East Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org en "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 East Peoria City Council has new meeting space http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/east-peoria-city-council-has-new-meeting-space <p></p><div>The East Peoria City Council has a new meeting place the first and third Tuesdays of each month. &nbsp;The body moved its chambers from the current city hall building to the shared-space as part of the library complex in the new downtown. &nbsp;City Councilman Tim Jeffers says the location change is important:</div><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 05:48:36 +0000 Alex Rusciano 17301 at http://peoriapublicradio.org East Peoria City Council has new meeting space Gov. Quinn announces more than $1 million approved to help tornado victims http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gov-quinn-announces-more-1-million-approved-help-tornado-victims <p>Tornado victims throughout Illinois are being approved for more than one-million dollars in federal aid. Governor Pat Quinn says the money is helping those impacted by the tornadoes that struck the state last month. The federal grants are paying for disaster-related expense like temporary home rental, home repairs, and replacement of damaged personal property.</p><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:30:06 +0000 Denise Molina 16179 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Gov. Quinn announces more than $1 million approved to help tornado victims East Peoria to halt debris pickup on Friday http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/east-peoria-halt-debris-pickup-friday <p></p><div>East Peoria public works crews are stopping curbside debris pick up later this week following last month’s devastating storms. Public Works Director Steve Ferguson says crews have removed debris from about 75-percent of the damaged properties. He says the pick-up ends Friday because the Federal Emergency Management Agency might not reimburse the city for expenses associated with all debris removal:</div><p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 04:35:27 +0000 Alex Rusciano 15816 at http://peoriapublicradio.org East Peoria to halt debris pickup on Friday East Peoria votes to support keeping same tax rate http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/east-peoria-votes-support-keeping-same-tax-rate <p>The East Peoria City Council approved an annual tax levy ordinance that aims to maintain the same rate as last year. &nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 04:32:22 +0000 Alex Rusciano 15815 at http://peoriapublicradio.org East Peoria votes to support keeping same tax rate Out and About - November 29, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/out-and-about-november-29-2013 <p>We're talking with Loyd Kirby, from the Illinois Central College Performing Arts Center. They're presenting Chicago-based comedy troupe The Second City, with their "Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue." It's The Second City's third appearance at ICC in the last several years. The performance features improv and sketch comedy based on familiar holiday situations. The performance is Saturday night at 7:30 at the ICC Performing Arts Center in East Peoria.</p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 19:23:22 +0000 Nathan Irwin 15626 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Out and About - November 29, 2013