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7 hrs ago | SFGate

County tests cameras in court for first time

The murder trial of a former Baptist missionary will be the first trial in Peoria County to allow cameras in the court.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

WTAX-AM Springfield

Peoria: Carp City?

Peoria County economic development official John Hamman says they want to build the plant so fishermen don't have to take the invasive fish to another location for processing.If the plant is built, Hamann says it could bring 30 to 40 new jobs.

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Related Topix: Peoria, IL, East Peoria, IL, Pekin, IL, Chillicothe, IL

Tue Jul 08, 2014

PeoriaTimes-Observer

Bowfishing tourney to help with carp issue

The tourney will centralize in the Bass Pro Shop parking lot towards the end of Uncle Buck's Fishbowl and Grill.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

WAND-TV Decatur

Judge: Peoria man gave police OK for search

A Peoria County judge has ruled a Peoria man accused of killing his wife gave police consent to search his house, car and belongings.

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Related Topix: Peoria, IL, Violent Crime

Mon Jun 23, 2014

WAND-TV Decatur

Peoria looking for grants to remove lead hazards

Health officials in Peoria say they're in dire need of grant money to eliminate lead hazards in more than 200 homes.

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Related Topix: Peoria, IL

Fri Jun 20, 2014

The Capitol Fax Blog

Unemployment rate falls, but growth lags, wages drop

That's the third straight month of falling numbers. Good news, right? But a new census report also released today said that Cook County gained only 27,500 jobs, an increase of 1.1 percent, between December 2012 and December 2013, which was the smallest increase among the 10 largest counties [in the nation].

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Related Topix: St Clair County, IL

Tue Jun 17, 2014

Morris Daily Herald

Channahon hires three new administrators

Thomas Durkin, current Crete village administrator, was named Channahon's village administrator, replacing Joe Pena, who retired in May. Durkin's salary is $112,000 plus $300 a month in vehicle allowance.

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Related Topix: Channahon, IL

Mon Jun 16, 2014

WDWS-AM Champaign

06-16-14 Penny for Your Thoughts

Jim Turpin with Judge Michael McKuskey to announce he will be a Judge in the 10th Circuit of Illinois in Peoria County.

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