News

Peoria Airport Losing FedEx

Peoria Airport Losing FedEx

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

FedEx is pulling its central Illinois hub out of Peoria’s airport and moving it to the airport in Bloomington. FedEx spokesman Scott Fiedler says the switch will allow the company to upgrade its overnight service to more than 100 zip codes.

The Bloomington-Normal Airport Authority recently agreed to invest $5 million for the FedEx hub there. The move will strike a blow to cargo business at Peoria’s airport. FedEx and UPS are its main cargo carriers.

Fiedler says all employees at the Peoria hub will be able to keep their jobs at the new location.

Recent Headlines

in Local

New Illinois Schools Chief Says Funding Fix Could Take Years

Tony Smith

Smith also says charter schools should be part of the mix.

in Local

Debate in General Assembly over Civics Class Requirement

Illinois General Assembly

Bill also passed to use e-learning in Illinois schools during inclement weather.

in Local

Autism Programs Hopeful Lawmakers Will Come to Their Rescue

autism

Providers say some programs may not survive if funding is not restored.

in Local

DeWitt Co. Settlement OK’d in Dispute to Put Toxic Waste Over Aquifer

water

DeWitt county has approved a settlement with a landfill company.

in Local

Kankakee Co. Sheriff Describes Security Lapses that led to Inmate Escape

inmate_exiting_kamron_taylor

Sheriff Tim Bukowski says investigators found no inmate count had been done.