WMBD/WYZZ TV – PEORIA -- 5 to 10 percent, that's how much
PeoriaCivicCenter managers plan to cut from each
department. Executive Director Debbie Ritschel, says they'll trim non-personnel
budget. That means conference and travel expenses will be shaved. The goal is
to save $100,000 off of the center's six-and-a-half million dollar budget. Ritschel
says, part of the problem is managers for many bands across the nation are
cautious about booking shows in Peoria. The CivicCenter's new budget will begin in September.