Fireworks http://peoriapublicradio.org en Central Il lawmaker wants to legalize consumer fireworks http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/central-il-lawmaker-wants-legalize-consumer-fireworks <div>Your 4th of July may have been punctuated by some fireworks set off in your neighborhood by residents who brought them in from a neighboring state.</div><div> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:12:00 +0000 Jim Meadows 26030 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Central Il lawmaker wants to legalize consumer fireworks ISP to maintain ramp and bridge closures for July 4th fireworks http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/isp-maintain-ramp-and-bridge-closures-july-4th-fireworks <div>Those attending the fireworks Friday on the Illinois Riverfront can expect ramp and bridge closures along I-74.</div><div> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Denise Molina 25884 at http://peoriapublicradio.org ISP to maintain ramp and bridge closures for July 4th fireworks 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 $100,000 fireworks display returning to Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/100000-fireworks-display-returning-peoria <p></p><div><div>The Red, White and BOOM celebration is coming back to Peoria for the 27th year. The cities of Peoria and East Peoria as well as UnityPoint Health-Methodist come together with other area organizations to host the 100-thousand dollar firework production. East Peoria Mayor Dave Mingus says the event is a signal of unity between the two communities:</div><div><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Since then, of course, its not just unity between our community, but it's the whole unity with the entire region - all the people it draws in. It gives me great satisfaction to see families down there at the riverfront, both sides, you can hear what's going on," </span>Mingus<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says.</span></p></div><div> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 21:08:31 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 4856 at http://peoriapublicradio.org $100,000 fireworks display returning to Peoria