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Bradley University To Announce Next President

Oct 15, 2015

The Peoria Police Department has arrested five suspects linked to the weekend shooting that resulted in the death of 14-year-old Tommie Forest.  21-year-old Kainen Lacy is the latest arrest in the shooting death.  Police say they’re now looking for two additional suspects in the homicide.  They are 18-year-old Kiangelo Marshall and a 17-year-old male juvenile in connection to Forest’s death.   

Peoria Police have arrested one person in connection with the shooting death of 14-year old Tommie Forest. 

Peoria area workers at Caterpillar and other companies who suddenly find themselves out of work will be getting help finding employment in the region.

Peoria Police Investigating Early Morning Homicide

Oct 10, 2015

Peoria Police are investigating a homicide that occurred early Saturday morning.  Police responded to a ShotSpotter Alert near the 2400 blocks of North Flora North Ellis.  Police three male juveniles were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  One male juvenile was pronounced dead at the scene of another residence on North Flora.  Police say initial information shows the shootings result from a home invasion on North Flora.  Those with information on the incident should call the Peoria Police Department or Crime Stoppers.

More than 120 tons of sand will be needed to create the Peoria Civic Center’s new ice skating rink.  The project is part of the Center’s inaugural Winterfest.  Civic Center Interim General Manager Anne Clayton says the rink will also help fill a nearly $700,000 spending gap for the Center this fiscal year:

Peoria City Council Explores Budget Options

Oct 6, 2015

The Peoria City Council started digging into next year’s budget during a special meeting Tuesday night.  The city is facing a more than $6 million deficit. 

Residents Share Input On Proposed Regional Bike Plan

Sep 29, 2015
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Ride Pricing Changes Approved For CityLink

Sep 28, 2015

Peoria Installing Meters On Reverse-Angle Parking

Sep 28, 2015
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Ardis Interested In Exploring Another Term As Mayor

Sep 24, 2015

Peoria Street Naming Held For “Big John” Robinson

Sep 23, 2015
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The Peoria City Council approved zoning changes for the River Trail Apartment project last night.  The move includes a road connection to Water Street:

Consultant details possible downtown Peoria changes

Sep 17, 2015

Both Caterpillar and the City of Peoria are exploring possibilities to change the central business district.  It’s part of an effort to craft a streetscape plan as Caterpillar plans for a new world headquarters:

Peoria airport gets $1.6M for repair projects

Sep 15, 2015

The Peoria International Airport is getting $1.6 million in federal funding for improvements.  U-S Senator Dick Durbin and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos made the announcement Tuesday.  The funding will help repair the areas where airplanes are parked or re-fueled.  

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The City of Peoria plans to continue the anti-violence Don’t Shoot program.  The issue was raised as City Council members got an update on crime statistics:

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Army National Guard Base Getting Upgrades

Sep 3, 2015

U.S. Congresswoman Cheri Bustos toured the Army National Guard base in Peoria Thursday.  She met senior Guard officials and also touted federal funding for upgrades at the facility.  Bustos says six that includes replacing six Chinook helicopters at more than $20 million per chopper:

Peoria settles lawsuit over parody Twitter account

Sep 2, 2015

Increased police presence expected through Labor Day

Aug 31, 2015
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On a hot, sultry summer’s day, the Peoria Civic Center announced  that a corner of downtown will become an ice skating rink this winter. It’s part of the Center’s inaugural Winterfest, a 39-day event that organizers hope becomes an annual tradition.

Peoria City Councilman Ryan Spain says the goal is to attract residents downtown during the chillier months.

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A new program will help homeowners on Peoria’s East Bluff pay for home improvement work. The city council approved the new grant program last week:

Candidates seeking Illinois' 18th Congressional District seat vacated by Aaron Schock reiterated their positions during a second debate this week.  

Peoria-area sees year-to-year drop in unemployment

Aug 27, 2015

The unemployment rate fell in every metro area in the state for the 17th month in a row. The Illinois Department of Employment Security is reporting an unemployment rate of 6.2-percent in July for the Peoria area. That’s a more than one-percent decline from the same time last year. But the Peoria metro area lost 1,900 jobs year-over-year.

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