2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org en United Way campaign breaks records http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/united-way-campaign-breaks-records <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Heart of Illinois United Way broke records for its 2013 campaign. The campaign raised more than $10.8 million. &nbsp;That’s a 2.5 percent increase from last year. Michael Stephan is the president of the Heart of Illinois United Way. He says the Peoria operation excels when compared to area campaigns:</span></div><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 07:24:00 +0000 Alex Rusciano 18305 at http://peoriapublicradio.org United Way campaign breaks records The worst words of 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/worst-words-2013 <p>Once again the English language has been under assault during the past year, but riding to the rescue for the 39th year are the "word watchers" from Lake Superior State University in Michigan. They've just issued their latest list of words and phrases "banned from the Queen's English for mis-use, over use, and general uselessness." &nbsp; IPR’s Herb Trix reports.</p><p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 18:22:26 +0000 Herb Trix 17003 at http://peoriapublicradio.org The worst words of 2013 Peoria County administrator reflects on 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-county-administrator-reflects-2013 <p>Peoria County’s top administrator says 2013 was a year of accomplishment. &nbsp;Lori Curtis Luther says the County officially opened its new $45 million Heddington Oaks facility in West Peoria. &nbsp;She says the nursing home is a modern change from the former Bel-Wood building that lacked modern fire and safety protections:</p><p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 14:05:30 +0000 Alex Rusciano 16949 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria County administrator reflects on 2013 Medical students talk Match Day 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/medical-students-talk-match-day-2013 <p></p><div>Fourth-year medical students across the country opened envelopes at the same time today. The envelopes contained their residency assignment. &nbsp; Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano spoke with some of the nearly 50 medical students in the U of I College of Medicine at Peoria class who found out where they are going:&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 17:39:03 +0000 Alex Rusciano 2526 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Medical students talk Match Day 2013