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.
While building four single-family homes for low-income residents on Northeast Monroe Street, Peoria’s Community Development Department found its affordable housing efforts featured in a nationwide report to Congress recently.
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.
The United States is considered one of the top destination points for child trafficking with cases reported in all 50 states, including 143 investigated calls to the hotline for allegations of human trafficking in 2016 by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).
Peoria has been named a finalist in the Play Everywhere Challenge, a $1 million national competition that recognizes creative ideas to make play easy, accessible, and fun for kids and families across the country.