Peoria Riverfront 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 Peoria council approves LST 325 project, defers other issues http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-council-approves-lst-325-project-defers-other-issues <div>The City of Peoria is making a bid to have the LST 325 dock on its Riverfront. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports:</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Council voted seven to four to extend an invitation to the </span>LST<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Board, committing 500-thousand dollars to the project and pledging to assemble the remaining financing if the ship makes the move. That could amount to more than a million dollars. </span></p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:03:35 +0000 Tanya Koonce 25452 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria council approves LST 325 project, defers other issues Public comment sought on bringing LST 325 to Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/public-comment-sought-bringing-lst-325-peoria <div>The city of Peoria is seeking public comment before making a formal bid to relocate the historic LST 325 Ship to the riverfront.</div><div> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 17:35:41 +0000 Denise Molina 24607 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Public comment sought on bringing LST 325 to Peoria Memorial Day Ceremony on the Peoria Riverfront http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/memorial-day-ceremony-peoria-riverfront <div>Veterans and military families gathered at the Gateway Building on Peoria’s riverfront Monday for the annual Memorial Day Ceremony. Each branch of the military was recognized during a medley played by The Peoria Municipal Band. A traditional part of the ceremony is having veterans of each branch stand during their song. Gold star mothers, and families are also recognized.</div><div> Mon, 26 May 2014 22:25:19 +0000 Tamie Yost 23924 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Memorial Day Ceremony on the Peoria Riverfront 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