Peoria Public Radio News http://peoriapublicradio.org en Belafonte speaking at annual Peoria luncheon http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/belafonte-speaking-annual-peoria-luncheon <p><span style="font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 2; background-color: transparent;">Harry </span>Belafonte<span style="font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 2; background-color: transparent;"> is the speaker for the 2015 Martin Luther King </span>Jr<span style="font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 2; background-color: transparent;"> luncheon in Peoria.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:08:01 +0000 Tanya Koonce 28727 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Belafonte speaking at annual Peoria luncheon Pekin police arrest home invasion suspect http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/pekin-police-arrest-home-invasion-suspect <div>Pekin police say they have the suspect of a home invasion in custody. The incident happened earlier this month in the 22-hundred block of State Street.</div><div> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:53:44 +0000 Denise Molina 28726 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Pekin police arrest home invasion suspect Schilling calls on Bustos to participate in more debates http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/schilling-calls-bustos-participate-more-debates <div>The Republican looking to unseat 17th District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos says the Democrat is unwilling to participate in more than one debate.</div><div> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:15:17 +0000 Denise Molina 28725 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Schilling calls on Bustos to participate in more debates Peoria is crafting a bicycle path master plan http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-crafting-bicycle-path-master-plan <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 2;">The City of Peoria is collecting citizen input for a bicycle path master plan.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:40:13 +0000 Tanya Koonce 28701 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria is crafting a bicycle path master plan Peoria County looking at anti-nepotism policy amid EMA issue http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-county-looking-anti-nepotism-policy-amid-ema-issue <div>Peoria County is crafting an anti-nepotism policy amid tensions between administration and a former employee with the county emergency management agency. Former EMA Assistant Director Carolyn Hayes resigned earlier this month. County Administrator Lori Curtis Luther says Hayes’ husband was paid more than $40,000 for a variety of county maintenance jobs since 2005. She says the current county anti-nepotism policy needs to be firmed up:</div><p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:37:55 +0000 Alex Rusciano 28699 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria County looking at anti-nepotism policy amid EMA issue Sober drivers get special cup at participating bars http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/sober-drivers-get-special-cup-participating-bars <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-11c5cf2d-1e65-e466-2223-062538888c81" style="font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">The American Red Cross and the Illinois Department of Transportation want to make it easier to identify a designated driver this Labor Day weekend.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:02:50 +0000 Tamie Yost 28683 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Sober drivers get special cup at participating bars Citizens group aims to curb violence in Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/citizens-group-aims-curb-violence-peoria <div>The citizen volunteer group that’s part of the ‘Peoria Don’t Shoot’ program is hoping to deter violence within the city. The Peoria Community Against Violence group is hosting ‘Peace Walks’ in areas where criminal activity is prevalent.</div><div> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:33:41 +0000 Denise Molina 28668 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Citizens group aims to curb violence in Peoria Peoria Park District outlines budget woes http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-park-district-outlines-budget-woes <div>The Peoria Park District says dwindling golf numbers and high operational cost from the Central Park Pool are helping drive a nearly $1 million deficit for next year's budget. The District is considering closing the pool and one or more of its six golf courses to get in the black. Peoria Park District Board President Tim Cassidy says reserve funds have dwindled by 80-percent since 2010:</div><p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 03:37:50 +0000 Alex Rusciano 28640 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Park District outlines budget woes Illinois Youth Survey shows surprising results http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-youth-survey-shows-surprising-results <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Teen drinking is on the rise in </span>Tazewell<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County according to&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the 2014 Illinois Youth Survey. &nbsp;More than </span>2,600 <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tazewell&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">County High School students took the survey.&nbsp;</span></div><p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:58:12 +0000 Tamie Yost 28639 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois Youth Survey shows surprising results Peoria City Council considering how to handle video gambling cafes http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-city-council-considering-how-handle-video-gambling-cafes <div>The City of Peoria is considering how to handle video gambling cafes. The council's policy session on the subject came about three hours into last night's meeting.</div><div> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:05:37 +0000 Tanya Koonce 28604 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria City Council considering how to handle video gambling cafes