Pekin City Council Pekin Announces Fire Chief Kurt Nelson's Retirement By Tim Shelley • Jun 23, 2020 Tim Shelley / Peoria Public Radio The city of Pekin is announcing the retirement of Fire Chief Kurt Nelson. Pekin City Council Charts Court Street Revitalization By Tim Shelley • Jun 22, 2020 Tim Shelley / Peoria Public Radio The Pekin City Council is setting the stage for a major rehabilitation of Court Street. Pekin Passes $61M Budget, Small Business Grants By Tim Shelley • May 4, 2020 Tim Shelley / Peoria Public Radio The city of Pekin passed a balanced $61.2 million budget - but not without some major cutbacks due to COVID-19. Pekin Permits Golf Carts on City Streets By Tim Shelley • Apr 27, 2020 The city of Pekin will let golfers drive their privately-owned carts on the streets to hit the links. Pekin Council Approves New Police Contract Despite Cost Concerns By Tim Shelley • Apr 27, 2020 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. Peoria Waiting on Federal Funding to Get Small Business Assistance Grants Started By Tim Shelley • Apr 16, 2020 Tim Shelley / Peoria Public Radio 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. Pekin Small Business Grant Applications Now Available By Tim Shelley • Apr 15, 2020 The city of Pekin's Small Business Assistance Grant program is now taking applications. Pekin Medical Lab Begins Processing COVID-19 Tests By Tim Shelley • Apr 14, 2020 Centers for Disease Control A Pekin medical lab is starting up COVID-19 testing in earnest this week. Pekin Council Creates COVID-19 Small Business Grants By Tim Shelley • Apr 13, 2020 City of Pekin The city of Pekin is creating a Small Business Assistance Grant to help local businesses hit hard by the coronavirus. In Pekin, Violating the Stay-At-Home Order May Mean a $750 Fine By Tim Shelley • Apr 7, 2020 Tim Shelley / WCBU 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. Pekin Closes Riverfront to the Public By Tim Shelley • Apr 3, 2020 Pekin Police Dept. 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. Pekin City Council Extends Mayor's Emergency Powers By Tim Shelley • Mar 24, 2020 Screenshot The Pekin City Council voted unanimously Monday to extend the emergency powers of the mayor and city manager for another two weeks. Pekin City Hall Closes to the Public to Maintain Social Distancing By Tim Shelley • Mar 14, 2020 Tim Shelley / WCBU 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. Pekin Passes Scaled-Down Motorized Bicycle Ordinance By Tim Shelley • Feb 24, 2020 (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) The Pekin City Council unanimously approved a new registration regime for motorized bicycles Tuesday. Pekin Loans $200k To Get Vacant Office Building Up And Running Again By Tim Shelley • Feb 11, 2020 Google Maps Street View The long-vacant Sud Building in downtown Pekin is set to have tenants again by year's end. Pekin Council Approves Cannabis Business Applications By Tim Shelley • Feb 11, 2020 Tim Shelley / WCBU 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. Pekin Postpones Motorized Bike Regulation Until Next Year By Tim Shelley • Dec 10, 2019 (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) The Pekin City Council is putting off a vote on requiring motorized bike owners to register their vehicles with the police until next year. Pekin City Council OKs Recreational Cannabis Businesses By Tim Shelley • Nov 26, 2019 Tim Shelley / WCBU The Pekin City Council approved zoning provisions for recreational cannabis businesses at its meeting Monday. The Votes Are In: Newcomers Prevail in Key Races By Tanya Koonce & Kristin McHugh • Apr 2, 2019 Peoria Public Radio/Kristin McHugh Newcomers prevailed in several key races in Peoria and Tazewell Counties in the election Tuesday. Pekin’s New City Manager Gets Unanimous Support By Tanya Koonce • 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. No Change For Pekin City Manager Job, Following Council Discussion By Alex Rusciano • Sep 28, 2015 Pekin Council To Discuss Possible Termination of City Manager By Alex Rusciano • Sep 21, 2015 The Pekin City Council will discuss whether to terminate its City Manager later this month. Two council members raised the issue last week.