Illinois River http://peoriapublicradio.org en Peoria Police ready for July 4th celebration http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-police-ready-july-4th-celebration <div>Peoria police say they are ready to handle the tens of thousands of people expected at this year’s Red White and Boom event. Organizers of the 4th of July celebration estimate up to 200-thousand people will view Friday’s fireworks display, with many doing it from the Peoria and East Peoria riverfronts.</div><div> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:25:01 +0000 Denise Molina 25839 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Police ready for July 4th celebration Meteorologists say flooding is imminent across Il http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/meteorologists-say-flooding-imminent-across-il <div>Rainfall amounts this month are more than double what they were last year, and experts say this means flooding is imminent. IPR's&nbsp;Mariam<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Sobh<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Area rivers are rising across Illinois and neighboring states.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bill Morris is with the National Weather Service.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He says the average amount of rain expected in June is right around 4 inches.</span></p></div><div> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:57:40 +0000 Mariam Sobh 25448 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Meteorologists say flooding is imminent across Il Flying Fish Festival kicks off in July http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/flying-fish-festival-kicks-july <div>Some area businesses and organizations are working to bring more awareness to the Asian carp population in the Illinois River through the launch of a new festival.</div><div> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 19:06:01 +0000 Denise Molina 17725 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Flying Fish Festival kicks off in July Man found floating in the Illinois River has been identified http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/man-found-floating-illinois-river-has-been-identified <div>The Peoria County Coroner says the man fished out of the Illinois River last night is 31-year old Matthew Nettles of Washington.&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Denise Molina-Weiger & Tanya Koonce 7183 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Man found floating in the Illinois River has been identified Clean up continues after last month's floods http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/clean-continues-after-last-months-floods <p></p><div>Clean-up continues after last month's floods. IPR’S Jenna Dooley has more on efforts in LaSalle County where hundreds of students are still in temporary classrooms:</div><div></div><div>JoEllen Fuller laughs nervously when asked how last month's floods damaged Marseilles Elementary School:</div><div> Thu, 09 May 2013 12:16:08 +0000 Denise Molina 5304 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Clean up continues after last month's floods Peoria Fire Dept. can't yet investigate whether there's a vehicle submerged in the Il River http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-fire-dept-cant-yet-investigate-whether-theres-vehicle-submerged-il-river <p>The Peoria Fire Department says it’s still too dangerous to recover a possible vehicle submerged in the Illinois River. The city received a report of an automobile floating in the river early Saturday morning near the foot of State Street. Personnel with the city and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources later located a possible vehicle about 40 feet from the shore in nearly 25 feet of water. The Fire Department’s dive team has marked the location of the object and is continuing to monitor the site. Tue, 07 May 2013 13:07:48 +0000 Denise Molina 5176 at http://peoriapublicradio.org East Peoria Caterpillar campus reopens http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/east-peoria-caterpillar-campus-reopens <p></p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 22:15:29 +0000 Tanya Koonce 4588 at http://peoriapublicradio.org East Peoria Caterpillar campus reopens Peoria riverfront not out of the woods yet when it comes to flooding http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-riverfront-not-out-woods-yet-when-it-comes-flooding <p></p><div>The Illinois River crested in the central part of the state at an historic 29 and half feet Tuesday. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports now Peoria’s assessing the potential for another surge of water.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Illinois River is falling at about a tenth of a foot per hour and needs to recede below 24 feet to get behind the sea wall. But that be could delayed by a weekend </span>snowmelt<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in the North. Peoria Emergency Manager </span>Dwain<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Deppolder<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says he’s encouraging riverfront business owners to check the Saturday temperatures in the Northern states:&nbsp;</span></p></div><div> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 11:57:16 +0000 Denise Molina 4557 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria riverfront not out of the woods yet when it comes to flooding Flooding preparations south of Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/flooding-preparations-south-peoria <p></p><div>The river is still rising on the stretch of the Illinois River south of Peoria. &nbsp;IPR’s Bill Wheelhouse reports:</div><p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 01:55:36 +0000 Alex Rusciano 4473 at http://peoriapublicradio.org High river levels could be extended http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/high-river-levels-could-be-extended <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Record flood levels may still increase or at least not fall as quickly as hoped. Illinois Emergency Management Director John </span>Monken<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says a rapid snow melt in the Dakota’s, Wisconsin, and Minnesota may still impact Illinois River flooding.</span></p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:33:35 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 4465 at http://peoriapublicradio.org High river levels could be extended