Walmart http://peoriapublicradio.org en Hundreds attend 39th Mayor's Leadership Prayer Luncheon http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/hundreds-attend-39th-mayors-leadership-prayer-luncheon <div>Regional leaders gathered in Peoria Thursday for the 39th annual Mayor&#39;s Leadership Prayer Luncheon. About 500 people attended the event. Mayor Jim Ardis says the annual luncheon allows people of all faith to show unity as a community.</div><div> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 19:21:24 +0000 Denise Molina 12524 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Hundreds attend 39th Mayor's Leadership Prayer Luncheon Park District rejects proposed plans for redeveloping Peoria Stadium http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/park-district-rejects-proposed-plans-redeveloping-peoria-stadium <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Peoria Park District took a firm stand AGAINST commercial re-development at the Peoria Stadium site. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio's Alex </span>Rusciano<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports the Park District Board instead is looking to buy some of the historic property:</span></p><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Park District has a long term lease with School District 150 to use some of the land next to the Stadium for athletic fields. &nbsp;Park District Board president Tim Cassidy says they’re interested in talking with District 150 to see if they can own some of the property in an effort to keep the site green. &nbsp;Cassidy says that move would raise new questions, like what the price would be and where funding would come from:</span></p></div><div> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 11:17:08 +0000 Alex Rusciano 7995 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Park District rejects proposed plans for redeveloping Peoria Stadium Area Peoria Stadium residents oppose commercial development proposal http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/area-peoria-stadium-residents-oppose-commercial-development-proposal <p></p><div>The District 150 School Board heard from residents against a proposal from Wal-Mart to redevelop the historic Peoria Stadium property. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The District owns the 80-acre stadium site, and the Peoria Park District leases about 30 acres to use for softball diamonds. &nbsp;The proposal has the District selling some or all of the stadium property to Wal-Mart through the city. &nbsp;District 150 Treasurer Dave Kinney says the District is looking at creative ways to generate additional revenue amid unpredictable state and federal funding:</div><p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 04:46:13 +0000 Alex Rusciano 7508 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Area Peoria Stadium residents oppose commercial development proposal Animal rights group protests at Peoria Walmart http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/animal-rights-group-protests-peoria-walmart <p>Mercy for Animals brought its national tour to the Walmart on University in Peoria. &nbsp;The group is traveling the country protesting the living conditions of pregnant pigs at pork suppliers for Walmart. &nbsp;Members of Mercy for Animals displayed a 10-foot inflatable pig in a narrow crate as part of its protest. &nbsp;Phil Letten is with Mercy For Animals. &nbsp;He says the display aims to highlight how pregnant sows live at some suppliers:</p><p></p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 22:30:26 +0000 Alex Rusciano 2070 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Animal rights group protests at Peoria Walmart