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Government
9:38 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Amtrak launching pilot bus program from Peoria to Normal

Amtrak is looking to start a pilot program next year that would bus residents from Peoria to the passenger rail service in Bloomington/Normal. The company says a bus service would generate more than 27,000 riders. The City is looking at Bradley University and the CityLink Center on Adams as two sites for the proposed Amtrak bus terminal.  Peoria City Manager Patrick Urich says the bus service makes more economic sense than to bring passenger rail directly to Peoria:

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Government
2:08 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Durbin weighs-in on Crimea, Russia during Normal stop

The invasion of Crimea has virtually undone all the good will Russian President Vladimir Putin put into the Winter Olympics. That's according to U. S. Senator Dick Durbin. Speaking in Normal, Durbin said Putin spent $51 billion on the Olympics, only to see the investment wither away in a matter of days.

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Education
10:24 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Two area teachers nominated for state award

Two Central Illinois educators are finalists for the Illinois Teacher Of The Year award.  Kerry Meyers teaches math, science and ancient civilizations in Brimfield School District 309.  John Bierbaum teaches history and psychology at Normal Community West High School.  They are two of eleven finalists for the award.  About 200 teachers were nominated.  The winner will be announced next month.

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