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Renner Burns While Council Fiddles

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:50:17 CDT

By: Charlie Schlenker
The City of Bloomington's fiscal year ends in eight days and the city does not have a balanced budget.

Farmer Planting Still Lags

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:44:12 CDT

By: AP
Efforts by the nation's corn growers to get their crops planted in key grain states continue to sputter. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says just 6 percent of this year's corn crop is in the ground.

Car Leasing Bill Signed Into Law

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:43:40 CDT

By: IPR's Brian Mackey
The cost of leasing an automobile in Illinois should be going down. At least, that's what is supposed to happen under legislation the governor has signed into law. IPR's Brian Mackey has more.

Juveniles Charged As Adults Lose Big In Plea Deals

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:46:54 CDT

By: IPR
A new report is calling for changes to the way Illinois teenagers are charged with serious crimes. The report looked at the cases of 257 people under 17 in Cook County, who were charged as adults because the crimes were serious. Once they got to adult court those charges often were reduced.

State Auditor Dings Law Enforcement Training Group

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:40:33 CDT

By: AP
A state audit has found that money intended to train police officers and coroners in Illinois was misspent on food and rooms at seminars.

Sky Is Not The Limit For Erley

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:39:22 CDT

By: Laura Kennedy
Today is Earth Day, focusing on the environment and how to save it. One former central Illinois artist is saving the landscape in his own way: He's a painter, and his works celebrate and preserve the beauty of the landscape.

IL Supreme Court Chief Justice Talks About Her Career

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:38:07 CDT

By: Judy Valente
As Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, Rita Garman presides over the state's highest court. She is the second-longest serving jurist in the state, and the only judge to have served in every branch of the judiciary.

Chicago Company Fined For Refusing To Hire Cancer Patient

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:32:54 CDT

By: AP
A Chicago company will have to pay $80,000 to a man it refused to hire because he had prostate cancer.

Bloomington Continues Budget Struggles

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:32:33 CDT

By: Jim Browne
The Bloomington city council passes a budget, the Mayor says he'll veto it. And so it goes in the efforts to come up with a budget. The budget approved by aldermen does not include utility tax hikes Mayor Tari Renner has endorsed. The council will meet again Friday evening for another vote.

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