Peoria Public Radio News

Peoria Public Radio News
1:35 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Peoria and AMT say Main and University project is not hurting safety

Erik Bush, V.P. of Strategy and Compliance at Advanced Medical Transport, gives a presentation on ambulance response times.
Credit Denise Molina-Weiger / Peoria Public Radio

Peoria city officials want to quell rumors that emergency response vehicles are having a tough time getting through the new Main and University intersection.

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Government
11:09 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

East Peoria approves soil study costs for proposed apartment complex site

The East Peoria City Council approved an engineering study that looks at building a residential complex in the Levee District. The city will spend up to $15,000 to Midwest Engineering for required soil sampling on the property. City Commissioner Gary Densberger says he has confidence the proposed development will move forward with a multi-unit apartment building on the Civic Triangle land:  

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Government
5:32 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Negotiations to sell Peoria’s historic Madison Theater fail

The potential for re-development of the Madison Theater looks to be on hold. The owners of the Madison Theatre and NXG Development have elected to drop negotiations. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
5:38 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Peoria Hospital Systems match CDC guidlines

  Both major health care providers in Peoria are redoubling their efforts in personal protective standards for health care staff.

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Peoria Public Radio News
2:01 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Farmington school undergoing large solar installation

A central Illinois rural school will soon have one of the largest solar installations in the state compared to other learning institutions. Farmington Community Unit School District 265 Monday began construction on a $1.9 million dollar solar panel project.

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:10 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Pekin to celebrate 12th Night Out Against Crime

The City of Pekin is celebrating its 12th Annual Night Out Against Crime. The Thursday evening event runs from five to eight at the Avanti's Dome. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:02 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Caterpillar Foundation helping in fight against Ebola

The Caterpillar Foundation is hoping to make a positive impact in the fight against Ebola in West Africa.

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Politics
6:03 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Mayer, Oyler vie for Peoria County district six board race

Two Peoria County Board candidates are vying for the sixth district seat in the November general election. Republican Zach Oyler is challenging Democratic incumbent Allen Mayer. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports:
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Education
3:21 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

USDA official touts healthy eating at Peoria school

An official with the USDA visited Rolling Acres Middle School in Peoria to tout healthy eating habits. Tim English is the Regional Administrator with the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service. He says Rolling acres is one example of how schools use multiple activities to get students to eat better:

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:46 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Peoria hires new communications specialist

The city of Peoria has officially hired a new Communications Specialist. The city has hired Stacy Peterson.

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