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The Journal Star in Peoria, Illinois covers everything from local news to sports... and so does this podcast.

The Journal Star in Peoria, Illinois covers everything from local news to sports... and so does this podcast.

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United States

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The Journal Star in Peoria, Illinois covers everything from local news to sports... and so does this podcast.

Language:

English


Episodes

Election 2020: Peoria County State's Attorney candidate Jodi Hoos

2/13/2020
Jodi Hoos, a former judge and incumbent candidate for Peoria County State's Attorney, speaks to the Journal Star editorial board about her campaign and proposals.

Duration:00:30:16

Election 2020: Chris McCall, Peoria County State's Attorney candidate

2/12/2020
Peoria trial lawyer Chris McCall, candidate for Peoria County State's Attorney, speaks to the Journal Star editorial board about his campaign and proposals.

Duration:00:29:04

Election 2020: Rachael Parker, Peoria County Clerk candidate

2/10/2020
Rachael Parker, incumbent candidate for Peoria County Clerk, speaks to the Journal Star editorial board about her campaign and proposals. Parker was appointed in August to succeed Steve Sonnemaker, who died in June. Her appointment lasts through Dec. 1, 2020, and her candidacy is for the Democratic nomination to fill the remaining two years of the term.

Duration:00:21:53

Election 2020: Gabe McLeod, Peoria County Clerk candidate

1/30/2020
Gabe McLeod, candidate for Peoria County Clerk, speaks to the Journal Star editorial board about his campaign and proposals.

Duration:00:22:29

Election 2020: Anni Reinking, PPS Board District 3 candidate

1/29/2020
Journal Star executive editor Dennis Anderson and associate editor Chris Kaergard interview Peoria Public Schools Board District 3 candidate Anni Reinking.

Duration:00:32:18

What can we do about violence in Peoria?

12/23/2019
Journal Star crime reporter Andy Kravetz discusses Peoria's recent, record-setting spate of deadly violence with Urban Acres owner Andy Diaz, New Millenium Institute founder Agbara Bryson and community organizer Chama St. Louis. The City of Peoria recently set a new modern-day record of 25 homicides in one calendar year, surpassing the previous record of 23 set in 2010.

Duration:00:45:45

Peoria Music Lady Edith Barnard and 'It's A Wonderful Life'

12/5/2019
Edith Barnard of peoriamusiclady.com chats with the Journal Star's Chris Kaergard about the upcoming screening of the Christmas classic "It's A Wonderful Life" at the Apollo Theater and the the popular singalong before the show. The movie airs at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15 at the theater, 311 Main Street, in Downtown Peoria.

Duration:00:11:18

Comings and goings at the Peoria Riverfront Museum

11/7/2019
Executive editor Dennis Anderson talks with Peoria Riverfront Museum chief curator Bill Conger and president & CEO John Morris about some exhibits leaving soon and new ones to come.

Duration:00:24:15

Emily Cahill and Brent Wheeler of the Peoria Park District

10/24/2019
Peoria Park District Executive Director Emily Cahill and Deputy Director Brent Wheeler join the Journal Star's Chris Kaergard and Nick Vlahos to discuss what's new for Peoria's parks and possible plans for the future.

Duration:00:31:24

The Big Picture with Doug and Eileen Leunig

9/9/2019
Peoria artists Doug and Eileen Leunig chat with the Journal Star's Chris Kaergard about the upcoming Big Picture Peoria street festival on Oct. 12, 2019 in Peoria's Warehouse District. The festival will feature chalk artists, live music, an open-mic competition and much more, with funds raised going towards arts education at after-school programs and community centers throughout the city.

Duration:00:21:53

Is crime in Peoria really up?

7/29/2019
Recent data shows that violent crime in Peoria has increased, but more-common property crime is on the decline. Reporter Andy Kravetz talks to Peoria Police Chief Loren Marion about the trends.

Duration:00:26:00

Activists push for reform of the cash bond system

6/10/2019
Community activists Ryan Hidden of Change Peoria, Chama St. Louis of the Black Justice Project and Peter Kobak join the Journal Star's Andy Kravetz discuss reforming the current cash bond system for criminal arrests.

Duration:00:37:02

From the Newsroom: Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza

6/6/2019
State Comptroller Susana Mendoza joins the Journal Star's Chris Kaergard to discuss issues with the state's finances in light of the recent tax legislation and state budget signed by Gov. Pritzker.

Duration:00:18:19

From the Newsroom: State Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth discusses legalizing marijuana

6/5/2019
In the wake of successfully legislating the legalization of recreational marijuana in Illinois, state Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth chats with the Journal Star's Chris Kaergard about the controversial legislation and its potential impact on state finances, community redevelopment and justice reform.

Duration:00:43:10

From the Newsroom: Cybercrimes and phone scams

3/15/2019
Peoria police cybercrimes investigator Det. Stevie Hughes, and Public Information Officer Amy Dotson chat with Journal Star reporter Scott Hilyard about the proliferation of online and phone scams, what to do if you become a victim, and how to prevent falling prey to them in the first place.

Duration:00:37:30

Election 2019: Peoria City Council candidate Beth Jensen

2/4/2019
Beth Jensen joins Journal Star executive editor Dennis Anderson and associate editor Chris Kaergard to talk about her candidacy for an At Large seat on the Peoria City Council.

Duration:00:46:38

Election 2019: Peoria City Council candidate Rita Ali

1/31/2019
Rita Ali joins Journal Star executive editor Dennis Anderson and associate editor Chris Kaergard to talk about her candidacy for an At Large seat on the Peoria City Council.

Duration:00:37:41

Election 2019: Peoria City Council candidate Andre Allen

1/28/2019
Andre Allen joins Journal Star managing editor Sally McKee and associate editor Chris Kaergard to talk about his candidacy for an At Large seat on the Peoria City Council.

Duration:00:36:51

Election 2019: Peoria City Council candidate Beth Akeson

1/24/2019
Beth Akeson joins Journal Star managing editor Sally McKee and associate editor Chris Kaergard to talk about her candidacy to retain an at-large seat on the Peoria City Council.

Duration:00:41:03

Election 2019: Peoria City Council candidate Kevin Sibley

1/23/2019
Kevin Sibley joins Journal Star executive editor Dennis Anderson and associate editor Chris Kaergard to talk about his candidacy for an At Large seat on the Peoria City Council.

Duration:00:24:28