The Peorian http://www.peorian.com/ Wed, 24 May 2017 03:50:24 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) Morris named to head Riverfront Museum http://www.peorian.com/news/news/local/2519-morris-riverfront-museum The Peoria Riverfront Museum decided to stay home for its new leader this time.

John Morris of Peoria, a former Peoria City Councilman and current director of The Ronald W. Reagan Society at Eureka College, was announced as the new president and CEO of the museum, beginning

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:23:09 GMT http://www.peorian.com/news/news/local/2519-morris-riverfront-museum
NASA: New habitable-zone planets discovered http://www.peorian.com/news/news/tech/2518-nasa-planets NASAlogoNASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star, the space agency

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Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:16:45 GMT http://www.peorian.com/news/news/tech/2518-nasa-planets
Illinois cities push their own legislative agenda http://www.peorian.com/news/news/politics/2517-illinois-cities capitol

From ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK

More cities across Illinois are using most, if not all, of their share of property taxes to pay for public safety pensions and the Illinois Municipal League says state mandated sweeteners don’t help.

The IML announced its

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:42:37 GMT http://www.peorian.com/news/news/politics/2517-illinois-cities
Bob Michel remembered for civility, fairness http://www.peorian.com/news/news/politics/2516-bob-michel michelRobert Michel, who during his 38 years representing the Peoria region in Congress was known to always put country ahead of party, died Friday in Arlington, Virginia. He was 93.

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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:33:40 GMT http://www.peorian.com/news/news/politics/2516-bob-michel
Midwest, central Illinois farmland values fall http://www.peorian.com/news/news/agriculture/2515-land-values-fall From ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK

The Midwest has seen a third consecutive year of decreasing farmland values.

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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:37:33 GMT http://www.peorian.com/news/news/agriculture/2515-land-values-fall
AARP opposed to taxing retirement income http://www.peorian.com/news/news/politics/2514-aarp-retirement-income aarplogo

From ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK

A Chicago-based nonprofit says raising the Illinois income tax and taxing retirement income will fix the state’s budget mess. The nation’s largest advocacy group for retirees disagrees.

The Civic Federation released a

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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 23:57:48 GMT http://www.peorian.com/news/news/politics/2514-aarp-retirement-income
Rauner to discuss 'grand bargain' during budget address http://www.peorian.com/news/news/politics/2513-rauner-budget-address From ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK

Gov. Bruce Rauner will use his budget address Wednesday to sound off on the so-called “grand bargain” being constructed in the state Senate.

Rauner has applauded Democratic leaders in the Senate for recognizing the need for economic reforms to grow the economy, but up

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Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:22:28 GMT http://www.peorian.com/news/news/politics/2513-rauner-budget-address
Most consider pet needs when buying or selling homes http://www.peorian.com/lifestyle/lifestyle-news/home/2512-homes-pet-needs When making decisions about buying, selling or renovating their homes, Americans, by and large, take their pets' needs into cat and dog snuggleaccount, according

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Tue, 14 Feb 2017 22:47:42 GMT http://www.peorian.com/lifestyle/lifestyle-news/home/2512-homes-pet-needs
Molly Crusen Bishop: From County Kilkenny, Ireland to Peoria http://www.peorian.com/history/history-news/local-history/2511-molly-kilkenny mollylogoBelow is the Peoria Star Monday May 7th, 1923 obituary for my Great Aunt Maggie

Mrs. Margaret Nolan Caffyn

“On the hillside in old St. Mary’s cemetery there is a little mound of freshly turned

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Fri, 10 Feb 2017 23:14:40 GMT http://www.peorian.com/history/history-news/local-history/2511-molly-kilkenny
Thousands in Illinois still underwater on their mortgages http://www.peorian.com/news/news/money/2510-underwater-mortgages From ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK

underwaterIllinois residents are more commonly underwater on their homes than nearly any other state.

A report released Thursday by ATTOM Data Solutions shows that more than 16 percent of Illinois’ homes are what they called “seriously underwater,” meaning their

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Thu, 09 Feb 2017 23:30:55 GMT http://www.peorian.com/news/news/money/2510-underwater-mortgages
NRF predicts retail sales will grow in 2017 http://www.peorian.com/news/news/business/2509-nrf-2017 nrf logoA top retail trade association projects retail industry sales will increase between 3.7 percent and 4.2 percent in 2017; online sales could go up as much as 8 percent and 12 percent.

