Tanya Koonce http://peoriapublicradio.org en Regulating the body art industry in Tazewell County http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/regulating-body-art-industry-tazewell-county <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 2;">The </span>Tazewell<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 2;"> County Health Department is looking to add to state law for the body art industry. 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: 2;"> reports:</span></p><div></div><p></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 02:30:12 +0000 Tanya Koonce 19883 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Regulating the body art industry in Tazewell County State offers tornado recovery relief after FEMA denial http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-offers-tornado-recovery-relief-after-fema-denial <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 2;">Governor Pat Quinn is offering 45 million dollars in state funding to help Illinois communities recover from November's deadly tornadoes. That’s after FEMA’s second denial for public disaster assistance.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 22:09:47 +0000 Tanya Koonce 19830 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State offers tornado recovery relief after FEMA denial Outside The Horseshoe - February 25, 2014 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/outside-horseshoe-february-25-2014 <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The longest most difficult stretch of winter seems to be past. However the resulting potholes are a bumpy reminder that it was a harder winter than normal. Peoria Public Works Director Michael Rogers talks about the road patching effort at hand. He is our guest for this Outside the Horse Shoe.&nbsp;</div><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 23:58:57 +0000 Tanya Koonce 19482 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Outside The Horseshoe - February 25, 2014 PSD 150 administrative concerns expanded http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/psd-150-administrative-concerns-expanded <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The controversy surrounding the administration of Peoria’s public school district hit a pitch level this week. The group ‘Change 150’ formalized its call of no confidence in Superintendent Grenita Lathan and her top administration.&nbsp;</span></div><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 06:29:59 +0000 Tanya Koonce 19214 at http://peoriapublicradio.org PSD 150 administrative concerns expanded A new group urges change at PSD 150 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-group-urges-change-psd-150 <div>The Peoria City Council special policy session on design and community character started with a public call for the removal of School District 150’s Superintendent. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports the group urging the action is called Change 150. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p></p><div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 10:01:47 +0000 Tanya Koonce 19160 at http://peoriapublicradio.org A new group urges change at PSD 150 Educating to meet needs http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/educating-meet-needs <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-0422cdff-a30f-318d-6640-de6234d3d3a8"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: 'Courier New'; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Business and Education leaders are working in 20 Illinois&nbsp;Communities to arm students with more academic skills in math and science. Illinois Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports it’s called the Pathways Initiative.</span></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 06:06:00 +0000 Tanya Koonce 17737 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Educating to meet needs Filling police vacancies in Peoria and other city issues http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/filling-police-vacancies-peoria-and-other-city-issues <div>The Peoria Police Officer’s Union is asking why 18 vacancies in the department are not being filled more quickly.&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Tanya Koonce 17601 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Filling police vacancies in Peoria and other city issues 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 PFD is responding to more broken water pipe and electrical issues http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/pfd-responding-more-broken-water-pipe-and-electrical-issues <div>The Peoria Fire Department has received nearly 50 calls for pipes that are breaking as they thaw. That means what people are using to thaw pipes is a point of caution. &nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 01:51:31 +0000 Tanya Koonce 17404 at http://peoriapublicradio.org PFD is responding to more broken water pipe and electrical issues 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