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EU diplomats talk free trade at Bradley University

May 1, 2014

Bradley University hosted a panel with foreign diplomats to talk about negotiations for the latest possible free trade agreement.  The U.S. and European Union are in talks over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Angela Weck directs the Peoria Area World Affairs Council that hosted the event.  She says an eventual agreement will impact Central Illinois:

The Peoria County State’s Attorney will not charge the author of a parody Twitter account about Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis.  Jerry Brady says that 28-year-old Jon Daniel will not be charged following a Peoria Police raid of the property where the account was thought to be operating.  

The Peoria Riverfront Museum is considering free deck parking for patrons. That’s the message from museum President Sam Gappmayer. He says he’s also asking the Peoria County museum committee to approve installing an automated parking system at the deck entrance. Gappmayer says the museum is paying five-thousand-dollars more to pay a staff member to collect parking fees versus what it brings in:

IL public universities could share more research

Aug 13, 2013

A new law requires Illinois' public universities to consider making their research available for free, but it does not require it.