Peoria Don't Shoot http://peoriapublicradio.org en A new Peoria community group with anti-violence message http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-peoria-community-group-anti-violence-message <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 2;">Newly formed citizens group Peoria Community Against Violence met for the first time Tuesday at the downtown Peoria library. The new volunteer group is part of the city’s Don’t Shoot anti-violence program.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 07:22:17 +0000 Alex Rusciano & Tanya Koonce & Tamie Yost 22576 at http://peoriapublicradio.org A new Peoria community group with anti-violence message Peoria's first homicide of 2014 highlights gun violence http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peorias-first-homicide-2014-highlights-gun-violence <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 2;">The Peoria Police made arrests within an hour after of the first homicide of the year. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya </span>Koonce<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 2;"> reports marijuana and cash were found at the apartment where the victim was shot. </span></p><div></div><p></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 03:23:15 +0000 Tanya Koonce 18560 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria's first homicide of 2014 highlights gun violence Anti-gang funding to help programs like Don't Shoot http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/anti-gang-funding-help-programs-dont-shoot <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Illinois ranks number one in the nation per-capita for gang membership with gang members in Peoria outnumber police about two to one. That’s why Illinois Senator Mark Kirk says he worked to get $18.5 million allocated toward suppressing gang activity.&nbsp;</div><p> Sun, 02 Feb 2014 23:47:09 +0000 Tanya Koonce 18410 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Anti-gang funding to help programs like Don't Shoot Youth in jail after Don't Shoot message http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/youth-jail-after-dont-shoot-message <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One of the 22 men in Wednesday’s Don’t Shoot call-in meeting is already in jail. 17-year-old </span>Martell<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Perkins, a self-identified gang member, allegedly fired a gun while riding in a car hours after hearing the anti-violence message.&nbsp;</span></div><p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 23:23:08 +0000 Tanya Koonce 14263 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Youth in jail after Don't Shoot message Outside The Horseshoe - August 13, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/outside-horseshoe-august-13-2013 <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Peoria City Council has an open at-large seat to fill with the death last month of Gary Sandberg. The need to fill the remainder of Sandberg’s seat comes at the same time city government is facing some allegations of policy misconduct in the police department. Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis is our guest to talk about these matters. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 23:00:21 +0000 Tanya Koonce 10369 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Outside The Horseshoe - August 13, 2013