Peoria Public Radio News

Education
6:05 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Rob Parks makes local school board choice

Rob Parks’s name was withdrawn as Governor Rauner’s appointment to serve on the State Board of Education. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
11:20 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Washington's city administrator moving on

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Washington’s city administrator is leaving. Mayor Gary Manier says Tim Gleason has accepted the position of city manager for Decatur, Illinois.

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Government
8:53 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Schock pays back government for travel to Bears game

U.S. Congressman Aaron Schock has reimbursed the federal government for more than $1,200 to travel to a Chicago Bears football game last November.

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Government
2:46 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Bradley University Provost taking helm at Eastern Illinois

Bradley University Provost Dr. David Glassman is leaving his post to become the 12th President of Eastern Illinois University.  He officially takes the new job June 1st. Glassman is the third top Bradley official to announce departing the university.  Athletic Director Michael Cross is leaving this month, and President Joanne Glasser is stepping down at the end of May.

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Peoria Public Radio News
10:23 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Owner of 'Big Al's' dies at 57

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The owner of a popular Peoria strip club has died. Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll says 57-year old Al Zuccarini’s died Monday morning.

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:57 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Caterpillar headquarters will replace historic Peoria store

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Caterpillar Inc.'s plans to build a new headquarters in downtown Peoria will transform what was once a popular retail district for the region.

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:38 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Archaeologist details Lincoln-related Bloomington dig

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An archaeologist has offered details of what excavators found last summer when they were working near the McLean County Museum of History in Bloomington.

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Government
5:15 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Longer Peoria County, City weather siren test set Tuesday

City of Peoria and County residents should be prepared to hear the outdoor warning sirens a little longer Tuesday. The monthly test will take place at ten in the morning and could last up to three minutes.

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Government
5:10 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Nearly 650 Peoria trees suffering from emerald ash borer

The City of Peoria has identified nearly 650 ash-trees that are infected by the emerald ash borer pest. City Public Works Director Mike Rogers says that means 90-percent of the targeted trees will likely be uprooted and hauled away.  Rogers says the city could start a city nursery to grow replacement trees in the right-of-way.  He says the remainder of the trees will receive treatment every two years.

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:42 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Schock reimbursed costs for lavish office decor

  The Associated Press has learned that Illinois Republican Rep. Aaron Schock has personally reimbursed the government $40,000 for renovations to his congressional office. It was modeled after the TV show "Downton Abbey."

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