Zach Oyler

The judge presiding over Peoria City Councilman Zach Oyler's domestic battery case has recused himself. 

Peoria At-large City Councilman Zach Oyler has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor domestic battery charges.

Oyler’s jury trial is set for Jan. 13. He's next due to court for a status hearing on Oct. 16.

Oyler’s trial was pushed back because his attorney, Robert Hanauer, has a federal trial to attend to this fall.

The councilman was arrested at his home in July. He’s charged with domestic battery and interfering with a report of domestic battery. Both are Class A misdemeanors.

Hanauer and Oyler declined to comment after Wednesday's hearing.

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.

Ballot for April Peoria City Council Election Set

Feb 27, 2019
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Illinois Central College Vice President Rita Ali ran away with the Consolidated Primary Election Tuesday for the Peoria City Council At-Large Race.

Peoria Officials Take The Oath to Serve

May 3, 2017

Recently elected Peoria township and city officials were sworn into office Tuesday night at city hall.

Several familiar faces including mayor Jim Ardis, city clerk Beth Ball, five returning council members and other officials took the oath.

There are two new men on the city council. Zach Oyler is an at-large councilman and Denis Cyr, after winning the fifth district race by a single vote, now sits at the council horseshoe.

Central Illinois Election Highlights

Apr 5, 2017

The general election results in Peoria mean several members of the city council will be returning for another term. Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis defeated political newcomer Couri Thomas for a fourth term.

 

Fi rst District Incumbents Denise Moore maintains that seat with a more than 50 percent margin of victory over David Berry. Jim Montelongo also won another term over challenger for Peoria Police professional Mike Eddlemon.

 

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Former Peoria City Council Candidate and self proclaimed activist Amr Elsamny says he will persist in his effort to have the primary election results thrown out. Although it’s unclear how that might happen.

Peoria County Judge James Mack today dismissed his case with prejudice. That’s a final judgment.