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State News
3:40 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Greater Peoria Food Summit explores sustainable supply

Government, non-profit and education leaders are hoping to boost Central Illinois’ access to local, sustainable food.  The different groups are participating in the Seeds-2-Success Greater Peoria food summit Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Peoria RiverPlex.  Mary Ardapple helped organize the event.  She says the goal is to help find ways to give growers and consumers the land and marketing to produce local foods:

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Tornado Coverage
12:25 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Volunteers help Washington residents devastated by storms

Bloomington residents Cindal Price, left, and Kayla Patton brought clothes from home and helped hand out items at the Crossroads United Methodist Church in Washington.

Volunteers and first responders helped residents recover from yesterday’s devastating storms in Central Illinois. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports on some of the efforts:
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Business
5:44 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Waiting game for large plant relocation in Central Illinois

Illinois is still waiting to see if its attempts to lure a $1.1 billion fertilizer plant went far enough.   Lawmakers this spring authorized an approximately $30 million tax incentive package in an attempt entice executives of Chicago's Cronus Chemicals LLC to build its new project in Tuscola, in the central Illinois.  But Iowa is offering its own tax incentives.  Spokesman Dave Lundy says the company is still evaluating cost estimates between the two sites. 

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