12:21 am
Wed May 27, 2015

Amid growing deficit, District 150 talks travel expense

The Peoria Public School Board approved a significant amount of money to send 160 staff members to Florida for training on a college-prep program.  School Board President Debbie Wolfmeyer says she understands the money comes out of special Title I funds that can NOT be used to offset the district’s deficit:

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5:12 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

Report: Office of Cong. Ethics Reaching Out To Schock associates

The Office of Congressional Ethics is reaching out to associates of U.S. Congressman Aaron Schock.   That’s according to a report Monday from Politico.  

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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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11:59 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

District 150 OKs 200 pink-slips, Peoria Police costing district unbudgeted $180,000

200 full and part-time District 150 employees are receiving pink slips for next year. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports that includes 40 more teachers compared to the same time last year:

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