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UnityPoint agrees to acquire Pekin Hospital, ProHealth Medical Group

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UnityPoint Health–Peoria plans to acquire Pekin Hospital and other affiliates of Progressive Health Systems, according to a news release from the two parties.

The release said UnityPoint and Progressive Health Systems have signed a letter of intent to negotiate an agreement to make the latter and its Pekin Hospital...

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Governor signs caretaker leave bill into law

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capitolEmployees in Illinois now can take up to six months of earned sick leave to care for loved ones, under new legislation...

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CUB calls for higher Ameren Illinois rate reduction

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CUB logoA rate cut that Ameren Illinois has proposed for 2017 should be doubled, to a decrease...

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Bradley report shows stability in area economy

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Bradley U Logo 2016The Peoria area economy showed stability in the second quarter, but indicators show little change should be expected in the short term, according to the quarterly Composite Index of Business and Economic Indicators for the region produced by...

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Survey: Property taxes, cost of living top concerns for seniors

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Senior citizens like living in Illinois, but many worry about property taxes and housing affordability, according to a survey commissioned by...

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Cat makes more restructuring moves; no local jobs affected

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600px Caterpillar logoCaterpillar Inc. announced Thursday it will discontinue production of one item made in Pennsylvania, repurpose one plant and sell off other products manufacturing as it continues restructuring to withstand the current down cycle.

The changes in the mining products...

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By the numbers: Back to School

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Summertime is winding down and vacations are coming to an end, signaling that back-to-school time is here. It's a time that many children eagerly anticipate —...

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Millennials more likely to forfeit vacation time

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Millennial workers are the most likely generation to forfeit time off, even though they earn the least amount of vacation days. Millennials stay at work because they feel more fear and greater guilt...

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Texting 9-1-1 now possible in Peoria County

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text911logoIf you ever find yourself is a situation where you need help but cannot call 9-1-1 for fear of being heard, there is now a solution in Peoria County.

Text to 9-1-1 is now available in Peoria County for those individuals who cannot safely...

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