2014 http://peoriapublicradio.org en 2014 Steamboat Classic focuses on training groups http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/2014-steamboat-classic-focuses-training-groups <div>The annual Steamboat Classic race is in its 41st year. But the tradition is also celebrating its 21st year for training programs that help people get ready before hitting the course. Race director Philip Lockwood says the training programs Building Steam and Access Steam are locally often identified as the first signs of spring:</div><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 22:05:07 +0000 Alex Rusciano 20161 at http://peoriapublicradio.org 2014 Steamboat Classic focuses on training groups Bradley students heading to Russia for Olympic Games http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bradley-students-heading-russia-olympic-games <div>Eighteen Bradley University students are interning for NBC during the Winter Olympics in Russia next month. &nbsp;Twelve students are working stateside, and six are heading overseas for the winter games. &nbsp;Students in the communications department do everything from front-line tasks to production jobs for NBC. Paul Gulliford chairs Bradley’s Communications Department. He says the students had in-depth training during the time they were preparing for the interviews with NBC for the slots:</div><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 21:45:51 +0000 Alex Rusciano 17998 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bradley students heading to Russia for Olympic Games Peoria County administrator reflects on 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-county-administrator-reflects-2013 <p>Peoria County’s top administrator says 2013 was a year of accomplishment. &nbsp;Lori Curtis Luther says the County officially opened its new $45 million Heddington Oaks facility in West Peoria. &nbsp;She says the nursing home is a modern change from the former Bel-Wood building that lacked modern fire and safety protections:</p><p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 14:05:30 +0000 Alex Rusciano 16949 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria County administrator reflects on 2013 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 District 150 School Board has contested race in third district http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/district-150-school-board-has-contested-race-third-district <p>District 150 School Board incumbent Laura Petelle has a challenger for another term next spring. &nbsp;Petelle will run against challenger Sue Wolstenholm in the March election for the third district board seat. &nbsp;Petelle was first elected in 2009. &nbsp;The winner will serve a five-year term. &nbsp;Monday was the filing deadline for the</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 21:58:10 +0000 Alex Rusciano 14476 at http://peoriapublicradio.org District 150 School Board has contested race in third district Peoria County proposes 2014 budget http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-county-proposes-2014-budget <p></p><div>Peoria County is proposing a budget for 2014 with no layoffs or major service changes. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio&#39;s Alex Rusciano reports officials have concerns over dwindling state money:</div><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 02:18:16 +0000 Alex Rusciano 13238 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria County proposes 2014 budget Outside the Horseshoe - October 8, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/outside-horseshoe-october-8-2013 <p>Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis and Peoria City Manager Patrick Urich talk about the 2014 budget on Outside the Horseshoe. &nbsp;The show aired on 89.9 WCBU, Peoria Public Radio at 6:00p.m., Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 before the live broadcast of the Peoria City Council meeting.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 23:17:54 +0000 Tanya Koonce 13117 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Outside the Horseshoe - October 8, 2013 IL Republicans at crossroads http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-republicans-crossroads <p>Illinois Republicans are at a crossroads. The party has a historically small number of people in the Illinois Senate, and a small minority in the House, too.&nbsp;But Republicans are also hopeful about 20-14, when they have the chance to win back the Illinois governor's office, ending 12 years of Democratic rule.&nbsp;Party leaders and candidates rallied in Springfield Thursday at the Illinois State Fair. As IPR’s Brian Mackey reports, the men competing for the top of the ticket each say they're uniquely qualified to revive the Illinois Republican Party</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 12:42:12 +0000 Brian Mackey 10514 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL Republicans at crossroads Quinn urges pension action, calls for education cuts http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-urges-pension-action-calls-education-cuts <p></p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 22:16:54 +0000 Alex Rusciano 2069 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn urges pension action, calls for education cuts