Peoria Public Radio News

Peoria Public Radio News
1:16 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Peoria Park District moving

The Peoria Park District will no longer operate out of the Glen Oak Pavilion after this week. Administrative and recreation services are moving to the new Bonnie W. Noble Center on Monday. That’s the former Lakeview Museum building located on Lake Avenue.

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Peoria Public Radio News
11:13 am
Tue February 11, 2014

WEEK to get new owners

WEEK TV is getting a new owner. Quincy Newspapers announced the television station is one of three it’s acquiring from Granite Broadcasting Corporation.

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Peoria Public Radio News
10:55 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Il American Water lifts boil order

Most residents living in Peoria and West Peoria can now use water regularly. Illinois American Water lifted the boil order for those who were impacted by Monday’s water main break at Jefferson and Abington streets. That means it’s no longer necessary for customers to boil their water before drinking or cooking.

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:45 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Traffic detour following water main break

There’s a traffic detour for Peoria drivers to get around the water main break. Starting early Tuesday afternoon, NON-truck traffic on southbound Route 29 in Peoria will take Jefferson Street to Van Buren, Adams Street and Hayward Streets, back to Jefferson Street. The portion of Adams Street from Hayward to Van Buren will be temporarily converted into two-way traffic separated by barrels during this time.

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Education
1:01 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Lathan responds to District 150 critics amid testing investigation

District 150 Superintendent Grenita Lathan is responding to critics of her administration and what they say is a ‘culture of fear’.  Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports the comments follow the fourth straight meeting where parents are voicing concern:
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Peoria Public Radio News
3:08 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Many Peoria residents under a boil order

Water main break at NE Jefferson and Abingdon Streets in Peoria, Illinois
Denise Molina-Weiger Peoria Public Radio

Thousands of Illinois American Water customers were without water or had low water pressure due to a major transmission line break. The main break took place on the corner of Northeast Jefferson and Abington Street just after nine Monday morning. A large portion of the city, south of Forrest Hill, was impacted.

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Peoria Public Radio News
10:58 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Negotiations on purchase of Madison Theater begin

Credit Denise Molina-Weiger / Peoria Public Radio

A local development group is getting exclusive rights to purchase the historic Madison Theater and adjoining city-owned parking lot.

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:17 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Registering to vote

Those needing to register or change their address before the March primary have until Tuesday, February 18th. Those Peoria City and County residents who are unsure can visit www.Peoriavotes.com and select the “Am-I-registered” tab. Additional registration information is also available at the site.   

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Government
8:25 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Zoning Commission OKs Peoria Sports facilities

The Peoria Zoning Commission unanimously approved changes that allow for a sports complex in North Peoria. The Louisville Slugger Sports facility would include a dome and baseball diamonds on 50 acres.  Marla Ashburn is a would-be-neighbor of the sporting facility. She says the complex goes against the City's current Comprehensive Plan: 

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Storms
8:21 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

State submits $21M to FEMA for tornado clean-up costs

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency appealed the federal decision to deny public reimbursement for November tornado clean-up costs. Peoria Public Raido’s Alex Rusciano reports the appeal includes more than $21 million in disaster-related expenses state-wide:
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