Tanya Koonce http://peoriapublicradio.org en Peoria County courts to allow news cameras and microphones http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-county-courts-allow-news-cameras-and-microphones <div>The Illinois Supreme Court Friday named Peoria County the 36th in the state to allow news cameras and microphones in the court room. The Illinois Supreme Court launched the pilot project in 2012.&nbsp;</div><div> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 18:07:39 +0000 Tanya Koonce 18984 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria County courts to allow news cameras and microphones Peoria wants the Warehouse District on the National Register of Historic Places http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-wants-warehouse-district-national-register-historic-places <div>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.</div><div> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 13:04:44 +0000 Tanya Koonce 18913 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria wants the Warehouse District on the National Register of Historic Places Cat reports 4th quarter and full year results http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/cat-reports-4th-quarter-and-full-year-results <div>Caterpillar’s sales and revenues for 2013 were down about $10 billion. The company reported sales of just more than $55.6 for last year.&nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:17:47 +0000 Tanya Koonce & Denise Molina 18097 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Cat reports 4th quarter and full year results How to dispose of Christmas trees http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/how-dispose-christmas-trees <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Those needing to dispose of real Christmas Trees have a couple of options. Peoria, East Peoria and West Peoria residents can place their trees out with their trash on regular garbage collection day. Large trees should be cut in half or quartered to a manageable size.&nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 12:55:29 +0000 Tanya Koonce 16819 at http://peoriapublicradio.org How to dispose of Christmas trees CityLink deciding on Sunday service http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/citylink-deciding-sunday-service <div>CityLink is looking for public input on whether Sunday service should be added to the standard schedule. The Greater Peoria Area Mass Transit District currently runs a fixed bus route service six days a week. The Saturday schedule is slightly different.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 13:11:27 +0000 Tanya Koonce 16385 at http://peoriapublicradio.org CityLink deciding on Sunday service PRM to hold Community History Day http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/prm-hold-community-history-day <div>History is expected to come alive Saturday at a day-long Peoria Riverfront Museum event. The facility is partnering with the Peoria Historical Society and WTVP to offer a community history day. Visitors to the museum will get to see Civil War displays, re-enactors, lecturers, and musicians.</div><div> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 18:42:11 +0000 Tanya Koonce & Denise Molina 14645 at http://peoriapublicradio.org PRM to hold Community History Day Summit of Hope event in Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/summit-hope-event-peoria <div>About 800 people on parole and probation were invited to get help from the state Department of Corrections on re-entering society. The state DOC held one of its Summit of Hope events in Peoria Tuesday. The event lets those with convictions find ways to pursue higher education, get a job and become involved in community groups.</div><div> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:01:18 +0000 Alex Rusciano & Tanya Koonce 14505 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Summit of Hope event in Peoria Abducted Peoria woman dead in a murder suicide effort http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/abducted-peoria-woman-dead-murder-suicide-effort <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 28-year-old woman who was allegedly abducted from work by her estranged husband in </span>Pekin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Monday was found dead yesterday in her car parked in the </span>OSF<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> St Francis deck. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya </span>Koonce<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports her husband shot himself after about nine hours with Peoria Police.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 15:28:19 +0000 Tanya Koonce & Denise Molina 14391 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Abducted Peoria woman dead in a murder suicide effort Main and University intersection changes could take place this year http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/main-and-university-intersection-changes-could-take-place-year <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Main and University intersection in Peoria could see initial redesign changes by the end of the year. Peoria Public Radio&rsquo;s Tanya </span>Koonce<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports a water-main break last month created an opportunity:</span></p><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Peoria Public Works Director Mike Rogers says the options he&rsquo;s recommending includes raising the intersection about six inches: think expanded speed bump, on-street parking that secures expanded sidewalk bump outs at the corners, and diagonal pedestrian crossings:</span></p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 11:57:08 +0000 Tanya Koonce 13133 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Main and University intersection changes could take place this year Proposed changes to dog ownership regulations go public http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/proposed-changes-dog-ownership-regulations-go-public <div>Dog ownership regulations in Peoria are getting a second look. &nbsp;Peoria City Councilwoman Beth Akeson hosted the first of two public meetings on the proposed changes last night at Lakeview Library.</div><div> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 11:23:57 +0000 Tanya Koonce 12856 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Proposed changes to dog ownership regulations go public