Peoria Public Radio News

City
3:54 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Peoria’s Kickapoo Building gets national recognition

The Kickapoo Building view from Main Street. It was first built in 1911.
Credit Peoria Historical Society

A more than 100-year-old building in Peoria is now on the National Register of Historic Places. The Kickapoo Building on Main Street is an example of flatiron building that’s designed to use as much space as possible.  The triangular share of the building currently houses Thirty-Thirty Coffee and a dry cleaner business.  Properties on the national registry can also qualify for financial incentives. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
2:35 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

County Sheriff's office warning of scam

The Peoria County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a scam. The office says individuals are impersonating employees of the Peoria County Circuit Clerks Office or other government offices and demanding payment from victims over the phone for fines or tickets.

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:58 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Chillicothe to receive money for road construction

Chillicothe is getting some state money for road construction work. $255,000 is coming from the Illinois Jobs Now capital construction program. The money will pay for sidewalk replacement, driveway work, grading, and seeding at various locations.   

Peoria Public Radio News
7:04 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Peoria wants the Warehouse District on the National Register of Historic Places

The City of Peoria is aiming to have the Warehouse District on the National Register of Historic Places. The boundaries of Peoria’s proposed National Registry District would overlay the existing enterprise and redevelopment zones. It would also provide state and federal historic tax credits to certain buildings in the part of Peoria rich with Century-old Warehouses. The historic tax credits would be available for buildings appropriately adapted for various public purposes.

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Government
6:40 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

PHA looking at two parcels for Taft redevelopment project

The Peoria Housing Authority is looking to buy two properties to replace some of the apartments in the Taft Homes. The PHA is looking for land throughout the city to build new homes for the more than 200 units currently at Taft. The two potential properties for development are at 919 Northeast Jefferson and 2917 West Lake. 

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Government
4:11 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Peoria County launching new business website, minority contractor focus

Peoria County is launching a new website this spring to help business owners get assistance.  Greater Peoria SourceLink launches this spring.  The website will be GPSourceLink.org and cost $20,000 a year to run.  Mark Rothert is Assistant Peoria County Administrator for Economic Development. He says the goal is to help new and established business owners get up and running:

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Peoria Public Radio News
7:25 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Another water main break disrupts Peoria traffic

The 30-inch transmission water main in Peoria that broke Monday leaving thousands without water service appears to have triggered another break in the area.

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Peoria Public Radio News
4:10 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Peoria sports complex is a go

Credit Peoria Public Radio

  The Louisville Slugger Sports Complex proposed at Orange Prairie Road in North Peoria has the go-ahead of the City Council. PPR’s Tanya Koonce reports:

 

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Medical
7:03 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

OSF receives high Trauma Center designation

The OSF Saint Francis Medical Center’s Emergency Department has received a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center designation.  OSF says it’s the first such state-designation in downstate Illinois.   

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Government
6:10 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Lane closures expected following water main break

Illinois American Water is planning to repair parts of the road damaged by this week’s water main break on North East Jefferson. Lane closures are expected later this week to achieve the road work.  Crews have finished repairs on the 30-inch transmission pipe following the water main break at Jefferson and Abington Streets. 

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