Peoria Public Radio News

Peoria Public Radio News
2:59 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Greatest health issues facing Tri-County area highlighted in new assessment

Area hospitals and other health organizations have a better idea of the biggest health issues impacting the region.

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Peoria Public Radio News
1:12 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Water main replacement at Main and University to begin in March

Site of water main break at Main and University in September.
Credit Daryl Scott / Peoria Public Radio

Work is expected to begin on the water-main at Main and University in Peoria early next month.

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Government
5:54 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Legal settlement reached for Peoria City/County landfill

Credit Google Maps

After more than two years of talks, the Peoria City/County Landfill Committee has approved a tentative legal settlement with Waste Management.  The company operates Landfill #2 in Peoria County.  The proposed agreement would require Waste Management to pay more in fees for every ton deposited at the landfill to help cover costs.  That rate is going up 65-cents per ton.  The Peoria County Board and City Council also must approve the agreement for it to take effect.  The settlement with Waste Management also would include a landfill road compliance and maintenance plan. 

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Community
2:52 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

International group helping tornado victims

Donated baby items for tornado survivors.
Denise Molina-Weiger Peoria Public Radio

An international organization is teaming up with local non-profits to provide starter kits for families who lost everything in the November 17th tornadoes. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul as well as the local Red Cross, Salvation Army, and Jewish Federation raised enough funds to help up to 200 families.

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Peoria Public Radio News
5:52 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Big turnout for PHA's meeting on potential Taft site

About 200 people attended the PHA's first meeting on potential sites for Taft Homes.
Credit Denise Molina-Weiger / Peoria Public Radio

A Peoria Housing Authority meeting on one of the potential sites to rebuild Taft Homes drew a large audience. The location in question is at 2917 West Lake.

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:29 am
Thu February 20, 2014

PSD 150 administrative concerns expanded

Credit Peoriamagazine.com

The controversy surrounding the administration of Peoria’s public school district hit a pitch level this week. The group ‘Change 150’ formalized its call of no confidence in Superintendent Grenita Lathan and her top administration. 

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Sports
4:31 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Bradley University to unveil new mascot Saturday

Bradley University debuts its new gargoyle mascot this weekend. The University picked the gargoyle after a two-year process of focus groups on the issue. Bradley Athletics Director Michael Cross says the University will keep the  ‘Braves’ nickname for sporting events:

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Peoria Public Radio News
5:00 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Scattered slick patches could prove troublesome

Credit nytimes.com

While temperatures are well above freezing in the day time making for wet and slushy roads, overnight and early morning hours could still provide some slick conditions for the next several days.

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Peoria Public Radio News
4:01 am
Wed February 19, 2014

A new group urges change at PSD 150

Credit Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

The Peoria City Council special policy session on design and community character started with a public call for the removal of School District 150’s Superintendent. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports the group urging the action is called Change 150.   

 

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Weather
5:55 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Peoria deals with the thaw

Peoria drivers and pedestrians are dealing with slushy conditions as the snow continues to melt. City of Peoria road crews are now preparing to handle the steady streams of water crossing sidewalks and roadways. Peoria City Streets manager David Haste says commuters shouldn’t have too much difficulty driving during the heat of the day.

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