Peoria Riverfront http://peoriapublicradio.org en Out and About - September 13, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/out-and-about-september-13-2013 <P>This week, we're talking with the Peoria Art Guild's Beth Reusch. The 51st Annual Fine Art Fair runs September 28th and 29th on the Peoria Riverfront. The fair features the work of 150 artists, selected from a pool of 600 applicants. Reusch talks about one of the artists appearing for the first time this year--he's coming all the way from Israel--about some of the interactive art experiences the fair offers, and about all of work that goes into organizing the event each year.</P> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 13:01:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 11859 at http://peoriapublicradio.org 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 Peoria and East Peoria protect riverfronts ahead of flooding http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-and-east-peoria-protect-riverfronts-ahead-flooding <p></p><div>More than 30-thousand bags of sand make up the flood wall that runs down the middle of Water Street on Peoria’s River Front. It’s part of efforts to keep the Illinois River at bay as it’s expected to reach record highs tomorrow.&nbsp;</div><div> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:46:34 +0000 Denise Molina & Tanya Koonce 4367 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria and East Peoria protect riverfronts ahead of flooding