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Government
2:39 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Rauner suggests farmer could lead Ag department

Illinois' next governor is looking for someone who has harvested corn and soy to be in charge of the state's agriculture department. Governor-elect Bruce Rauner has not yet made any public announcements about who he will appoint to Cabinet posts.  

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Government
9:34 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

East Peoria ‘officially’ approves building inspections department

The East Peoria City Council unanimously approved making its new Buildings and Inspections Department official. Most of the building inspection duties were informally moved from under the City Planning Department more than a year ago. City Planning Director Ty Livingston says the change allows him to work on other projects for the growing city:

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Government
6:03 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Peoria County Highway Department eyes spending gap

The Peoria County Highway Department is still reeling from last winter’s severe weather. The needed overtime costs coupled with rising prices for salt and other items are driving a projected $1 million deficit by the end of the year. Amy Mclaren is Peoria County’s Engineer. She says that could force the county to draw from other revenue sources to help fill the spending gap:

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Government
4:44 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Official: Illinois may need new prison

The director of the Illinois Department of Corrections says the state may need a new prison soon.

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