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Woodford Times - Peoria, IL
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Updated Jul 25, 2016 at 2:13 PM

Illinois' mosquito-abatement effort is among programs that will resume under the six-month, stopgap budget passed by state lawmakers and governor. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's Used Tire Program, funded by a $2.50 fee that consumers pay when purchasing retail tires, will help remove many of these ideal mosquito breeding grounds from locations throughout the state. The fiscal 2017 appropriation for the program is $2 million, including $750,000 to fund an agreement...

Updated Jun 21, 2016 at 7:46 PM

 PEORIA — With Illinois just more than a week away from entering a second fiscal year without a budget, the fiscal situation is worsening by the day, state Comptroller Leslie Munger said. "These self-inflicted traumas are...

Updated May 17, 2016 at 7:53 AM

PEKINOne local gambler is $700,000 richer after buying a winning Illinois Lottery ticket in Pekin. 

Updated May 5, 2016 at 8:58 PM

A group of Republican lawmakers attempted to turn up the election-year heat Thursday on the state’s chief fiscal monitor, demanding that Auditor General Frank Mautino answer questions about his campaign spending as a...

Updated May 4, 2016 at 9:07 PM

A proposal to move the state to a graduated income tax died in the Illinois House Wednesday when the sponsor opted not to call the bill for a vote.

Updated May 4, 2016 at 9:06 PM

An Illinois House plan to change the way legislative district maps are drawn in the state died in a Senate subcommittee Wednesday.

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