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Tweaks Made to Illinois Cottage Food Law

Mon, 25 May 2015 05:10:11 CDT

By: Jim Browne
This past weekend the Peoria Farmers Market opened, joining hundreds of others in the state. Democratic State Senator Dave Koehler of Peoria says he wants to make sure the items for sale are safe, and what they claim to be.

Philanthropists Say Don't Expect Them To Fill Budget Hole

Mon, 25 May 2015 05:09:25 CDT

A group representing Illinois philanthropists says foundations shouldn't be expected to help fill the state's 6-billion dollar budget gap.

Legislature Dips Into Retirement Funds

Mon, 25 May 2015 05:11:01 CDT

By: IPR's Susan Stephens
Some of the poorest schools in Illinois are paying more than their fair share to cover state debt. IPR's Susan Stephens explains: A federal grant program called Title 1 sends money to schools with high rates of poverty.

Winner Of This Year's Tony For Best Musical Could Be A Surprise

Mon, 25 May 2015 04:55:57 CDT

By: Judith Valente
The Tony Award nominations for Best Musical are out. There doesn't appear to be a clear favorite -- all four plays are strong contenders this year. WGLT's Judy Valente reviews and handicaps the nominees with Illinois State University musical theater experts Dr. Sally Parry and Dr.

Oil's Uncertain Future

Mon, 25 May 2015 04:54:46 CDT

By: Charlie Schlenker
There are two narratives about oil in the future. One is about peak oil, the idea that we are reaching the global maximum production and that supplies will decline ever after. That could eventually hurt the economy as the global transportation network becomes more expensive.

Dems Just Say No To Rauner

Fri, 22 May 2015 15:27:40 CDT

By: AP
Illinois Democrats have sent another in a series of messages to Gov. Bruce Rauner by voting down elements of his pro-business agenda. The House staged votes on four different measures that mirror the Republican governor's proposals to change the state's workers compensation law.

Coprich Cops A Plea

Fri, 22 May 2015 15:26:08 CDT

By: Charlie Schlenker
In a little more than a month's time, ISU's All American football running back has gone from drug sale and arrest to guilty plea, sentencing and reinstatement to the team.

State Prison Director Quickly Quits

Fri, 22 May 2015 15:24:35 CDT

By: AP
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's choice for state prisons director has resigned just two months into the job. Rauner spokeswoman Catherine Kelly says the Republican governor had accepted the resignation of Donald Stolworthy.

The Game's Afoot

Fri, 22 May 2015 15:20:03 CDT

By: AP
A 43-year-old man Belleville man imprisoned multiple times for stealing socks has been arrested again on the same charge. Police used a bait car, surveillance camera and a basket of laundry to build a burglary case against James Dowdy.

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