8:46 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Durbin, Bustos push measure to fund waterway projects

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos toured the Peoria Lock and Dam system Thursday.  They renewed their push to pass legislation in the House that would help generate more money for lock and dam improvements.  Durbin urged the House to pass the Water Resources Development Act, which the Senate already approved.  He says the measure would allow private and public investment on systems that are 80-years-old:

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10:25 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Tri-County Exec. Board OKs stance on water company buyout talks

A board with the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission says it’s staying out of any possible water company buyout talks in Peoria or Pekin. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports: 

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12:39 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Likely discussion on Peoria option to buyout water supplier

A potential Peoria City buyout of Illinois-American-Water will likely be discussed in the coming months.  Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports a group under the region’s new economic development effort could revisit the issue:


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11:29 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

East Peoria approves meter reader upgrade

The East Peoria City Council unanimously approved buying an automatic water meter reader program that will cover the remainder of the community. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports the goal is to reduce costs and personnel time in reading water meters: 

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State News
7:03 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Some relief on Mississippi River water levels

  Recent heavy rains and snow falls have the region’s shippers breathing a sigh of relief.   It was feared that low water levels on the Mississippi River would shut down shipping last month, but shippers say they're now back to handling full loads.  Army Corps of Engineers spokesman Mike Peterson says despite the good news, extended drought conditions mean river levels could drop again.  “We’re still in a drought, we’re going to expect possibly low river levels if we don’t snowpack and precipitation over the spring and summer.

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