Denise Molina-Weiger

Morning Edition Host & News Producer

Denise Molina-Weiger is the Morning Edition Host and a reporter for Peoria Public Radio. She graduated from Western Illinois University with a degree in Radio Broadcasting. In that time, she began to hone her anchoring and reporting skills at Tri-States Public Radio in Macomb, Illinois and did various internships for other commercial and public radio stations. She next moved on to receive her Master’s Degree in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois at Springfield.  There, she was able to cover the Illinois legislature for Illinois Radio Network. Her first job out of grad school was as a news reporter and anchor for 1470 WMBD. She then moved to WCBU in March 2005.

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Peoria Public Radio News
7:24 am
Thu July 3, 2014

PHA discusses first phase of Taft Homes redevelopment project

The Peoria Housing Authority continues to work on redeveloping Taft Homes. The Model Group presented plans Wednesday night for the first phase of the project that will take place at the former Greeley School.

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Peoria Public Radio News
1:06 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Traffic changes in East Peoria for July 4th celebration

Credit http://www.redwhiteandboom.us/

Motorists planning to watch the Red White and Boom festival at East Peoria’s RiverFront Park this Friday are encouraged to be patient.  

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Peoria Public Radio News
4:49 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Unemployment rate drops statewide

The unemployment rate in May fell in every metro area in the state for the second month in a row. The Peoria Metropolitan area’s rate dipped to 7.2-percent in May, a one percent decline from the same time last year.

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:31 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

The state looks to regulate farmer's markets

A new state law will standardize how farmers markets are regulated. The Farmers Market Taskforce will work with the Illinois Department of Public Health to come up with a single set of rules and regulations farmers can follow no matter where they sell their products in Illinois.

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:00 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Emergency Preparedness Exercise scheduled near PIA

Anyone driving near the General Wayne Downing Peoria International Airport Saturday morning may notice a number of emergency responders flooding the area.

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:26 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Replacing Taft Homes a top PHA priority for 2014

The Peoria Housing Authority is hoping for some help in building new variety of housing to replace Taft Homes. It's the highest priority of the agency's 2014 goals. 

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Storm Recovery
11:58 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Washington Tornado Information and How to Donate

The work goes on to help Washington recover from the complete devistation left after the Sunday, November 17, 2013 tornado.
Tanya Koonce Peoria Public Radio

Access

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Peoria Public Radio News
7:18 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Washington update and East Peoria tornado damage assessment complete

Credit Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

  Weather condition may slow progress on the recovery efforts in Washington. Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano has an update on the latest recovery and cleanup efforts following Sunday's tornado: 

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Storm Recovery
5:55 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Updated Storm Relief Information

Credit State Farm

 

Storm Relief Information  

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Peoria Public Radio News
3:48 pm
Sun November 17, 2013

Tornadoes Level Homes Across Tri-County Area

Tornado aftermath in Trails Edge subdivision, Washington.
Alex Rusciano

Heavy storms and at least one tornado ripped through Central Illinois Sunday morning. Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports the storms devastated parts of Washington.

 

 Hundreds of people picked through the rubble of what remained of their homes in the town of about 15-thousand.  The tornado destroyed entire blocks of homes.  Resident Susan Newton lives next door to the Trails Edge neighborhood that was heavily damaged.  She says the tornado demolished most of her street while she was at church

  

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