeting in Carbondale Thursday, saying the rising price of higher education must be balanced with students’ ability to pay.</div><div> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:08:29 +0000 Jennifer Fuller 21970 at http://peoriapublicradio.org SIU holding the line on tuition Appellate court ruling blocks Il from moving people out of Murray Developmental Center http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/appellate-court-ruling-blocks-il-moving-people-out-murray-developmental-center <div>Residents fighting to stay in Centralia's Murray Developmental Center can remain where they are ... for now.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">An appellate court decision blocks the state from moving people out without the permission of a court-appointed guardian.</span></div><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:01:59 +0000 Hannah Meisel 21969 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Appellate court ruling blocks Il from moving people out of Murray Developmental Center Indiana Man Lets Buyer Keep His Stolen Car http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/indiana-man-lets-buyer-keep-his-stolen-car A 72-year-old man thought the deal he got on a car was too good to be true so he looked up its rightful owner. Derk West decided the older man needed the car more than he did so he let him keep it. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:21:00 +0000 editor 21968 at http://peoriapublicradio.org As Rescue Efforts Continue, Korean Ferry Sinks Below Surface http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/rescue-efforts-continue-korean-ferry-sinks-below-surface As darkness fell Friday in the Yellow Sea off South Korea's southern coast, there was still no good news to report about efforts to determine if any of the nearly 270 people missing since a passenger ferry capsized Wednesday might still be alive inside the sunken ship.<p>The overturned ship's keel, which had been floating just above the surface of the water, <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/04/18/transcript-shows-ferry-captain-delayed-evacuation/" target="_blank">disappeared below the waves at day's end</a>. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:06:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 21967 at http://peoriapublicradio.org As Rescue Efforts Continue, Korean Ferry Sinks Below Surface