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Government
10:43 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Final details discussed for proposed County-wide election commission

 A Peoria County-wide election commission could form as early as Mid-May.  The idea is to have the new group run the 18th Congressional District election:

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Government
4:05 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

Fired Tri-County director calls termination vote ‘overreaction’

Credit twitter.com/petesaunders3

The ousted executive director of the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission is responding to the group’s move to fire him.  

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Government
10:37 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Peoria County hopes to reopen flood-damaged courtroom by April

Peoria County hopes to re-open one of the courtrooms damaged in a flood by early next month.  

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Government
5:15 am
Mon March 16, 2015

Vital projects, uncertain funding vie in regional transportation plan

The latest long-range transportation plan for the region includes dozens of projects. But adequate funding is a constantly-looming concern:

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Government
5:15 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Longer Peoria County, City weather siren test set Tuesday

City of Peoria and County residents should be prepared to hear the outdoor warning sirens a little longer Tuesday. The monthly test will take place at ten in the morning and could last up to three minutes.

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Government
6:17 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Peoria City, County weigh-in on Rauner’s proposed budget

Peoria City and County say Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget carries significant financial impacts. 

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Government
8:50 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

Peoria County looking at courthouse repair options post-flood

Peoria County is considering different ways to repair damage from a flood earlier this month at the county Courthouse. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports:

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Community
11:39 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Listen: IVC Chorale Sings at County Board Meeting

The Illinois Valley Central Chorale opened last night’s Peoria County Board meeting with various vocal piece selections.  The group of 12 junior and senior high school students were directed by Angie Dorough during the first ‘on the road’ Peoria County Board meeting this year.  Click below to listen to two live recordings from last night’s meeting:

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Government
11:32 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Peoria County approves Jason Hauer for Recorder of Deeds

The Peoria County Board hit the road for last night’s monthly meeting. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports the group met in Chillicothe:
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Government
2:00 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

Peoria County studying road costs, quality amid low revenue

Local governments are losing the fight to properly fund road projects. That’s one message from this year’s State of Peoria County address. Administrator Lori Curtis Luther says the County is delaying road projects because there’s not enough money from motor-fuel-tax revenue to cover costs. Luther says a consultant is reviewing the funding and quality of roads in the County:

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