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News Local/State - March 22, 2015

Older Children Could Lose Day Care Funding

Gaps in the current year's budget mean that the state has stopped paying for its Child Care Assistance Program, and day care providers are worried about more issues in the future.

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News Local/State - March 21, 2015

IHSA Tourney To Remain In Peoria

The vote by the IHSA Board was unanimous, keeping the boys' basketball finals in Peoria's Carver Arena from 2016-2020.  Tourism officials and local goverments made a bid to bring the tournament back to Champaign-Urbana, which hosted the games for 76 years.

News Local/State - March 21, 2015

State Delays Decision On Bulldog Mine

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is asking for more information before deciding whether to approve an Indiana company's request to build a new coal mine in eastern Illinois.  

Congressman Aaron Schock in Peoria on February 6th.

(AP File Photo/Seth Perlman)

News Local/State - March 20, 2015

AP Source: Rep. Schock Under Federal Investigation

A person familiar with the case tells The Associated Press that the Justice Department is formally investigating whether Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois, who has submitted his resignation, committed crimes with his office expenditures and business dealings.

President Barack Obama receives His Excellency Andris Razans Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia, during an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony in the Oval Office

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Longer Listen - March 20, 2015

Latvian Ambassador Bullish On EU; Not Worried About Russia, Greece

Ambassador Andris Razāns has served as the Latvian ambassador to the United States and Mexico since July of 2012 and 2013 respectively. He spoke with Illinois Public Media about the challenges facing the European Union, particularly Greece’s debt problems and Russian aggression and about how Latvia gained its independence through song. 

Illnois Governor Bruce Rauner.

News Local/State - March 20, 2015

State To Divert “Fair-Share” Fees From Unions

A Rauner administration memo obtained by the AP instructs state agencies to begin diverting "fair share" fees from nonunion members' paychecks away from unions.

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