11:25 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Washington Mayor: FEMA failed Illinois

Washington, Illinois Mayor Gary Manier, left, and City Administrator Tim Gleason speak with reporters following the FEMA appeal denial.
Credit Alex Rusciano / Peoria Public Radio

FEMA has denied Illinois’ appeal for public assistance with recovery from the November 17th tornadoes. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports that leaves the town of Washington with a monster clean-up bill:
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8:21 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

State submits $21M to FEMA for tornado clean-up costs

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency appealed the federal decision to deny public reimbursement for November tornado clean-up costs. Peoria Public Raido’s Alex Rusciano reports the appeal includes more than $21 million in disaster-related expenses state-wide:
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8:22 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Lawyers to argue for Blagojevich appeal

Attorneys for former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich are scheduled to argue their appeal Friday morning.  The appeal comes as the governor is facing an unusual problem behind bars.

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4:28 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Same arguments made in Blagojevich appeal

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s appeal continues to go over the same arguments he made during his trial, re-trial and public appearances.  

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State News
6:44 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Quinn continues fight to block lawmakers' pay

A judge says Governor Pat Quinn went too far this summer when he blocked paychecks for Illinois lawmakers. Members of the General Assembly have missed two paydays so far, and it's not clear when they'll get their money.

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Peoria Public Radio News
4:41 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Supreme Court denies George Ryan appeal

George Ryan (credit: Flikr)

Former Illinois Governor George Ryan’s last-ditch effort to appeal his criminal conviction is being denied.  The U.S. Supreme Court made that decision Tuesday.  IPR’s Alex Keefe reports: Ryan’s lawyers have argued for years his corruption conviction should be re-considered after a change in the so-called “honest services” law. The change would require prosecutors to prove a defendant took bribes - and Ryan’s lawyers argued the government never proved that.  But on Tuesday, justices denied Ryan’s appeal without explanation. 

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