LaHood http://peoriapublicradio.org en Civil Rights leader urges courage at Bradley University event http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/civil-rights-leader-urges-courage-bradley-university-event <div>The only living member of the “Big Six” leaders of the Civil Rights Movement spoke at Bradley University today. Congressman John Lewis was also a close friend of Martin Luther King Junior. &nbsp;He urged the hundreds in attendance to have courage in standing up against injustice. &nbsp;But Lewis also praised Central Illinois for a strong history of leadership:</div><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:09:51 +0000 Alex Rusciano 21669 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Civil Rights leader urges courage at Bradley University event IL Senate passes tornado disaster funding bill http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-senate-passes-tornado-disaster-funding-bill <div>A bill allowing state funding to help towns hit by the November 17th tornadoes has passed the State Senate. The measure was introduced by state senator Dave Koehler and co-sponsored by Darin LaHood.</div><div> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 23:00:39 +0000 Alex Rusciano 21551 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL Senate passes tornado disaster funding bill LaHood joins Proterra board of directors http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lahood-joins-proterra-board-directors <p>Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is joining the Board of Directors for Proterra. &nbsp;The company makes electric bus fleets. &nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:06:41 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19132 at http://peoriapublicradio.org LaHood joins Proterra board of directors Peoria to name intersection after Ray LaHood http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-name-intersection-after-ray-lahood <p>The City of Peoria is naming the Main and Monroe Street intersection after one of its most notable residents. The naming will honor former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood next week.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 22:56:17 +0000 Alex Rusciano 14139 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria to name intersection after Ray LaHood Obama nominates successor to Ray LaHood http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/obama-nominates-successor-ray-lahood <p>President Barack Obama is nominating a replacement for U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. &nbsp;Obama nominated Charlotte, North Carolina Mayor Anthony Foxx to head the department. &nbsp;Foxx is the first black nominee among Obama's picks for open spots in his second-term Cabinet. If confirmed, Foxx will replace Secretary LaHood, who was one of the few Republicans serving in Obama's administration. &nbsp;LaHood says he intends to spend time in Peoria after leaving. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 22:06:11 +0000 Alex Rusciano 4793 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Obama nominates successor to Ray LaHood IL deadbeat parents could see casino winnings garnished http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-deadbeat-parents-could-see-casino-winnings-garnished <p></p><div>&nbsp;&nbsp;The state could garnish casino payouts for neglected child support payments. &nbsp;State Senator Darin LaHood is sponsoring legislation that would require the state to garnish winnings of $1,200 or more from deadbeat parents. &nbsp;LaHood says the measure allows casino officials to check a winner’s Social Security number in a state database to see if they owe child-support:</div><p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 17:25:17 +0000 Alex Rusciano 3032 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL deadbeat parents could see casino winnings garnished Progress on Peoria’s Warehouse District improvements http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/progress-peoria-s-warehouse-district-improvements <p></p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 22:44:06 +0000 Alex Rusciano 2203 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Progress on Peoria’s Warehouse District improvements Area passenger rail hopes hit funding snag http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/area-passenger-rail-hopes-hit-funding-snag <p></p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 03:26:12 +0000 Alex Rusciano 1754 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Area passenger rail hopes hit funding snag