Recovery http://peoriapublicradio.org en 25-percent of destroyed Washington homes getting rebuilt http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/25-percent-destroyed-washington-homes-getting-rebuilt <div>The City of Washington has issued 150 permits to rebuild homes that were destroyed in last November’s tornado. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports:</div><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:17:11 +0000 Alex Rusciano 20939 at http://peoriapublicradio.org 25-percent of destroyed Washington homes getting rebuilt Tazewell County cities, county holding emergency meetings for tornado recovery http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/tazewell-county-cities-county-holding-emergency-meetings-tornado-recovery <p></p><div>Several municipalities in Tazewell County are holding special meetings Friday to vote on expanding the scope of tornado recovery efforts. &nbsp;The East Peoria, Washington and Pekin City Councils will separately vote on local disaster declarations. &nbsp;Washington Mayor Gary Manier says the measure will allow public health and public works personnel to more quickly respond to recovery issues as they arise:</div><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 03:20:49 +0000 Alex Rusciano 16258 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Tazewell County cities, county holding emergency meetings for tornado recovery Washington talks financial impact of tornado, debris removal at meeting http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/washington-talks-financial-impact-tornado-debris-removal-meeting <p></p><div>The city of Washington in Central Illinois faces sobering financial numbers as it recovers from last month’s devastating tornado. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports:</div><p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 06:44:49 +0000 Alex Rusciano 15931 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Washington talks financial impact of tornado, debris removal at meeting Resource center opens for Gifford recovery http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/resource-center-opens-gifford-recovery <p></p><div>Residents in the Champaign County town of Gifford are getting additional help after last week’s tornado. &nbsp;Officials opened a resource center that offers a single destination for donated items and access to social service agencies. As parents take advantage of these services, children are also getting extra help.</div><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 23:40:48 +0000 Sean Powers 15508 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Resource center opens for Gifford recovery Some good news for Illinois' economy http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/some-good-news-illinois-economy <div>News about Illinois' economy is typically bleak. &nbsp;The state DOES have the second-worst unemployment rate in the nation, behind only Nevada. But as IPR's Brian Mackey reports, at least one outside observer is seeing at least a modest improvement.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Moody's Analytics is changing Illinois' rating from "at risk of recession" to "recovery."&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Moody's economist Steven Cochrane.</span></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 11:56:49 +0000 Brian Mackey 11633 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Some good news for Illinois' economy SUV, body recovered from Illinois River http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/suv-body-recovered-illinois-river <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Peoria Fire Department pulled a body inside a white SUV from the Illinois River Tuesday, following four days of recovery efforts. &nbsp;Peoria Police say the body is that of 33-year-old Clarence Hanson, who was reported missing over the weekend. &nbsp;Peoria Fire Department Chief Kent </span>Tomblin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the recovery was a result of multiple departments working together.</span></p><div> Tue, 07 May 2013 21:21:28 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 5210 at http://peoriapublicradio.org SUV, body recovered from Illinois River Flood recovery meeting to be held for Peoria County residents http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/flood-recovery-meeting-be-held-peoria-county-residents <p>Residents looking for guidance as they clean up from flooding can attend an informational meeting this evening. Peoria County is hosting a flood recovery meeting at Illinois Valley High School in Chillicothe. The session will cover various topics related to flood safety. Representatives from the emergency management agency, planning and zoning, the health department and county administration will also be on hand to answer questions. The meeting will take place at six this evening.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 16:21:26 +0000 Denise Molina 4764 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Flood recovery meeting to be held for Peoria County residents Group explains Illinois’ lagging economy http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/group-explains-illinois-lagging-economy <p>Illinois' economy usually rises and falls with the rest of the country. But a government forecasting group says as the nation slowly emerges from the recession, Illinois isn't. IPR’s Chris Slaby reports.</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 19:40:28 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 2347 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Group explains Illinois’ lagging economy