Harrison Homes

Peoria's Harrison Homes residents have a new place to seek assistance.

Located within a former apartment, the Harrison Homes Resource Center will evaluate resident needs and provide appropriate solutions. 

Peoria Police Chief Loren Marion III said a civilian city employee assigned to his department will staff the office a few times a week. The goal is to connect residents with a wide range of needed resources, such as transportation.

Peoria Public Radio

A Peoria man is the city’s 12th homicide victim of the year.

Peoria police officers responded to the Harrison Homes about 10:45 p.m. Sunday after receiving a ShotSpotter alert of multiple rounds fired. 

Police found 34-year-old Bronzell Howard with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead just before 11:30 p.m. 

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood said Howard died of traumatic and rapid blood loss caused by the gunshot wounds. He did not believe the shots were fired at close range. 

Peoria Public School Teachers Greet Students at Home

Aug 9, 2017
Cass Herrington / Peoria Public Radio

Peoria Public School teachers and administrators are going door-to-door this week to get their students fired up for the first day of class. 

New PHA program helps residents develop career skills

May 15, 2014
Denise Molina-Weiger

A new Peoria Housing Authority program is helping some Harrison and Taft Homes residents pursue medical careers.

PHA moving to initiate no smoking policy

Feb 5, 2014

The Peoria Housing Authority is partnering with another organization to make some of its housing complexes smoke-free. The Hult Center for Healthy Living is using a more than 130-thousand dollar grant from the Centers for Disease Control to help various apartment sites in Peoria and Tazewell Counties implement no smoking plans.