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Peoria Public Radio News
12:13 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Gov. Quinn approves capital construction bill

Central Illinois communities are getting state funding for shovel ready construction projects. Governor Pat Quinn signed a more than one-billion dollar capital construction bill into law Tuesday.

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Education
12:17 am
Tue July 22, 2014

District 150 aims to expand sex education curriculum

District 150 is also working to expand it’s sexual education programs starting this fall. A grant from the State Board of Education will help the district implement a five-year plan to add programs that focus on contraception. District 150 Special Education Director Maureen Langholf says the program aims to work with area health departments and community groups to promote safe sex:

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Education
12:12 am
Tue July 22, 2014

District 150 OKs Lathan pay hike, lowers public comment time period

The Peoria Public School Board approved a two-percent salary bump for Superintendent Grenita Lathan. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports the Board voted five to one for the pay increase:

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Courts
5:34 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Jury finds Leuthold guilty of murder

Nathan Leuthold and his defense Attorney Hugh Toner at his trial for his wife's murder.
Tanya Koonce Peoria Public Radio

It took the jury about 90 minutes to convict Nathan Leuthold for the murder of his wife Denise. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports the missionary was found guilty of first degree murder.


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Peoria Public Radio News
2:12 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Central Illinois students learn materials science at BU camp

Thirty Central Illinois students are forging their way through the world of material science this week at Bradley University.

The ninth annual materials camp gives high school juniors and seniors interested in engineering hands-on experiences to learn more about materials science. Marv McKimpson is the chair of this year’s camp. He says the camp offers students a window to a different facet of engineering.

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Peoria Public Radio News
4:19 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Peoria company recalling 21 lbs. of beef jerky

Raber’s packing company of Peoria is recalling 21 pounds of its beef jerky. It’s being recalled because state inspectors found the jerky was produced without using a required process that limits biological and chemical risks.  The meat was produced on July 2nd and sold in the Peoria area. It was sold in 25-ounce bags labeled ‘Grand Champion Raber’s Original beef Jerky’ with a code of 192.  The state has not received any reports of illness from anyone consuming the product

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Government
3:57 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Peoria Housing project put on hold

The Peoria Housing Authority is putting the Greeley Scholar House Project on hold. The historic school is the PHA’s proposed site for eventual public and market-rate apartments that would serve to replace some of the Taft Homes.  The Authority says it plans to re-apply for tax credit financing with the state Housing Development Authority in December. 

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Community
1:52 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Disaster recovery center opens in Washington

The Tri-County Long-Term Recovery Center opened in Washington today.  The goal of the facility in Sunnyland Plaza is to help residents affected by the November 17th tornado with financial and emotional support.  Jim Fassino chairs the non-profit recovery center. He says the center includes access to a central database for resident needs:

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:11 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

PIA sets another monthly record for passenger traffic

The Peoria International Airport is continuing to see a trend of increased passenger traffic this year.

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:06 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Changes to CityLink bus routes in Pekin to begin Monday

Changes are coming for Pekin residents who utilize CityLink’s bus service.

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