Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

Peoria Officer Cleared in Shooting of Luis Cruz

The Peoria Police Officer who killed Luis Cruz in July has been cleared of any wrongdoing. Peoria County State’s Attorney Jerry Brady says the officer acted with justifiable and necessary force when he shot 19-year-old Luis Cruz. Brady delivered findings from the State Police investigation Thursday saying the officer was acting to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or another. Officers Ryan Isonhart and Nicholas Mason were attempting to arrest Cruz for a shooting as well as a...

Read More

Expert Review: More Than A Third Of Prison Deaths Were Preventable

A new report suggests a third of the deaths in Illinois prisons are preventable.

Read More

'What Took A Lifetime To Accumulate ... Was Incinerated In Minutes'

When the sun rose over California on Friday, it found a state substantially changed from just a week ago. A pair of wildfires, both to the north and south, have killed dozens of people, left hundreds more missing and reduced the entire community of Paradise to smoldering ash and ruin. Amid all the destruction, life goes on, albeit substantially changed. For the survivors, rescuers and volunteers involved in recovery efforts — even for people living more than 200 miles from the nearest...

Read More

Traffic

Community Events Calendar

Find out about events across central Illinois with Peoria Public Radio's community events calendar

The transmitter project is finally underway.  It has been two years since I specified equipment and components.  We have been operating on a backup Studio To Transmitter Link (STL) for over 5 years.  There is apparently terrestrial interference causing frequent drop-outs with the main Starlink STL.  The backup STL is failing.  The UHF power module is no longer available.  A new 11ghz licensed radio link is planned to replace the 950mHz systems.  This link will provide a path for unco

A recent study by the Institute for Higher Education Policy shows that the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign stands out among similar schools for its low percentage of minority students.

The Illinois General Assembly rolled over Gov. Bruce Rauner in the first week of veto session, voting to override his vetos of more than three-dozen bills. But that's only half the game.

When lawmakers return for week two of veto session, the House and Senate will swap bills to complete the override process — will the governor fare any better then?

Is a plant in Chicago's suburbs to blame for high incidents of cancer in nearby residents?  We talk with a woman diagnosed with breast cancer who believes a chemical used at the plant is the cause.  She and others are asking state lawmakers to take action.  

We also hear how the University of Illinois flagship campus lags many of its peers when it comes to minority student enrollment compared to the high school population.  

Statewide, with host Sean Crawford, brings you reports and conversations from in and around Illinois. 

After decades of Americans gobbling up more and more turkey, production of the bird hasn't quite been flying the same in recent years.

The U.S. produced about 6 billion pounds of ready-to-cook turkey in each of the last two years, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Those were among the highest production levels on record for the industry.

But just looking at those two years misses the bigger picture.

After 10 years of consistent gains, the number of immigrant families enrolled in SNAP, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, fell by 10 percent in 2018.

By the time someone clicks "buy" on Amazon, Jenny Freshwater's team has probably expected it.

Freshwater is a software director in Amazon's Supply Chain Optimization Technologies group. Her team forecasts demand for everything sold by Amazon worldwide.

This task, into which NPR got exclusive insight, underlies the entire Amazon retail operation. And it's central to Amazon's wooing of some 100 million people who shell out up to $119 a year for a Prime subscription, which guarantees two-day shipping.

Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Pages