Financial http://peoriapublicradio.org en Budget, pensions straining Illinois finances http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/budget-pensions-straining-illinois-finances <div>Wall Street's view of Illinois' financial health has taken a hit, thanks largely to the state budget that took effect at the start of this month. &nbsp;As IPR’s Amanda Vinicky reports, pensions also continue to be a drag.</div><p></p><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Illinois Democrats passed the state's latest budget, many seemed to hold their nose.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Credit ratings agencies are more direct. Standard &amp; Poor’s has revised Illinois' credit outlook to "negative."</span></p></div><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:18:31 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 26930 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Budget, pensions straining Illinois finances Peoria County has financial concerns over public defender spending http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-county-has-financial-concerns-over-public-defender-spending <div>Peoria County officials say they have serious financial concerns over the way its public defender service was managed. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports that’s according to documents heading to committee members next week:</div><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:22 +0000 Alex Rusciano 21953 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria County has financial concerns over public defender spending Planning Commission financial future discussed by Peoria County board members http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/planning-commission-financial-future-discussed-peoria-county-board-members <div>The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission is falling short of its mission to manage its finances. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports that’s the message from some Peoria County Board members:</div><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 07:16:36 +0000 Alex Rusciano 18304 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Planning Commission financial future discussed by Peoria County board members Planning Commission asking Peoria, Woodford and Tazewell counties for $250,000 in help http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/planning-commission-asking-peoria-woodford-and-tazewell-counties-250000-help <p></p><div>Peoria, Woodford and Tazewell counties will consider giving the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission $250,000. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports:</div><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 05:51:00 +0000 Alex Rusciano 17302 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Planning Commission asking Peoria, Woodford and Tazewell counties for $250,000 in help Peoria LISC looks to financial center, neighborhood growth in 2014 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-lisc-looks-financial-center-neighborhood-growth-2014 <p></p><div>The group working to revitalize Peoria’s struggling neighborhoods hopes to open a Financial Opportunity Center in 2014. &nbsp;Peoria’s Local Initiatives Support Corporation, or LISC, plans to work with community groups and non-profits to combine financial services into one place. &nbsp;Brandon Holmes is the Executive Director of the Peoria LISC. He says that will make it easier for residents to get financial help:</div><p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 12:57:30 +0000 Alex Rusciano 16857 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria LISC looks to financial center, neighborhood growth in 2014 Topinka touts new financial database http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/topinka-touts-new-financial-database <p></p><div>Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka is traveling the state this week to announce a new database that will make local government financial information available. &nbsp; Topinka's office is calling the database ``The Warehouse'' and says it will put records in one place so taxpayers can review them. It will include information from 5,200 counties, municipalities and special taxing districts across Illinois. The site also has a ``compare data'' function that lets users compare governments.</div><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 20:00:30 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 14059 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Topinka touts new financial database Financial records gone in Washington Park http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/financial-records-gone-washington-park <p></p><div>The state attorney general is being asked to investigate what happened to the financial records in the southwestern Illinois town of Washington Park. Village officials say they'd like to find the records, too. IPR’s Brian Mackey has more:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 01:28:17 +0000 Alex Rusciano 7692 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Financial records gone in Washington Park Riverfront Museum reports lower-than-expected attendance, revenues http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/riverfront-museum-reports-lower-expected-attendance-revenues <p></p><div>The Peoria Riverfront Museum Board is reporting lower revenues and attendance than expected for the museum’s first year of operation. The museum group provided a Peoria County Board committee its financials and audit after being more than six months late with the contractually required information.</div><div> Wed, 29 May 2013 03:59:41 +0000 Denise Molina-Weiger & Alex Rusciano 6378 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Riverfront Museum reports lower-than-expected attendance, revenues County Board member calls for more museum communication http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/county-board-member-calls-more-museum-communication <p>One Peoria County Board member is calling for the Peoria Riverfront Museum to give updates during committee meetings. &nbsp;</p><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 04:23:22 +0000 Alex Rusciano 4475 at http://peoriapublicradio.org County Board member calls for more museum communication Peoria Museum not providing financial documents to County http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-museum-not-providing-financial-documents-county <p></p><div>&nbsp;&nbsp;The Peoria Riverfront Museum has failed to file required financial information with the County, that holds the property. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports that leaves the Museum’s financial standing in question:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 06:30:58 +0000 Alex Rusciano 4112 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Museum not providing financial documents to County