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Peoria's Hidden Treasures
8:00 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Peoria's Hidden Treasues - October 28, 2013

In conjunction with the Citywide Celebration of Women Artists, Bradley University’s Heuser Gallery is showing paintings by Chicago artist Eleanor Coen. Bradley’s Hartmann Center exhibits works from Bradley’s collection. Nearby are the Studios on Sheridan, with pieces by six women artists. And further north on Sheridan Road, Gallery Romain shows work by Sapphire and Crystals, a collective of African-American women artists in Chicago.

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State News
6:45 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Some unionized state workers still waiting for promised raises

Illinois lawmakers still have yet to fund long-promised raises for certain state employees. As IPR'S Brian Mackey reports, it’s affecting thousands of unionized workers.

The raises were negotiated under the Blagojevich administration, but it was Gov. Pat Quinn who starting in 2011 said he didn’t have the money to pay them. The AFSCME union sued, and a judge ordered the state to pay, with interest.

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Government
6:00 am
Mon October 28, 2013

New regional tool calculates potential land development impacts

A new computer tool aims to give regional government better accuracy in predicting the impact of residential or commercial development.  Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports on the new ‘fiscal calculator’ tool:
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Peoria Public Radio News
5:25 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Kohlbuss to resign from Tri-County Regional Planning Commission

The longtime executive director of the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission will resign his post.  A separation agreement with the commission states that Terry Kohlbuss will resign at the end of next March, but shall no longer perform any duties or report to work effective immediately.

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Peoria Public Radio News
3:45 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Peoria Fire Dept. warns of carbon monoxide poisoning

The Peoria Fire Department is reminding residents of the importance of carbon monoxide detectors as temperatures cool, and area residents begin to turn on their furnaces.

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State News
11:27 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Sen. Kirk in favor of mandatory minimum sentences

Illinois' Republican U.S. Senator is urging state lawmakers to pass legislation aimed at cracking down on gang violence in the state. During a stop in Bloomington, Mark Kirk urged the General Assembly to get behind a measure that would increase mandatory minimum sentences for certain gun offenders.

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Peoria Public Radio News
10:48 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Police investigate another home invasion

Peoria police are investigating another home invasion on the northwest side of the city. The latest incident happened early Friday morning, just before 4:30. Police say the break-in occurred at 3107 West Capitol Drive, just south of Willow Knolls Drive.

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Peoria Public Radio News
10:57 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Tri-County separation agreement remains murky

It’s been a week since the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission approved a separation agreement with its longtime executive director, Terry Kohlbuss. But the agreement is still not official. Details on any agreement won’t be made public until both parties sign-off. 

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Crime
10:29 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Stepping up for the community

About 150 people turned out for the town hall meeting in Peoria called Stop the Violence, Step Up For Your Community. About a dozen social and public service groups were present. Those in attendance learned how they could take advantage of the programs, or sign-up to volunteer. First District Peoria City Councilwoman Denise Moore hosted the meeting. She asked everyone in attendance to take personal responsibility:

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Government
10:28 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Schock touts passage of federal water resources act

Congressman Aaron Schock says the Water Resources Reform and Development Act overwhelmingly approved by the House is much needed legislation. He says it provides a variety of policy reforms and improvements for waterways like the Illinois River and its Lock and Dam system. The Congressman spoke to reporters at the Lock in Creve Coeur: 

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