1:37 am
Tue July 21, 2015

Lisa Madigan warns of home-repair scams following tornadoes

Credit Cass Herrington / Peoria Public Radio

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is warning residents affected by last week’s severe weather to watch for home repair scams.  Tornadoes moved through Delavan in Tazewell County and south of Galesburg through Cameron.  Madigan says these home repair con-artists will move into recently-damaged areas and pressure residents to make impulsive decisions about cleanup.  She says residents should call her office’s consumer fraud hotline or law enforcement to report suspicious behavior.  

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12:33 pm
Fri June 12, 2015

Madigan sues appliance repair company in Metamora

Attorney General Lisa Madigan is suing a Woodford County appliance repair company for dishonest business practices.  Madigan filed the lawsuit against the couple who own and operate A Plus Appliance and Repair. It says the company falsely advertised that repair workers has proper certifications and overcharged customers.  Madigan is asking the court to prevent the company from doing business in the state, and payback defrauded customers. 

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8:50 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

Peoria County looking at courthouse repair options post-flood

Peoria County is considering different ways to repair damage from a flood earlier this month at the county Courthouse. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports:

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10:36 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

100 year-old water main system replacement in Peoria

Illinois American Water is spending more than $1 million on water main improvements in Peoria. The company will install new water main that replaces the more than 100 year-old cast iron connection that feeds into the stations on Grand Boulevard.

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State News
5:00 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Illinois in need of infrastructure repair

Infrastructure in Illinois is getting dangerously close to disrepair, according to a report from the American Society of Civil Engineers.   The state received a "C-minus" for its maintenance of roads, bridges and waterways.

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3:17 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Lock and dam agreement is done, but repairs aren’t immediate

Shipping their harvest on barges through the vast river way system is vital for Midwest farmers.  But many say the system of locks and dams on major rivers is decaying and out of date. House and Senate negotiators in Washington recently reached agreement on a bill to authorize improvements to the river system …and President Obama is expected to sign the measure.  But the changes won’t happen overnight. IPR’s Rich Egger has the story

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9:13 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Which roads, bridges are in state approved repair plan?

Illinois state representatives have approved a billion dollar plan to repair roads and bridges across the state. They just aren’t saying which roads and bridges will be fixed.  

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4:06 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Some road closures at Main/University start Friday

Main Street from University to Elmwood will be closed to all traffic starting Friday. It’s expected to last for one week while crews work on installing a water main at the Main and University intersection.  Current lane closures on southbound University remain in effect. 

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11:35 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Peoria officials hear input on Main and University changes

More than 150 people gathered at a public meeting at Bradley University to give input on the University/Main intersection.
Credit Alex Rusciano/Peoria Public Radio

More than 150 people attended a public meeting Thursday night to hash out the future of the Main and University intersection.  Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports:
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