Peoria City Council http://peoriapublicradio.org en A new group urges change at PSD 150 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-group-urges-change-psd-150 <div>The Peoria City Council special policy session on design and community character started with a public call for the removal of School District 150’s Superintendent. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports the group urging the action is called Change 150. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p></p><div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 10:01:47 +0000 Tanya Koonce 19160 at http://peoriapublicradio.org A new group urges change at PSD 150 Louisville Slugger partnering to build new Peoria sports complex http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/louisville-slugger-partnering-build-new-peoria-sports-complex <div>A proposed Peoria sports complex has the backing of a major sports merchandise company. Louisville Slugger is partnering with Peoria group, Corp 24, to build the facility that will include 10 outdoor synthetic-turf baseball and softball fields and a 125-thousand square foot dome. The complex will be built near the Shoppes at Grand Prairie.</div><div> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 22:42:56 +0000 Denise Molina 16527 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Louisville Slugger partnering to build new Peoria sports complex Peoria's water supply remains privately owned http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peorias-water-supply-remains-privately-owned <p></p><p>The City of Peoria will not exercise its option to buy Illinois American Water Company. The council voted eight to three against going ahead with the purchase. It’s an option that comes before the city every five years because of a purchase agreement between city leaders and Illinois American Water in 1889. Councilwoman Beth Akeson voted to pursue the buyout option. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 07:55:52 +0000 Tanya Koonce 15517 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria's water supply remains privately owned Outside the Horseshoe - November 26, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/outside-horseshoe-november-26-2013 <div>The Peoria City Council votes November 26, 2013 on whether to pursue its every 5-year buyout option of Illinois American Water Company. Six of the eleven council members are new to the process. That has some of the council members doing some due diligence of their own before the vote. Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis and At-Large councilman Chuck Weaver are our guests on Outside the Horseshoe to talk about the matters.&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 04:32:18 +0000 Tanya Koonce 15513 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria City Council sets strategy http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-city-council-sets-strategy <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Peoria City Council is re-considering it’s strategic direction. It’s a management method the city manager says it useful in helping set policy.&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 23:05:35 +0000 Tanya Koonce 14664 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria City Council sets strategy Outside the Horseshoe - October 22, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/outside-horseshoe-october-22-2013 <p></p><p>At-Large Peoria City Councilwoman Beth Jensen took her seat at the horseshoe in early September. The practicing attorney is &nbsp;filling the remainder of Gary Sandberg's seat.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 05:50:58 +0000 Tanya Koonce 13799 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Outside the Horseshoe - October 22, 2013 Solving violent crime in Peoria or at least policing it http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/solving-violent-crime-peoria-or-least-policing-it <div>The recent uptick in gun violence in Peoria has the attention of the City Council. It was a topic of conversation under new business during Tuesday night’s meeting.&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 11:17:35 +0000 Tanya Koonce 12432 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Solving violent crime in Peoria or at least policing it A former Peoria City staffer get seat on Council http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/former-peoria-city-staffer-get-seat-council <p>Peoria Attorney Beth Jensen is the City Council's consensus pick to the fill the remainder of Gary Sandberg's at-large seat. The long-time councilman died last month.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 03:26:27 +0000 Tanya Koonce 11054 at http://peoriapublicradio.org A former Peoria City staffer get seat on Council Peoria considers Shotspotter contract http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-considers-shotspotter-contract <div>The Peoria area where the most gunshots are fired may soon get some special law enforcement technology. The Peoria City Council votes on the $405,000, 3-year contract during tonight’s meeting.&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 01:33:26 +0000 Tanya Koonce 10994 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria considers Shotspotter contract 31 apply to be on the Peoria City Council http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/31-apply-be-peoria-city-council <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Peoria City Council members have the next two weeks to meet with the 31 people who’ve applied to fill the remainder of Gary Sandberg’s at-large seat.&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 10:50:46 +0000 Tanya Koonce 10383 at http://peoriapublicradio.org 31 apply to be on the Peoria City Council