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Peoria Police Launch Twitter Raid

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:43:06 CDT

By: AP
Police trying to find out who was behind a fake Twitter account set up in the name of Peoria's mayor have raided a home and seized computers. Three people at the home were taken for questioning, as were two others who were met by police at their workplaces.

Village Of Bradley Considers Marijuana Decriminalization

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:03:01 CDT

By: A[
An eastern Illinois village is considering decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana. Village leaders in Bradley will vote on a proposed law later this month. The village board considered a draft of a new ordinance on Monday.

Tax Expiration Scenario For Schools Bleak

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:48:32 CDT

New data suggests just how big a hit most school districts would take if Illinois' income tax rate rolls back as scheduled at the end of the year. Illinois' budget could play out a lot of different ways, but under one scenario -- the one Gov.

Plenty Of Soil Moisture

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:47:50 CDT

By: AP
Illinois officials say the level of soil moisture is high across Illinois. The University of Illinois' Prairie Research Institute measured soil moisture levels on April 14. The levels averaged 37 percent by volume at 2 inches deep across the state.

Leglature Looks At Cost Of Obama Library

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:47:19 CDT

By: AP
A proposal to devote $100 million in state construction funds to help land President Barack Obama's presidential museum and library will be the focus of a legislative hearing. The Illinois House's Executive Committee is scheduled to meet today to discuss the measure.

University Of Illinois Begins Presidential Search

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:46:58 CDT

By: AP
University of Illinois trustees will hold a special meeting Friday to name the 19 members of the search committee that will look for a new president. University President Robert Easter has said he plans to retire in June 2015.

Rutherford Hearing Today

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:46:13 CDT

By: AP
Lawyers for Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford are expected to appear in court to ask a judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by a former employee. A hearing is scheduled today in US District Court in Chicago.

Cap And Trade Proposed As Budget Solution

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:05:30 CDT

By: IPR's Sean Crawford
An Illinois professor says state government could improve its financial predicament and lower greenhouse gas emissions at the same time. He is proposing what's known as a "cap and trade" program where a limit is placed on emissions.

Immigration Agency Makes Arrest Sweep

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:44:20 CDT

By: AP/Charlie Schlenker
Immigration and Customs Enforcement has arrested 24 men in McLean and Champaign Counties and elsewhere in Illinois and Missouri for what ICE officials call "egregious" immigration violations, including illegal immigrants who committed crimes in the U.S. and repeat immigration offenders.

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