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Peoria Public Radio News
5:35 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Community support shown for Peoria's Police Chief

If there was any question about the standing of Police Chief Steve Settingsgaard in the eyes of the broader Peoria community it was likely put to rest with last night's City Council meeting. Peoria Public Radio's Tanya Koonce reports on the meeting and the lengthy closed-door session that followed: 

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Outside the Horseshoe
6:00 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Outside The Horseshoe - August 13, 2013

Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis

  The Peoria City Council has an open at-large seat to fill with the death last month of Gary Sandberg. The need to fill the remainder of Sandberg’s seat comes at the same time city government is facing some allegations of policy misconduct in the police department. Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis is our guest to talk about these matters. That is this episode of OUTSIDE THE HORSESHOE. Join us the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month on 89.9fm for OUTSIDE THE HORSESHOE that airs immediately before our live broadcast of the Peoria City Council meetings.

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Courts
4:44 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Group speaks out on priest sex abuse settlement

Bob Heinz shares a photo of Andrew Ward at a Peoria SNAP press conference.
Credit Tanya Koonce/Peoria Public Radio

The Peoria Diocese is paying a more than $1.3 million settlement in a child sex abuse case that took place under tenure of Newark Archbishop John Myers. A deposition with the Archbishop outlines questionable incidents by Monsignor Thomas Maloney during his time in the Peoria Diocese. The settlement is in response to former altar boy Andrew Ward’s molestation claims against Monsignor Thomas Maloney.

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Peoria Public Radio News
1:49 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Goodwill Commons now open to the community

Ribbon cutting outside Goodwill Commons on War Memorial Drive Monday.
Credit Orko Manna / WCBU

Goodwill of Central Illinois opened its renovated building on War Memorial Drive Monday.

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Education
8:17 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Security changes at District 150

District 150 is preparing for safety changes this coming academic year.  New state law requires the district to hold an annual drill in the event of a school-shooting incident, including participation from law enforcement.  

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State News
8:02 am
Tue August 13, 2013

IL public universities could share more research

A new law requires Illinois' public universities to consider making their research available for free, but it does not require it.

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Agriculture
7:55 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Ag Secretary Vilsack weighs-in on immigration reform

Comprehensive immigration reform is critical to sustaining the Midwest's role as a global leader in agriculture.

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Government
5:15 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Police prepare for IL concealed carry

Although concealed carry is on the books in Illinois … it'll be months before anyone can obtain a permit to actually carry a firearm in public. But as IPR’s Brian Mackey reports, police are already getting ready for the change: 


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Government
6:30 pm
Sat August 10, 2013

Quinn announces Civic Center improvements at Peoria stop

The Peoria Civic Center is getting some new seating in the Carver Arena with $2.6 million from the state. Governor Pat Quinn visited Saturday afternoon to make the capital funding announcement and sign legislation.

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Sports
4:52 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Peoria traffic delays expected for National Motorcycle Parade

Peoria City motorists can expect traffic delays Saturday as the Grand National Motorcycle Parade moves through the community. The parade begins at 10 at the racetrack on Cameron Lane. Drivers can expect delays along route 116, Maxwell Road and Farmington Road.  The parade moves from there onto Main and Adams streets, ending in downtown Peoria. 

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