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Government
5:23 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

State lawmakers approve same-day voter registration

The Illinois General Assembly has voted to make same-day voter registration a permanent feature of Illinois elections.

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Business
6:58 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Caterpillar shows products in action at Edwards center

Caterpillar invited area journalists to learn more about the company and drive some of the construction and mining equipment.  It’s part of Cat’s Media Day event at the Edwards Demonstration and Learning Center.  The two-acre facility has a large testing arena where as many as 200 people can see drivers perform coordinated movements.  Center Supervisor Chad Cremeens says the demonstrations are partly intended to show off Cat’s products:

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Medical
1:33 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Medical students tear into envelopes during Match Day

Fourth year medical students across the country – including 44 in Peoria - tore into sealed envelopes today.  The students at the U of I College of Medicine in Peoria found out where they would go for their residency programs in the annual “Match Day” ritual. Five students from this year’s class are also remaining in Peoria for their residency programs.  That includes Lisa Fosnot, who is studying internal medicine at OSF. She says she wanted to remain in the area:

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Government
5:25 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Day one of veto session: not much happening

Illinois lawmakers were back in Springfield Tuesday for their fall legislative session. Several controversial issues are up for consideration. We asked IPR’s Brian Mackey what happened on day one.


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