Peoria County http://peoriapublicradio.org en Flying Fish Festival kicks off in July http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/flying-fish-festival-kicks-july <div>Some area businesses and organizations are working to bring more awareness to the Asian carp population in the Illinois River through the launch of a new festival.</div><div> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 19:06:01 +0000 Denise Molina 17725 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Flying Fish Festival kicks off in July Bar Association speaker stresses education, volunteering at luncheon http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bar-association-speaker-stresses-education-volunteering-luncheon <p></p><div>Representing vulnerable populations should remain a top priority for Peoria-area attorneys and community groups. &nbsp;That’s the message from Cook County Public Defender Monica Torres-Linares. &nbsp;She gave the keynote address at the Peoria County Bar Association’s Annual Diversity Luncheon. &nbsp;Torres-Linares says there’s a misconception some might have about attorneys helping people struggling to find legal help:</div><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 20:01:37 +0000 Alex Rusciano 13839 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bar Association speaker stresses education, volunteering at luncheon Springdale working on two-year budget http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/springdale-working-two-year-budget <div>Springdale Cemetery is putting together a two-year budget. Bob Manning is the chairman of the cemetery management authority. He says it&#39;s a way to better plan for large, expensive projects that cannot be completed in a year.</div><div> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 10:54:24 +0000 Tanya Koonce 13462 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Springdale working on two-year budget Peoria County proposes 2014 budget http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-county-proposes-2014-budget <p></p><div>Peoria County is proposing a budget for 2014 with no layoffs or major service changes. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio&#39;s Alex Rusciano reports officials have concerns over dwindling state money:</div><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 02:18:16 +0000 Alex Rusciano 13238 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria County proposes 2014 budget National accreditation for Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/national-accreditation-peoria-county-juvenile-detention-center <p></p><div>The Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center has received national accreditation for its health services. &nbsp;The National Commission on Correctional Health Care recognized the facility at its meeting last month. &nbsp;Brian Brown is the Center&rsquo;s Superintendent. &nbsp;He says the accreditation measures the detention center&rsquo;s entire operations:</div><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 21:02:51 +0000 Alex Rusciano 13159 at http://peoriapublicradio.org National accreditation for Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center Proposed changes revealed for Peoria County septic code http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/proposed-changes-revealed-peoria-county-septic-code <p></p><div>The Peoria City/County Health department is considering code changes that regulate on-site wastewater systems. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio&rsquo;s Alex Rusciano reports the move follows months of tweaks to the code:</div><p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 03:54:26 +0000 Alex Rusciano 12712 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Proposed changes revealed for Peoria County septic code Peoria County discusses transfer of Bel-Wood Nursing Homes residents http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-county-discusses-transfer-bel-wood-nursing-homes-residents <div>West Peoria will soon experience what some county officials are calling a college move-in day for senior citizens. More than 170 residents from Bel-Wood Nursing Home will be transferred to the newly-built Heddington Oaks facility September 25th.</div><div> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 17:56:30 +0000 Denise Molina 11491 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria County discusses transfer of Bel-Wood Nursing Homes residents Move-in date set for Heddington Oaks http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/move-date-set-heddington-oaks <p>Residents can move into Peoria County’s new nursing home facility late this month. &nbsp;Heddington Oaks is set to start accepting residents September 25th, months after construction was complete on the facility. &nbsp;Peoria County and the state differed on where residents should go if the nursing home needs to evacuate during an emergency. &nbsp;County officials say the state approved the County’s emergency evacuation plan. &nbsp;The County plans to install more lightning outside the building to comply.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 23:36:44 +0000 Alex Rusciano 11442 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Move-in date set for Heddington Oaks Quinn announces Civic Center improvements at Peoria stop http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-announces-civic-center-improvements-peoria-stop <p>The Peoria Civic Center is getting some new seating in the Carver Arena with $2.6 million from the state. Governor Pat Quinn visited Saturday afternoon to make the capital funding announcement and sign legislation. Sat, 10 Aug 2013 23:30:13 +0000 Tanya Koonce 10247 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn announces Civic Center improvements at Peoria stop Peoria County board ends its pension program http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-county-board-ends-its-pension-program <p></p><div>Peoria County Board members voted unanimously to cancel their state pension plans. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports the move follows a similar decision by the Tazewell County Board last week:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 03:51:38 +0000 Alex Rusciano 10152 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria County board ends its pension program