Peoria County Administrator Scott Sorrel

Peoria County's proposed $133 million 2020 budget makes a full payment to employee pensions without raising property taxes.

That's according to county administrator Scott Sorrel. He said new revenue from cannabis, online sales taxes and increased motor fuel taxes may help the county's bottom line, but they're also planning for pension costs, upcoming collective bargaining with 10 employee unions, and increasing health insurance costs.

"I think for us, it's a status quo budget. It's not expansive growth," said Sorrel. 

Peoria Public Radio/Kristin McHugh

  Peoria County’s administrator wants state lawmakers to review statutes governing the construction of livestock facilities.

Voters to Decide on Peoria County Roads

Sep 30, 2016
Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

Peoria County voters will have two sales tax questions to consider on the November ballot. The Peoria County Schools Facility 1/2-percent sales tax question is getting another go and there’s a referendum seeking an additional 1/4-percent sales tax increase for roads.

  Peoria County kicked off a series of town hall meeting last night on its referendum requesting voters approve a 1/4-percent sales tax for roads.