State News
6:46 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Why does Chicago have more homicides than NYC?

A crime researcher in Chicago says New York city spends a lot more money on city services, and that might be one reason why they have so few homicides compared to Chicago.

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5:11 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Report: Illinois close to deficit spending

Illinois does not have enough cash in the bank to pay five billion dollars’ worth of its bills. The state is contributing a fifth of its spending on pensions, after years of skipping out, to the point that Illinois' retirement systems are owed 100 billion dollars.  And Illinois' budget structure is not equipped to handle it. That’s the takeaway of a report released by the University of Illinois' Institute of Government and Public Affairs. The report explores what Illinois can do to get on a path of fiscal stability.  

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9:18 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Peoria County proposes 2014 budget

Peoria County is proposing a budget for 2014 with no layoffs or major service changes.  Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports officials have concerns over dwindling state money:
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11:04 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

District 150 deficit spending to keep newer programs

Peoria School District 150 has a projected deficit of nearly $6 million.  Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports that's compared to a deficit last academic year of nearly $3 million: 

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