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.
It's not always politics as usual when you get to the rural areas of Illinois. For example, in Peoria, a local Democrat and former candidate for the office has crossed the aisle and endorsed a Republican for Peoria Township supervisor.