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Illinois Pension Battle Might Not Be Done

Illinois might not be done with the 2013 law reducing state employees’ pensions. Attorney General Lisa Madigan appears to be preparing an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Columbia Journalism Review posted an article about what it’s like for writers who are paid by the click.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

A report from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources said damage from urban flooding (flooding on higher ground outside a flood plain) caused more than $2 billion worth of damage between 2007-2014 in Illinois.

50 Years of Medicare

Jul 26, 2015
ssa.gov

Thursday, July 30 marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare being signed into law, but the idea for such a program dates back to the early part of the 20th Century.

artsalliance.org

Ra Joy heads Arts Alliance Illinois, an advocacy group that represents hundreds of cultural groups and artists in the state. He was at the capitol this past week with about 500 hundred other rally-goers, urging Governor Bruce Rauner and lawmakers to keep the Illinois State Museum open.

Credit Johnny Cather, TSPR

Construction crews in Macomb are racing to complete the Adams Street renovation project on time.  They've had to contend with one of the wettest summers on record.

My Time on the Other Side of the Microphone

Jul 23, 2015
Jamie & Jason Parrott

The powerful windstorm that hit Quincy on Monday, July 13 brought down hundreds of trees and knocked out power to thousands throughout the city.  It's the type of moment when a journalist thinks, "It's time to get to work" -- unless one of the homes that's been damaged is your own.

Abby Wendle

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) and the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) released the state's first ever Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy.  The document is the state's plan to decrease pollution of local waterways, the Mississippi River, and the Gulf of Mexico -- pollution caused in large part by fertilizer runoff from farmland.

T.J. Carson

The last stand for Cameron’s tornado siren was alerting the community's residents to last week’s EF-2 twister. And now the Warren County town needs a new one.

T.J. Carson

Galesburg's city manager believes a business registration program could help the city and local businesses. Aldermen will be asked as early as next month to amend the municipal code to create the program.

Credit Western Illinois University

Dean Alexander has spent years researching ISIS in his role as a Professor of Homeland Security at Western Illinois University.  ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, seems to have replaced al-Qaeda as the major threat to America and its allies.

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Come with us to see the Chicago Symphony Orchestra perform.

TSPR is going to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performance on September 24th. This trip includes travel by train, the performance and overnight accommodations.

Two New Programs are Coming to TSPR

Bob Edwards Weekend has stopped producing new episodes, with no plans to resume production. In response to listener interest, and to bring in new content, we will debut 2 new shows Sunday, July 5th.

Ag Sense Converstion Series

TSPR's Ag Sense series invites you to join us at the table for conversations about food, the people who grow it, and the land it comes from.

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We Will Listen... To You

This spring, Tri States Public Radio hosted a series of community listening sessions, as an opportunity for you to share your thoughts with us. Summaries of each session are available here.

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Celebration Concerts

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Victor & Penny- 7:00pm, September 12, 2015 The Box in Galesburg

Victor & Penny hail from Kansas City, MO, America’s roaring 1920s “Paris of the Plains.” With tight vocal harmonies, fearless feats of guitar daring and a fiery ukulele, Victor & Penny bring a modern voice to prohibition era jazz and clever original tunes. Celebrating a time when style mattered, antique pop duo Victor & Penny impress and delight with charm and hot licks - they are "...an absolute rollicking blast." Victor & Penny are Jeff Freling (Blue Man Group, Chicago) and...
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