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11:46 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Area Peoria Stadium residents oppose commercial development proposal

The District 150 School Board heard from residents against a proposal from Wal-Mart to redevelop the historic Peoria Stadium property.  Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports: 

 The District owns the 80-acre stadium site, and the Peoria Park District leases about 30 acres to use for softball diamonds.  The proposal has the District selling some or all of the stadium property to Wal-Mart through the city.  District 150 Treasurer Dave Kinney says the District is looking at creative ways to generate additional revenue amid unpredictable state and federal funding:
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5:52 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Road construction with detour confusion

    Those traveling Northmoor Road in Peoria will find a barricade interruption between University and Sheridan. That’s sent many drivers into the neighborhoods aiming to get from one side to the other.

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7:28 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Peoria is again an All America City

Peoria is once again an All-America City thanks to a local group. The Peoria Chamber’s Young Professionals Organization of Greater Peoria made the announcement Sunday. The organization is responsible for submitting the application for the honor. It brought a delegation of more than 30 people to make a presentation about the city to the National Civic League in Denver. 

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6:25 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Pete Vonachen's farewell

The statue in Dozer Park of Pete Vonachen handing a baseball to a child. It's called 'Peoria's Mr Baseball'. It was unveiled as part of his 80th birthday. Pete Vonachen died Monday, June 11th at 87-years old.
Credit Tanya Koonce / WCBU

  The community said farewell to Harold “Pete” Vonachen Friday. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports:


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2:19 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Tazewell County allowing concealed-carry

Tazewell County is joining two other Illinois counties in allowing concealed carry. That’s as the state waits for Governor Pat Quinn to decide what he’ll do with legislation that would allow people to carry concealed guns.  

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1:16 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

BU Alumni Association's Leadership Summit underway

The Bradley University Alumni Association’s first Leadership Summit is underway. The event began Thursday and runs through Saturday on campus. The goal of the summit is to motivate aspiring leaders working to advance their careers and enhance their leadership skills.

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6:30 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Carver Community Center Board asked to step aside

Credit Tanya Koonce / WCBU

The Peoria Chapter of the NAACP and members of the community are calling for the removal of the Carver Community Center Board. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports they are passing petitions in support of the effort. 


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6:30 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Remembering Pete Vonachen

Credit Tanya Koonce / WCBU

Peoria lays to rest today the man many called 'Mr Baseball.'  Pete Vonachen died Monday. He was 87. Vonachen purchased Peoria’s minor league baseball team about 30 years ago, and shared a great friendship with the late Harry Carey.

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10:15 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Reduced building permit fee Peoria County flood victims

The Peoria County board approved reducing building and maintenance fees by half for flood victims. The board voted 11 to five on the fee reduction while also adding two new full time employees to the Planning and Zoning Department.

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3:42 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Ticket vendor for Cat's Visitors Center experiences security breach

Credit: Caterpillar Visitor's Center Facebook page

Caterpillar says the third party ticket vendor for its visitor’s center has experienced a security breach. That has the potential to impact those who’ve purchased tickets to Cat’s Visitors Center online or at the box-office. It does not include Caterpillar’s adjacent Merchandise Center or the company’s systems or hardware.

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