City of Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org en 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 Peoria prepared for major snow storms http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-prepared-major-snow-storms <div>The City of Peoria was prepared to respond to &nbsp;the area's first major snowfall that occurred Sunday. That’s the message from City Public Works Director Mike Rogers. He says the city has 30 plows ready to respond when needed:</div><div> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:38:50 +0000 Alex Rusciano 16045 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria prepared for major snow storms City and owners of Madison Theater looking for proposals to renovate building http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/city-and-owners-madison-theater-looking-proposals-renovate-building <div>The owners of the historic Madison Theater in downtown Peoria and city officials are looking for those interested in renovating the run-down building. The two are issuing requests for interest and qualifications to rehab the theater, and for potential new construction on the adjacent city-owned parking lot.</div><div> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 18:34:04 +0000 Denise Molina 14915 at http://peoriapublicradio.org City and owners of Madison Theater looking for proposals to renovate building Springdale working on two-year budget http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/springdale-working-two-year-budget <div>Springdale Cemetery is putting together a two-year budget. Bob Manning is the chairman of the cemetery management authority. He says it&#39;s a way to better plan for large, expensive projects that cannot be completed in a year.</div><div> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 10:54:24 +0000 Tanya Koonce 13462 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Springdale working on two-year budget IAWC polling water wishes http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/iawc-polling-water-wishes <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Illinois American Water Company says the majority of voters in Peoria oppose the city purchasing the water system. The water company reports 70 percent of those polled oppose the buyout.</div><p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 23:16:45 +0000 Tanya Koonce 12948 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IAWC polling water wishes Proposed changes to dog ownership regulations go public http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/proposed-changes-dog-ownership-regulations-go-public <div>Dog ownership regulations in Peoria are getting a second look. &nbsp;Peoria City Councilwoman Beth Akeson hosted the first of two public meetings on the proposed changes last night at Lakeview Library.</div><div> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 11:23:57 +0000 Tanya Koonce 12856 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Proposed changes to dog ownership regulations go public Allen/Alta intersection to open this week http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/allenalta-intersection-open-week <p>A busy intersection that closed after record rainfalls in the spring is re-opening this week. The city of Peoria announced Wednesday it will re-open the intersection of Allen and Alta Roads Friday at 3 p.m. Excessive rain caused sinkholes in the pavement, closing the intersection on April 18<sup>th</sup>.</p><p>City officials say 70% of the more than one-million dollar project is being reimbursed through Federal Disaster Assistance funds.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 20:03:03 +0000 Denise Molina 11427 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Allen/Alta intersection to open this week