Peoria Newswire (Page 7)

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  1. Park manager honored at school house dedicationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2017 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    The Fondulac Park District surprised the Fondulac Farm Park manager at a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday by naming a newly-completed, 1920s-era school house at the East Peoria park after her. The name was announced after Fondulac Farm Park manager Mary K. Grimm cut the ribbon at the dedication ceremony, where East Peoria mayor Dave Mingus and East Peoria Chamber of Commerce executive director Rick Swan were in attendance.

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  2. Morton offers Fourth Fridays event through NovemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2017 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    A new Fourth Fridays event in Tazewell County offers an opportunity to explore art while checking out establishments in neighboring communities. From 5 to 9 p.m. on the fourth Friday of each month between May and November, artists, businesses and organizations will be partnering to create a unique shopping and entertaining experience in what is being called the Tazewell Art Loop.

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  3. Halting Peoria-area roadwork would have a wide impactRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2017 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    PEORIA - More than $100 million in local road projects hang in the balance if state lawmakers don't pass some form of a budget by July. The state Department of Transportation has warned that all road projects it's involved in - either directly or through funds flowing to local governments - could be halted at the end of the month.

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  4. Gov. Rauner pushes property tax reform during visit to PeoriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2017 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    "I hear relentlessly about how difficult it is to raise a family, to make ends meet, how difficult it is to build a business in the state of Illinois with the property tax burden we've got," Rauner said, advocating for a tax freeze of at least four years, coupled with giving local voters more control on raising or lowering tax rates.

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  5. Luft frustrated with inactionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2017 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Pekin City Councilman Mark Luft says he has been trying to get information that is necessary for council discussions on two issues - employee residency in the city of Pekin and fee policies. Pekin City Manager Tony Carson declined to talk about Council meeting items before he addresses his remarks to the Council.

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  6. BU students invited to worlda s largest gaming conventionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2017 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    In the present day in an unspecified galaxy, a party of four anthropomorphic mercenary cats have crash-landed on an inhospitable planet. Their mission: to refuel their ship by activating multiple generators and escape before their life support systems are exhausted.

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  7. Peoria lawmaker: Withhold school funding to force budget negotiationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2017 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    "I think that's the pressure point," state Sen. Dave Koehler said during a news conference at his Labor Temple office. "... I think that if it takes closing the schools down in September to get this crisis resolved, then that's what it takes."

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  8. a Miracles do happena for dog lost 11 monthsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2017 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Cindy Tobias of Pekin petted Lucy Lu, her 3-year-old border collie mix quietly teething a toy ring at her feet. Lucy's also lost 10 pounds, has heartworms and occasionally limps on her hind leg, which fractured and healed sometime since last June 23. She's otherwise fine and frisky.

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  9. Nick in the AM: Of a American Pickersa and a Galva tornado Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2017 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    It appears another dreary weekend weather-wise is upon us. More rain has resulted in an extension of the flood warning for the Illinois River at Peoria, until 1 a.m. Tuesday .

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  10. Ex-Rep. Aaron Schocka s trial moved to mid-JanuaryRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2017 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    PEORIA - A federal judge on Friday set the trial for former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock for Jan. 22, 2018. The trial was to begin on July 10 in the Urbana courtroom of U.S. District Judge Colin Bruce, but a flurry of motions in the past month combined with evidence gathering issues prompted the move.

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  11. Cummins restaurant relocates to East PeoriaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2017 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Bill and Lynne Cummins of Washington have been restaurateurs since 1984. During that time, the couple has operated Cummins Restaurant in four locations: N. Knoxville St. and Pioneer Parkway in Peoria, 1869 Washington Road in Washington and, most recently, at 400 Riverside in East Peoria.

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  12. Alligator gar return to Illinois waters a " but not to combat Asian carpRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2017 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Illinois officials have launched a management plan for the reintroduction of a species of primitive fish, but they're also cautioning that it could take years before the effort makes any headway. The Department of Natural Resources Division of Fisheries also took the opportunity last week to reiterate that alligator gar, determined to be extirpated, or extinct, from state freshwater bodies of water since the early 1990s, weren't being reintroduced to combat an invading Asian carp population, despite national stories to the contrary.

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  13. Area lawmakers react to FBI directora s firingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2017 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Here are the statements issued by the Peoria area's representatives in Congress to President Donald Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey: U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois: "The termination and removal of James Comey as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation raises the critical question as to whether the FBI investigation of Russian interference in the last presidential campaign will continue and as to whether the investigation of any collusion or involvement by the Trump campaign will also be investigated by the FBI. Any attempt to stop or undermine this FBI investigation would raise grave constitutional issues.

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  14. Ex-Tremont student arrested in cybersex case Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2017 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Among the Class of 1981, he'd wear dark, foreboding clothes to strike a pose as an outsider, an image underscored by his occasional bragging about getting high before first period, two classmates say. Still, he was known for his bright mind and funny disposition.

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  15. Governor candidate Daniel Biss talks tough choices during Peoria visitRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2017 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    The state senator from Evanston held a question-and-answer session at the Peoria Labor Temple and cast blame widely for a budget billions of dollars out of balance and a stalemate in crafting a spending plan that is now approaching two years. But, he also noted, "When Bruce Rauner took office, we had a lot of trouble in Illinois.

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  16. Men imprisoned in minor sex casesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2017 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Two men are serving prison terms for sexual contact with minor girls in Tazewell County, one for victimizing an 11-year-old girl and the other as a repeat sex offender. Brendin Duchesne, 22, of Peoria, was sentenced to three years behind bars when he pleaded guilty in late February to aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a teen-aged girl who he said he thought was 16. Designated as a sex offender as a juvenile, he told police he expected that fate when he was arrested in January 2016.

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  17. FEMA reform measure backed by Reps. Cheri Bustos, Rodney Davis passes HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2017 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    The Disaster Declaration Improvement Act, sponsored by U.S. Reps. Cheri Bustos, D-Moline, and Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, would help guarantee that disasters that hit smaller communities in higher-population states also qualify for federal aid.

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  18. Bob Larson, Tom McIntyre return for weekly TV featureRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2017 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Former TV anchors Bob Larson and Tom McIntyre are teaming up for a Tuesday night feature during the 6 p.m.news on WMBD-TV Channel 31 through the month of May. WMBD-TV general manager Kevin Harlan said the pair will discuss local news stories the two were involved in during the 40-plus years each worked in Peoria media. Larson retired in November 2014 after 43 years as a reporter, weatherman and news anchor at WMBD while McIntyre retired in May 2015 after 42 years at WEEK-TV Channel 25, most of them as the station's news anchor.

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  19. Nick in the AM: Metamora looking to land a hotelRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2017 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    For out-of-area visitors, playing in Metamora and staying in Metamora can be mutually exclusive. Local officials want to change that dynamic.

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  20. Menold restores homes, businesses and livesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2017 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    When a Menold Construction and Restoration employee meets a customer for the first time, it's usually not a good time for the customer. There has most likely been a fire, flood or storm damage in a home or business.

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