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Peoria Public Radio News
6:30 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Carver Community Center Board asked to step aside

Credit Tanya Koonce / WCBU

The Peoria Chapter of the NAACP and members of the community are calling for the removal of the Carver Community Center Board. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports they are passing petitions in support of the effort. 


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Peoria Public Radio News
6:30 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Remembering Pete Vonachen

Credit Tanya Koonce / WCBU

Peoria lays to rest today the man many called 'Mr Baseball.'  Pete Vonachen died Monday. He was 87. Vonachen purchased Peoria’s minor league baseball team about 30 years ago, and shared a great friendship with the late Harry Carey.

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Peoria Public Radio News
10:15 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Reduced building permit fee Peoria County flood victims

The Peoria County board approved reducing building and maintenance fees by half for flood victims. The board voted 11 to five on the fee reduction while also adding two new full time employees to the Planning and Zoning Department.

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Peoria Public Radio News
3:42 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Ticket vendor for Cat's Visitors Center experiences security breach

Credit: Caterpillar Visitor's Center Facebook page

Caterpillar says the third party ticket vendor for its visitor’s center has experienced a security breach. That has the potential to impact those who’ve purchased tickets to Cat’s Visitors Center online or at the box-office. It does not include Caterpillar’s adjacent Merchandise Center or the company’s systems or hardware.

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Peoria Public Radio News
1:32 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Cat will continue not funding the Boy Scouts

The Caterpillar Foundation will continue to NOT fund the Boys Scouts of America. Spokeswoman Rachael Potts says the company’s foundation is reaffirming the decision it made last July. At the time, the Scouts decided to continue a ban on homosexual members or leaders. That went against Caterpillar’s anti-discrimination policy. 

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State News
7:22 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Streamlining the transition from military life to college

Transitioning from military life to college can be difficult especially when it comes transferring credit. Illinois Public Radio’s Jenna Dooley reports on efforts to streamline the process:

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Peoria Public Radio News
7:01 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Man found in Illinois River likely died from drowning

The Peoria County Coroner says the man fished out of the Illinois River Tuesday night likely died from drowning. Johnna Ingersoll identified the man as 31-year old Matthew Nettles of Washington. She says there was no evidence of trauma and she’s following through with toxicology testing.

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Peoria Public Radio News
5:25 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

CAT announces another annual dividend increase

 Caterpillar says its board has voted to increase the company's quarterly cash dividend by 8 cents.  The sixty cents ($0.60) per share of common is payable Aug. 20 to shareholders of record as of July 22.Caterpillar Inc. Chairman Doug Oberhelman says the 15 percent increase, along with the company's $1 billion accelerated stock buyback announced in April, support its commitment to boost value for shareholders.This is Caterpillar's fourth-straight year with a dividend increase.

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Peoria Public Radio News
3:43 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

PHA moving ahead on Taft study

The Peoria Housing Authority will learn later this year what its best options are for the Taft Homes property. The Peoria city council recently approved hiring a consultant on behalf of the authority to study redevelopment options for the site.

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State News
2:08 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Political scientist says not to underestimate Quinn

Politicians looking to take over the governor's mansion have gotten a lot of attention lately, but a politician scientist warns not to discount the man occupying it now.  IPR’S Amanda Vinicky has more.

Most voters are less than impressed by Governor Pat Quinn's performance and according to polls, they haven't been for a while. Which helps explain why he's got so many challengers. 

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