River http://peoriapublicradio.org en Lock and dam agreement is done, but repairs aren’t immediate http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lock-and-dam-agreement-done-repairs-aren-t-immediate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Shipping their harvest on barges through the vast river way system is vital for Midwest farmers. &nbsp;But many say the system of locks and dams on major rivers is decaying and out of date. House and Senate negotiators in Washington recently reached agreement on a bill to authorize improvements to the river system …and President Obama is expected to sign the measure. &nbsp;But the changes won’t happen overnight. </span>IPR’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Rich </span>Egger<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has the story</span></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 20:17:18 +0000 Rich Egger 24274 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Lock and dam agreement is done, but repairs aren’t immediate Port Authority could mothball its operations http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/port-authority-could-mothball-its-operations <div>The Heart of Illinois Regional Port District either needs to find a new home or consider shelving its operations. Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports on the possible next steps for the decade-old group:</div><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:57:23 +0000 Alex Rusciano 21084 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Port Authority could mothball its operations Gov. shutdown impacts Illinois River conference in Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gov-shutdown-impacts-illinois-river-conference-peoria <p></p><div>Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon is hosting a forum in Peoria this week promoting conservation and recreation on the Illinois River. She says one-third of the speakers at the Illinois River Coordinating Council cancelled their trip to Peoria because of the government shutdown:</div><p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 02:20:58 +0000 Alex Rusciano 12786 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Gov. shutdown impacts Illinois River conference in Peoria Some relief on Mississippi River water levels http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/some-relief-mississippi-river-water-levels <p></p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 01:03:09 +0000 Alex Rusciano 1679 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Some relief on Mississippi River water levels