More than five months after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down large segments of the economy, trends indicate a slow recovery has started. According to figures from the Greater Peoria Data Hub, consumer spending is on the rise and unemployment is declining.
The Peoria County Board renewed its support for the Hanna City Trail project Thursday night with unanimous approval of an amended intergovernmental agreement with Hanna City and the City of Farmington.
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic forced many people to work from home, the co-founders of a new Peoria-based start-up already had workers from non-traditional office spaces in mind when they came up with the idea for their new product line.
Problems that existed in Illinois small towns and across rural America have been made worse by the coronavirus outbreak, said the director of the Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University.