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Politics
10:18 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Egypt convicts 43 non-profit workers, including Sam LaHood

An Egyptian court sentenced Peoria native Sam LaHood, and more than 40 non-profit workers, to jail.  Sam LaHood is the son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the convictions on allegations of using foreign funds to cause unrest in Egypt violate freedom of expression and undercut the country's democratic transition. 

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Politics
4:24 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Group pushes Illinois redistricting plan

A grassroots group says it is almost done with a plan that would change who draws Illinois legislators’ districts.

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Politics
6:14 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Schock on proposed immigration bill

U.S. Congressman Aaron Schock is pleased with the Senate proposal of the immigration bill. Schock says he's concerned about potential "poison pill" amendments that could be added by lawmakers, but he's hopeful the current basic proposal will emerge:

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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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Politics
11:24 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Peoria primary election sees low voter turnout

1st District Peoria City Council candidates Gary Sandberg and Denise Moore secured spots on April’s general election ballot.  Moore captured more than 70-percent of the vote. Sandberg got 20-percent. They beat out challenger Randy Emert in Tuesday’s primary election.  In the Fifth District race, incumbent Dan Irving and challenger Casey Johnson tied to captured the most votes, beating write-in candidate Dan Adler.  The Peoria City Election Commission reports more than 500 people voted in the First District race and 650 voted in the Fifth District.

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