InterBusiness Issues - June 2006

Ken Hinton

Ken Hinton took over as superintendent of Peoria Public Schools nearly one year ago. A lot of positive changes have been made during his short tenure in the post, and Hinton said he foresees a bright future for the district through slow, steady progress. “I see myself as a servant, one who’s been given a tremendous opportunity to make education in our community a world-class experience for students and families. I realize this will take time, but it’ll become a reality. We didn’t get to where we are in a day, and it’ll take longer than a day to reach the excellence we all are striving to attain.”

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Caterpillar Reports Record Revenues

Caterpillar Inc. reported record first-quarter 2006 sales and revenues of $9.392 billion and record first-quarter profit of $840 million or $1.20 per share.

Enhancing Communities

Paul Killian
STS Consultants, Ltd.
Brownfield properties pose unique challenges, including financial complexity and long-term liability due to environmental risks.

Paying Attention to Lead-Based Hazards

Fadi Rustom
Kavanagh, Scully, Sudow, White & Frederick, P.C.
Long thought to be a problem of the past, lead poisoning once again has become an issue for our children, communities and government.
Patrick Kirchhofer - Peoria County Farm Bureau
Ken Spirito, Greater Peoria Regional Airport
Dr. Robert Zinser, Zinser Chiropractic Clinics
Mayor Jim Ardis - City of Peoria
W. Michael Bryant, Methodist Medical Center
David Williams - Peoria County
Janice Parker, Central Illinois Debt Management & Credit Education, Inc.
Dr. John Erwin, Illinois Central College
Dr. John Throop, The Summit Group
Daniel Baker, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Mary Pille, Employers' Association
JR Runkel, Fortner Insurance Agency, Inc.
Steve Powell, Peoria Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Congressman Ray LaHood - U.S. Congress
Michael Stephan, Heart of Illinois United Way
David Smith, Manpower Professional
Bashir Ali - Central Illinois Workforce Network