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Government
7:44 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Elections are two Peoria offices with one purpose

  Often referendum language can be be complex enough it seems like a legal key is needed to decipher it. But that is not the case with the question asking Peoria voters if they want to consolidate the city and county election authorities. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports:
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Government
7:15 am
Fri October 31, 2014

County committee delays loan vote, OKs fee hikes

Peoria County is spending the next month giving board members more financial and job information about an environmental tech company in line for a large loan.  A county committee deferred signing-off on a $2.5 million loan for Peoria-based ELM LLC by one month. Mark Rothert is the county’s Assistant Administrator for Economic Development. He says there are differences between ELM and the County’s loan to Firefly Energy, that went belly-up:

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Politics
6:03 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Burns, Harding in 16th District Peoria County Board race

16th District Peoria County Board member Brad Harding, a Republican, is facing Democratic challenger and farmer Richard Burns in November’s general election. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano asked both candidates to layout their top priorities:

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Politics
6:03 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Mayer, Oyler vie for Peoria County district six board race

Two Peoria County Board candidates are vying for the sixth district seat in the November general election. Republican Zach Oyler is challenging Democratic incumbent Allen Mayer. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports:
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Government
4:27 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Peoria County proposing voluntary retirements, unpaid leave to cut costs

The Peoria County Board will consider approving a Voluntary Retirement plan to help tackle a $3.5 million deficit next year. Officials say the goal is to get 40 employees to voluntarily retire, saving about $2 million. Peoria County Board member Andrew Rand says that both Board members and elected officials agreed to use an outside consultant to find more ways to save money:

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Government
10:00 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Tri-County Planning Commission hires new Executive Director

Credit twitter.com/petesaunders3

A Chicago-based urban planner will come to Peoria this year to lead the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports the commission approved an executive director contract with Pete Saunders:
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Government
9:33 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Heddington Oaks nursing facility celebrates anniversary

Peoria County's $45 million nursing facility celebrated it's one year anniversary Thursday with cake and song. The West Peoria facility replaced the county's aging Bel-Wood Nursing home. Heddington Oaks Administrator Matt Nieukirk says residents at the new building are benefitting from short term rehab and special care services:

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Government
6:03 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Peoria County talks possible adjustments for 2015

Peoria County could see staff reductions, delayed road projects and increased fees in 2015. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports those are some of the items discussed to fill a $3.5 million spending gap:
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Community
4:31 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Area emergency groups test response in mock terrorist incident

Credit Central Illinois Emergency Information Facebook

Local, state and federal emergency officials responded to a mock terrorist attack on the Illinois River Monday morning. The drill was hosted by the Fondulac Park District Police and U-S Coast Guard. It was designed to test how well different groups work together to respond to an emergency.  Fondulac Park District Police Chief Michael Johnson says the mock attack involved terrorists taking over the Peoria Lock and Dam and taking hostages:

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Health
11:23 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Medical cannabis central topic at Peoria County town hall

A Peoria lawyer seeking state approval to grow and sell medical marijuana answered questions at a town hall meeting yesterday. Fadi Rustom is applying for both dispensary and cultivation permits in the city of Peoria with for his business, ‘Illinois Therapeutic Health Center’. He says the meeting was a chance to smooth out concerns about the monitoring and security of the medical cannabis:

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