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City committee to tackle storm water issues

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sewer2Faced with mandates from the Environmental Protection Agency and the needs of its citizens, the City of Peoria is forming an advisory committee to seek public input and help it manage its storm water infrastructure problems.

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Downtown ready for food trucks

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ThinkstockPhotos 489362075Peoria is ready to get with the latest trend in food, at least on a trial basis.

In about a month or so food trucks, which often are colorful vehicles offering food that’s tough to find anywhere else, will start setting up shop in downtown Peoria,...

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Frizzi: What a Difference a Year Makes

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FRIZZI TORNADOBALLI was walking out to my car one evening this past week. There were snow flurries and the ground was covered with a thin rug of snow. We had been hit with an early cold snap, apparently the result of another polar vortex.

“Sure is cold out here!” said...

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So, how would you do the city budget?

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city logoPeoria residents will get a chance to fix the city’s upcoming budget deficits and say how they think the city should spend its money next year.

The city is ready to start the 2015 Online Budget Challenge, “an interactive tool that invites residents and business owners to experience...

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Don't forget to set clocks back, replace detector batteries

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dst3We all know that Sunday is the day to turn out clocks back one hour. But there is another important task...

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Madison Theater May Play Again

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Madison-8For decades it played in Peoria. It had silent movies, talkies, later films like 1978’s Superman and, in the 1990s, live music. Once it closed in 2003, the 1920s theater looked like it might go the way of other Peoria picture...

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CUB offers tips to avoid horror stories

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CUB logoWith Halloween just around the corner, the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) has released its list...

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Study shows Meals on Wheels about more than food

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mealsonwheelsLOGOA research study of those served by Meals on Wheels America showed recipients of the...

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Intersection changes have little effect on emergency response times

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amt - star of life1 -5The movement of emergency vehicles through the intersection of Main and University streets in Peoria has not been impaired by the reconstruction that has otherwise slowed traffic, city and emergency officials said Wednesday.

Indeed, city leaders...

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Gertie says we have six more weeks of winter

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groundhogMonday morning was bright and beautiful. But considering the weather we had on the weekend, the last thing most of us wanted to hear was that more winter was in store.

That’s what Gertie the groundhog revealed on Monday, Groundhog Day, at Wildlife Prairie Park. That bright...

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Warehouse District receives Historic Places designation

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Washington-St-41Peoria officials believe the listing of the city’s Warehouse District on the National Register...

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As weekend storm looms, warming centers are available in Peoria

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city logoThe Peoria Fire Department on Friday issued a reminder that there are several warming centers available to residents if the need should arise this weekend, when heavy snow and falling temperatures are forecast.

City of Peoria fire stations...

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Bradley ranks high in annual report

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bradleylogo1Bradley University once again scored well in the annual ranking of colleges and universities by U.S. News & World Report.

Bradley was ranked the fourth best college in the 12-state Midwest region and ranked ninth best among Best Value Schools in the country, according to the 30th Annual report by U.S. News. The value ranking recognizes...

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Glasser announces plans to retire in May

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jglasserBradley University President Joanne Glasser will retire May 31 after eight years at the helm, the university announced Thursday.

Glasser, who came to Peoria from Eastern Kentucky University in August 2007, became the first female president of the...

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Local, state tourism up in 2013

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cvbThe Peoria area, much like the state of Illinois, enjoyed increased tourism during 2013, the third consecutive year the numbers were higher, according to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

Revealing numbers during...

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New CEO named for Morton Chamber, EDC

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An Ohio man will be the next CEO of the Morton Chamber of Commerce and Morton Economic Development Council, the organizations announced Thursday.

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Farmer's markets merge, open at Junction City

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The farmer’s market at Junction City is now open Wednesdays and Saturdays at the corner of Knoxville and Avenue and Prospect Road. It will be open through September.

The Junction City Farmer’s Market is a joint venture between Junction City and the Peoria Heights Farmer’s Market, which formerly was open Wednesday evenings at Heritage Square in the Heights. The merger enables the two markets to offer more options to the local community,...

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City of Peoria Awarded Bloomberg Philanthropies Innovation Team Grant

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Peoria is one of only 12 cities in the United States selected to be part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Innovation Teams program, the city announced.

Peoria will receive...

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Are Americans worrying too much about the wrong things?

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Then and now: Comparing young adults today with past 30-plus years

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millennials2Today’s young adults, often called the millennial generation, are more likely to be foreign...

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Women Leadership Awards presented

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women fund new logoWomen whose actions through the years have touched many in central Illinois were honored Wednesday with Women to...

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