plan http://peoriapublicradio.org en East Peoria OKs architectural contract for new City Hall http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/east-peoria-oks-architectural-contract-new-city-hall <div>The East Peoria City Council approved an architectural service contract for a new city hall design. &nbsp;The Council has debated for months whether to build a new city hall or renovate the current site. &nbsp;Commissioner Dan Decker says the architecture service will help firm up cost estimates for a potential new building:</div><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 02:39:05 +0000 Alex Rusciano 25799 at http://peoriapublicradio.org East Peoria OKs architectural contract for new City Hall Which roads, bridges are in state approved repair plan? http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/which-roads-bridges-are-state-approved-repair-plan <div>Illinois state representatives have approved a billion dollar plan to repair roads and bridges across the state. They just aren’t saying which roads and bridges will be fixed. &nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 02:13:36 +0000 Tony Arnold 24123 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Which roads, bridges are in state approved repair plan? Peoria deals with the thaw http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-deals-thaw <div>Peoria drivers and pedestrians are dealing with slushy conditions as the snow continues to melt. City of Peoria road crews are now preparing to handle the steady streams of water crossing sidewalks and roadways. Peoria City Streets manager David Haste says commuters shouldn’t have too much difficulty driving during the heat of the day.</div><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:55:42 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19154 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria deals with the thaw Details on state pension proposal http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/details-state-pension-proposal <p></p><div>Teachers, state employees and retired government workers are staging last-ditch efforts to persuade legislators before a major pension vote Tuesday.&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 00:43:33 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 15753 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Details on state pension proposal Illinois gets brand name for health care reform http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-gets-brand-name-health-care-reform <p></p><p>Illinois officials Wednesday unveiled the brand name for a new insurance marketplace that’s part of President Barack Obama’s healthcare plan:</p><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 23:00:42 +0000 Chip Mitchell 12484 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois gets brand name for health care reform State seeks public input on multi-year road, bridge plan http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-seeks-public-input-multi-year-road-bridge-plan <p></p><div>The state’s next transportation plan through 2020 is open for public input. The multi-modal plan was on display and open to the public Monday at the I-Dot District 4 office. Maureen Addis is a program development engineer with I-DOT. &nbsp;She says it’s important for the public to weigh-in on future road and bridge projects:</div><p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 01:17:13 +0000 Alex Rusciano 12029 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State seeks public input on multi-year road, bridge plan Official: transparency still lacking with FFCI http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/official-transparency-still-lacking-ffci <p></p><div>Focus Forward CI approved its bylaws as it transitions to an independent group. &nbsp;The region's new economic development effort was originally a part of the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission. &nbsp;Tri-County chair Larry Whitaker was the only no vote against the bylaws. &nbsp;He says the rules should specifically allow public attendance of FFCI meetings to be more transparent:</div><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:05:29 +0000 Alex Rusciano 10387 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Official: transparency still lacking with FFCI Illinois House passes pension measure http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-house-passes-pension-measure <p></p><div>Illinois legislators have yet again done what was long unthinkable, the House Thursday passed a measure reducing state employees' and teachers' retirement benefits. &nbsp; IPR’s Amanda Vinicky has more:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 22:21:17 +0000 Alex Rusciano 2825 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois House passes pension measure