Peoria Public Radio News

Peoria Public Radio News
2:35 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

FEMA closing Disaster Recovery Center in Peoria County

FEMA is closing its Disaster Recovery Center in Peoria County for flood victims to register for federal recovery assistance. The center is at Chillicothe Fire Hall. It’s closing Friday. People can still register with FEMA online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov

Peoria Public Radio News
1:33 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Remebering Pete Vonachen

Peoria legend, Harold “Pete” Vonachen died Monday at age 87. Known as, “Mr. Baseball,” he was responsible for building up the sport in the city with the purchase of the Peoria Suns in 1983. He re-named the team, and they’ve been affiliated with the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals since that time.

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:30 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Policing District 150 off-campus events

 Peoria District 150 police are limited to covering events on school property. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports the move comes with little explanation from school administrators.  

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:45 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Homefield electric aggregation advantage

People in the greater Peoria area are reporting electricity marketers going door-to-door and doing phone campaigns. Peoria County officials say the electric aggregation program sponsored by the County provides a lower rate than people would pay under the terms of individual contracts or than the Ameren rate. Those in the Peoria County aggregation program are not required to sign a contract and will not be called or visited by a salesperson.  Those who are uncertain whether they are enrolled in the community aggregation program can contact Homefield Energy.

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:32 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Chiefs holding a grand re-opening of stadium

 

The Peoria Chiefs is holding a grand re-opening of its stadium this evening. The effort is in celebration of the re-naming of the facility as Dozer Park. The festivities begin at 4:30 this evening with free family activities outside the ballpark, a ribbon cutting at 5:45 and the gates opening at six. The first pitch is thrown out at 7. The first 2000 patrons to Dozer Park will get mini bulldozers. All attendees will also get the chance to win one of six flat screen televisions.    

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:57 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Targeting elder abuse

  The Center for Prevention of Abuse is providing a series of seminars on elder abuse and prevention. The event at ICC North Campus Thursday was ‘The Health Providers Role’ in identifying elder abuse.

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Environment
5:07 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

State board denies Ameren pollution variance request for coal plants

Houston-based power producer Dynegy will not have extra time to comply with pollution standards for five Illinois coal power plants. The company recently bought five Illinois coal power plants from Ameren, including the Edwards coal plant in Bartonville. The Illinois Pollution Control Board denied a request by Ameren to transfer the company’s pollution variance to Dynegy.  That would have given the company five extra years to comply with state pollution standards enacted in 2006.

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Business
3:46 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Excel Foundry holding open house

Excel Foundry and Machine in Pekin is holding a public open house from 4 to 7 Thursday. The company is celebrating a $24 million expansion it’s been working on for 17 months. 

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Government
6:44 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Tri-County board members call for EDC bylaw changes

The area's new proposed Economic Development Council needs to be financially and publicly transparent. That's the message from officials at the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission.

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:22 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

McCoy to run for re-election

The Peoria County Sheriff is hoping to retain the position in the next election. Mike McCoy says he’s running for the seat for the fourth time. He was originally appointed as Chief in 2002 after the death of Chuck Schofield. McCoy officially announces his intentions at a campaign fundraising event this evening at Weaver Ridge Golf Club.

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