Tazewell http://peoriapublicradio.org en Emerald ash borer detected in Peoria, Tazewell counties http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/emerald-ash-borer-detected-peoria-tazewell-counties <div>The state Department of Agriculture has confirmed emerald ash borer in Peoria and Tazewell Counties. The beetle is a destructive pest that kills millions of ash trees in North America. &nbsp;State officials say the finds are significant because they’re showing up for the first time outside the boundaries of a state quarantine zone. Residents should follow quarantine guidelines by no transporting firewood products outside the counties. The state also encourages homeowners to treat or remove any trees they see with the emerald ash borer. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:51:48 +0000 Alex Rusciano 27022 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Emerald ash borer detected in Peoria, Tazewell counties Planning Commission asking Peoria, Woodford and Tazewell counties for $250,000 in help http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/planning-commission-asking-peoria-woodford-and-tazewell-counties-250000-help <p></p><div>Peoria, Woodford and Tazewell counties will consider giving the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission $250,000. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports:</div><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 05:51:00 +0000 Alex Rusciano 17302 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Planning Commission asking Peoria, Woodford and Tazewell counties for $250,000 in help Tazewell County cities, county holding emergency meetings for tornado recovery http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/tazewell-county-cities-county-holding-emergency-meetings-tornado-recovery <p></p><div>Several municipalities in Tazewell County are holding special meetings Friday to vote on expanding the scope of tornado recovery efforts. &nbsp;The East Peoria, Washington and Pekin City Councils will separately vote on local disaster declarations. &nbsp;Washington Mayor Gary Manier says the measure will allow public health and public works personnel to more quickly respond to recovery issues as they arise:</div><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 03:20:49 +0000 Alex Rusciano 16258 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Tazewell County cities, county holding emergency meetings for tornado recovery Tazewell, Woodford counties among 15 declared federal disaster areas http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/tazewell-woodford-counties-among-15-declared-federal-disaster-areas <p></p><div>President Barack Obama on Tuesday declared 15 Illinois counties major disaster areas. &nbsp;That includes Tazewell county where hundreds of homes were destroyed in Washington and surrounding towns. &nbsp;Woodford, Champaign and LaSalle counties were also among those getting the federal designation. &nbsp;Federal assistance that's made available can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs and low-cost loans for uninsured property losses.</div><p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 06:58:50 +0000 Alex Rusciano 15514 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Tazewell, Woodford counties among 15 declared federal disaster areas Evacuation Notice Issued for NW Pekin Neighborhoods http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/evacuation-notice-issued-nw-pekin-neighborhoods-0 <p>Pekin city officials have issued an evacuation notice for some residents in the northwestern side of town. In a press release Monday afternoon, Pekin City Manager Joe Wuellner said the impending flood conditions were the reason for the evacuation order, which will remain for the area until the waters recede. Residents in need of assistance can contact the American Red Cross shelter at the I.C.C. Cougar Plex in East Peoria, or call (309) 677-7171.</p><p></p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 20:27:39 +0000 Daryl Scott 4393 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Evacuation Notice Issued for NW Pekin Neighborhoods