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Government
10:57 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

Peoria County Board approves Scott Sorrel for top post

Scott Sorrel, right, shakes hands with Peoria County Board chairman Andrew Rand, after the vote approving Sorrel as Administrator.
Credit Alex Rusciano / Peoria Public Radio

The Peoria County Board approved Scott Sorrel as permanent Administrator last night.

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Government
8:02 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

Peoria County could ask unions to re-open contracts amid budget issues

Credit Peoria Public Radio / Tanya Koonce

Peoria County is considering whether to explore re-opening current union labor agreements to help save money this year.  The issue comes amid looming state budget cuts:

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Government
7:41 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

County Board to consider Sorrel as acting administrator

The Peoria County Board is set to vote next week on appointing a long-time county employee as acting Administrator.  The board is also looking to buyout the current Administrator’s contract:

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Government
11:22 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Peoria County not considering Schock to pay for special elections

Credit Associated Press

The Peoria County Board won’t ask former Congressman Aaron Schock to pay for a special election after resigning last month.  

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Government
12:18 pm
Sat April 18, 2015

Peoria County admin. resigning May 31 for Wisconsin job

Credit: Peoriamagazines.com

Peoria County Administrator Lori Curtis Luther is resigning May 31st after nearly four years on the job.  

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Government
10:57 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Indications Peoria County Administrator looking for new job

Credit peoriamagazines.com

 Peoria County Administrator Lori Curtis Luther is interviewing for another position.  That’s according to an e-mail sources say was sent to county board members.  It’s not clear where Luther is interviewing or what the possible job is.  She’s held the County’s top job for nearly for years.

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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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