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Statewide: The Benefits Of Neighborhood Policing; State Budget Address Recap

Cities are finding a way to improve high crime areas is to have police develop ties with residents.  In Peoria, a program where officers live in the neighborhoods has proven successful and is expanding.  We have a report.  

And we learn what Governor J.B. Pritzker said during his budget address.  Pritzker used the opportunity to also push for a graduated income tax. 

That and more on Statewide.

This week's lineup:

* Brian Mackey explains what the governor is proposing in his new budget plan.

* Dana Vollmer of WCBU gives us a ground level viewof Peoria's resident police officer program.

* Mary Hansen points out problems with downtown Springfield parking and some suggestions for improvement.

* WGLT's Breanna Grow reports on an "invaluable" Lincoln donationto a central Illinois museum.

*Rich Egger of TriStates Public Radio tells how a long-delayed project at Western Illinois Universitymight finally come to fruition. 

* Cristina Stella with Harvest Public Media reports on a push to train communities to spot unsafe drinking water.   

* Lee Gaines of Illinois Newsroom examines a new program in Champaignto help people released from prison find housing.

* Joe Deacon with WGLT introduces us to some of the Republican candidatesvying for the party's nomination for U.S. Senate this year.

* Peter Medlin with WNIJ reports on changes in P.E. classesthat put more focus on mental health.

* WBEZ's Lauren Frost found plenty of love in a tattoo parlor.    

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Sean has led the NPR Illinois news operations since the fall of 2009.