Peoria Public Radio News

Peoria Public Radio News
6:31 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Tiger pair moves from Illinois to Indiana zoo

Credit Peoria Zoo

Two male tigers born at the Peoria Zoo in Illinois have moved to the Indianapolis Zoo in Indiana. The 2-year-old tigers are brothers named Luka and Maxim. They are Amur tigers, a subspecies that's endangered in the wild by habitat loss and poaching. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:00 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Quest Charter ending contract with Concept Schools

Peoria District 150 has reached an agreement with Quest Charter Academy. The district's only charter school is five years old.

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Business
5:38 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Peoria area home sales down in yearly comparison

The number of homes sold in the Peoria-area last year was down slightly compared to 2013. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
1:38 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

BU President stepping down

Joanne Glasser is stepping down as President of Bradley University.

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Peoria Public Radio News
5:26 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Grasping new learning with Common Core

Credit blogs.dunlapcusd.net

Common Core State Standards have been in place for several years. But some parents are still concerned about being able to help their children with homework.

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Government
6:14 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Applications sought for filling County Recorder of Deeds term

Peoria County Board chairman Andrew Rand is seeking applicants to fill the remaining term for the Recorder of Deeds following a retirement. Candidates must be a Peoria County resident, never convicted of a felony and a Republican. The term runs through 2016. Applications are available on the County’s website and must be turned in by January 30th.  A link to the applications can be found by clicking here.

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Government
5:31 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

PHA sees progress on housing conversion program

The Peoria Housing Authority is seeing progress on a long-stalled program through the Department of Housing and Urban Development It’s called the Rental Assistance Demonstration, or RAD, program:

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:39 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Some small businesses could get tax credit under ACA

A representative with the U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding some small businesses they may qualify for tax credits under the Affordable Care Act.

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Peoria Public Radio News
5:56 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Central IL woman pleads guilty in mutilation of farmer's body

A central Illinois woman has pleaded guilty to mutilating a human body and concealing a homicide in connection with the slaying of a 74-year-old farmer whose remains were found in two counties.

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Government
11:49 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Schock weighs-in on Pres. Obama’s call for minimum wage hike

President Obama called for raising the federal minimum wage in last night’s State Of The Union speech. Republican Congressman Aaron Schock says the best way to boost income is to pass pending trade agreements and tax reform:

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