water http://peoriapublicradio.org en Some IL crops survive better amid weather flux http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/some-il-crops-survive-better-amid-weather-flux <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Recent rainfall in Illinois has provided some welcome relief for many farmers, but too much or too little moisture can be tricky for corn and soybeans. Illinois Public Radio’s&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mariam</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sobh</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;has more on crops that seem able to withstand unpredictable weather patterns</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“On the edges of the fields we have issues with weeds, but you can see in the second row of the field, there’s no weeds in there.”</span></p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:51:22 +0000 Mariam Sobh 26125 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Some IL crops survive better amid weather flux 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 &nbsp;But many say the system of locks and dams on major rivers is decaying and out of date.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 Some road closures at Main/University start Friday http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/some-road-closures-mainuniversity-start-friday <p>Main Street from University to Elmwood will be closed to all traffic starting Friday. It’s expected to last for one week while crews work on installing a water main at the Main and University intersection. &nbsp;Current lane closures on southbound University remain in effect.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 22:06:41 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19875 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Some road closures at Main/University start Friday Lane closures expected following water main break http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lane-closures-expected-following-water-main-break <div>Illinois American Water is planning to repair parts of the road damaged by this week’s water main break on North East Jefferson. Lane closures are expected later this week to achieve the road work. &nbsp;Crews have finished repairs on the 30-inch transmission pipe following the water main break at Jefferson and Abington Streets.&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:10:10 +0000 Alex Rusciano 18847 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Lane closures expected following water main break Schock touts passage of federal water resources act http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/schock-touts-passage-federal-water-resources-act <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Congressman Aaron </span>Schock<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the Water Resources Reform and Development Act overwhelmingly approved by the House is much needed </span>legislation<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He says it provides a variety of policy reforms and improvements for waterways like the Illinois River and its Lock and Dam system. The Congressman spoke to reporters at the Lock in </span>Creve<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Coeur:&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 03:28:36 +0000 Tanya Koonce 13922 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Schock touts passage of federal water resources act Peoria officials hear input on Main and University changes http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-officials-hear-input-main-and-university-changes <p></p><div>More than 150 people attended a public meeting Thursday night to hash out the future of the Main and University intersection. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio&rsquo;s Alex Rusciano reports:</div><p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 04:35:22 +0000 Alex Rusciano 12549 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria officials hear input on Main and University changes Peoria looks to redo Main/University, cuts proposed deficit http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-looks-redo-mainuniversity-cuts-proposed-deficit <p></p><div>The City of Peoria could delay some road projects to completely redo the University and Main intersection following a water main break last week. &nbsp;City Manager Patrick Urich says the city will set up a public meeting with area business owners, Bradley University officials and neighborhood associations to discuss ways to improve the intersection. &nbsp;He says the recent water main break highlights the need to talk about the future of Main and University:</div><p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 04:18:53 +0000 Alex Rusciano 11738 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria looks to redo Main/University, cuts proposed deficit Durbin, Bustos push measure to fund waterway projects http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/durbin-bustos-push-measure-fund-waterway-projects <p></p><div>U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos toured the Peoria Lock and Dam system Thursday. &nbsp;They renewed their push to pass legislation in the House that would help generate more money for lock and dam improvements. &nbsp;Durbin urged the House to pass the Water Resources Development Act, which the Senate already approved. &nbsp;He says the measure would allow private and public investment on systems that are 80-years-old:</div><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 01:46:28 +0000 Alex Rusciano 11512 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Durbin, Bustos push measure to fund waterway projects Tri-County Exec. Board OKs stance on water company buyout talks http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/tri-county-exec-board-oks-stance-water-company-buyout-talks <p></p><div>A board with the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission says it’s staying out of any possible water company buyout talks in Peoria or Pekin. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 03:25:14 +0000 Alex Rusciano 9961 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Tri-County Exec. Board OKs stance on water company buyout talks Likely discussion on Peoria option to buyout water supplier http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/likely-discussion-peoria-option-buyout-water-supplier <p>A potential Peoria City buyout of Illinois-American-Water will likely be discussed in the coming months. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports a group under the region’s new economic development effort could revisit the issue:</p><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 05:39:42 +0000 Alex Rusciano 9450 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Likely discussion on Peoria option to buyout water supplier