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Barring anything unexpected, East Peoria will bring back recycling this year.

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East Peoria's property tax levy is expected to remain the same next year.

The $5.5 million levy will see a slight $25,000 bump, but property owners aren't expected to pay more any more in property axes.

The city has held the line on its chunk of the overall property tax bill for the past two decades, but Commissioner Dan Decker said it's the correct move, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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The East Peoria City Council is standing by its non-enforcement of Gov. JB Pritzker's COVID-19 restrictions on businesses.

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East Peoria Mayor John Kahl said the city will have no part in the enforcement of additional restrictions announced by Gov. JB Pritzker as COVID-19 cases surge.

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East Peoria Commissioner Mike Sutherland said he's offering a "personal bounty" of $200 to people who report political sign vandalism or theft in the city to the police.

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The East Peoria City Council has approved plans for a second recreational marijuana dispensary.

The council voted 4-1 to Tuesday approve Roy Sorce's proposal to open a dispensary at 300 S. Main St., in the shopping center across from Kroger. Commissioner Mike Sutherland voted no, as he has on all previous cannabis-related ordinances before the council.

A previous location closer to Sorce's cannabis craft growing operation on North Main was rejected due to its proximity to a daycare.

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East Peoria City Council members spent most of their meeting Tuesday night explaining the additional fees on water and sewer bills to concerned residents.

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The East Peoria City Council gave final approval Tuesday for the construction of a 142-apartment mixed-use development along the Illinois River.

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Construction of a $13 million apartment complex along the Illinois River in East Peoria is scheduled to begin in the near future.

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The East Peoria Fire Department wants to transport all rescue calls within the city's corporate limits.

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East Peoria commissioners say they support peaceful protest - but when it turns violent, they draw the line.

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The entire East Peoria City Council said it supports Mayor John Kahl's decision to buck Gov. J.B. Pritzker's stay-at-home order and begin reopening businesses last week.

The City of East Peoria will see a series of budget cuts in the coming year due to unexpected revenue loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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East Peoria is trashing its recycling program effective May 1.

East Peoria commissioner Seth Mingus said the decision to ban open burning this April wasn't taken lightly.

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The East Peoria City Council took the first step to approve Roy Sorce's application to start up a craft cannabis growing operation off Route 116. 

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East Peoria's property tax rate will remain the same next year.

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Another hotel is set to open in East Peoria.

The East Peoria City Council rolled out the welcome mat for recreational cannabis Tuesday.

With no discussion, the East Peoria City Council approved a 3 percent sales tax on recreational cannabis sales Tuesday evening.

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There is no dearth of opinions for East Peoria city commissioners to weigh as they decide whether to allow the sale of recreational cannabis next year.

The city council held a public forum on the issue on Tuesday evening. Residents fell on both sides of the issue. Some called for East Peoria to follow Morton and El Paso in banning recreational cannabis sales within its borders, while others said it presents an opportunity to create new jobs and tax revenue.

East Peoria Names Fourth City Administrator

Jul 6, 2016
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Jeff Eder will be East Peoria’s next City Administrator. The City Council unanimously approved his two year contract Tuesday.


This is Eder’s first position as chief executive for a city. He’s currently the Assistant City Manager and Economic Development Director for Rock Island, and previously spent 12 years as the Director of Community Development in Franklin Park.


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The City of East Peoria will have a new program next month to help those with certain medical conditions after a hospital stay. 

The Mobile Integrated Healthcare Services Pilot program has OSF Healthcare partnering with the Fire Department to do home visits. Assistant Fire Chief Ryan Beck says they’ll start the program visiting those with Diabetes, COPD and Congestive Heart Failure. 

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The East Peoria City Council unanimously approved a deal to give up to $830,000 in property tax rebates to the developer of the Holiday Inn Express. Frontier Property Hospitality Group is building the hotel along the Illinois River on soil that was once an ash pond.

City Commissioner Gary Densberger says the tax rebates aim to offset the costs of foundation supports needed for the comprised soil.

“Our choice is to not share revenue with Frontier and let the property sit vacant and the taxpayers get nothing, or to complete the deal with Frontier,” Densberger said.

Seven people are seeking positions on the East Peoria City Council. East Peoria has the commission form of government with four commissioners elected at-large at the same time voters choose the mayor.

Graffiti becoming more visible in East Peoria

Mar 18, 2014

More graffiti is turning up in East Peoria. City officials agree they need to find a way to reduce if not eliminate it. But some of the rogue painting - vulgar and tantamount to vandalism - is happening on the Interstate 74 overpass and the Route 150 bridge, both maintained by the state.

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The East Peoria City Council last night overwhelmingly approved selling vacant property in its new downtown to Chick-fil-A.