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Koehler, Sullivan Debate State's Budget Crisis, Pension Reform
June 8, 2012... Byline: Sarah Garfinkel June 08--PEORIA -- In one of their first side-by-side appearances in the lead-up to the general election, state Sen. Dave Koehler, D-Peoria, and Republican challenger Pat Sullivan faced off in a debate Thursday afternoon in front of the South-West Kiwanis Club. ...
Training Center Shapes Up
June 12, 2012... Byline: John Hageman June 12--PEORIA -- The new medical simulation and training center at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center is coming together, both in its physical state and its leadership. Minutes before workers laid the final beam for the six-story building Monday morning, OSF...
Plant Would Bring Big Job Growth
June 12, 2012... Byline: Chris Kaergard June 12--PEORIA -- If Peoria County is able to attract a $1.6 billion fertilizer plant to the region, the number of jobs created because of it would likely be far more than the 165 to 200 permanent positions officials have so far discussed. In addition to the 1,000...
Eight-Week Course at ICC Is Aimed at Helping People Improve Their Homes and Economy
June 12, 2012... Byline: Justin Glawe June 12--PEORIA -- While the down economy has taken its toll on all Americans, it has had a devastating effect on minorities, especially African-Americans. The national unemployment rate for blacks was 13.6 percent in May, according to the Department of Labor -- about...
Farm Bureau Marks Century
June 12, 2012... Byline: Steve Tarter June 12--PEORIA The Peoria County Farm Bureau celebrates its 100th year of service with a special program at the Shoppes at Grand Prairie from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 23. "We'll have a tractor drive, farm animals, a pedal tractor course for the children and a...