Daryl Scott

Operations Manager

Daryl Scott serves as WCBU's Operations Manager and the local host of All Things Considered. While attending college at Western Illinois University he began working at NPR member station WIUM in Macomb, Illinois. After graduating he went to NPR member station, WNIN in Evansville, Indiana where he served as producer and local Morning Edition host. He also hosted a locally-produced jazz program and did voice-over work for public television documentaries. Daryl joined the Peoria Public Radio staff in 2006 and enjoys being part of the greater Peoria community and making sure that WCBU works smoothly behind the scenes.

When he's not behind an audio console or a computer, Daryl enjoys spending time with his wife, Sarah and their hound dog, Mabel. In his free time, he can usually be found working in the garage on any number of automotive projects.


5:15 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

New Law Establishes Legal Protection for Homeless

People who are homeless are getting new legal protections under a law signed today by Governor Pat Quinn. I-P-R's Amanda Vinicky reports.

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5:09 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

IL House Republican Leader To Step Down

Rep. Tom Cross R-Oswego
Credit Illinois House of Representatives

Wednesday, Illinois House Republican Leader Tom Cross told colleagues he would soon step down. As IPR's Brian Mackey reports, there are a handful of lawmakers who've already set their sights on his job.

IL GOP Leader to Step Down

House Republicans say Cross told them he'd resign as leader in October. He reportedly didn't say what his plans are, although it's widely rumored he intends to run for state treasurer. 

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3:40 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Illinois Ethanol Plant Celebrates Anniversary

Patriot Renewable Fuels plant near I-80 in Annawan, Illinois
Credit Herb Trix / IPR

Millions of bushels of corn from northwestern Illinois have been turned into billions of dollars, thanks to an ethanol plant near Annawan in Henry County. Patriot Renewable Fuels will celebrate its 5 year anniversary with an open house and tours Thursday and Friday. IPR's Herb Trix reports.

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Peoria Public Radio News
3:33 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Peoria Councilman Gary Sandberg found dead in home

The body found in the home of Gary Sandberg is believed to be that of the at-large city councilman.  Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll says good friends went to Sandberg’s home at 1213 South West Adams Street this afternoon to check on him. They called 911 about 2:15, saying they had found a man deceased. 

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Concealed Carry
3:13 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Illinois State Rifle Association Files Suit Over Concealed Carry

BREAKING: Illinois lawmakers thought they were in the clear after meeting a federal court's deadline to pass a concealed carry law by July 9th.  But as Illinois Public Radio's Amanda Vinicky reports, the Illinois State Rifle Association says that's not good enough.

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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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Peoria Public Radio News
2:31 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Hemmings Great Race to stop in Peoria

The Peoria Riverfront is a lunch stop for the 2013 Hemmings Great Race Monday. The annual road rally starts Saturday in St. Paul Minnesota, and features 100 participants with vintage cars and trucks. Drivers, including Peoria native Richard McKone, are converging on the Gateway Building around Noon Monday for a lunch break before heading to Hannibal, Missouri. The public is invited to greet the drivers as they arrive, and look at the antique cars on display. 

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Theatre Reviews
8:00 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Review-"The Music Man"

Corn Stock Theatre opens its 60th summer season with The Music Man. The musical, which tells the story of con man Harold Hill, won five Tony awards on Broadway and was adapted to  film in 1962. Brian "Fox" Ellis has this review for Peoria Public Radio and the Live Theatre League of Peoria.

Opinions expressed are those of the reviewer, not those of Peoria Public Radio or the Live Theatre League.

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3:27 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Evacuation Notice Issued for NW Pekin Neighborhoods

A map of the affected flood-prone areas. These neighborhoods in Pekin are currently under an evacuation notice.
Credit City of Pekin

Pekin city officials have issued an evacuation notice for some residents in the northwestern side of town. In a press release Monday afternoon, Pekin City Manager Joe Wuellner said the impending flood conditions were the reason for the evacuation order, which will remain for the area until the waters recede. Residents in need of assistance can contact the American Red Cross shelter at the I.C.C. Cougar Plex in East Peoria, or call (309) 677-7171.

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Don't Shoot
5:18 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Don't Shoot Roundtable Discussion #4

Credit Don't Shoot Peoria

Our series of community roundtable discussions on "Don't Shoot Peoria" concludes this week, as our panel discusses the final chapters of David Kennedy's book.

Author David Kennedy is our guest this week, explaining what he has learned from attempts to implement the program in communities across the nation. Finally, our panel offers their closing thoughts on the "Don't Shoot" initiative.

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