Peoria County News Briefs

Peoria County News Briefs

CENTRAL ILLINOIS Area measles cases traced to unvaccinated college students Two cases have been reported in Champaign-Urbana in recent months — the first in January and the second…

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    Peoria County News Briefs

    STATE Lawmakers want higher minimum wage for teachers The Illinois Senate education committee is pushing again to raise the minimum salary for teachers to $40,000 a year by the 2023-24…

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    Peoria County News Briefs

    STATE Changes in lead poison testing will ID more children exposed to risks A change in how the state measures exposure to lead poisoning will increase the number of children who will…

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    Peoria County News Briefs

    STATE New year, new laws are on the books In 2018, more than 250 new laws were passed in Illinois. Here is a small sampling of some of the laws that went into effect Jan. 1. Rear-facing…

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    Peoria County News Briefs

    STATE U of I begins major push into autonomous technology Research into autonomous technology such as self-driving cars and robotic assistants will be the focus of a new center announced…