Federal http://peoriapublicradio.org en Swearing-in ceremony focuses on gun violence for federal prosecutor http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/swearing-ceremony-focuses-gun-violence-federal-prosecutor <p></p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 04:29:47 +0000 Robert Wildeboer 15453 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Swearing-in ceremony focuses on gun violence for federal prosecutor Ripples in IL from federal shutdown http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/ripples-il-federal-shutdown <p></p><p>The fallout from the federal shutdown continues in Illinois. More than 500 government employees have to pay back unemployment benefits they collected while on furlough. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 01:17:13 +0000 Brian Mackey 13740 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Ripples in IL from federal shutdown Bustos warns against federal sequester during Head Start visit http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bustos-warns-against-federal-sequester-during-head-start-visit <p></p><div>Congresswoman Cheri Bustos says more cuts to child care services are likely coming if federal sequestration remains next year. Bustos made those comments visiting Webster Head Start in Peoria. The federal sequester this spring cut $400 Million dollars from the national Head-Start program. Bustos says the financial impact will continue past October first:</div><p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 23:11:49 +0000 Alex Rusciano 12421 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bustos warns against federal sequester during Head Start visit New Veterans Drive segment now open http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-veterans-drive-segment-now-open <p></p><div>The City of Pekin is celebrating the completion of the central part of Veterans Drive. Local, state and federal officials cut the ribbon Friday for the additional portion of the city’s ring road project. &nbsp;The one-mile stretch of pavement connects Broadway to Sheridan Road. It costs nearly $5 million. Pekin Mayor Laurie Barra says finishing this part of Veteran’s Drive means additional economic investment and better traffic flow:</div><p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 23:00:34 +0000 Alex Rusciano 11920 at http://peoriapublicradio.org New Veterans Drive segment now open Peoria Police seeking four fewer officers in grant request http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-police-seeking-four-fewer-officers-grant-request <p>The Peoria Police Department would hire six additional officers if it secures a federal grant through the Department of Justice. &nbsp;City Manager Patrick Urich says the initial grant application was to hire 10 officers over four years with a 25-percent local match. &nbsp;Urich says new changes mean that the city would instead pay for the majority of the officer salaries if it receives the grant. &nbsp;He says the city plans to only hire six officers to compensate for the change:</p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 22:50:41 +0000 Alex Rusciano 6453 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Police seeking four fewer officers in grant request Justice O'Connor speaks to Peoria leaders http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/justice-oconnor-speaks-peoria-leaders <p></p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 23:00:10 +0000 Tanya Koonce 3800 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Justice O'Connor speaks to Peoria leaders