Peoria Public Radio News

Peoria Public Radio News
12:31 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

American to close 11 locations

The Wisconsin-based furniture, appliance and electronic retailer, ‘American’, is going out of business. The company announced it’s closing all of its 11 locations, including a store in Peoria. The closures will impact nearly 1,000 employees.

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:27 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

State police say roads are passable

Snow crews plowing Peoria roads.
Credit Daryl Scott / Peoria Public Radio

Illinois State Police says the area’s interstates are passable, but motorists are still encouraged to drive safely. The road conditions on Interstates 74, one-55, and 39 are covered in a mixture of snow and slush according to law enforcement.

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Weather
8:26 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Weather Information for Sunday, March 2nd

A webcam image of Bradley Hall at Bradley University after Saturday night's snowfall.

Weather Advisories & Warnings

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:55 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Deadline for registering to vote approaching

Tuesday is the last day residents can register to vote for the state’s primary election. The March 18th primary is the first to allow 17-year olds to vote if they’ll be 18 by the general election in November. Tom Bride is the Executive Director of the Peoria Election Commission. He says he doesn’t expect a large turnout from the age group, but he says there is a benefit for allowing 17 year olds to vote.

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Government
6:01 am
Mon February 17, 2014

City County Health Department looking at service shift

The Peoria City/County Health Department will likely change the way it delivers services as a result of new health trends.  Administrator Greg Chance says the department used to provide a large amount of immunizations and pre-natal care:

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:07 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Peoria County courts to allow news cameras and microphones

The Illinois Supreme Court Friday named Peoria County the 36th in the state to allow news cameras and microphones in the court room. The Illinois Supreme Court launched the pilot project in 2012. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
11:32 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Winter weather info for February 14th

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 6 PM.

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Peoria Public Radio News
7:45 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Pricing changes chould be coming for those parking in downtown Peoria

The Peoria Downtown Advisory Commission unanimously approved pricing changes proposed for parking. The measure would see a decrease in the cost to park in a deck and increase the amount people pay at metered spaces on the street. The effort is to encourage those who work downtown to take up parking in the decks.

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Peoria Public Radio News
7:00 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Foundation gift to tornado victims

Volunteers help pass out $500.00 Visa gift cards to tornado victims
Tanya Koonce Peoria Public Radio

  Community meetings on tornado recovery efforts have been happening in Washington, Illinois since the first days after the massive tornado ripped through the town November 17, 2013. The meeting last night in the Five Points Washington Community Center offered an update on city recovery efforts and allowed residents to share information. But something more was offered last night. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports most at the meeting walked away with a five hundred dollar visa gift card:

 

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Government
11:15 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Peoria County OKs forgiving Tri-County lobbying fees

The Peoria County Board approved forgiving $63,000 in lobbying fees from the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission.  Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports:
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