The National Retail Federation made the projections in its

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Thu, 09 Feb 2017 22:02:00 GMT http://www.peorian.com/news/news/business/2509-nrf-2017
Chris Kennedy announces run for Illinois governor http://www.peorian.com/news/news/politics/2508-kennedy-governor chris kennedyA big name in national politics has entered the race for Illinois governor: Kennedy.

Chris Kennedy, son of Robert F. Kennedy, announced on Wednesday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for governor. He could ultimately be pitted against Republican incumbent

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Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:19:36 GMT http://www.peorian.com/news/news/politics/2508-kennedy-governor
'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson' to rock Corn Stock http://www.peorian.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/theater/2507-preview-bloodybloody bbajWhen you think about rock musicals, the ones that may come to mind include “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Hair” and “Rent.” And these days, “Hamilton” usually enters the conversation.

One show that doesn’t, at least yet, is “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.”

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Wed, 08 Feb 2017 01:32:57 GMT http://www.peorian.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/theater/2507-preview-bloodybloody
Illinois has 7th highest sales tax in the country http://www.peorian.com/news/news/money/2506-illinois-sales-tax From ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK

Illinois is among the top 10 most expensive sales tax states in the country, according to Washington D.C.-based Tax Foundation.

state logoTax Foundation Economist Nicole Kaeding said researchers reviewed state and local sales

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Wed, 08 Feb 2017 01:15:09 GMT http://www.peorian.com/news/news/money/2506-illinois-sales-tax
The Heat Is On: Work Stress on the Rise http://www.peorian.com/news/news/business/2505-work-stressing workstressHaving trouble "keeping calm and carrying on" at work? You're in the majority.

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Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:14:52 GMT http://www.peorian.com/news/news/business/2505-work-stressing
By the Numbers: Super Bowl LI http://www.peorian.com/sports/sports-news/football/2504-by-numbers-superbowl-li superbowl logoSuper Bowl 51 will be played Feb. 5, 2017 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The first Super Bowl was played on Jan.

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Fri, 03 Feb 2017 23:13:11 GMT http://www.peorian.com/sports/sports-news/football/2504-by-numbers-superbowl-li
UHaul: Illinois leads nation in people moving out http://www.peorian.com/lifestyle/lifestyle-news/communities/2503-uhaul-illinois uhaul truckTexas is the No. 1 U.S. Growth State for 2016, according to the latest U-Haul migration trends report.

That makes for quite a turnaround from 2015, when Texas was a net-loss state and ranked No. 39 on this list. The year-over-year arrival of

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Fri, 03 Feb 2017 22:38:20 GMT http://www.peorian.com/lifestyle/lifestyle-news/communities/2503-uhaul-illinois
Civic leaders tout what Peoria region already has to offer http://www.peorian.com/news/news/business/2502-civic-leaders-touting skylinePeoria-area civic leaders are ready to dust off the disappointment of the Caterpillar Inc. announcement about its headquarters and move forward because, they said Thursday, there is enough going on in the community that it will continue to thrive.

In fact, the

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Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:41:07 GMT http://www.peorian.com/news/news/business/2502-civic-leaders-touting
AARP campaigns to protect Medicare http://www.peorian.com/news/news/politics/2501-aarp-medicare aarplogoAARP has launched a comprehensive campaign to protect Medicare in the face of proposals by some in

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Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:16:13 GMT http://www.peorian.com/news/news/politics/2501-aarp-medicare
'Into The Woods' brings fantasy to life at Peoria Players http://www.peorian.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/theater/2500-preview-intowoods-players woods fb profilepicBlending several well-known fairy tales into one musical sounds like something only a person who can’t get enough happily-ever-afters would do. At least, that is, until Act 2. Then it all changes.

That’s what one gets with the Stephen Sondheim-James

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Wed, 01 Feb 2017 22:48:21 GMT http://www.peorian.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/theater/2500-preview-intowoods-players