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Government
5:16 am
Mon June 15, 2015

EP fire chief retirement agreement heads to city council

The East Peoria City Council will consider approving a separation agreement for Fire Chief William Darin at its meeting this Tuesday night.  The separation agreement for retirement would take effect at the end of the month.  Darin has led East Peoria’s Fire Department for six years.  City officials say Darin will be paid a severance package as part of the agreement.

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Government
8:59 pm
Thu May 28, 2015

Peoria Health Dept. appoints interim administrator

The Peoria City/County Health Department accepted the future resignation of director Greg Chance Thursday.  He's leaving in late June to take a job with Advanced Medical Transport.  Department finance director Gene Huber will serve as interim director starting in July.  An internal committee hopes to have a permanent director hired by the end of the year

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Government
3:59 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

Peoria Health Dept. Director leaving post

The director of the Peoria City/County Health Department is leaving the post June 30th.  Greg Chance has led the department for six years.  He says one top goal for the department is to work more with non-profits and hospitals in the future:

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Government
5:21 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Peoria Fire Department weighs-in on elevator rescue

The Peoria Fire Department says residents trapped in elevators don’t have to just wait for maintenance workers to help get them out. The department says it responded to 29 elevator-related incidents last year. It says people should use their cell phone or elevator-emergency phone to contact the fire department.

Government
2:39 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Rauner suggests farmer could lead Ag department

Illinois' next governor is looking for someone who has harvested corn and soy to be in charge of the state's agriculture department. Governor-elect Bruce Rauner has not yet made any public announcements about who he will appoint to Cabinet posts.  

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Government
9:34 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

East Peoria ‘officially’ approves building inspections department

The East Peoria City Council unanimously approved making its new Buildings and Inspections Department official. Most of the building inspection duties were informally moved from under the City Planning Department more than a year ago. City Planning Director Ty Livingston says the change allows him to work on other projects for the growing city:

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Government
6:03 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Peoria County Highway Department eyes spending gap

The Peoria County Highway Department is still reeling from last winter’s severe weather. The needed overtime costs coupled with rising prices for salt and other items are driving a projected $1 million deficit by the end of the year. Amy Mclaren is Peoria County’s Engineer. She says that could force the county to draw from other revenue sources to help fill the spending gap:

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Government
4:44 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Official: Illinois may need new prison

The director of the Illinois Department of Corrections says the state may need a new prison soon.

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