City of Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org en City and County warn of traffic changes related to music festival http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/city-and-county-warn-traffic-changes-related-music-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The city of Peoria and Peoria County officials are working together to ensure the public’s safety at a large music festival this weekend.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:52:32 +0000 Denise Molina 26611 at http://peoriapublicradio.org City and County warn of traffic changes related to music festival LST 325 to remain in Evansville http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lst-325-remain-evansville <div>The LST 325 will remain in Evansville at least for the next five years. The City of Peoria extended its bid to land the historic World War II vessel last week.&nbsp;</div><div> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:54:10 +0000 Tanya Koonce 25814 at http://peoriapublicradio.org LST 325 to remain in Evansville North Peoria residents open to Allen/Alta roundabout http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/north-peoria-residents-open-allenalta-roundabout <div>The construction of a roundabout at the Allen and Alta Roads intersection was the topic of a public meeting last night at Northwoods Community Church.</div><div> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:44:49 +0000 Tanya Koonce 25582 at http://peoriapublicradio.org North Peoria residents open to Allen/Alta roundabout ACLU suing the City of Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/aclu-suing-city-peoria <p><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: 'Courier New'; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the City of Peoria for police actions surrounding a controversial Twitter parody &nbsp;account. </span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: 'Courier New'; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports: </span></p><p></p><p><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: 'Courier New'; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The suit says the City violated 29 year-old Jon Daniel’s First and Fourth Amendment rights. Daniel is the creator of the At-Peoria-Mayor account. He says its wrong that p</span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 16px; font-family: 'Courier New'; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">olice searched his home in April, detained him and his roommates and seized all electronics to find the author of the Twitter account that had already been suspended.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 11px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5;">“My hope it he federal court will make clear that government officials can not use the power of police to threaten, intimidate and punish simply because they dislike or are offended by being the joke of a parody.”</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.5;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-eb1828af-927e-9338-40a9-bf0738799ed6"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: 'Courier New'; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Daniel says he’s never met the mayor and is not politically active.&nbsp;</span></span></p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:36:29 +0000 Alex Rusciano & Tanya Koonce & Daniela Vidal & Tamie Yost 24797 at http://peoriapublicradio.org ACLU suing the City of Peoria A corridor on Peoria's East Bluff is targeted for improvements http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/corridor-peorias-east-bluff-targeted-improvements <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-314eeb18-b092-8a9a-845d-ea3240b87888"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: 'Courier New'; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The City of Peoria is looking to revitalize the historic Wisconsin Avenue Business Corridor. Business people and area residents gathered at the East Bluff Community Center last night to talk about what it might take. The meeting started with a brief walking tour of the Corridor.&nbsp;</span></span></p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 03:05:31 +0000 Tanya Koonce 22569 at http://peoriapublicradio.org A corridor on Peoria's East Bluff is targeted for improvements Peoria faces court of public opinion on First Amendment http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-faces-court-public-opinion-first-amendment <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 2;">The City of Peoria continues to feel the effects of a </span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 2;">First Amendment backlash. That’s a week after the raid of a Peoria home where a parody twitter account about the mayor originated. &nbsp;But is it a matter of free speech? Or is it a matter of false representation of the Peoria Mayor with intent to injure? </span></p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:30:57 +0000 Tanya Koonce 22212 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria faces court of public opinion on First Amendment Spring Celebration features art from area schools http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/spring-celebration-features-art-area-schools <p>This week, we;re talking with Mary Rous, about the Arts in Education Spring Celebration. Now in its 29th year, the program spotlights the performing arts programs in local schools with performances and exhibits at the Peoria County Courthouse Plaza. The Spring Celebration continues weekdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., through May 23rd.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:31:30 +0000 Nathan Irwin 21985 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Spring Celebration features art from area schools Outside the Horseshoe - January 14, 2014 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/outside-horseshoe-january-14-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Peoria City Council starts the year with a number of business items on its standard meeting agenda for Tuesday, January 14, 2014. Peoria City Manager Patrick Urich is our guest to talk over a number of the agenda items.</p><p></p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 04:21:15 +0000 Tanya Koonce 17602 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Outside the Horseshoe - January 14, 2014 Neighbors oppose proposed Sports Complex http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/neighbors-oppose-proposed-sports-complex <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5;">Some of the would be neighbors of the proposed Louisville Slugger Sports Complex are concerned about the additional traffic, noise and light it would create. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya </span>Koonce<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5;"> reports that was the message delivered at the public meeting on the proposed complex in the northern part of Peoria.</span></p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 07:40:14 +0000 Tanya Koonce 17554 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Neighbors oppose proposed Sports Complex Driving conditions in the cold post-snow http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/driving-conditions-cold-post-snow <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5;">Most business is resuming this morning despite the lingering cold temperatures. But Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya </span>Koonce<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5;"> reports people will want to allow plenty of extra travel time:&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Tanya Koonce 17249 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Driving conditions in the cold post-snow