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Government
5:56 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Quinn to push for another capital construction program

Illinois’ largest capital construction program expires next year and Governor Pat Quinn says he hopes to launch a similar program.

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Government
4:22 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Peoria City/County WIC program to stay open amid government shutdown

The government shutdown has cut federal nutrition funding for women, infants and children across the country.  But the WIC program at the Peoria City/County Health Department remains open. Health Administrator Greg Chance says appropriations for federal WIC funding are good through next June, but the funding hasn’t arrived: 

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Politics
3:49 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

IL lawmakers get pay restored

After going without pay for three months, Illinois legislators' paychecks are in the bank.  

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Government
9:20 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Gov. shutdown impacts Illinois River conference in Peoria

Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon is hosting a forum in Peoria this week promoting conservation and recreation on the Illinois River. She says one-third of the speakers at the Illinois River Coordinating Council cancelled their trip to Peoria because of the government shutdown:

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Government
4:58 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Congressional pay questions during government shutdown

A couple of Central Illinois Congressmen says they’re voluntarily going without pay during the government shutdown. 13th District Republican Rodney Davis says he will forgo pay until the shutdown is resolved.  18th District Republican Aaron Schock’s office says he will also reject pay as long as the shutdown continues. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
2:37 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

August unemployment down from July, but up year-over-year

Unemployment claims for the greater Peoria Metropolitan Statistical Area were down July to August. But year to year unemployment grew.

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Government
7:19 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

State pension committee could finish work soon

Legislators writing an overhaul of the state's pension systems could be nearing the end of their work.  IPR’s Amanda Vinicky has the latest: 


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Government
6:36 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Move-in date set for Heddington Oaks

Residents can move into Peoria County’s new nursing home facility late this month.  Heddington Oaks is set to start accepting residents September 25th, months after construction was complete on the facility.  Peoria County and the state differed on where residents should go if the nursing home needs to evacuate during an emergency.  County officials say the state approved the County’s emergency evacuation plan.  The County plans to install more lightning outside the building to comply. 

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Government
10:51 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Peoria County board ends its pension program

Peoria County Board members voted unanimously to cancel their state pension plans.  Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports the move follows a similar decision by the Tazewell County Board last week: 


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Government
10:47 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

East Peoria mandatory garbage-tote program to start next spring

East Peoria is moving forward with a mandatory garbage-tote program starting next spring. Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports the program aims to reduce costs and make city trash pick-up more efficient: 


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