group http://peoriapublicradio.org en Peoria County defers funding for downtown development group http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-county-defers-funding-downtown-development-group <div>The Peoria County Board deferred funding its share of a new downtown development group. Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports board members questioned the transparency and membership of the group:</div><p></p><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The newly-formed non-profit Downtown Development Corporation aims to boost investment in Peoria's downtown and warehouse district. </span></p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 02:43:30 +0000 Alex Rusciano 21621 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria County defers funding for downtown development group ‘Change 150’ group targets third district school board race http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/change-150-group-targets-third-district-school-board-race <div>A community group aiming to oust a current district 150 school board member says the move is needed to improve the district. &nbsp;The Change 150 group is backing Sue Wolstenholm for the 3rd District seat, even though she plans to resign if elected. &nbsp;That's because Wolstenholm’s name was already on the ballad when she decided to get out of the race against incumbent Laura Petelle. &nbsp;Sea Stipe is with Change 150. &nbsp;He says they group is campaigning to send the school board and administration a message:&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:02:59 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19761 at http://peoriapublicradio.org ‘Change 150’ group targets third district school board race Woodford County chair criticizes Tazewell County oversight measure http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/woodford-county-chair-criticizes-tazewell-county-oversight-measure <div>The Woodford County Board chairman had some tough words for Tazewell County during Thursday’s commission meeting.</div><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 04:54:11 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19594 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Woodford County chair criticizes Tazewell County oversight measure Unions suing to overturn state pension overhaul http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/unions-suing-overturn-state-pension-overhaul <div>A group of Illinois’ biggest public worker unions are now suing to overturn the state’s controversial new pension law. &nbsp;A coalition of labor groups says it stands for more than 620,000 state workers.</div><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 06:27:38 +0000 Alex Keefe 18190 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Unions suing to overturn state pension overhaul