central Illinois http://peoriapublicradio.org en Quinn: Central Illinois needs FEMA help http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-central-illinois-needs-fema-help <p></p><div>Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is appealing the federal government’s decision to reject funding for cleanup from last year’s tornadoes. &nbsp;FEMA - the Federal Emergency Management Agency - approved money to go toward businesses and individuals. &nbsp;But it denied federal aid to local units of government that were hit by November’s tornadoes. &nbsp;Quinn says the region around Central Illinois needs the money.</div><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 22:00:07 +0000 Tony Arnold 17437 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn: Central Illinois needs FEMA help Regional educators, manufacturers talk job skills http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/regional-educators-manufacturers-talk-job-skills <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than 50 school and business officials from Central Illinois attended the annual Manufacturing Educator&rsquo;s Day in Peoria. &nbsp;Area manufacturers stressed the importance of graduating students with the skills to jump in the industry. &nbsp;Lori Laredo is director of operations for East Peoria High School. &nbsp;She says the school is keeping many vocational programs amid cutbacks in state funding:</span></p><p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 18:42:31 +0000 Alex Rusciano 13042 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Regional educators, manufacturers talk job skills Central Illinois students and education changes http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/central-illinois-students-and-education-changes <p>As central Illinois children get ready to head back to school, the environment they find in their classrooms continues to change. IPR's Charlie Schlenker reports on the ongoing implementation of new learning standards:</p><p></p><p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 18:56:20 +0000 Charlie Schlenker & Peoria Public Radio 10626 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Central Illinois students and education changes Peoria Civic Center preparing for WorldFest 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-civic-center-preparing-worldfest-2013 <p></p><p>The Peoria Civic Center is preparing for WorldFest 2013. Mon, 05 Aug 2013 22:40:59 +0000 Orko Manna 9956 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Civic Center preparing for WorldFest 2013 Updated Road Closures & Flood Information http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/updated-road-closures-flood-information <p><em>Updated 5/01/13 &nbsp;7:00am&nbsp;</em></p><p></p><p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 15:32:02 +0000 Denise Molina 4247 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Updated Road Closures & Flood Information