City Manager Patrick Urich

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The city of Peoria’s budget next year will be 6.2 percent higher than this year’s budget.

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Progress is slowly but surely coming along on the efforts to re-open Peoria’s largest hotel. 

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There’s a dispute over the collection of recyclables in the city of Peoria. A new contract called for bi-weekly pickup citywide.

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The Peoria City Council may have thrown a roadblock in the purchase of property along the riverfront.

Peoria Public Works Director Resigns

Dec 19, 2018

The City of Peoria is looking for a new public works director. Scott Reeise has resigned as he considers a new direction for his career, according to city manager Patrick Urich.

Peoria City Council Discusses Budget Deficit

Sep 19, 2018

The Peoria City Council Tuesday night had a first look at a $6-million deficit in next year’s city budget. An increase in pension costs and a drop in sales tax revenue are responsible for nearly 40% of that projected shortfall.

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The city is seeking suggestions on ways to improve the social and economic challenges that disproportionate affect Peoria’s African American residents.

It comes in response to a recent ranking by the site 24/7 Wall Street that named Peoria “worst-in-the-nation,” in terms of racial disparities.

The data used to assign that unflattering designation shows the median income for black residents is less than half that of whites. The survey also included the unemployment rate, which is three times higher in Peoria’s black population, compared to whites.  

The meeting will take the form of small group discussions on the subjects of economic disparity, health, employment and education. The small group discussions aim to find potential solutions.