Peoria Police Chief Steve Settingsgaard

Peoria Police Chief resigns

May 20, 2014

Peoria’s Police Chief is resigning. Steve Settingaard is leaving to take a job as Caterpillar’s North America Regional Security Director. He’s been Peoria’s Chief of Police for more than nine years.

Peoria Police Chief: legal process worked

Apr 25, 2014
Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

  The Peoria Police Chief and Peoria County State’s Attorney say the process that unfolded around the Twitter parody debacle went just as the law prescribes.

The Peoria Police made arrests within an hour after of the first homicide of the year. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports marijuana and cash were found at the apartment where the victim was shot.

Tanya Koonce / WCBU

 The 28-year-old woman who was allegedly abducted from work by her estranged husband in Pekin Monday was found dead yesterday in her car parked in the OSF St Francis deck. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports her husband shot himself after about nine hours with Peoria Police.

The recent uptick in gun violence in Peoria has the attention of the City Council. It was a topic of conversation under new business during Tuesday night’s meeting. 

A former Peoria City staffer get seat on Council

Aug 27, 2013

Peoria Attorney Beth Jensen is the City Council's consensus pick to the fill the remainder of Gary Sandberg's at-large seat. The long-time councilman died last month. 

Outside The Horseshoe - August 27, 2013

Aug 27, 2013

This week's Outside the Horseshoe is a press interview with Peoria Police Chief Steve Settingsgaard. The chief is talking about the city's consideration of the Shotspotter Alert System.  

Peoria considers Shotspotter contract

Aug 26, 2013

The Peoria area where the most gunshots are fired may soon get some special law enforcement technology. The Peoria City Council votes on the $405,000, 3-year contract during tonight’s meeting. 

Peoria child found dead in a refrigerator

Aug 15, 2013
Tanya Koonce / WCBU

  The 8-year-old Peoria boy who went missing last night was found this morning in a refrigerator behind his aunt’s house on Western Avenue, two doors away from home. 

Community support shown for Peoria's Police Chief

Aug 14, 2013

If there was any question about the standing of Police Chief Steve Settingsgaard in the eyes of the broader Peoria community it was likely put to rest with last night's City Council meeting. Peoria Public Radio's Tanya Koonce reports on the meeting and the lengthy closed-door session that followed: 

Outside The Horseshoe - August 13, 2013

Aug 13, 2013

  The Peoria City Council has an open at-large seat to fill with the death last month of Gary Sandberg. The need to fill the remainder of Sandberg’s seat comes at the same time city government is facing some allegations of policy misconduct in the police department. Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis is our guest to talk about these matters. That is this episode of OUTSIDE THE HORSESHOE. Join us the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month on 89.9fm for OUTSIDE THE HORSESHOE that airs immediately before our live broadcast of the Peoria City Council meetings.