marathon http://peoriapublicradio.org en Peoria Police to boost security following Boston Marathon http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-police-boost-security-following-boston-marathon <p></p><div>&nbsp;&nbsp;The Peoria Police Department is looking to boost security at public events following the Boston Marathon bombings. Peoria holds its first marathon next month and hosts multiple public gatherings and races throughout the year. Peoria Police Chief Steve Settingsgaard says the tragic events in Boston mean more awareness from local officers:</div><p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 21:14:14 +0000 Alex Rusciano 4103 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Police to boost security following Boston Marathon Peoria to hold first marathon http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-hold-first-marathon <p>The first ever Peoria marathon is taking place this Spring. As Peoria Public Radio’s Deborah OldenKamp reports the Run River City Marathon also features a marathon relay, a 25-K, and a 5-K, as well as a youth run.</p><p><br>The marathon series is May 19th, with events beginning at 7 that morning. Marathon organizer Adam White says four years ago Champaign began their marathon events.</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 23:34:14 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 2414 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria to hold first marathon