East Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org en Disaster recovery center opens in Washington http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/disaster-recovery-center-opens-washington <div>The Tri-County Long-Term Recovery Center opened in Washington today. &nbsp;The goal of the facility in Sunnyland Plaza is to help residents affected by the November 17th tornado with financial and emotional support. &nbsp;Jim Fassino chairs the non-profit recovery center. He says the center includes access to a central database for resident needs:</div><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:52:00 +0000 Alex Rusciano 26680 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Disaster recovery center opens in Washington Traffic changes in East Peoria for July 4th celebration http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/traffic-changes-east-peoria-july-4th-celebration <div>Motorists planning to watch the Red White and Boom festival at East Peoria’s RiverFront Park this Friday are encouraged to be patient. &nbsp;</div><div> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:06:52 +0000 Denise Molina-Weiger & Tamie Yost 25767 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Traffic changes in East Peoria for July 4th celebration Free Car Seat Checks in East Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/free-car-seat-checks-east-peoria <div>Free car seat checks are available Wednesday afternoon from 1 - 4 at the East Peoria Fire Department Central Station. Trained child passenger safety technicians will be available to educate parents and caregivers on the proper installation of child restraints.</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 06 May 2014 00:15:07 +0000 Tamie Yost 22850 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Free Car Seat Checks in East Peoria Spring clean up for East Peoria residents http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/spring-clean-east-peoria-residents <div>East Peoria residents have the opportunity to do some spring cleaning Monday through Friday. The City of East Peoria is offering to picking up large garbage from occupied single family homes that currently have trash service.</div><div> Mon, 05 May 2014 12:07:23 +0000 Tamie Yost 22809 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Spring clean up for East Peoria residents East Peoria recognizes residents, former employee for service http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/east-peoria-recognizes-residents-former-employee-service <div>The City of East Peoria honored a resident who named the new downtown Levee District. &nbsp;The city recognized Don Taylor for winning the naming contest. &nbsp;East Peoria Mayor Dave Mingus says the event also recognizes the resident buy-in for the new downtown:</div><p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 18:30:11 +0000 Alex Rusciano 22370 at http://peoriapublicradio.org East Peoria recognizes residents, former employee for service "Humpty Dumpty" provides intense theatre experience http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/humpty-dumpty-provides-intense-theatre-experience <p>Illinois Central College closes its current theatre season with Humpty Dumpty,” which uses the children’s nursery rhyme as a metaphor for contemporary life. Stan Strickler has this review for Peoria Public Radio and the Live Theatre League of Peoria. Opinions expressed are those of the reviewer, not those of Peoria Public Radio or the Live Theatre League.</p><p></p><p>“Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,</p><p>Humpty Dumpty had a great fall”</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:58:08 +0000 Nathan Irwin 22260 at http://peoriapublicradio.org "Humpty Dumpty" provides intense theatre experience East Peoria Council OKs refinancing $19 million in bonds http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/east-peoria-council-oks-refinancing-19-million-bonds <div>The East Peoria City Council approved refinancing $19 million in general obligation bonds used to finance the Bass Pro project. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports the goal is to get the city a lower interest rate:</div><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 02:46:59 +0000 Alex Rusciano 21156 at http://peoriapublicradio.org East Peoria Council OKs refinancing $19 million in bonds Graffiti becoming more visible in East Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/graffiti-becoming-more-visible-east-peoria-0 <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-630db46c-d89c-e065-bc3f-1044c9f2e003" style="line-height: 2;"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: 'Courier New'; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">More graffiti is turning up in East Peoria. City officials agree they need to find a way to reduce if not eliminate it. But some of the rogue painting - vulgar and tantamount to vandalism - is happening on the Interstate 74 overpass and the Route 150 bridge, both maintained by the state.</span></span></p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 04:47:04 +0000 Tanya Koonce 20451 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Graffiti becoming more visible in East Peoria ICC event will honor Fred Stobaugh http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/icc-event-will-honor-fred-stobaugh <p>This week, we're talking with Jacob Colgan, about "An Evening with Fred." The event honors Peoria's Fred Stobaugh, who became a YouTube sensation, and the oldest songwriter to make the Billboard Hot 100 chart, with his song, "Oh Sweet Lorraine." Colgan talks about discovering Stobaugh through a songwriting contest, and about the love story that inspired the song. The event also features performances by the ICC Vocal Jazz Ensemble, the Larry Harms Trio and others. It takes place Saturday night at 7:00 at the ICC Performing Arts Center in East Peoria</p><p></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 20225 at http://peoriapublicradio.org ICC event will honor Fred Stobaugh Inside a FEMA Disaster Help Center http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/inside-fema-disaster-help-center <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s been more than 60 days since tornadoes tore through the Midwest November, 17, 2014. More than 2,600 people have already registered for individual FEMA recovery assistance statewide.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Tanya Koonce 17864 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Inside a FEMA Disaster Help Center