Peoria City Council

A site on Peoria’s southside that has been a problem bar in the past will get a liquor license, but with a change. 

The Peoria City Council approved next year’s budget in less than one hour last night. 

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The Peoria City Council last night gave an initial okay to three sources of income to help balance its budget for next year. 

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The business community is offering its own suggestions for the city of Peoria’s 2020 budget. 

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The City of Peoria could see the sale of recreational cannabis next year. The city council last night approved an ordinance to allow adult-use marijuana dispensaries.

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The city of Peoria’s budget next year will be 6.2 percent higher than this year’s budget.

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The sale of adult-use cannabis in the city of Peoria may, to a large degree, follow the same guidelines as that of medical marijuana.

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The Peoria City Council approved a three percent recreational cannabis tax at Tuesday's meeting.

The Peoria City Council last night took a partial step toward the legal sale of recreational cannabis.

Peoria At-large City Councilman Zach Oyler was formally charged Wednesday with domestic battery and interfering with a report of domestic battery in Peoria County.

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The city council last night got a first look at a revitalization plan for the MacArthur Highway corridor on the city’s South Side. 

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You may be able to enjoy an alcoholic beverage while at a movie theater in the near future. 

OSF HealthCare employees will have available parking when its new mission headquarters opens in downtown. 

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There is considerable pressure on Peoria city council members to decide where the city will stand on recreational cannabis sales and cultivation sooner rather than later.

Like other local governments throughout the state, Peoria is deliberating whether to allow the sale and cultivation of recreational marijuana within the city's borders. Possession of up to 30 grams and usage in most private spaces becomes legal in Illinois on January 1.

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The Peoria City Council will hold a special meeting on Saturday to determine the city's directon on recreational cannabis businesses. 

The new state law legalizing recreational cannabis usage goes into effect on Jan. 1. But the law also allows municipalities wide leeway on whether or not to allow the cultivation and sale of recreational cannabis within their communities. 

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There will soon be 30 new houses built in Peoria’s East Bluff neighborhood.

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The Peoria Fire Department may receive body armor in the wake of recent mass shootings. 

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There may be more latitude for painting murals on the sides of buildings in Peoria. Murals currently are limited to 30 feet in height.

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The Peoria City Council may have thrown a roadblock in the purchase of property along the riverfront.

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City Councilman Chuck Grayeb is concerned about what he calls a proliferation of massage parlors in Peoria.

Pop-A-Shot Loan Approved by Peoria Council

May 15, 2019
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The Peoria City Council last night took a step to bring a new company to town.

The redevelopment of the old Chase Bank Building in downtown Peoria is one step closer to reality.

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

Peoria Council Tables Plan to Bill for Some Accidents

Mar 27, 2019
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The city of Peoria will not ask motorists involved in traffic accidents to reimburse the city...at least not yet.

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The Peoria Fire Department could respond to 2400 fewer calls a year. That’s according to a study by Fitch and Associates. Those calls are non-emergency medical calls like assistance in lifting a person who has fallen.

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The city of Peoria has eleven tax increment financing districts. These TIFs allow the city to issue bonds in order to improve infrastructure that will spur economic development.

Peoria Considers Changes to Billboard Restrictions

Feb 27, 2019
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The city of Peoria 30 years ago approved a policy that would limit the number of billboards in each council district.

Peoria City Council Weighs Recycling Pickup Changes

Feb 27, 2019
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The Peoria city council will consider changes to the city’s recycling pickup schedule at a special meeting next Tuesday.

Peoria City Council Studies Video Gaming Fees

Jan 9, 2019
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Some requirements to operate video gaming in the city of Peoria may soon change.

Peoria Evaluates Cost of 2019 Cuts and Fees

Nov 6, 2018

 

The City of Peoria could be making personnel cuts to its police and fire departments for the first time in years. Other areas will take cuts too and the city is considering new fees as it faces a $6 to $7-million deficit next year.

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