Peoria Public Radio News

Peoria Public Radio News
4:46 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Those with disabilities can better plan for the future

Credit community.parentprojectmd.org

Parents of those with disabilities will be able to save more in the New Year to care for their adult children. Previously, working adults with disabilities could keep no more than 2,000 dollars for additional care and basic life expenses without being penalized by Social Security. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:35 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Stepped up traffic patrols begin this weekend

Area police set up traffic enforcement zones in Peoria.
Credit Denise Molina-Weiger / Peoria Public Radio

Local, county and state law enforcement are stepping up patrols beginning this weekend. The goal is to reduce traffic fatalities over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

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Peoria Public Radio News
7:20 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

PHA extends public comment

The Peoria Housing Authority is taking public comments on it’s draft Framework Strategy for Redevelopment. The extended deadline for input is Wednesday, January 7th.

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Courts
7:02 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Brothers plead guilty to $6M in Peoria tax fraud

Two brothers who owned a gas station in Peoria pled guilty to more than $6 million in tax fraud. Shaher and Mohammad Mizyed owned the Tira Oil gas station and convenience store on North Prospect Road. Violating tax laws carries up to five years in prison and the penalty for mail fraud is up to 20 years. Sentencing is set for April.  

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:20 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

New art in Peoria's Warehouse District

Credit Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

A new sculpture graces the front door of Peoria’s Public Television station and the home of the Symphony Orchestra.

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Peoria Public Radio News
5:51 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Cruz to be the new leader of OSF St Francis

Dr. Michael Cruz is the new President of the OSF St Francis Medical Center as of next month.
Credit OSF St Francis

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center will get a new President next year. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
5:50 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Record third quarter for Peoria Greater Mass Transit

More people are taking public transportation than ever. Nationally ridership is at an all time high surpassing the record numbers of 1974. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
1:23 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Bustos: renewed relations with Cuba could be good for IL

17th District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos says President Barack Obama’s announcement to normalize relations with Cuba could benefit Illinois. The president’s announcement includes re-establishing economic ties with the country.

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:26 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Bartonville Police Chief appointed to national review board

Central Illinois will have a voice in choosing public safety officers for a prestigious national award.

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Business
10:36 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

100 year-old water main system replacement in Peoria

Illinois American Water is spending more than $1 million on water main improvements in Peoria. The company will install new water main that replaces the more than 100 year-old cast iron connection that feeds into the stations on Grand Boulevard.

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