Regional

Government
5:15 am
Mon March 16, 2015

Vital projects, uncertain funding vie in regional transportation plan

The latest long-range transportation plan for the region includes dozens of projects. But adequate funding is a constantly-looming concern:

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Government
4:02 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Local study: small manufacturers need to diversify

Metal machinery businesses in Central Illinois are vulnerable to market downturns because they don’t sell products to enough different clients. That’s the result from a new study presented by The Economic Development Council of Central Illinois. Jennifer Daly is the group’s CEO. 

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Government
7:26 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Risinger shares priorities for Planning Commission

Former state senator Dale Risinger says he hopes to renew focus on some lagging Tri-County Regional Planning Commission projects. The commission last week appointed Risinger as its interim executive director. The commission has completed a corridor study to build a proposed Eastern Bypass.  That project would connect Interstate 74 with Illinois Route 6 in the north-east-region of Peoria. Risinger says he wants to focus on selecting a proposed route for the bypass:

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