City http://peoriapublicradio.org en East Peoria OKs architectural contract for new City Hall http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/east-peoria-oks-architectural-contract-new-city-hall <div>The East Peoria City Council approved an architectural service contract for a new city hall design. &nbsp;The Council has debated for months whether to build a new city hall or renovate the current site. &nbsp;Commissioner Dan Decker says the architecture service will help firm up cost estimates for a potential new building:</div><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 02:39:05 +0000 Alex Rusciano 25799 at http://peoriapublicradio.org East Peoria OKs architectural contract for new City Hall Peoria County could manage city election commission http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-county-could-manage-city-election-commission <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Peoria County could take over the financial management of the City Election Commission. Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports that's one topic for tomorrow's Metro Peoria Committee:</div><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:01:00 +0000 Alex Rusciano 24886 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria County could manage city election commission Apartment blaze displaces Peoria residents http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/apartment-blaze-displaces-peoria-residents <div>The City of Peoria plans to demolish an apartment complex following two fires earlier this week. &nbsp;Crews responded to two reports of fire in the attic at 109 Northeast Roanoke on Monday and Tuesday. &nbsp;Brad Pierson is an arson investigator for the Peoria Fire Department. He says the building was deemed an unsafe structure following the two fires:</div><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:35:07 +0000 Alex Rusciano 20863 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Apartment blaze displaces Peoria residents Peoria landfill settlement means $130,000 more in revenue http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-landfill-settlement-means-130000-more-revenue <div>The Peoria City/County Landfill is set to get a revenue boost with a proposed legal settlement. &nbsp;The settlement follows two years of talks between the City, County and landfill operator, Waste Management. The proposed deal would require the company to pay $130,000 more in annual fees to deposit trash in the landfill. Landfill committee member and Peoria City Councilman Ryan Spain says the settlement can help tackle revenue challenges, including less trash being deposited in landfill:</div><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:53:42 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19432 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria landfill settlement means $130,000 more in revenue Legal settlement reached for Peoria City/County landfill http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/legal-settlement-reached-peoria-citycounty-landfill <p>After more than two years of talks, the Peoria City/County Landfill Committee has approved a tentative legal settlement with Waste Management. &nbsp;The company operates Landfill #2 in Peoria County. &nbsp;The proposed agreement would require Waste Management to pay more in fees for every ton deposited at the landfill to help cover costs. &nbsp;That rate is going up 65-cents per ton. &nbsp;The Peoria County Board and City Council also must approve the agreement for it to take effect. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 23:54:56 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19321 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Legal settlement reached for Peoria City/County landfill Biden touts federal stimulus during stop in Granite City http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/biden-touts-federal-stimulus-during-stop-granite-city <div>Vice President Joe Biden was in Granite City Wednesday. He spoke about how the federal stimulus act helped stem the tide of a deep economic recession.</div><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 22:55:28 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 19207 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Biden touts federal stimulus during stop in Granite City City County Health Department looking at service shift http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/city-county-health-department-looking-service-shift <div>The Peoria City/County Health Department will likely change the way it delivers services as a result of new health trends. &nbsp;Administrator Greg Chance says the department used to provide a large amount of immunizations and pre-natal care:</div><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 12:01:00 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19006 at http://peoriapublicradio.org City County Health Department looking at service shift East Peoria considers future of City Hall building http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/east-peoria-considers-future-city-hall-building <div>&nbsp;</div><div>The East Peoria City Council got an update on the latest numbers to build a new city hall or renovate the current site. New estimates say it would cost half-a-million-dollars to spruce up the aging building where it stands, while building a new hall in the Levee district is one-point-seven million. East Peoria Mayor Dave Mingus says the city needs to take action soon, regardless of the final choice:</div><p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 02:43:43 +0000 Alex Rusciano 18513 at http://peoriapublicradio.org East Peoria considers future of City Hall building Peoria City, County detail legislative priorities http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-city-county-detail-legislative-priorities <p></p><div>Peoria County wants area lawmakers to help transition to a consolidated election commission. &nbsp;The county is asking for oversight over the city election commission’s annual budget before seeking to ask voters if they want a combined commission. Currently the city election commission receives an annual budget allocation from the county based on a funding formula. State Senator Darin LaHood says he’s not confident that Springfield will approve a bill to give the county more financial control:</div><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 00:21:00 +0000 Alex Rusciano 17701 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria City, County detail legislative priorities City of Peoria extends yard waste collection for next week http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/city-peoria-extends-yard-waste-collection-next-week <p></p><div>The City of Peoria is extending yard waste collection for residents. Officials say it took leaves longer to fall this year and combine with the Thanksgiving holiday it made for poor timing on yard waste pick-up. Peoria City Manager Patrick Urich says PDC is extending yard waste pick up starting next week through December 13th:</div><p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 00:33:29 +0000 Alex Rusciano 15869 at http://peoriapublicradio.org City of Peoria extends yard waste collection for next week