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Peoria Public Radio News
12:07 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Peoria County courts to allow news cameras and microphones

The Illinois Supreme Court Friday named Peoria County the 36th in the state to allow news cameras and microphones in the court room. The Illinois Supreme Court launched the pilot project in 2012. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
11:32 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Winter weather info for February 14th

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 6 PM.

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Peoria Public Radio News
7:45 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Pricing changes chould be coming for those parking in downtown Peoria

The Peoria Downtown Advisory Commission unanimously approved pricing changes proposed for parking. The measure would see a decrease in the cost to park in a deck and increase the amount people pay at metered spaces on the street. The effort is to encourage those who work downtown to take up parking in the decks.

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Peoria Public Radio News
7:00 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Foundation gift to tornado victims

Volunteers help pass out $500.00 Visa gift cards to tornado victims
Tanya Koonce Peoria Public Radio

  Community meetings on tornado recovery efforts have been happening in Washington, Illinois since the first days after the massive tornado ripped through the town November 17, 2013. The meeting last night in the Five Points Washington Community Center offered an update on city recovery efforts and allowed residents to share information. But something more was offered last night. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports most at the meeting walked away with a five hundred dollar visa gift card:

 

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State News
6:12 am
Fri February 14, 2014

U of I Art History professor was among "Monuments Men"

A new movie on the efforts to preserve artwork stolen during World War 2 is helping to highlight the work of a former University of Illinois art history professor.

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Government
11:29 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Illinois plans hunting permit reductions

Efforts to reduce the number of deer in Illinois have been so successful, the state plans to reduce the number of hunting permits this year.

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Government
11:15 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Peoria County OKs forgiving Tri-County lobbying fees

The Peoria County Board approved forgiving $63,000 in lobbying fees from the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission.  Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports:
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City
3:54 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Peoria’s Kickapoo Building gets national recognition

The Kickapoo Building view from Main Street. It was first built in 1911.
Credit Peoria Historical Society

A more than 100-year-old building in Peoria is now on the National Register of Historic Places. The Kickapoo Building on Main Street is an example of flatiron building that’s designed to use as much space as possible.  The triangular share of the building currently houses Thirty-Thirty Coffee and a dry cleaner business.  Properties on the national registry can also qualify for financial incentives. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
2:35 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

County Sheriff's office warning of scam

The Peoria County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a scam. The office says individuals are impersonating employees of the Peoria County Circuit Clerks Office or other government offices and demanding payment from victims over the phone for fines or tickets.

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State News
1:27 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Deere and Co announces layoffs at Quad Cities combine plant

Just a day after reporting record quarterly profits, Deere and Company has announced layoffs at its combine plant in the Quad Cities. Spokesman, Ken Golden, says about 120 jobs will be cut at the John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline. He says the company must continue to match the size of the workforce with demand.

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