State News
6:41 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Rauner working on transition to the Governor's seat

From dealing with a rush of job-seekers to a leaky roof and hard feelings among opponents he now needs, Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner has been busily preparing to take over Illinois. His plans include staging a "big party" to celebrate "our great state" at his inauguration, even as he struggles to get a handle on the state's "horrible" budget situation.

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:39 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Ardis, Oberhelman on Rauner transition teams

Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis and Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman are on transition committees for the state’s governor-elect. Bruce Rauner announced the members of his 10 transition policy committees Wednesday.

6:05 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Official: transparency still lacking with FFCI

Focus Forward CI approved its bylaws as it transitions to an independent group.  The region's new economic development effort was originally a part of the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission.  Tri-County chair Larry Whitaker was the only no vote against the bylaws.  He says the rules should specifically allow public attendance of FFCI meetings to be more transparent:

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