Peoria Public Radio News

Peoria Public Radio News
5:25 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

CAT announces another annual dividend increase

 Caterpillar says its board has voted to increase the company's quarterly cash dividend by 8 cents.  The sixty cents ($0.60) per share of common is payable Aug. 20 to shareholders of record as of July 22.Caterpillar Inc. Chairman Doug Oberhelman says the 15 percent increase, along with the company's $1 billion accelerated stock buyback announced in April, support its commitment to boost value for shareholders.This is Caterpillar's fourth-straight year with a dividend increase.

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Peoria Public Radio News
3:43 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

PHA moving ahead on Taft study

The Peoria Housing Authority will learn later this year what its best options are for the Taft Homes property. The Peoria city council recently approved hiring a consultant on behalf of the authority to study redevelopment options for the site.

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:15 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Peoria District 150 asks the city to share

School District 150 is asking for a share of the proceeds from Peoria’s proposed downtown Conservation Tax Increment Finance District.  Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports.        

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Police
5:00 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Man found floating in the Illinois River has been identified

Emergency workers wait for the coroner to arrive at the Fire Department's Marine Rescue Station.
Credit Tanya Koonce / WCBU

The Peoria County Coroner says the man fished out of the Illinois River last night is 31-year old Matthew Nettles of Washington. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
2:04 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Services for Pete Vonachen set

The services for Peoria’s Mister Baseball, Pete Vonachen have been set. There are two visitations for the former Peoria Chiefs owner. The first is a more public visitation Thursday from 3 to 9 at Northwoods Community Church in Peoria. The second is Friday from 11 to 1 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Peoria Heights. Funeral Services will begin directly after.

Peoria Public Radio News
12:28 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Peoria Area EMS Medical Director stepping down

The Peoria Area EMS Medical Director is stepping down. OSF Saint Francis Medical Center announced Cheryl Colbenson’s resignation is effective July 1st. She’s leaving to complete a fellowship in Integrative Medicine.

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Peoria Public Radio News
11:00 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Allen-Alta Intersection gets disaster relief

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Tom Hunt WCBU

Some people are reportedly frustrated that work hasn’t started on the Alta-Allen Road Intersection repair. The culverts under the road essentially collapsed, and the road gave way during the April Flood. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
2:35 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

FEMA closing Disaster Recovery Center in Peoria County

FEMA is closing its Disaster Recovery Center in Peoria County for flood victims to register for federal recovery assistance. The center is at Chillicothe Fire Hall. It’s closing Friday. People can still register with FEMA online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov

Peoria Public Radio News
1:33 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Remebering Pete Vonachen

Peoria legend, Harold “Pete” Vonachen died Monday at age 87. Known as, “Mr. Baseball,” he was responsible for building up the sport in the city with the purchase of the Peoria Suns in 1983. He re-named the team, and they’ve been affiliated with the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals since that time.

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:30 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Policing District 150 off-campus events

 Peoria District 150 police are limited to covering events on school property. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports the move comes with little explanation from school administrators.  

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