Peoria Public Radio News
12:52 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

City and County warn of traffic changes related to music festival

The city of Peoria and Peoria County officials are working together to ensure the public’s safety at a large music festival this weekend.

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9:23 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

New law requires police get bulletproof vests

A new law signed Wednesday is intended to keep police officers safe, by requiring they get protective gear. 

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4:54 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Quinn could send state police to tackle Chicago violence

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is willing to provide back-up for the Chicago Police Department. More than 50 people were shot in Chicago over the long holiday weekend.  

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5:42 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Peoria cold case arrests could help solve other crimes

Peoria Police say a murder from eight years ago was connected to a chain of retaliation murders.  Police arrested three people this week in connection to the shooting death of Robbin Underwood in 2006.  Police say Underwood was shot in a vehicle as a bystander during a shooting.  Renee Turner is Underwood’s daughter-in-law. She says the arrests help bring some closure after several years:

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Peoria Public Radio News
1:06 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Traffic changes in East Peoria for July 4th celebration

Credit http://www.redwhiteandboom.us/

Motorists planning to watch the Red White and Boom festival at East Peoria’s RiverFront Park this Friday are encouraged to be patient.  

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State News
6:20 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Sixteen officers awarded Medal of Honor

  Sixteen police officers from across Illinois were awarded the state's Medal of Honor today in Springfield. One officer had previously been honored as state trooper of the year.

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4:58 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Illinois bans police ticket quotas

Police in Illinois can no longer be required to meet quotas for issuing tickets. Governor Pat Quinn Sunday signed legislation prohibiting the practice. 

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3:24 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Area law enforcement honor fallen officers

The Peoria County Sheriff’s Office and the Peoria Police Department held services to honor fallen officers this week. Peoria Police Chief Steve Settingsgaard says the main purpose of the ceremony is to never forget those officers who died in the line of duty:

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Peoria Public Radio News
7:13 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Ardis on pension reform

Statewide community leaders say ballooning police and fire pensions are crippling their budgets. Mayors again lobbied for pension reform in Springfield last week.

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7:13 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Registration open for Peoria Citizen Police Academy

Residents eighteen and older can enroll in the Peoria Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy this summer.  The academy runs June through July and helps residents understand both how the department works and allows police officers to interact with the public.  

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