Out and About
5:08 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Shakespeare in the park, with The Great Work Begins

This week, we're talking with Andrew Rhodenbaugh. He's playing Hamlet in a production by The Great Work Begins Theatre Troupe. The group has been presenting Shakespeare at Camp Wokanda in Chillicothe since the summer of 2012, and has staged other productions at venues in and around Peoria. He talks about the genesis of the company, about the challenges of taking on an iconic role Shakespeare, and about taking theatre to unconventional locations. The Great Work begins performs "Hamlet," Saturday at 11:30 a.m., and Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., at Camp Wokanda.

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:28 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Peoria Area EMS Medical Director stepping down

The Peoria Area EMS Medical Director is stepping down. OSF Saint Francis Medical Center announced Cheryl Colbenson’s resignation is effective July 1st. She’s leaving to complete a fellowship in Integrative Medicine.

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10:47 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

County holds flood meeting in Chillicothe

More than 100 residents from the Chillicothe area learned about local recovery efforts following last week’s flooding.  Peoria County held an informational meeting to answer questions and update residents on how to deal with property damage.  Assistant Peoria County Administrator Scott Sorrel says that officials want residents to remember two main points in the coming weeks:

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9:50 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Flooding precaution urged for Peoria, Tazewell County residents

The rising levels on the Illinois River could pose a significant risk to residents living around Chillicothe and Rome.  Peoria County says the Illinois River is expected to crest at nearly 30-feet by Monday night.  The County says residents in those areas should be prepared to leave their homes if needed. Peoria County says it will send representatives into flooded areas in the coming weeks to conduct damage assessments.  

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Peoria Public Radio News
5:09 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

AMT to provide permanent service in Chillicothe

Advanced Medical Transport is permanently providing ambulance services to the Chillicothe Area.  AMT has handled the community’s calls since Chillicothe Ambulance Rescue 33 was suspended last August by the local regulatory authority. That happened after Rescue 33 failed to meet response time terms as part of a probationary period.   AMT executive director Andrew Rand says the agency currently spends $1,300 a day to maintain the temporary service in the Chillicothe area.  He says AMT still won’t break even providing permanent service to the area.

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