3:19 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

United Way kicks-off 2013 campaign

The Heart of Illinois United Way kicked-off its annual fundraising campaign.  Hundreds of people turned out for the breakfast at the Peoria Civic Center. The event comes as United Way's partner agencies lost more than 12-million-dollars in state and federal cuts since 2011. Vicki Stewart and her husband Doug are this year's co-chairs for the fundraising effort.  Stewart says the area businesses and community groups raised more than $1 million-dollars for the pre-campaign:

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10:00 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Federal funding coming to Peoria International airport

Senator Dick Durbin and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos have announced federal funding for repair projects at the Peoria International Airport.  The $1.4 million in funding is through the Department of Transportation.  It will help repair the apron near Byerly Aviation. 

3:50 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Peoria-area yearly unemployment change jumps 1.5 percent

The number of people filing unemployment claims increased a half-percent from June to July. The Illinois Department of Employment Security reports the unemployment rate at 9.4 percent in the Peoria Metropolitan Statistical Area. That’s up nearly 1.5 percent from the same time last year.  

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7:55 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Israeli Chamber of Commerce president visits Peoria

Israel wants to buy more products from the United States and fewer products from Europe.  That’s the message from members of the Israeli Chamber of Commerce during a stop at the Peoria chamber for a roundtable with local businesses.  Dan Carmely is with the Israeli Chamber.  He says Europe‘s gloomy economic outlook isn’t reliable enough:

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4:52 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Peoria traffic delays expected for National Motorcycle Parade

Peoria City motorists can expect traffic delays Saturday as the Grand National Motorcycle Parade moves through the community. The parade begins at 10 at the racetrack on Cameron Lane. Drivers can expect delays along route 116, Maxwell Road and Farmington Road.  The parade moves from there onto Main and Adams streets, ending in downtown Peoria. 

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Out and About
8:00 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Out and About - August 9, 2013

This week, we're talking with Eric Mills, from the Fogelberg Foundation of Peoria. Their annual Dan Fogelberg Celebration Weekend is August 30th and 31st (Labor Day Weekend). It features a Friday night concert of acoustic musicians paying tribute to Dan Fogelberg. Saturday night's concert features The Don Campbell Band. Eric talks about both concerts, and about the nationwide "Fogelberg family" that the event brings to Peoria each year.

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4:10 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Peoria Police union sues City over legal fee payments

The Peoria Police Benevolent union wants the City of Peoria to continue paying legal costs for Officer Jeff Wilson.  Wilson faces stalking allegations from Officer Donna Nicholson.  

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:30 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Caterpillar second-quarter implications

Caterpillar’s second quarter earnings likely signal a need for patience when it comes to any pronouncements about a new world headquarters. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports:

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Peoria Public Radio News
3:33 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Peoria Councilman Gary Sandberg found dead in home

The body found in the home of Gary Sandberg is believed to be that of the at-large city councilman.  Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll says good friends went to Sandberg’s home at 1213 South West Adams Street this afternoon to check on him. They called 911 about 2:15, saying they had found a man deceased. 

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5:47 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Peoria Riverfront Museum gets LEED Gold Certified

The Peoria Riverfront Museum has LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The certification is an international standard that says the building is both environmentally and energy efficient. Some green features include solar panels, recycled floor materials and electric car chargers. Museum visitors can also take a tour of the building that highlights its sustainable features. The PRM LEED Gold Certification is the first such designation in the area.   

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