Illinois lawmakers are using a seemingly surreptitious way to give themselves pay raises: creating new and useless committees for which they are automatically paid an extra $10,326 as chairmen, a Chicago-based think tank is arguing.
Remembered as 'a titan,' a 'war hero,' a 'true gentleman' and above all as a skillful, diplomatic peacemaker, longtime U.S. Rep. Bob Michel has passed away at the age of 93, 'Capitol Fax' announced today.
Hops and hopscotch came together Friday in Peoria’s adult version of the classic children’s game, which was the theme of Peoria PlayHouse Museum’s HopScotch event, featuring local brews and cocktails, food and live music.
To keep area residents safe during the holidays, the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office announced recently that its officers will focus on confronting any incidents of impaired driving with “zero tolerance,” warning of the consequences.
Offering a unique curriculum, the official statewide, Peoria-based Illinois Virtual School (IVS) has partnered with Ancora Associates Inc. to present an art course with help from the Terra Foundation for American Art in Chicago.
Beginning with a sharp plummet first recorded in July 2009, from which Peoria has never quite recovered, recently revealed data on local manufacturing jobs indicate that the city hit an all-time low as of August.
Data from the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES), backed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, recently revealed that a dozen of the state's major metropolitan zones saw over-the-year decreases in July unemployment.
The city of Peoria is urging residents to participate in the National Citizen Survey (NCS), a
national survey to gauge how well city governments serve constituents, with special focus on livability and quality of life services.