Tanya Koonce http://peoriapublicradio.org en Peoria helping with homeless housing project http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-helping-homeless-housing-project <div>Peoria is helping with the redevelopment of three properties as part of a project to create more housing for the city’s homeless. The Council approved a 26-thousand dollar loan to the South Side Office of Concern.</div><div> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:53:49 +0000 Tanya Koonce & Daniela Vidal 26947 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria helping with homeless housing project Peoria City Council defers sports complex and proposed apartment complex http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-city-council-defers-sports-complex-and-proposed-apartment-complex <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Peoria City Council Tuesday night tabled the Louisville Slugger Sports Complex and its economic development components. The Sports Complex, Hotel and special service areas proposed for the northern part of the city have repeatedly been deferred.&nbsp;</span></p><div> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:53:34 +0000 Tanya Koonce 26895 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria City Council defers sports complex and proposed apartment complex Opening arguments in murder trial of Nathan Leuthold http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/opening-arguments-murder-trial-nathan-leuthold <p><span style="font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 2; background-color: transparent;">The murder trial of Nathan Leuthold started Monday. Leuthold is accused of first degree murder in the 2013 Valentines Day shooting death of his wife Denise.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:58:22 +0000 Tanya Koonce 26430 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Opening arguments in murder trial of Nathan Leuthold Uplands Residents Association calling for traffic calming measures http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/uplands-residents-association-calling-traffic-calming-measures <div>The Uplands Residents Association is asking the city of Peoria to slow if not reduce traffic in their neighborhood.</div><div> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:01:39 +0000 Tanya Koonce 26291 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Uplands Residents Association calling for traffic calming measures Peoria council approves LST 325 project, defers other issues http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-council-approves-lst-325-project-defers-other-issues <div>The City of Peoria is making a bid to have the LST 325 dock on its Riverfront. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports:</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Council voted seven to four to extend an invitation to the </span>LST<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Board, committing 500-thousand dollars to the project and pledging to assemble the remaining financing if the ship makes the move. That could amount to more than a million dollars. </span></p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:03:35 +0000 Tanya Koonce 25452 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria council approves LST 325 project, defers other issues State funding for tornado affected communities to be allocated http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-funding-tornado-affected-communities-be-allocated <div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state is almost ready to make allocations for the communities hardest hit by the November </span>17th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> tornadoes. </span></div><div> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:17:22 +0000 Tanya Koonce & Tamie Yost 25008 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State funding for tornado affected communities to be allocated Peoria police: alleged shooter turned himself in http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-police-alleged-shooter-turned-himself <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 2;">The man believed to be responsible for the shooting death of 22-year old Derrick Booth Jr. has turned himself in.</span></p><p> Mon, 26 May 2014 12:27:40 +0000 Tanya Koonce & Denise Molina 23897 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria police: alleged shooter turned himself in Arts in Education event named for former Peoria County Regional Superintendent of Schools http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/arts-education-event-named-former-peoria-county-regional-superintendent-schools <div>The annual Arts in Education Spring Celebration will carry-on the name of its founder. Gerry Brookhart founded the annual spring time event at the Peoria County Courthouse 28 years ago. He retired from the Regional Superintendent of Schools office after 31 years.</div><div> Fri, 23 May 2014 11:42:46 +0000 Tanya Koonce 23781 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Arts in Education event named for former Peoria County Regional Superintendent of Schools Smart Manufacturing Summit taking place in Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/smart-manufacturing-summit-taking-place-peoria <div>Caterpillar is hosting about 190 heads of companies for a national summit. The Chief Executive Group’s Smart Manufacturing Summit is taking place in Peoria Tuesday and Wednesday.&nbsp;</div><div> Tue, 20 May 2014 18:12:06 +0000 Tanya Koonce & Denise Molina 23606 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Smart Manufacturing Summit taking place in Peoria Cat reports first quarter results for 2014 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/cat-reports-first-quarter-results-2014 <div><div>Caterpillar is reporting profits in the face of flat sales for the first quarter of 2014. The company’s profit per share was a $1.61 excluding restructuring costs. It’s a thirty cent increase from the same time last year. Sales and revenues were just more than 13-point-two-billion dollars.</div><div> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:53:20 +0000 Tanya Koonce & Denise Molina 22286 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Cat reports first quarter results for 2014