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The city of Peoria has eleven tax increment financing districts. These TIFs allow the city to issue bonds in order to improve infrastructure that will spur economic development.

Former Congressman Aaron Schock has agreed to pay thousands of dollars in fines in exchange for prosecutors dismissing his felony corruption case.

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When pick-up of recycled materials in the city of Peoria changed from monthly to every other week, it called for recycling bins to be placed at the front of houses instead of alleys. That caused a problem for 2400 households where it’s difficult to move bins from alleys to front curbs. Money has caused a problem in reaching a solution.


CityLink is operating continuous bus shuttles Friday and Saturday to the Peoria Civic Center for the Boys Basketball Class-1A and 2A State Finals.

Peoria Police Department

Peoria police are asking the public to help identify two men who robbed a Verizon store Friday.


WTVP is searching for a new President and CEO. A joint management agreement with WILL in Champaign Urbana includes Moss Bresnahan serving in that role for both stations.

Mattress Liquidators

A Peoria-based company is moving into the former Bergner's space at the Shoppes at Grand Prairie.

Peoria County Jail

A Peoria man is facing multiple gun charges following an early morning raid.

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State Senator Dave Koehler is co-sponsoring legislation to expand clean energy efforts.

A Peoria man is dead following a house fire on the city’s south side.

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Illinois Central College Vice President Rita Ali ran away with the Consolidated Primary Election Tuesday for the Peoria City Council At-Large Race.

Greater Peoria’s labor market is stable. That’s according to Bradley University’s quarterly Composite Index of Business and Economic Indicators.

Peoria Considers Changes to Billboard Restrictions

Feb 27, 2019
Peoria Public Radio/Kristin McHugh

The city of Peoria 30 years ago approved a policy that would limit the number of billboards in each council district.

Peoria City Council Weighs Recycling Pickup Changes

Feb 27, 2019
Peoria Public Radio/Kristin McHugh

The Peoria city council will consider changes to the city’s recycling pickup schedule at a special meeting next Tuesday.

Peoria Public Schools

The Peoria Public School District is hosting forums to discuss ideas for changing school start times.

The cities of Peoria and East Peoria are urging residents to register their mobile phones for emergency alerts.

Peoria Police Department

Peoria police continue to search for a man considered armed and dangerous.

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ST. LOUIS - Flooding along the Illinois River could spell trouble for southern portions of the state in the coming weeks.

Peoria Public Radio/Tanya Koonce

Illinois home sales plunged last month, despite improving inventory levels. The Illinois Realtors organization reports family home and condominium sales statewide were down 19.4 percent in January when compared with figures from 2018.

City of Peoria

The city of Peoria will unveil its Western Avenue improvement project next month.

Peoria Lawmakers React to Governor's Budget Proposal

Feb 21, 2019
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SPRINGFIELD -  Central Illinois lawmakers are reacting to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s proposed $39 billion budget.


Governor J.B. Pritzker has tapped a Peoria County woman to lead the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.


Peoria Notre Dame High School’s principal died Tuesday.


WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is declining to get involved in the corruption case against former Illinois congressman Aaron Schock.

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Governor J.B. Pritzker delivers his first budget address Wednesday. It’s likely to be an ambitious budgetary road map. Pritzker says state’s budget has been ravaged.

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Mixed precipitation could make Wednesday morning’s commute difficult as another round of winter weather descends on central Illinois.

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Indivisible Peoria Area, members supports and others are gathering today at the Federal Courthouse in downtown Peoria.

Peoria Police Department

A man wanted in connection with a Detroit hit-and-run accident was taken into custody in Peoria Thursday.

Peoria Public Radio/Kristin McHugh

  Peoria County’s administrator wants state lawmakers to review statutes governing the construction of livestock facilities.

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  Peoria police and the county coroner concur the Valentine's Day morning shooting on West John Gwynn Junior Avenue was a murder-suicide. The coroner says 39-year-old David Jenkins shot 30-year-old Kayla Fannon three times before taking his own life.