Downtown Peoria

OSF Gets Boost from New Tax Credit Bill

Jul 26, 2018
Cody Schindler

Historic Tax Credits will benefit OSF Healthcare’s renovation of the former Chase Bank Building. The tax credits are part of a new revitalization program signed into law by Governor Bruce Rauner in a downtown Peoria ceremony Thursday.

Kristin McHugh

It’s still unclear what the cause of death was for the 47-year old man found unresponsive in downtown Peoria Saturday evening.

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The Peoria Downtown Development Corporation (DDC) is seeking a property tax increase for businesses located in the downtown area. The DDC proposal would add $65.00 dollars to the tax bill of a property assessed at $100-thousand.

Our guests this week are Michelle Nielsen Ott from Sculpture Walk Peoria, and Sharon Gramm with the Peoria Riverfront Market. The two groups are working together this year: Peoria Riverfront Market begins tomorrow morning; and Sculpture Walk's opening day celebration begins later in the day, just across the street. The idea is to give residents and visitors a double incentive to visit downtown Peoria.

Out-of-Season Mardi Gras Returns to Peoria

Mar 13, 2017
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Two downtown blocks in Peoria will again transform into a New Orleans street party this spring.

Perry in Peoria Closed for Main Break

Mar 10, 2017
Tanya Koonce

A water main break on Perry Avenue in downtown Peoria has the street closed at Main. An adjacent spot on Main Street is also reduced to one lane. There is also an opening in the road there to handle the water main repair. Workers are on site to make the repair.


Peoria city streets workers will also need to repair the road once the repair is complete.


But the break has shut off water to some of the area. The lack of water means the Peoria Public Library Main Branch closed at noon.


Caterpillar News A Gut Blow to Peoria

Feb 1, 2017

 The news Caterpillar is moving its world headquarters to Chicago came as a surprise to most Tuesday. The announcement of the move follows the February, 2015 declaration the company would stay in Peoria. In fact, Caterpillar was planning to expand its world headquarters, taking up 31-acres downtown near the Peoria Riverfront.

Downtown Peoria Hotel Gets New Life

Feb 10, 2016

Downtown Peoria is poised to get an additional 320 hotel rooms with the revitalization of The Four Points by Sheraton Hotel. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports the hotel has been closed for nearly two years.

Caterpillar announces it's staying in Peoria

Feb 20, 2015

The world’s largest heavy equipment maker announced plans to build a 31-acre campus in downtown Peoria.  The news comes after Caterpillar considered building options for two-and-a-half years.

Awaiting Caterpillar's future plans

Feb 12, 2015

Caterpillar’s long-awaited facilities’ study for the future of it’s world headquarters is ready for release. Company CEO Doug Oberhelman is making the formal announcement next Friday. 

Outside the Horseshoe - February 26, 2013

Mar 12, 2013

Adams and Jefferson Streets in Downtown Peoria are currently one way streets in downtown Peoria. The Peoria City Council Meeting Agenda asks the council to give staff direction on perusing a plan to convert Adams and Jefferson streets to two-way. Interim Peoria Public Works Director Jeff Smith is our guest for this episode.