2nd District Peoria City Councilman Chuck Grayeb

Cass Herrington / Peoria Public Radio

After weeks of deliberation, the Peoria City Council is authorizing the city manager to draft operational cuts of up to $10 million to balance this year's city budget.

Tim Shelley / WCBU

There is considerable pressure on Peoria city council members to decide where the city will stand on recreational cannabis sales and cultivation sooner rather than later.

Like other local governments throughout the state, Peoria is deliberating whether to allow the sale and cultivation of recreational marijuana within the city's borders. Possession of up to 30 grams and usage in most private spaces becomes legal in Illinois on January 1.

Jeff Smudde / WCBU

The Peoria Fire Department may receive body armor in the wake of recent mass shootings. 


City Councilman Chuck Grayeb is concerned about what he calls a proliferation of massage parlors in Peoria.

Peoria Weighs Fire Department Fees

Feb 13, 2019
Peoria Public Radio/Kristin McHugh

The Peoria city council will soon decide if the fire department should charge a fee for certain responses.

Peoria City Council Approves Annual Budget

Nov 16, 2016

Approval of the City of Peoria budget hit a temporary road bump Tuesday night.

Rethinking business on West Main in Peoria

May 8, 2014

A water main break last year is responsible for a new configuration of the Main and University Street intersection and side streets. But Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports it may also have helped form a new business association:


Community support shown for Peoria's Police Chief

Aug 14, 2013

If there was any question about the standing of Police Chief Steve Settingsgaard in the eyes of the broader Peoria community it was likely put to rest with last night's City Council meeting. Peoria Public Radio's Tanya Koonce reports on the meeting and the lengthy closed-door session that followed: 

The City of Peoria prepares to budget for next year

Jun 5, 2013

  The City of Peoria is looking at a more than $3 million hole in its budget next year. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports there’s a $3.6 million deficit anticipated for 2015.