"April surprise"

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The Peoria Fire Department and the Peoria County Coroner are offering words of community awareness and support in the face of two suspected opioid overdose deaths.

School transportation state funding to remain the same

Jun 11, 2013

The budget lawmakers approved would keep school transportation funding next year the same as this year.  But as IPR’S Chris Slaby reports, Illinois school districts still face financial struggles.

Lawmakers say they were able to accomplish this because of what they call the "April surprise," when Illinois collected an extra one-point-five billion dollars in tax revenue. Anthony Galindo is the superintendent of the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley district.  He says the "surprise" amounts to an extra 300-thousand dollars there.