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Peoria Public Radio News
3:44 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Il American Water gives tips on how to defrost frozen pipes

Illinois American Water is reminding customers to guard their pipes from freezing. The company says it’s responding to an increase in calls from customers whose pipes have frozen.

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:39 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Former CAT CEO donates major gift to Eureka College

A former Caterpillar CEO and his wife are helping Eureka College better support students and faculty. Glen and Polly Barton donated an undisclosed amount of money to establish the Barton Fund.

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:31 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

American to close 11 locations

The Wisconsin-based furniture, appliance and electronic retailer, ‘American’, is going out of business. The company announced it’s closing all of its 11 locations, including a store in Peoria. The closures will impact nearly 1,000 employees.

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:27 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

State police say roads are passable

Snow crews plowing Peoria roads.
Credit Daryl Scott / Peoria Public Radio

Illinois State Police says the area’s interstates are passable, but motorists are still encouraged to drive safely. The road conditions on Interstates 74, one-55, and 39 are covered in a mixture of snow and slush according to law enforcement.

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Weather
8:26 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Weather Information for Sunday, March 2nd

A webcam image of Bradley Hall at Bradley University after Saturday night's snowfall.

Weather Advisories & Warnings

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:55 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Deadline for registering to vote approaching

Tuesday is the last day residents can register to vote for the state’s primary election. The March 18th primary is the first to allow 17-year olds to vote if they’ll be 18 by the general election in November. Tom Bride is the Executive Director of the Peoria Election Commission. He says he doesn’t expect a large turnout from the age group, but he says there is a benefit for allowing 17 year olds to vote.

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State News
6:43 am
Mon February 17, 2014

New DCFS boss pleaded guilty to stealing from social service agency's clients

Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Director, Arthur Bishop.
Credit www.state.il.us / Illinois Department of Children and Family Services

The new director of Illinois’ child welfare department, Arthur Bishop, once pleaded guilty to theft from a social service agency where he worked. He also was sued for child support for a daughter he said he didn’t know was his. The revelations are part of an ongoing investigation by WBEZ and the Chicago Sun-Times into the Department of Children and Family Services. Illinois Public Radio's Tony Arnold has more.

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Government
6:01 am
Mon February 17, 2014

City County Health Department looking at service shift

The Peoria City/County Health Department will likely change the way it delivers services as a result of new health trends.  Administrator Greg Chance says the department used to provide a large amount of immunizations and pre-natal care:

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Business
6:00 am
Mon February 17, 2014

IL lawmaker pushing more protection for lotto winners

A state legislator wants to give Lottery winners the option of staying out of the public eye. 

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Out and About
5:00 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

PSO offers "Romance" in its next concert

This week, we're talking with George Stelluto, about "Romance," tonights concert with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra. Stelluto talks about striking  a balance between large, orchestral pieces on the program and smaller works performed by a jazz combo. He also talks about working with soloists Linden Christ and Ryan Lanning to select the music in the concert. And he talks about some of his own favorites -- from Nat "King" Cole and Billy Eckstine, among others.

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