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Government
4:18 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Budget, pensions straining Illinois finances

Wall Street's view of Illinois' financial health has taken a hit, thanks largely to the state budget that took effect at the start of this month.  As IPR’s Amanda Vinicky reports, pensions also continue to be a drag.

When Illinois Democrats passed the state's latest budget, many seemed to hold their nose. Credit ratings agencies are more direct. Standard & Poor’s has revised Illinois' credit outlook to "negative."

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State News
6:55 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Illinois prisoner deaths

Between 80 and a hundred people die each year inside Illinois prisons. Information has been sought about those deaths, but the Department of Corrections under Governor Pat Quinn is taking a “trust us, nothing to see here” attitude.

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Health
8:46 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Schnuck’s chain: no sickness reports from recalled chicken salad

The Schnuck’s grocery chain says there are no reports of anyone getting sick from recalled chicken salad that had been sold at its deli counters.

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Politics
3:47 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Kirk, Rauner: health care program poses problems for state

Monday was the final day for most people to sign up for health insurance this year under the Affordable Care Act.  Two prominent Illinois Republicans say the state could face some big problems down the road because of the program.

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Government
6:00 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Peoria County looking for one health provider between jail, juvenile center

Peoria County is looking to consolidate eight separate health services between the Jail and Juvenile Detention Center under one provider. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports:

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Government
5:14 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

State Rep. Farnham steps down

A day after the primary race, a member of the Illinois House has stepped down. The legislator is under federal scrutiny.

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Health
3:03 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Report: more insurance, increased abuse cases for IL children

The annual Kids Count report shows fewer Illinois children are without health insurance, but the number of cases of child abuse is climbing.  The report from Voices for Illinois Children assesses a variety of areas in a child’s well-being including education, health and development and economic security.  It shows Peoria County’s child abuse rate is double the state average. Trish Fox directs the Peoria Center for Youth and Family Solutions. She says that family income is a significant factor towards child abuse:

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Government
6:01 am
Mon February 17, 2014

City County Health Department looking at service shift

The Peoria City/County Health Department will likely change the way it delivers services as a result of new health trends.  Administrator Greg Chance says the department used to provide a large amount of immunizations and pre-natal care:

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Government
5:06 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

‘The Onion’ helping with healthcare sign up

A new banner of ads will top "The Onion" website. IPR’s Amanda Vinicky reports on the state's latest effort to get young people to sign up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

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Government
6:32 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Intentional delay for IL health care sign up

The deadline is rapidly approaching to sign up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, and Illinois is finally taking to the airwaves to let people know about it.  The delay was intentional:

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