During his recent statewide tour, Gov. Bruce Rauner visited Peoria’s Getz Fire Equipment, a family-owned business that been operating in the city since 1957, providing fire safety equipment and services in Illinois and Iowa.
Peoria County is part of a porous Illinois that has seen thousands of residents leave in recent years, according to a tweet from the vice president of the Illinois Policy Institute Vice President of Policy Michael Lucci.
As the city of Peoria prepares to undertake its next round of service procurement for solid waste collection, it is seeking input from the public to gauge where collection and resident willingness to financially support enhancements could improve.
Kent Rotherham was recently sworn in as the Peoria County auditor, taking over from Carol VanWinkle, who resigned on Dec. 31 following his appointment to the position at a previous Peoria County board meeting.
Following the retirement of Peoria County Treasurer Edward 'Tripp' O’Connor, the Peoria County board is currently accepting applications for his replacement, who would serve a term ending on Nov. 30, 2018.