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Government
11:09 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Request for national DCFS director search

Some Illinois politicians want Governor Pat Quinn to conduct a national search for the next director of the state’s child welfare system.

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Government
8:43 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

East Peoria considers future of City Hall building

 The East Peoria City Council got an update on the latest numbers to build a new city hall or renovate the current site. New estimates say it would cost half-a-million-dollars to spruce up the aging building where it stands, while building a new hall in the Levee district is one-point-seven million. East Peoria Mayor Dave Mingus says the city needs to take action soon, regardless of the final choice:

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Community
4:37 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Longtime Peoria museum planetarium curator retires

The Peoria Riverfront Museum has announced a new curator for its Planetarium.  The museum says Renae Kerrigan will replace retired Curator and Education Director, Sheldon Schafer.  

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Government
7:06 am
Fri December 27, 2013

New Illinois license plates in 2014

Not done holiday shopping? Try the Illinois Secretary of State.  Nearly a dozen new license plates will be for sale in 2014.  

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Government
5:05 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Peoria airport closer to getting new control tower

The General Wayne Downing Peoria International Airport is a step closer to having a state-of-the-art control tower. The Metropolitan Airport Authority approved a contract with a Chicago architecture and engineering firm to design the structure. 

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State News
5:42 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

New DCFS director investigating child deaths

The new acting director of Illinois’ child welfare system is investigating an analysis of child deaths compiled by Chicago Public Radio and the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Government
8:56 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Springdale Cemetery hires new general manager

A new general manager takes the helm at Springdale Cemetery Wednesday.  Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports the move comes after months of searching:
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Education
11:04 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

District 150 deficit spending to keep newer programs

Peoria School District 150 has a projected deficit of nearly $6 million.  Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports that's compared to a deficit last academic year of nearly $3 million: 


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