Tanya Koonce

News Director 89.9 WCBU Peoria

Tanya Koonce appears in the following:

Illinois River Crests To All-Time High Near Peoria

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Peoria has a front row seat to the great Illinois River flood of 2013. A temporary flood wall is in place and pumps are keeping the water at the lowest points from coming up through the sewers and into the store fronts. Whether their property is underwater or not, the resolve of people living and working along the Illinois River isn't wavering.


Illinois congressman to be transportation secretary

Friday, December 19, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama will announce his selection of Republican Illinois Congressman Ray LaHood as his transportation secretary today. While LaHood will be the second Republican in Obama's cabinet, he is known as a moderate willing to work across party lines. But he has a weak record on the environment and hasn't been a mass transit advocate. Tanya Koonce, News Director of WCBU in Peoria, gives The Takeaway a briefing on her hometown congressman.