change 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 ‘Change 150’ announces issues, other group support http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/change-150-announces-issues-other-group-support <div>A group aiming to change the culture and leadership of Peoria School District 150 is now detailing core issues it has with the district. &nbsp;</div><p> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 00:10:37 +0000 Alex Rusciano 20269 at http://peoriapublicradio.org ‘Change 150’ announces issues, other group support 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 Lawmaker proposes changes to state drunk driving law http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lawmaker-proposes-changes-state-drunk-driving-law <p></p><div>When it comes to drunk driving, Illinois lets people back on the road after two or even three convictions. The same goes for other serious traffic offenses like reckless homicide. But the law currently says "four strikes, and you're out."</div><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 04:33:31 +0000 Hannah Meisel 17867 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Lawmaker proposes changes to state drunk driving law Disability parking changes take effect Jan. 1st http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/disability-parking-changes-take-effect-jan-1st <p></p><div>Most drivers with state disability parking placards will pay at parking meters starting January 1st. &nbsp;The new law will require anyone with a blue or red placard to start inserting coins at meters in Illinois. &nbsp;Mary Riseling is with the Illinois Secretary of State's Office. She says the change means an increase in revenue for cities with metered parking:</div><p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 23:48:49 +0000 Alex Rusciano 16534 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Disability parking changes take effect Jan. 1st 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 Proposed rules for aggressive dogs head to Peoria County Board http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/proposed-rules-aggressive-dogs-head-peoria-county-board <p></p><div>Dog owners in Peoria County could be facing tougher penalties for threatening and harmful dog behavior under a proposal being considered by the County Board. &nbsp; Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 02:59:36 +0000 Alex Rusciano 7917 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Proposed rules for aggressive dogs head to Peoria County Board Tri-County board members call for EDC bylaw changes http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/tri-county-board-members-call-edc-bylaw-changes <p></p><div>The area's new proposed Economic Development Council needs to be financially and publicly transparent. That's the message from officials at the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission.</div><p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 11:44:03 +0000 Alex Rusciano 6863 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Tri-County board members call for EDC bylaw changes Springdale Cemetery GM removed http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/springdale-cemetery-gm-removed <p></p><div>Springdale Cemetery is looking for a new general manager. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports the Cemetery Management Authority voted to terminate its contract with Jon Austin:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Austin took the helm of the historic burial ground three years ago. The cash-strapped cemetery has struggled with ways to find more revenue and expand its community outreach. Cemetery Authority chair Bob Manning says Austin has been very professional, but did not make significant progress on his annual goals. He says a strong financial and marketing background are some of the qualities the board wants to see as it begins its search for the next general manager:</div><p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:32:27 +0000 Alex Rusciano & Tanya Koonce 2544 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Springdale Cemetery GM removed