control http://peoriapublicradio.org en Lawmakers aim to keep Poison Control Center open http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lawmakers-aim-keep-poison-control-center-open <div>Legislators are coming to the rescue of the state's Poison Control Center, which is threatening to close after a years of state funding cuts. &nbsp;There's a concern the rescue plan will hurt 911 call centers, especially in college towns.</div><p> Fri, 09 May 2014 04:47:00 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 23029 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Lawmakers aim to keep Poison Control Center open Peoria airport closer to getting new control tower http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-airport-closer-getting-new-control-tower <p></p><div>The General Wayne Downing Peoria International Airport is a step closer to having a state-of-the-art control tower. The&nbsp;Metropolitan Airport Authority approved a contract with a Chicago architecture and engineering firm to design the structure.&nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 23:05:20 +0000 Denise Molina 16413 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria airport closer to getting new control tower Gun-control advocates rally in Springfield http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gun-control-advocates-rally-springfield <p>As Illinois lawmakers consider lifting the concealed-carry ban, activists rallied to call on legislators to also enact new gun regulations. A court has given the state until early June to pass a law allowing people to carry guns in public. &nbsp; While gun-control advocates like Senator Dan Kotowski have accepted that, they say Illinois can still enact restrictions.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 02:54:12 +0000 Alex Rusciano 3870 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Gun-control advocates rally in Springfield