homeless http://peoriapublicradio.org en Volunteers help Washington residents devastated by storms http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/volunteers-help-washington-residents-devastated-storms <p></p><div>Volunteers and first responders helped residents recover from yesterday’s devastating storms in Central Illinois. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports on some of the efforts:</div><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 06:25:52 +0000 Alex Rusciano 15074 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Volunteers help Washington residents devastated by storms New Law Establishes Legal Protection for Homeless http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-law-establishes-legal-protection-homeless <p>People who are homeless are getting new legal protections under a law signed today by Governor Pat Quinn. I-P-R's Amanda Vinicky reports.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 22:15:20 +0000 Daryl Scott 10823 at http://peoriapublicradio.org New Law Establishes Legal Protection for Homeless Homeless student number jumps in District 150 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/homeless-student-number-jumps-district-150 <p></p><div>The number of reported homeless students in District 150 jumped 50-percent compared to last academic year. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports: &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>District 150 gets federal and state funding to support the number of students without a regular residence. &nbsp;422 students were counted as homeless last school year. &nbsp;That number jumped to 635 this year. &nbsp;York Powers is the District 150 Family and Community coordinator. &nbsp;He says the increase is partly the result of the economy:</div><p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 04:12:09 +0000 Alex Rusciano 2998 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Homeless student number jumps in District 150