early http://peoriapublicradio.org en Area law enforcement: boost early childhood education http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/area-law-enforcement-boost-early-childhood-education <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Area law enforcement officials are calling on the state to boost its funding for early childhood education. &nbsp;Peoria County Sheriff Mike McCoy, State’s Attorney Jerry Brady and other police chiefs worked with the ‘Fight Crime, Invest In Kids’ group to release a report detailing the need for more funding. &nbsp;McCoy says more child care assistance money could help keep people out of jail in the future:</span></div><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:08:39 +0000 Alex Rusciano 22252 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Area law enforcement: boost early childhood education A state push for more early childhood education http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-push-more-early-childhood-education <div>As Illinois navigated the economic downturn, lawmakers made lots of cuts including to early childhood education. &nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:45:22 +0000 Hannah Meisel 21837 at http://peoriapublicradio.org A state push for more early childhood education East Peoria talks early sales tax revenue numbers http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/east-peoria-talks-early-sales-tax-revenue-numbers <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">East Peoria collected $108,000 more sales tax revenue last October compared to the same time in 2012. That’s according to preliminary numbers shared at last night’s City Council meeting. </span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 04:38:31 +0000 Alex Rusciano 17868 at http://peoriapublicradio.org East Peoria talks early sales tax revenue numbers Still too early for IL conceal carry applications http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/still-too-early-il-conceal-carry-applications <p></p><div>It's still too early for Illinois gun-owners to apply for concealed carry permits. But they can get some parts of the application process done early.</div><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 01:51:45 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 16256 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Still too early for IL conceal carry applications