Peoria Public Radio News

Peoria Public Radio News
5:00 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Peoria Stadium topic of City Council Meeting

Credit Name This Peoria Landmark

Peoria District 150 is considering selling its stadium property just off War Memorial Drive to be used for a new Wal-mart Store. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports that has the concern of many in the city. 


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Government
9:59 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Proposed rules for aggressive dogs head to Peoria County Board

Dog owners in Peoria County could be facing tougher penalties for threatening and harmful dog behavior under a proposal being considered by the County Board.   Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports: 


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Peoria Public Radio News
12:45 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

PHA updates trespass policy

The Peoria Housing Authority now has an updated trespass policy. The authority’s board approved changes this week following complaints from members of the community.

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Sports
5:11 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Hemmings Great Race rolls into Peoria

A 1915 Hudson Model 6-40 Speedster Makes Its Way Through the Crowd
Daryl Scott

Peoria hosted nearly 100 antique rally car drivers, and several hundred spectators Monday at the Gateway Building. Peoria Public Radio’s Daryl Scott reports the 2013 Hemmings Great Race took their lunch stop on the riverfront.

Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis, and the Elite Pulses of Hope drumline welcomed the racers, including rookie Brad Epple, who says his first three days behind the wheel of his 1965 Corvette have gone without a hitch.

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:08 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Fire at Mapleton chemical plant

Credit: peoriastation.blogpeoria.com

Route 24 is now open after Peoria area responders put out a fire at a chemical plant in Mapleton.

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Peoria Public Radio News
11:55 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Peoria County Board of Health seeks applicants

The Peoria County Board of Health is looking for a new member.

The Board of Health creates policies to reinforce the goals of the Health Department.

Board members typically serve three years.

The Board of Health will review applicants and send recommendations to the Peoria County Board Chairman.

Applications are available at http://www.pcchd.org

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Peoria Public Radio News
11:16 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Ardapple named Interim Chamber President

The Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce has a new interim President. Mary Ardapple is stepping in until a permanent replacement can be found.

Ardapple has been a Chamber member since 1984 and served as Chamber Board Chairperson in 2006. She is also a Peoria County Board member.

Ardapple says she is excited to get started to help community businesses. She says her goal is to build the organization for future leadership.

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Peoria Public Radio News
7:43 am
Mon June 24, 2013

3 year old shot

A three year child was the victim of an early Sunday morning shooting. Peoria Police say the shooting took place in the 23-hundred block of West Proctor Street. They say it was likely the result of shots being fired during a party next door to the boy’s home. The child suffered two gunshot wounds as he slept on the couch. He was taken to the hospital for treatment and is expected to make a full recovery. Police say no arrests have been made. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:47 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

2-1-1 find help give help available in Peoria region

  People in the greater Peoria region have an additional tool to gain health and human service information. The Heart of Illinois United Way and Advanced Medical Transport are partnering to provide a new 2-1-1 information referral service. The service is designed to help link people to urgent needs like shelter housing, food and non-emergency medical care.  It’s part of the calling system that includes 9-1-1 and 4-1-1. The Heart of Illinois 2-1-1 is available 24-hours a day with trained referral specialists. The 2-1-1 call center staff are able to transfer calls in case of emergency.

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Government
6:45 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

New law certifies IL skilled workers to teach students

Long-time employees of local businesses, like Pekin’s Excel Foundry, can be certified to teach on a part-time basis. The state certification is for part-time teaching and is limited to a specific skill as part of a school district’s curriculum. Governor Pat Quinn yesterday signed the bill that in-part creates the special teacher certification law. 

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