AHL http://peoriapublicradio.org en Winter weather hits Illinois trains, too. http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/winter-weather-hits-illinois-trains-too <p></p><div>During winter weather, it’s common for flights to be cancelled and roads to be closed. Usually the trains still run without incident. But during the winter storm of the past few days, Amtrak passengers in the region found themselves stranded on trains for hours at time. Illinois Public Radio’s Jonathan Ahl reports:</div><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 06:17:45 +0000 Jonathan Ahl 17303 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Winter weather hits Illinois trains, too. Peoria Rivermen to stay in Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-rivermen-stay-peoria <p></p><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Peoria </span>Rivermen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are ready to operate as part of the Southern Professional Hockey League next season. The new owners of the local team, Illinois Pro Sports, Wednesday signed a contract to remain at the Peoria Civic Center. </span></div><div> Wed, 22 May 2013 17:19:40 +0000 Denise Molina 6030 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Rivermen to stay in Peoria Vancouver Canucks buying Peoria Rivermen http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/vancouver-canucks-buying-peoria-rivermen <p></p><p>The Vancouver Canucks are buying the Peoria Rivermen hockey team. &nbsp;The St. Louis Blues confirmed the sale of its franchise, pending approval by the American Hockey League. &nbsp;The Rivermen are leaving Peoria at the end of the season. &nbsp;The Blues notified the Civic Center last week that it was buying out the remainder of its contract for a reported $90,000. The Blues had two seasons remaining on their Rivermen contract with the Civic Center. &nbsp;The news comes after multiple seasons of low attendance at home games. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 19:43:37 +0000 Alex Rusciano 3320 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Vancouver Canucks buying Peoria Rivermen