contract http://peoriapublicradio.org en Peoria County looking for one health provider between jail, juvenile center http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-county-looking-one-health-provider-between-jail-juvenile-center <div>Peoria County is looking to consolidate eight separate health services between the Jail and Juvenile Detention Center under one provider. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports:</div><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Alex Rusciano 20805 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria County looking for one health provider between jail, juvenile center Peoria County could change public defender contract process http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-county-could-change-public-defender-contract-process <p></p><div>A group of Peoria County officials could start looking at bidding out the county public defender service next year. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports:</div><p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 01:49:14 +0000 Alex Rusciano 14604 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria County could change public defender contract process Peoria County board members want a close look at public defender contract http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-county-board-members-want-close-look-public-defender-contract <p></p><div>Some Peoria County board members want to change the way the county selects its public defender attorney. The 10th Judicial Circuit Judges have used the same public defender for decades, without bidding out the service. The County Board then pays the costs for the 29 assistant public defenders. County Board member Andrew Rand says he supports effectively bidding out the service:</div><p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 22:50:35 +0000 Alex Rusciano 13386 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria County board members want a close look at public defender contract Peoria County proposes new animal control contract http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-county-proposes-new-animal-control-contract <div>Peoria County is asking municipalities to sign onto a three year contract for animal control services. The current contracts with 14 Peoria County communities expire at the end of the year.</div><div> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 11:57:16 +0000 Alex Rusciano 8487 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria County proposes new animal control contract District 150 Board considering new school police union contract http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/district-150-board-considering-new-school-police-union-contract <p>The District 150 School Board will consider a contract next Tuesday with the district’s police union. &nbsp;Members of the Police Benevolent Protective Local 114 have been working without a contract for the last three years, and had their title changed to school resource officers in that time. Union president Monica Wilson says the last contract with the district expired in June of 2010:</p><p> Fri, 24 May 2013 21:38:22 +0000 Alex Rusciano 6188 at http://peoriapublicradio.org District 150 Board considering new school police union contract Rivermen hockey team leaving Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/rivermen-hockey-team-leaving-peoria <p></p><div>&nbsp;&nbsp;The St. Louis Blues are taking the Rivermen hockey team out of Peoria at the end of the season. The notification came via a letter to the Peoria Civic Center Friday.&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 21:33:28 +0000 Alex Rusciano 3232 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Rivermen hockey team leaving Peoria AFSCME votes to accept state contract http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/afscme-votes-accept-state-contract <p></p><div>By a margin of 96 to four, members of the state's largest public employees' union voted to ratify a new contract with the state. &nbsp;AFSCME and Governor Pat Quinn's administration reached a deal in late February. &nbsp;But in order for it to take effect, a majority of the union's more than 35,000 members had to agree to it. &nbsp;AFSCME spokesman Anders Lindall says this may have been the toughest negotiations the union's ever experienced.</div><p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 01:50:01 +0000 Alex Rusciano 2712 at http://peoriapublicradio.org AFSCME votes to accept state contract Quinn, AFSCME reach tentative deal http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-afscme-reach-tentative-deal <p></p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 03:42:53 +0000 Alex Rusciano 1755 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn, AFSCME reach tentative deal