Alex Rusciano http://peoriapublicradio.org en Tazewell County aims to reduce teen drinking http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/tazewell-county-aims-reduce-teen-drinking <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 2;">The </span>Tazewell<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 2;"> Teen Initiative is hosting a Town Hall meeting at Tremont High School Tuesday night. The event runs from 7:00p.m. to 8:30p.m. and is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 00:36:39 +0000 Alex Rusciano & Tanya Koonce & Tamie Yost 21433 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Tazewell County aims to reduce teen drinking Don't Shoot has third 'call in', plans new support group http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/dont-shoot-has-third-call-plans-new-support-group <div>13 men were the focus of the third Don’t Shoot Peoria call-in last night at the Main Street Public Library. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports:</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It was part of the anti-violence program that has officials and community members tell offenders to put down their guns or face tough prosecution. </span></p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:18:03 +0000 Alex Rusciano 20761 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Don't Shoot has third 'call in', plans new support group Traffic detour following water main break http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/traffic-detour-following-water-main-break <div>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.</div><div> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:45:03 +0000 Alex Rusciano 18800 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Traffic detour following water main break Peoria Planning Commission approves land use changes for sports complex http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-planning-commission-approves-land-use-changes-sports-complex <div>North Peoria residents continue to speak out against the proposed Louisville Slugger Sports Complex off route 91. <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Residents in the neighboring </span>Timberbrook<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Subdivision voiced concern about increased noise and light if the dome and 10-baseball diamonds are built.&nbsp;</span></div><div> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 12:47:24 +0000 Alex Rusciano 18574 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Planning Commission approves land use changes for sports complex Michael Eric Dyson speaks at annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/michael-eric-dyson-speaks-annual-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-celebration <div>A nationally known author and sociology professor returned to Peoria Monday to speak about the legacy of Doctor Martin Luther King Junior.</div><div> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 19:23:06 +0000 Alex Rusciano 17805 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Michael Eric Dyson speaks at annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Reduced property assessments for Tazewell County following Nov. tornado http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/reduced-property-assessments-tazewell-county-following-nov-tornado <div>Tazewell County residents affected by the November 17th tornado will likely pay property taxes on lower assessed values this year. &nbsp;</div><div> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 12:57:02 +0000 Alex Rusciano 17515 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Reduced property assessments for Tazewell County following Nov. tornado Peoria police report 2013 crime stats http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-police-report-2013-crime-stats <p>The City of Peoria saw a 60-percent increase in murders last year compared to 2012. Six more people were killed last year compared to the year before. But the latest numbers show a 15-percent drop in violent crime and a 12-percent decline in property crime.</p><p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:07:55 +0000 Alex Rusciano 17365 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria police report 2013 crime stats Speed limit increasing on interstate highways, with some exceptions http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/speed-limit-increasing-interstate-highways-some-exceptions <div>The speed limit on most interstate highways in Illinois is increasing to 70 miles per hour starting this month. But there are some exceptions. The speed limit is, for example, still 65 mph on Interstate 74 through Peoria and for a portion of I-55 around Springfield.</div><div> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 13:47:47 +0000 Alex Rusciano 17074 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Speed limit increasing on interstate highways, with some exceptions Tazewell County reports damage assessments for local governments http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/tazewell-county-reports-damage-assessments-local-governments <p>Communities in Tazewell County have sent in their cost estimates for clean-up following last month’s E-F4 tornado. Officials say the state needs to submit nearly 18-million-dollars in costs for local municipalities to get federal help in paying for recovery. There was some initial concern communities would not meet that guideline.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:25:27 +0000 Alex Rusciano 16609 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Tazewell County reports damage assessments for local governments Red Cross shifting focus in recovery efforts following November tornadoes http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/red-cross-shifting-focus-recovery-efforts-following-november-tornadoes <div>The Red Cross says it's expanding its focus for recovery efforts in Central Illinois following last month's devastating tornadoes. Red Cross Communications Director Erin Miller says the initial focus following the storm damage was for getting victims food, water and shelter.&nbsp;</div><div> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 13:46:13 +0000 Alex Rusciano 15710 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Red Cross shifting focus in recovery efforts following November tornadoes