7:10 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

‘Change 150’ announces issues, other group support

A group aiming to change the culture and leadership of Peoria School District 150 is now detailing core issues it has with the district.  

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6:01 am
Mon February 17, 2014

City County Health Department looking at service shift

The Peoria City/County Health Department will likely change the way it delivers services as a result of new health trends.  Administrator Greg Chance says the department used to provide a large amount of immunizations and pre-natal care:

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10:33 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Lawmaker proposes changes to state drunk driving law

When it comes to drunk driving, Illinois lets people back on the road after two or even three convictions. The same goes for other serious traffic offenses like reckless homicide. But the law currently says "four strikes, and you're out."

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5:48 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Disability parking changes take effect Jan. 1st

Most drivers with state disability parking placards will pay at parking meters starting January 1st.  The new law will require anyone with a blue or red placard to start inserting coins at meters in Illinois.  Mary Riseling is with the Illinois Secretary of State's Office. She says the change means an increase in revenue for cities with metered parking:

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7:49 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Peoria County could change public defender contract process

A group of Peoria County officials could start looking at bidding out the county public defender service next year.  Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports:
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9:59 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Proposed rules for aggressive dogs head to Peoria County Board

Dog owners in Peoria County could be facing tougher penalties for threatening and harmful dog behavior under a proposal being considered by the County Board.   Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports: 

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6:44 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Tri-County board members call for EDC bylaw changes

The area's new proposed Economic Development Council needs to be financially and publicly transparent. That's the message from officials at the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission.

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4:32 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Springdale Cemetery GM removed

Springdale Cemetery is looking for a new general manager.  Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports the Cemetery Management Authority voted to terminate its contract with Jon Austin: 

 Austin took the helm of the historic burial ground three years ago. The cash-strapped cemetery has struggled with ways to find more revenue and expand its community outreach. Cemetery Authority chair Bob Manning says Austin has been very professional, but did not make significant progress on his annual goals. He says a strong financial and marketing background are some of the qualities the board wants to see as it begins its search for the next general manager:
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