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Peoria Public Radio News
1:14 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Cross campaigns in Peoria

Republican Tom Cross at the Peoria County Republican Headquarters

Former House Republican leader Tom Cross says he will be a fiscal watchdog for the state’s finances if he’s elected Illinois Treasurer. Cross made a stop in Peoria Thursday to discuss why he’s running for the office. The Oswego lawmaker left his leadership post to campaign for the spot.

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State News
7:05 am
Fri May 17, 2013

ISBE Chairman says there's still time to fight against cuts to education funding

The chairman of the Illinois State Board of Education says the next two weeks represent a “critical period” for public schools. Two weeks is the amount of time lawmakers have to finish a state budget before they’re scheduled to leave the capitol for the summer. Chairman Gery Chico says while he isn’t sure cuts can be avoided, there’s still time to make a case against them.

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