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Business
6:05 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Official: transparency still lacking with FFCI

Focus Forward CI approved its bylaws as it transitions to an independent group.  The region's new economic development effort was originally a part of the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission.  Tri-County chair Larry Whitaker was the only no vote against the bylaws.  He says the rules should specifically allow public attendance of FFCI meetings to be more transparent:

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Government
10:25 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Tri-County Exec. Board OKs stance on water company buyout talks

A board with the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission says it’s staying out of any possible water company buyout talks in Peoria or Pekin. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports: 


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Economy
11:00 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Regional economic development effort reaches one year mark

The region's new economic development effort unveiled its five-year strategy.  Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports it’s been a year since Focus Forward C.I. started goal setting: 


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Government
12:39 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Likely discussion on Peoria option to buyout water supplier

A potential Peoria City buyout of Illinois-American-Water will likely be discussed in the coming months.  Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports a group under the region’s new economic development effort could revisit the issue:

 


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Government
7:11 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Transparency, executive director issues for Focus Forward group

The region’s new economic development effort plans to unveil steps towards meeting its five-year goals at the end of the month. But Focus Forward C.I. continues to deal with calls for more transparency in its meeting process. The policy steering committee met Tuesday without taking any action on a five-year budget or voting to make the group separate from the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission. Tri-County board chair Larry Whitaker says that’s because the meeting wasn’t properly noticed:

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Government
11:22 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Woodford County explores adding Economic Development efforts

The Woodford County Board is evaluating its economic development options for next year. The County could use existing staff for the job, or create a new part-time position for about $50,000. Mike Hinrichsen, chairs the Woodford County finance committee. He says the County needs a separate economic development effort:

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Government
10:01 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Tri-County officials voice concern over economic development transparency

Members of the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission are still voicing concerns about transparency involving the region’s new economic development effort.  Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports: 


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