funding http://peoriapublicradio.org en IL Senate advances education funding overhaul http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-senate-advances-education-funding-overhaul <div>Republicans in the Illinois Senate say a school funding overhaul is being rushed through the General Assembly.</div><div> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 02:13:46 +0000 Hannah Meisel 21620 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL Senate advances education funding overhaul What’s the best way to fund Illinois road projects? http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/what-s-best-way-fund-illinois-road-projects <div>Some Illinois lawmakers say the key to transportation funding is improving public awareness. &nbsp;That was the message from a panel speaking at the annual I-CAT Transportation Conference in East Peoria. State Senator Karen McConnaughay says getting more input from chambers of commerce, residents and businesses could make transportation funding more efficient than approving a multi-year capital bill:</div><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 23:22:30 +0000 Alex Rusciano 21552 at http://peoriapublicradio.org What’s the best way to fund Illinois road projects? Central Illinois bridges, roads slated for new state funding http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/central-illinois-bridges-roads-slated-new-state-funding <div>Illinois will invest another $8.6 billion into roads, bridges and other projects. It's the latest installment of a major infrastructure plan lawmakers passed in 2010. Now, Governor Pat Quinn is calling for a new one. But he’s not saying where the money should come from.</div><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 22:58:35 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 21550 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Central Illinois bridges, roads slated for new state funding ICC gets $2.6 million towards Sustainability Center project http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/icc-gets-26-million-towards-sustainability-center-project <div>The state is giving Illinois Central College more than two-and-a-half-million-dollars to build a new Sustainability Center at its East Peoria campus. The funding is part of the state’s ‘Illinois Jobs Now’ program. The new 24,000 square-foot facility will include space for renewable energy, architecture and H-VAC programs. Illinois Central College President John Erwin says area residents can also benefit from the new facility:</div><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:36:08 +0000 Alex Rusciano 21484 at http://peoriapublicradio.org ICC gets $2.6 million towards Sustainability Center project Planning Commission applying for $3M federal funding http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/planning-commission-applying-3m-federal-funding <p>The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission is applying for federal funding to help further the Eastern Bypass. That project would connect Interstate 74 with Illinois Route 6 in the north-east-region of Peoria. The Commission is applying for up to $3 million in Tiger Grant money. The next step in the study is to pick a proposed route for the bypass within a specific corridor. The money is part of $36 million in Tiger money available nation-wide for planning projects</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:43:36 +0000 Alex Rusciano 20567 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Planning Commission applying for $3M federal funding State cuts look grim for school districts http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-cuts-look-grim-school-districts <div>The state superintendent says some districts won't be able to make it through next school year if lawmakers further cut school spending.</div><div> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:52:22 +0000 Hannah Meisel 20081 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State cuts look grim for school districts State higher education board asking for level funding http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-higher-education-board-asking-level-funding <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois' public colleges and universities are making an austere budget request to the state. The Board of Higher Education will ask to keep level funding for the coming fiscal year. Harry Berman is the interim Executive Director. He says it's less than what is needed:</span></p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 20:54:37 +0000 Rachel Otwell 18442 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State higher education board asking for level funding FEMA stresses for tornado victims to also seek SBA funds http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/fema-stresses-tornado-victims-also-seek-sba-funds <p>Those impacted by the November 17th tornadoes who’ve registered with&nbsp;FEMA also need to make sure to apply with the Small Business Administration by the new extended date of February 3rd. FEMA officials say nearly 2,000 SBA applications have been sent to homes and some business, but the rate of return is low. Spokeswoman Deanna Frazier says people registered with FEMA might receive an S-B-A loan. If so, Frazier says it’s a necessary part of the federal funding assistance package offered to individuals and businesses:</p><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:16:06 +0000 Tanya Koonce 17922 at http://peoriapublicradio.org FEMA stresses for tornado victims to also seek SBA funds Peo. County getting $300,000 to help non-violent offenders http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peo-county-getting-300000-help-non-violent-offenders <p></p><div>The Peoria County Probation Department is getting $300,000 in state funding to help non-violent offenders stay out of prison. &nbsp;The funding is part of $7 million across the state through the Adult Re-deploy Program aimed at reducing crime and boosting public safety. &nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 18:34:58 +0000 Alex Rusciano 17004 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peo. County getting $300,000 to help non-violent offenders Peoria County could change public defender contract process http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-county-could-change-public-defender-contract-process <p></p><div>A group of Peoria County officials could start looking at bidding out the county public defender service next year. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports:</div><p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 01:49:14 +0000 Alex Rusciano 14604 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria County could change public defender contract process