Outside the Horseshoe

Outside the Horseshoe
11:23 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Outside The Horseshoe - July 8, 2014

Tanya Koonce Peoria Public Radio

The City of Peoria is stepping up official action against nuisance properties and the property owners. That is the subject of this evening’s Outside the Horseshoe. Tony Allen is a Nuisance Abatement officer with the Peoria Police Department. Doug Burgess is his partner. Burgess is featured in this Outside the Horseshoe and Allen is our guest.

You can also hear the live broadcast of Peoria City Council meetings and this show the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month on 89.9fm WCBU-HD1, Peoria Public Radio.


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Outside the Horseshoe
6:58 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Outside the Horseshoe - June 24, 2014

The first zoning change request related to the replacement of the Taft homes was on the Peoria City Council's agenda Tuesday, June 24, 2014. The zoning for the historic Greeley School property is in the part of the community known as the North Valley. It's part of the city with well organized neighborhood associations. Some neighborhood association members in the area have questions about the zoning variances required to get the property to meet the needs of the site development currently being proposed. 

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Outside the Horseshoe
5:48 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Outside The Horseshoe - June 10, 2014

Credit IBEW.org / Peoria Public Radio

  The Peoria City Council again deferred the Marriott Hotel management change question Tuesday, June 10, 2014. The city is in the secondary lender seat on the redevelopment project and is waiting on the primary lender to sign-off.  

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Outside the Horseshoe
11:43 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Outside The Horseshoe - May 27, 2014

  The city of Peoria is considering a number of quality of life policy questions in its agenda for Tuesday April 27, 2014.

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Outside the Horseshoe
6:15 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Outside The Horseshoe - May 13, 2014

Mayors from across the state are warning lawmakers about rising pension costs that they say will pack a serious financial punch if left unaddressed.  

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Outside the Horseshoe
1:20 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Outside The Horseshoe - April 22, 2014

Free speech in a parody or impersonating an elected official?  The twitter account @Peoriamayor was intended to be a parody. When it was up in March it wasn't fully distinguished in such a way. It had about 50 followers though likely more people were viewing it.  But last week the Peoria Police executed a search warrant on the residents of the person or persons thought to responsible for the account. The whole matter has sparked a widespread response. Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis joins us for this Outside the Horseshoe to talk about the matter.   

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6:17 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Outside The Horseshoe - March 25, 2014

A group of parents and interested citizens has launched a public movement called Change 150. The campaign is against the Peoria District 150 Superintendent and Board of Education. It resulted in ouster of the only school board member up for re-election last week. Yesterday one of the city’s most prominent African American Pastors stood in front of the reporters from all media outlets in the city to say the group was misguided and function largely on a racial bias.

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Outside the Horseshoe
9:43 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Outside the Horseshoe - March 11, 2014

Credit Peoria Public Radio

  The Peoria Housing Authority continues to work toward the plan of transition for the Taft Homes. The River view property is the currently the site of about 210 barracks style housing units. The idea is to replace those apartments with new ones in other places throughout the city and potentially also sell the current Taft Property. 

The community controversy surrounding the forward motion on the idea hit a pitch level Monday night at the public information meeting on the third proposed site.  

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Outside the Horseshoe
5:58 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Outside The Horseshoe - February 25, 2014

  The longest most difficult stretch of winter seems to be past. However the resulting potholes are a bumpy reminder that it was a harder winter than normal. Peoria Public Works Director Michael Rogers talks about the road patching effort at hand. He is our guest for this Outside the Horse Shoe.  

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Outside the Horseshoe
10:34 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Outside the Horseshoe - January 28, 2014

  Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis delivers the annual State of the City address in-full. This also includes the Mayor's introduction handled by Chris Waible, who is the Business Development Director at Dewberry.

Our thanks to the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce for allowing us to rebroadcast/podcast the speech.


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