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One More ‘Thank You’ to Peoria – Josiah Williams

As a kid, I never really understood what my Mom did for a living. On Sunday, she delivered sermons at various churches. Monday would be grant writing for a STEAM program (science, technology, engineering, arts and math). On Tuesday, she led CHOICES, where girls would come and celebrate the joys and struggles of being created female. [...]

Antonio Mables Shares What He Loves About the East Bluff

The Community Development Department asked its staff: “What do you love about your neighborhood?” One response from Code Enforcement officer Antonio Mables stood out. Read his response below: What I love about the East Bluff: One of the things I love about my neighborhood is the diversity of cultures within it. I have had the [...]

Help ART, Inc. Win a $25,000 Grant for Peoria, IL!

Artists ReEnvisioning Tomorrow (ART, Inc.) is attempting to make history in Peoria, IL by turning a historic school building into a community arts center! The community arts center will offer classes in music, language arts, graphic arts, STEAM, family empowerment, yoga, health workshops, sewing and many more. Their mission is to inspire and empower the community [...]

Resident Grocery Survey aims to understand resident grocery preferences

The Regional Fresh Food Council launched a survey this week to determine the impact of recent grocery store closures, where area residents buy their groceries, and how they feel about the available food products at the stores where they shop.  The focus of the survey is on residents of the South Side and East Bluff [...]

Make a Commitment to #PickUpPeoria

The Community Development Department recently held a press conference to announce the official 2018 Litter Campaign, which details returning programs and new initiatives to help beautify neighborhoods throughout the city. One initiative shows how Peoria can work together against litter, and we would love to have your participation! We are encouraging Neighborhood Associations, Businesses, Non-Profit [...]

Reclaiming Vacant Lots Conference in Milwaukee, WI

Members of our staff attended the Reclaiming Vacant Properties conference in Milwaukee, WI, last week! "The conference explores the latest strategies to address vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties, providing space to showcase innovation and creating a forum in which new ideas can arise. It brings people together around these common challenges and equips them to [...]