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Major road projects on Sheridan, Allen, Glen, and Western would be paused under a proposal the Peoria City Council will consider at its next meeting.

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Issues including housing disparity, the digital divide and training for high-wage jobs are among the topics a new Peoria city-county initiative hopes to address, according to City Council member Rita Ali.

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The City of Peoria and Hope Fair Housing Center have agreed to settle a lawsuit over the chronic nuisance property ordinance.

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U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth said she's working to get more financial relief for Illinois municipalities struggling to keep services going after COVID-19 took a big bite out of tax revenues.

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Norm Kelly, the well-known Peoria historian and author, has died following a year-long battle with cancer.

The City of Peoria Council will receive $1.4 million in federal assistance to help small businesses adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

An additional $400,000 has been awarded to the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council. The U.S Commerce Department announced the CARES Act Recovery Assistance grants on Wednesday.

The federal money for Peoria is aimed at assisting business owners as they work to rebound from financial instability. The aid will be dispersed through a revolving loan fund.

Several Peoria businesses put boards over doors and windows to protect their property amid civil unrest earlier this year. Now the city’s Community Development Department wants to see the remaining boards taken down.

“We’re all trying to get back to some level of normalcy in the community and with businesses, showing that the businesses are open for customers as much as they can,” said Community Development Director Ross Black.

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U.S. Census Bureau workers have started going door-to-door in the Peoria area to boost participation in the nationwide population count.

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The city of Peoria is looking to people financially hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic cover some of their housing costs.

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The city of Peoria is applying for funding to convert Fulton Plaza into a two-way street next year.

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City inspectors are staying busy, as code complaints last month nearly doubled what they'd be in a typical May.

Community Development Director Ross Black said the vast majority of the 1,400 complaints were about things like tall grass, weeds, and litter or garbage disposal. 

Black said spring is always a busy time for his department, as lawn growing conditions improve and more people are outside. But they usually only get about 800 complaints for the month of May.

He attributes this year's spike, in part, to more people sheltering in place.

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The city of Peoria is dismantling part of the floodwall protecting historic River Station – but the weather forecast will determine when to fully dismantle. That’s according to Public Works Superintendent Sie Maroon.

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The Illinois River is expected to hit major flood stage in Peoria by Friday morning. Cities aren't waiting until then to start preparing.

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The city of Peoria will receive $500,000 to clean up a contaminated South Peoria plot.

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PeoriaCorps is adapting its upcoming class in the age of COVID-19. The 900-hour professional development program provides maintenance to the city of Peoria’s green infrastructure built to offset stormwater runoff.

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The city of Peoria acted sincerely, if imperfectly, to avoid layoffs to address budget concerns in 2018.

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The city of Peoria wants to see more usage of the Gateway Building. 

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The 19th-century railroad turntable at Peoria’s Riverfront Park may soon go to a new home. 

The Monticello Railway Museum in east-Central Illinois wants to use the historic turntable as part of its functional railroad. 

“We are now looking at developing more comprehensive plans for the Riverfront Park, Bridge to Bridge and beyond. And it just doubled up, like we should make sure this goes into productive use," said Assistant City Manager Deborah Roethler. 

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The Illinois Labor Relations Board has upheld a summary ruling against the city of Peoria earlier this year which restricts the "brownout" of fire department engines.

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Peoria’s riverfront area is slowly returning to normal nearly two weeks after being inundated with flood waters. The city of Peoria says the 300 block of SW Water Street is now open to all traffic. The Liberty parking lot is also open, but it can only be accessed from Harrison Street.

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Sandbag cleanup is underway along Peoria’s riverfront. Public works crews began removal Wednesday in the 300 block of SW Water Street.

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Work to protect the Peoria’s River Station from flood waters is nearly complete. Assistant Public Works Director Sie Maroon expects completion of the remaining sandbag walls Friday.

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PEORIA - The Peoria Planning and Zoning Commission has rejected plans by winery to expand.

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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.

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

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A blast of polar air enveloped much of the Midwest on Wednesday, closing schools and businesses and straining infrastructure with some of the lowest temperatures in a generation. Disruptions are now extending into Thursday.

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The deadly arctic deep freeze enveloping the Midwest is forcing widespread closure of schools, businesses and government offices. It’s also prompted the U.S. Postal Service to take the rare step of suspending mail delivery to a wide swath of the region.

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A limited state of emergency has been declared in the city of Peoria. Mayor Jim Ardis issued the proclamation Tuesday afternoon ahead of forecasted record-low temperatures.

Peoria City Council Reviews Economic Development Tool

Jan 28, 2019

The city of Peoria has many economic development tools for attracting business.

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Peoria city officials were talking trash Thursday-as in waste management.