Crime http://peoriapublicradio.org en New Pekin ordinance helps landlords http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-pekin-ordinance-helps-landlords <p><span style="font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 2; background-color: transparent;">Pekin's new Crime Free Housing Ordinance will help landlords and police deal with problematic tenants. </span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:40:28 +0000 Daniela Vidal 26500 at http://peoriapublicradio.org New Pekin ordinance helps landlords Why does Chicago have more homicides than NYC? http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/why-does-chicago-have-more-homicides-nyc <div>A crime researcher in Chicago says New York city spends a lot more money on city services, and that might be one reason why they have so few homicides compared to Chicago.</div><div> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 11:46:10 +0000 Robert Wildeboer 24490 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Why does Chicago have more homicides than NYC? Area law enforcement honor fallen officers http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/area-law-enforcement-honor-fallen-officers <div>The Peoria County Sheriff’s Office and the Peoria Police Department held services to honor fallen officers this week. Peoria Police Chief Steve Settingsgaard says the main purpose of the ceremony is to never forget those officers who died in the line of duty:</div><p> Wed, 14 May 2014 20:24:53 +0000 Alex Rusciano 23302 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Area law enforcement honor fallen officers Peoria officer faces child porn charges http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-officer-faces-child-porn-charges <p>Peoria police officer John McCavitt faces child pornography charges. His criminal investigations continue. McCavitt posted bond and was released after being charged with 10 counts of child pornography.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 02:22:26 +0000 Alex Rusciano & Tami Yost 22855 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria officer faces child porn charges Former state lawmaker faces child pornography charges http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/former-state-lawmaker-faces-child-pornography-charges <div>A former Illinois state representative is facing federal charges that he possessed child pornography.</div><p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 02:59:08 +0000 Tony Arnold 22511 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Former state lawmaker faces child pornography charges Area law enforcement: boost early childhood education http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/area-law-enforcement-boost-early-childhood-education <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Area law enforcement officials are calling on the state to boost its funding for early childhood education. &nbsp;Peoria County Sheriff Mike McCoy, State’s Attorney Jerry Brady and other police chiefs worked with the ‘Fight Crime, Invest In Kids’ group to release a report detailing the need for more funding. &nbsp;McCoy says more child care assistance money could help keep people out of jail in the future:</span></div><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:08:39 +0000 Alex Rusciano 22252 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Area law enforcement: boost early childhood education "Don't Shoot" 11/21 Town Hall Meeting (Video) http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/dont-shoot-1121-town-hall-meeting-video <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/-Ala5IVn4Cw" width="560"></iframe></p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 21:36:04 +0000 Daryl Scott 15736 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Meth use rising in east central Illinois http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/meth-use-rising-east-central-illinois <div>After years of declines, meth use in east central Illinois jumped last year. &nbsp;The state registered the fifth-most methamphetamine lab seizures and arrests in the country in 2012. &nbsp;That’s as meth use continues to drop nationally. &nbsp;Cheryl Silver of CU-CitizenAccess takes a look at what’s driving the increase and why law enforcement officials are scrambling to get a handle on it.&nbsp;</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">CU-Citizen-Access is an online community news site based at the University of Illinois.&nbsp;</span></p></div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 22:05:20 +0000 Cheryl Silver 13791 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Meth use rising in east central Illinois IL criminal justice experts oppose mandatory minimum sentences for gun crimes http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-criminal-justice-experts-oppose-mandatory-minimum-sentences-gun-crimes <p></p><div>30 criminal justice experts and practitioners in Illinois have signed onto a research memo opposing mandatory minimum sentences for gun crimes.&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 01:49:37 +0000 Robert Wildeboer 13570 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL criminal justice experts oppose mandatory minimum sentences for gun crimes Hundreds attend 39th Mayor's Leadership Prayer Luncheon http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/hundreds-attend-39th-mayors-leadership-prayer-luncheon <div>Regional leaders gathered in Peoria Thursday for the 39th annual Mayor&#39;s Leadership Prayer Luncheon. About 500 people attended the event. Mayor Jim Ardis says the annual luncheon allows people of all faith to show unity as a community.</div><div> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 19:21:24 +0000 Denise Molina 12524 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Hundreds attend 39th Mayor's Leadership Prayer Luncheon