new http://peoriapublicradio.org en Illinois sees surge of Medicaid patients http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-sees-surge-medicaid-patients <div>Illinois officials are dealing with a surge of new patients in the Medicaid program. Its part of last month's rush of people seeking coverage under the Affordable Care Act.</div><p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:20:00 +0000 Brian Mackey 22556 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois sees surge of Medicaid patients Request for national DCFS director search http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/request-national-dcfs-director-search <p>Some Illinois politicians want Governor Pat Quinn to conduct a national search for the next director of the state’s child welfare system.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:09:36 +0000 Tony Arnold 19598 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Request for national DCFS director search East Peoria considers future of City Hall building http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/east-peoria-considers-future-city-hall-building <div>&nbsp;</div><div>The East Peoria City Council got an update on the latest numbers to build a new city hall or renovate the current site. New estimates say it would cost half-a-million-dollars to spruce up the aging building where it stands, while building a new hall in the Levee district is one-point-seven million. East Peoria Mayor Dave Mingus says the city needs to take action soon, regardless of the final choice:</div><p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 02:43:43 +0000 Alex Rusciano 18513 at http://peoriapublicradio.org East Peoria considers future of City Hall building Longtime Peoria museum planetarium curator retires http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/longtime-peoria-museum-planetarium-curator-retires <p>The Peoria Riverfront Museum has announced a new curator for its Planetarium. &nbsp;The museum says Renae Kerrigan will replace retired Curator and Education Director, Sheldon Schafer. &nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 22:37:01 +0000 Alex Rusciano 18502 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Longtime Peoria museum planetarium curator retires New Illinois license plates in 2014 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-illinois-license-plates-2014 <p></p><div>Not done holiday shopping? Try the Illinois Secretary of State. &nbsp;Nearly a dozen new license plates will be for sale in 2014. &nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 13:06:13 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 16858 at http://peoriapublicradio.org New Illinois license plates in 2014 Peoria airport closer to getting new control tower http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-airport-closer-getting-new-control-tower <p></p><div>The General Wayne Downing Peoria International Airport is a step closer to having a state-of-the-art control tower. The&nbsp;Metropolitan Airport Authority approved a contract with a Chicago architecture and engineering firm to design the structure.&nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 23:05:20 +0000 Denise Molina 16413 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria airport closer to getting new control tower New DCFS director investigating child deaths http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-dcfs-director-investigating-child-deaths <p></p><div>The new acting director of Illinois’ child welfare system is investigating an analysis of child deaths compiled by Chicago Public Radio and the Chicago Sun-Times.</div><p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 23:42:25 +0000 Tony Arnold 15234 at http://peoriapublicradio.org New DCFS director investigating child deaths Springdale Cemetery hires new general manager http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/springdale-cemetery-hires-new-general-manager <p></p><div>A new general manager takes the helm at Springdale Cemetery Wednesday. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports the move comes after months of searching:</div><p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 02:56:04 +0000 Alex Rusciano 15186 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Springdale Cemetery hires new general manager District 150 deficit spending to keep newer programs http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/district-150-deficit-spending-keep-newer-programs <p></p><div>Peoria School District 150 has a projected deficit of nearly $6 million. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports that's compared to a deficit last academic year of nearly $3 million:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 04:04:33 +0000 Alex Rusciano 10996 at http://peoriapublicradio.org District 150 deficit spending to keep newer programs