Peoria City Councilwoman Beth Jensen

Tim Shelley / WCBU

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.

Tim Shelley / WCBU

The frustration and anxiety about a recent uptick in violent crime on the East Bluff was palpable during a policing update for the neighborhood on Monday.

Peoria City Council Roundup

Feb 14, 2018
Daryl Scott / Peoria Public Radio

The MacArthur Highway bridge in Peoria will be closed for repairs this summer. The city expects bid letting early next month. The council then will approve a construction contract at its first meeting in March. The bridge will completely close in May and not reopen until the end of November. The new bridge will include a sidewalk on one side.

Outside the Horseshoe - October 22, 2013

Oct 23, 2013

At-Large Peoria City Councilwoman Beth Jensen took her seat at the horseshoe in early September. The practicing attorney is  filling the remainder of Gary Sandberg's seat.