Peoria Public Radio News

Government
7:44 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Elections are two Peoria offices with one purpose

  Often referendum language can be be complex enough it seems like a legal key is needed to decipher it. But that is not the case with the question asking Peoria voters if they want to consolidate the city and county election authorities. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports:
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Government
7:15 am
Fri October 31, 2014

County committee delays loan vote, OKs fee hikes

Peoria County is spending the next month giving board members more financial and job information about an environmental tech company in line for a large loan.  A county committee deferred signing-off on a $2.5 million loan for Peoria-based ELM LLC by one month. Mark Rothert is the county’s Assistant Administrator for Economic Development. He says there are differences between ELM and the County’s loan to Firefly Energy, that went belly-up:

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Peoria Public Radio News
8:42 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Peoria City Hall Council Chamber undergoes updates

The 'Peoria Muses' mural by Will Peaco. The mural is behind the mayor's bench on the 4th floor of City Hall in the Council Chamber.
Tanya Koonce Peoria Public Radio

  Renovations are on time and on budget for the Peoria City Council Chamber to be finished by January. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
5:59 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Governor Quinn announces funding for private colleges and universities in Central Illinois

Credit Peoria Public Radio

Governor Quinn was at Bradley University today to announce funding for several private Central Illinois colleges and universities. The investments total $5.8 million. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
1:03 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Will Peoria County voters choose less government?

Books of documents lining the Peoria County Recorder of Deeds Office.
Tanya Koonce Peoria Public Radio

Peoria County Voters have two referendums on the ballot that stand to make some changes in local government. One asks voters whether the Recorder of Deeds Office should be eliminated as of December 2016. It would effectively mean the County has one less elected official.

 

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Crime
4:00 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Allegations of abuse, neglect at Pekin daycare service

The Pekin Police Department and state Department of Children and Family Services are investigating allegations of abuse and neglect at a local daycare.  The accusations surround the daycare service of Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ on North 8th Street in Pekin.  Pekin police began the investigation earlier this month, and both agencies are conducting interviews and investigating the allegations.

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Peoria Public Radio News
3:34 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Construction OK'd on international facility at PIA

Construction is expected to begin this year on a new international arrivals building at the Peoria Airport. The Metropolitan Airport Authority of Peoria approved a more than $8.2 million bid from Peoria Metro Construction to build the facility. It will be connected to the new General Wayne Downing Peoria International terminal.

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Government
12:51 am
Wed October 29, 2014

No changes for Peoria video gaming regulations

   The Peoria City Council continues looking for ways to regulate video-gaming parlors. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports, the council adjourned without picking a final option:
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Peoria Public Radio News
1:22 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Peoria County to collect city's portion of property transfer tax

Peoria County Recorder of Deeds, Nancy Horton and city of Peoria Treasurer Patrick Nichting.
Credit Denise Molina-Weiger / Peoria Public Radio

The city and County of Peoria are working together to expedite the process of transferring or selling property within the city. The County Treasurer, Recorder of Deeds and City Treasurer announced they’ve entered into an intergovernmental agreement to allow the Recorder’s Office to collect the city’s portion of the Real Property Transfer Tax.

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Peoria Public Radio News
10:59 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

New printers for Peoria District 150 facilities

Credit Peoria Public Radio

Peoria School District 150 is getting new multi-functional printers system wide . 

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