Carl Cannon

Tanya Koonce / WCBU

The Peoria Housing Authority is taking a big step towards redeveloping the Taft Homes. 

Central Illinois Election Highlights

Apr 5, 2017

The general election results in Peoria mean several members of the city council will be returning for another term. Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis defeated political newcomer Couri Thomas for a fourth term.

 

Fi rst District Incumbents Denise Moore maintains that seat with a more than 50 percent margin of victory over David Berry. Jim Montelongo also won another term over challenger for Peoria Police professional Mike Eddlemon.

 

  A spokeswoman for Gov. Bruce Rauner says the governor wants Illinois' new medical marijuana pilot program to be "fully evaluated" before a decision is made on whether to extend it beyond 2017. Rauner spokeswoman Catherine Kelly says the Republican believes "there is a lot of time left" to evaluate the pilot program. A Skokie Democrat who sponsored the original medical marijuana legislation is pushing a new measure to extend the program four years from when the first dispensary begins officially operating. Rep.

ELITE Re-Entry Program graduates 5th class

Sep 11, 2014
Denise Molina-Weiger / Peoria Public Radio

A program that aims to help ex-offenders get jobs and stay out of prison graduated its fifth class Thursday. 14 people successfully got through the summer session of the ELITE Re-Entry program. The graduation ceremony took place at the Federal Court House with a speech from Judge Joe Billy McDade, a certificate presentation and music.