Pekin City Council

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The city of Pekin is announcing the retirement of Fire Chief Kurt Nelson.

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The Pekin City Council is setting the stage for a major rehabilitation of Court Street.

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The city of Pekin passed a balanced $61.2 million budget - but not without some major cutbacks due to COVID-19.

The city of Pekin will let golfers drive their privately-owned carts on the streets to hit the links.

The Pekin City Council approved a new four-year contract with its police union after a lengthy discussion over its affordability and communication about the negotiations.

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The city of Peoria has plans to create a Small Business Assistance Grant fund - but it's unclear when the money to kickstart it will arrive.

The city of Pekin's Small Business Assistance Grant program is now taking applications.

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A Pekin medical lab is starting up COVID-19 testing in earnest this week.

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The city of Pekin is creating a Small Business Assistance Grant to help local businesses hit hard by the coronavirus.

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The Pekin City Council passed an ordinance Monday allowing police to fine citizens or businesses for violating Gov. J.B. Pritzker's stay-at-home executive order aimed at containing the coronavirus.

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The city of Pekin is closing off access to the riverfront after people continued to gather there in violation of the governor's stay-at-home order.

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The Pekin City Council voted unanimously Monday to extend the emergency powers of the mayor and city manager for another two weeks.

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Starting Monday, Pekin City Hall and all other Pekin city facilities will close to the public in an effort to maintain "social distancing" and limit the spread of the coronavirus.

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The Pekin City Council unanimously approved a new registration regime for motorized bicycles Tuesday.

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The long-vacant Sud Building in downtown Pekin is set to have tenants again by year's end.

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The Pekin City Council cleared the way for PAL Health Technologies to kickstart a recreational cannabis dispensary and craft growing operation on the city's industrial southern edge.

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The Pekin City Council is putting off a vote on requiring motorized bike owners to register their vehicles with the police until next year.

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The Pekin City Council approved zoning provisions for recreational cannabis businesses at its meeting Monday.

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Newcomers prevailed in several key races in Peoria and Tazewell Counties in the election Tuesday.

Pekin’s New City Manager Gets Unanimous Support

Nov 2, 2016

The City of Pekin has a new city manager. The Pekin City Council unanimously approved Anthony “Tony” Carson for the position in a special meeting.

The Pekin City Council will discuss whether to terminate its City Manager later this month.  Two council members raised the issue last week.