central http://peoriapublicradio.org en Running Central opens in Peoria’s Warehouse District http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/running-central-opens-peoria-s-warehouse-district <div>A well-known retail business opened its doors in Peoria’s Warehouse District Tuesday. Running Central re-located from its Peoria Heights location to 311 Water Street. &nbsp;The specialty running store originally opened on Main Street in Peoria six years ago, but moved to Peoria Heights in 2011 to expand. &nbsp;Owner Adam White says the downtown location is ideal for the business:</div><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:18:57 +0000 Alex Rusciano 26491 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Running Central opens in Peoria’s Warehouse District Free agrichemical disposal for Tazewell, seven other counties http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/free-agrichemical-disposal-tazewell-seven-other-counties <div>Residents of eight Central Illinois Counties can dispose of unwanted agricultural chemicals and pesticides this summer through a free program. &nbsp;The Illinois Department of Agriculture’s ‘Clean Sweep’ program is for farmers and residents in Tazewell, Mason and six other counties. &nbsp;Officials say proper disposal of agrichemicals is expensive, and the program is an efficient way to dispose of the materials. &nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 08 May 2014 21:46:23 +0000 Tami Yost 23023 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Free agrichemical disposal for Tazewell, seven other counties Greater Peoria Food Summit explores sustainable supply http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/greater-peoria-food-summit-explores-sustainable-supply <div>Government, non-profit and education leaders are hoping to boost Central Illinois’ access to local, sustainable food. &nbsp;The different groups are participating in the Seeds-2-Success Greater Peoria food summit Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Peoria RiverPlex. &nbsp;Mary Ardapple helped organize the event. &nbsp;She says the goal is to help find ways to give growers and consumers the land and marketing to produce local foods:</div><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 20:40:45 +0000 Alex Rusciano 20959 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Greater Peoria Food Summit explores sustainable supply Volunteers help Washington residents devastated by storms http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/volunteers-help-washington-residents-devastated-storms <p></p><div>Volunteers and first responders helped residents recover from yesterday’s devastating storms in Central Illinois. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports on some of the efforts:</div><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 06:25:52 +0000 Alex Rusciano 15074 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Volunteers help Washington residents devastated by storms Waiting game for large plant relocation in Central Illinois http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/waiting-game-large-plant-relocation-central-illinois <p></p><div>Illinois is still waiting to see if its attempts to lure a $1.1 billion fertilizer plant went far enough. &nbsp; Lawmakers this spring authorized an approximately $30 million tax incentive package in an attempt entice executives of Chicago&#39;s Cronus Chemicals LLC to build its new project in Tuscola, in the central Illinois. &nbsp;But Iowa is offering its own tax incentives. &nbsp;Spokesman Dave Lundy says the company is still evaluating cost estimates between the two sites.&nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 22:44:36 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 13385 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Waiting game for large plant relocation in Central Illinois