Airport http://peoriapublicradio.org en Illinois buys airport in Will County http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-buys-airport-will-county <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The State of Illinois is moving forward with plans for a major airport south of the city of Chicago. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:04:08 +0000 Michael Puente 25837 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois buys airport in Will County Peoria airport continues record-setting http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-airport-continues-record-setting <p>The Peoria International Airport continues to break passenger records. 112,000 passengers moved through the airport in April and May. That’s 6,000 more people compared to the same time last year. The last three months represent a seven-percent increase in passenger travel compared to 201</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 21:35:58 +0000 Alex Rusciano 24626 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria airport continues record-setting Peoria airport earns state award http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-airport-earns-state-award <div>The Peoria International Airport is getting state recognition for the way it operates. The state Department of Transportation awarded the airport as the ‘Primary Airport of the Year’. &nbsp;Airport Director Gene Olson says the award was based on multiple projects and procedures at the airport:</div><p> Wed, 14 May 2014 23:05:46 +0000 Alex Rusciano 23317 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria airport earns state award FedEx moving airport operations out of Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/fedex-moving-airport-operations-out-peoria <p>FedEx is terminating its operations from the Peoria International Airport. The company is reportedly moving its operations to the Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington. FedEx business is just under half of total air cargo flights out of the Peoria airport. &nbsp;Airport Director Gene Olson says FedEx is moving to make their operations more efficient. The Peoria Airport Authority is working to find a replacement service to occupy the FedEx space at the airport. It’s unclear when FedEx will move its cargo plane services to Bloomington.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 22:21:21 +0000 Alex Rusciano 23084 at http://peoriapublicradio.org FedEx moving airport operations out of Peoria Peoria airport closer to getting new control tower http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-airport-closer-getting-new-control-tower <p></p><div>The General Wayne Downing Peoria International Airport is a step closer to having a state-of-the-art control tower. The&nbsp;Metropolitan Airport Authority approved a contract with a Chicago architecture and engineering firm to design the structure.&nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 23:05:20 +0000 Denise Molina 16413 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria airport closer to getting new control tower Federal funding coming to Peoria International airport http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/federal-funding-coming-peoria-international-airport <p>Senator Dick Durbin and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos have announced federal funding for repair projects at the Peoria International Airport. &nbsp;The $1.4 million in funding is through the Department of Transportation. &nbsp;It will help repair the apron near Byerly Aviation.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 03:00:08 +0000 Alex Rusciano 11513 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Federal funding coming to Peoria International airport Gov. Pat Quinn announces Peoria, Pekin airport investment http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gov-pat-quinn-announces-peoria-pekin-airport-investment <p>Governor Pat Quinn announced today nearly one million dollars is being invested in Peoria and Pekin airport improvements.</p><p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 17:40:29 +0000 Orko Manna 10469 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Gov. Pat Quinn announces Peoria, Pekin airport investment Quinn reviewing airport gaming measure http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-reviewing-airport-gaming-measure <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says he’ll be reviewing a new gambling expansion bill that passed the state senate this week. In particular the part about adding slot machines to Chicago’s airports. </span>IPR’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tony Arnold reports.&nbsp;</span></p><div> Fri, 03 May 2013 21:07:09 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 5045 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn reviewing airport gaming measure