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Government
5:38 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Riverfront Museum finances in question

The Peoria Riverfront Museum plans to comply with its contractual obligation to provide financial data to the county. So says museum president Jim Richerson.  County staff say the museum is months overdue in providing last fiscal year’s audit and other tax forms. Richerson says the audit from last fiscal year isn’t finished because it involves the colossal transition from Lakeview to the new organization that complicates the finances. Some close to the situation say the museum is running a monthly operating deficit. Richerson says he cannot answer that:

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State News
10:11 am
Mon April 15, 2013

U.S. Senator Durbin on background checks for gun sales

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois is unsure whether there are enough Democratic votes to pass a bipartisan plan on background checks before guns sales. The Senate Majority Whip said he has yet to conduct a count. But as a guest on Fox News Sunday, Durbin said moving a bill to expand background checks through the Senate would be a step in the right direction.

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Government
11:20 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Peoria County votes to fund rural-transit service through June

  The Peoria County Board approved a resolution that fund its cash-strapped rural transit service.  Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports the rural program needs about $140,000 to stay afloat through June: 


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Health
3:30 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Cigarette makers promote tobacco in Springfield

  Cigarette manufacturers were in Springfield Thursday urging lawmakers to promote other forms of tobacco as an alternative to smoking. But as IPR’s Brian Mackey reports, public health officials say it's a dangerous message: 


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Government
3:08 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Drone technology plan before state Senate

Illinois legislators are being asked to strike a balance between privacy concerns, and letting police use technology they say will help them do their jobs. IPR’s Amanda Vinicky reports on a plan before the state Senate.

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