Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis http://peoriapublicradio.org en Outside The Horseshoe - April 22, 2014 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/outside-horseshoe-april-22-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Free speech in a parody or impersonating an elected official? &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The twitter account </span>@Peoriamayor<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;was intended to be a parody. When it was up in March it wasn't fully distinguished in such a way. It had about 50 followers though likely more people were viewing it. &nbsp;But last week the Peoria Police executed a search warrant on the residents of the person or persons thought to responsible for the account. The whole matter has sparked a widespread response. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:20:29 +0000 Tanya Koonce 22195 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Outside The Horseshoe - April 22, 2014 A former Peoria City staffer get seat on Council http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/former-peoria-city-staffer-get-seat-council <p>Peoria Attorney Beth Jensen is the City Council's consensus pick to the fill the remainder of Gary Sandberg's at-large seat. The long-time councilman died last month.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 03:26:27 +0000 Tanya Koonce 11054 at http://peoriapublicradio.org A former Peoria City staffer get seat on Council Outside The Horseshoe - August 13, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/outside-horseshoe-august-13-2013 <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Peoria City Council has an open at-large seat to fill with the death last month of Gary Sandberg. The need to fill the remainder of Sandberg’s seat comes at the same time city government is facing some allegations of policy misconduct in the police department. Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis is our guest to talk about these matters. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 23:00:21 +0000 Tanya Koonce 10369 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Outside The Horseshoe - August 13, 2013 The Peoria City Council honors Gary Sandberg http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-city-council-honors-gary-sandberg <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Peoria City Councilman Gary Sandberg was remembered at last night’s meeting. He died unexpectedly last week of heart disease. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports:</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 06:30:40 +0000 Tanya Koonce 9330 at http://peoriapublicradio.org The Peoria City Council honors Gary Sandberg Peoria's Pere Marquette Marriott opens for business http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peorias-pere-marquette-marriott-opens-business-0 <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-2ca75ad7-8c40-7bfd-a601-8b6188f9f93e"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: 'Courier New'; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The historic and renovated Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette hotel opened at 3:00. The hotel staff presses a button at that time, and Peoria’s so-called Grand Lady becomes part of Marriott’s world wide hotel and conference centers.&nbsp;</span></span></p><p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 21:27:35 +0000 Tanya Koonce 8080 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria's Pere Marquette Marriott opens for business