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Peoria Public Radio News
5:00 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Peoria Stadium topic of City Council Meeting

Credit Name This Peoria Landmark

Peoria District 150 is considering selling its stadium property just off War Memorial Drive to be used for a new Wal-mart Store. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports that has the concern of many in the city. 


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Peoria Public Radio News
5:00 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Peoria City Council round-up

  The City of Peoria is revising the boundaries of its Central Business Tax Increment Financing District. That works to the benefit of other taxing bodies like Peoria School District 150. The School System will receive at least $500,000 more in tax revenue under the new boundaries. That’s property tax money that would have otherwise been captured in the TIF District fund for 35 years.

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Government
9:59 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Proposed rules for aggressive dogs head to Peoria County Board

Dog owners in Peoria County could be facing tougher penalties for threatening and harmful dog behavior under a proposal being considered by the County Board.   Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports: 


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Government
8:59 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

State pension committee meets for first time Thursday

The latest effort to reach a compromise on a state pension overhaul involves a special panel of lawmakers.   The Illinois House and Senate conference committee was created to work out a deal that has, so far, eluded the legislature. GOP representative Jil Tracy of Mount Sterling is one of four Republicans on the ten-member panel which meets for the first time Thursday. She thinks they can come to an agreement:

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:45 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

PHA updates trespass policy

The Peoria Housing Authority now has an updated trespass policy. The authority’s board approved changes this week following complaints from members of the community.

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State News
7:56 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Illinois' poor credit rating could impact universities

Recent downgrades to Illinois' credit rating could soon have an effect on universities all over the state.

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State News
6:56 am
Tue June 25, 2013

How Mississippi River dam was built

Credit: Mississippi River Power 100 - Keokuk - Hamilton Facebook page

The dream of damming the Mississippi River between Hamilton and Keokuk became a reality in 1910. The funding had been secured so work could get underway. In part two of the series, Damming the Mighty Mississippi, Illinois Public Radio’s Jason Parrott looks at how the dam was actually built.

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State News
6:26 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Celebrations for Blackhawks win go late into the night

The celebrating went late into the night in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood after the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup.

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Courts
5:38 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

New state rules aim to make court process easier

A new set of rules from the Illinois Supreme Court are aimed at making it easier for people to use the court system. IPR’s Brian Mackey has more: 


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Sports
5:11 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Hemmings Great Race rolls into Peoria

A 1915 Hudson Model 6-40 Speedster Makes Its Way Through the Crowd
Daryl Scott

Peoria hosted nearly 100 antique rally car drivers, and several hundred spectators Monday at the Gateway Building. Peoria Public Radio’s Daryl Scott reports the 2013 Hemmings Great Race took their lunch stop on the riverfront.

Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis, and the Elite Pulses of Hope drumline welcomed the racers, including rookie Brad Epple, who says his first three days behind the wheel of his 1965 Corvette have gone without a hitch.

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