Tri-County http://peoriapublicradio.org en Risinger looks to boost Planning group’s transparency, financial stability http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/risinger-looks-boost-planning-group-s-transparency-financial-stability <div>The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission is hoping to boost transparency with local and state officials. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports that’s according to interim executive director Dale Risinger.</div><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 01:58:13 +0000 Alex Rusciano 21435 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Risinger looks to boost Planning group’s transparency, financial stability Planning group approves settlement for consultant contract http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/planning-group-approves-settlement-consultant-contract <p>The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission approved a settlement with an economic development consultant after months of discussion.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:19:41 +0000 Alex Rusciano 20940 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Planning group approves settlement for consultant contract Planning Commission applying for $3M federal funding http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/planning-commission-applying-3m-federal-funding <p>The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission is applying for federal funding to help further the Eastern Bypass. That project would connect Interstate 74 with Illinois Route 6 in the north-east-region of Peoria. The Commission is applying for up to $3 million in Tiger Grant money. The next step in the study is to pick a proposed route for the bypass within a specific corridor. The money is part of $36 million in Tiger money available nation-wide for planning projects</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:43:36 +0000 Alex Rusciano 20567 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Planning Commission applying for $3M federal funding Risinger shares priorities for Planning Commission http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/risinger-shares-priorities-planning-commission <div>Former state senator Dale Risinger says he hopes to renew focus on some lagging Tri-County Regional Planning Commission projects. The commission last week appointed Risinger as its interim executive director. The commission has completed a corridor study to build a proposed Eastern Bypass. &nbsp;That project would connect Interstate 74 with Illinois Route 6 in the north-east-region of Peoria. Risinger says he wants to focus on selecting a proposed route for the bypass:</div><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 01:26:35 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19727 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Risinger shares priorities for Planning Commission Dale Risinger to lead Regional Planning Commission http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/dale-risinger-lead-regional-planning-commission <div>The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission approved a former state senator as the group's interim director. &nbsp;The commission approved Dale Risinger to head the group as it searches for a permanent replacement. &nbsp;Risinger has spent years working for the Illinois Department of Transportation. &nbsp;Tri County chair Larry Whitaker says Risinger’s experience as a state senator can also help the commission renew its focus: &nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 04:56:23 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19595 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Dale Risinger to lead Regional Planning Commission Woodford County chair criticizes Tazewell County oversight measure http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/woodford-county-chair-criticizes-tazewell-county-oversight-measure <div>The Woodford County Board chairman had some tough words for Tazewell County during Thursday’s commission meeting.</div><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 04:54:11 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19594 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Woodford County chair criticizes Tazewell County oversight measure Peoria County OKs forgiving Tri-County lobbying fees http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-county-oks-forgiving-tri-county-lobbying-fees <div>The Peoria County Board approved forgiving $63,000 in lobbying fees from the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports:</div><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 05:15:22 +0000 Alex Rusciano 18953 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria County OKs forgiving Tri-County lobbying fees Planning Commission financial future discussed by Peoria County board members http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/planning-commission-financial-future-discussed-peoria-county-board-members <div>The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission is falling short of its mission to manage its finances. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports that’s the message from some Peoria County Board members:</div><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 07:16:36 +0000 Alex Rusciano 18304 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Planning Commission financial future discussed by Peoria County board members Planning Commission asking Peoria, Woodford and Tazewell counties for $250,000 in help http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/planning-commission-asking-peoria-woodford-and-tazewell-counties-250000-help <p></p><div>Peoria, Woodford and Tazewell counties will consider giving the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission $250,000. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports:</div><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 05:51:00 +0000 Alex Rusciano 17302 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Planning Commission asking Peoria, Woodford and Tazewell counties for $250,000 in help Commission members question regional lobbying efforts http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/commission-members-question-regional-lobbying-efforts <p></p><div>Members of the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission say it’s been months since the group’s lobbying firm has shared updates from D.C. &nbsp;Tri-County, the City of Peoria and Peoria County all use The Ferguson Group to advocate for their respective issues. &nbsp;Commissioner Don Gorman says the Ferguson Group hasn’t done enough to advocate for Tri-County priorities:</div><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 06:06:00 +0000 Alex Rusciano 14996 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Commission members question regional lobbying efforts