government http://peoriapublicradio.org en What’s the best way to fund Illinois road projects? http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/what-s-best-way-fund-illinois-road-projects <div>Some Illinois lawmakers say the key to transportation funding is improving public awareness. &nbsp;That was the message from a panel speaking at the annual I-CAT Transportation Conference in East Peoria. State Senator Karen McConnaughay says getting more input from chambers of commerce, residents and businesses could make transportation funding more efficient than approving a multi-year capital bill:</div><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 23:22:30 +0000 Alex Rusciano 21552 at http://peoriapublicradio.org What’s the best way to fund Illinois road projects? Peoria County looking for one health provider between jail, juvenile center http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-county-looking-one-health-provider-between-jail-juvenile-center <div>Peoria County is looking to consolidate eight separate health services between the Jail and Juvenile Detention Center under one provider. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports:</div><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Alex Rusciano 20805 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria County looking for one health provider between jail, juvenile center Peoria County denies zoning request for Dollar General http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-county-denies-zoning-request-dollar-general <div>The Peoria County Board rejected a developer’s zoning request to build a Dollar General Store in Limestone Township. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports:</div><p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 04:02:00 +0000 Alex Rusciano 20230 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria County denies zoning request for Dollar General IL lawmaker pushing more protection for lotto winners http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-lawmaker-pushing-more-protection-lotto-winners <div>A state legislator wants to give Lottery winners the option of staying out of the public eye.&nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 19005 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL lawmaker pushing more protection for lotto winners Frerichs formally launches campaign for state treasurer http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/frerichs-formally-launches-campaign-state-treasurer <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Senator Mike </span>Frerichs<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been campaigning for Illinois treasurer for the better part of a year. Yet, until Wednesday, he's insisted he was just "exploring" a run for statewide office. Now, the wait is over.</span></p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 06:00:01 +0000 Brian Mackey 17865 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Frerichs formally launches campaign for state treasurer Peoria County administrator reflects on 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-county-administrator-reflects-2013 <p>Peoria County’s top administrator says 2013 was a year of accomplishment. &nbsp;Lori Curtis Luther says the County officially opened its new $45 million Heddington Oaks facility in West Peoria. &nbsp;She says the nursing home is a modern change from the former Bel-Wood building that lacked modern fire and safety protections:</p><p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 14:05:30 +0000 Alex Rusciano 16949 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria County administrator reflects on 2013 Intentional delay for IL health care sign up http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/intentional-delay-il-health-care-sign <p></p><div>The deadline is rapidly approaching to sign up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, and Illinois is finally taking to the airwaves to let people know about it. &nbsp;The delay was intentional:</div><p> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 00:32:10 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 16316 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Intentional delay for IL health care sign up Leading state lawmakers take up pension overhaul http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/leading-state-lawmakers-take-pension-overhaul <p>Overhauling Illinois' pension systems is no longer in the hands of the special committee of legislators that met all summer. &nbsp;How to reduce the state’s $100 billion of long-term pension debt is now in the hands of the General Assembly's four leaders.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 21:36:47 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 14747 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Leading state lawmakers take up pension overhaul Tri-County Commissioners set priorities before exec. director search http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/tri-county-commissioners-set-priorities-exec-director-search <p></p><div>The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission needs to get its fiscal house in order before actively searching for a new executive director. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports that’s the message following last night’s executive board meeting:</div><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 02:41:38 +0000 Alex Rusciano 14431 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Tri-County Commissioners set priorities before exec. director search Two IL Congressmen question Sebelius during hearing http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/two-il-congressmen-question-sebelius-during-hearing <p></p><div>Two Illinois Republican Congressmen are among those critical of problems with the HealthCare.Gov website, nearly a month after its launch. &nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 22:19:22 +0000 Sean Powers 14195 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Two IL Congressmen question Sebelius during hearing