University http://peoriapublicradio.org en 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 Bradley University to unveil new mascot Saturday http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bradley-university-unveil-new-mascot-saturday <div>Bradley University debuts its new gargoyle mascot this weekend. The University picked the gargoyle after a two-year process of focus groups on the issue. Bradley Athletics Director Michael Cross says the University will keep the &nbsp;‘Braves’ nickname for sporting events:</div><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 22:31:01 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19201 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bradley University to unveil new mascot Saturday City shares details, timeline on Main/University project http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/city-shares-details-timeline-mainuniversity-project <div>City of Peoria officials say they hope the Main and University intersection project finishes by mid-May. That was the estimated timeline shared with more than 50 people at a public meeting yesterday.</div><div> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 03:57:41 +0000 Alex Rusciano 18247 at http://peoriapublicradio.org City shares details, timeline on Main/University project District 150 holding Parent University event http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/district-150-holding-parent-university-event <p></p><p>Peoria District 150 is holding a Parent University tonight at Von Steuben Middle School from 530 to 8.&nbsp; The forum will include a question-and-answer session from Superintendent Grenita Lathan.&nbsp; Parents can then choose different break-out sessions related to academics, parenting, and health.&nbsp; York Powers is the district family coordinator.&nbsp; He says the goal of the event is to give parents more resources to help students succeed:</p><p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:33:51 +0000 Alex Rusciano 15862 at http://peoriapublicradio.org District 150 holding Parent University event U of I president warns on pension deal http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/u-i-president-warns-pension-deal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The president of the University of Illinois has warned employees about the coming legislative session on pensions. Robert Easter says the deal could be "onerous for public employees."&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 23:48:10 +0000 Brian Mackey 15512 at http://peoriapublicradio.org U of I president warns on pension deal U of I Board dismisses longtime professor http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/u-i-board-dismisses-longtime-professor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of Illinois Board of Trustees dismissed an engineering professor who had a 50-year career at the state's flagship school Thursday. Administrators say it's the first time a tenure decision went to the board.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 21:12:28 +0000 Rachel Otwell 14925 at http://peoriapublicradio.org U of I Board dismisses longtime professor Outside the Horseshoe - November 12, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/outside-horseshoe-november-12-2013-0 <p></p><div>The Main and University Intersection in Peoria is one of the city’s busiest, and therefore most likely to be congested with both vehicles and pedestrians during the day. &nbsp;The City is also looking to re-do the Main and University intersection this coming spring, with the aim to boost both traffic and safety. &nbsp;City officials have also found quicker route options for those many, many vehicles that pass through the intersection daily.</div><p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 23:13:12 +0000 Alex Rusciano 14825 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Outside the Horseshoe - November 12, 2013 Bradley University selects gargoyle as mascot http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bradley-university-selects-gargoyle-mascot <p>Bradley University also has a new mascot. &nbsp;The university has selected the gargoyle to represent its athletic teams. &nbsp;Bradley officials say the move follows a two-year process of focus groups on the issue. &nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 18:13:43 +0000 Alex Rusciano 13609 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bradley University selects gargoyle as mascot 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