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Serving Peoria: Bradley COM and Community Development

On Saturday, April 28th, the Community Development Department will team with Bradley University’s Communication 103 course, “The Oral Communication Process” for The 2018 Great American Cleanup. Students, staff volunteers, and other community residents will participate in multiple service opportunities throughout the City of Peoria, on the nation’s largest annual community improvement event. Approximately 100 [...]

Neighborhood Sweeps: Making the City Safer and Cleaner

       On Friday, March 23, 2018, the City of Peoria Community Development Department, along with the Neighborhood Services Unit of the Peoria Police Department, launched a new initiative to improve our neighborhoods. This initiative aims to reduce blight in neighborhoods and improve public safety across the City of Peoria by hosting neighborhood sweeps throughout [...]

Updates in the Community Effort to End Homelessness

On February 27, 2018, Mayor Ardis presented a proclamation recognizing the Heart of Illinois Homeless Continuum of Care and the Heart of Illinois United Way. These organizations, alongside several partners, coordinated the implementation of an interim shelter system in Peoria. This program model provides 24/7 interim housing (shelter) and comprehensive case management with the goal [...]

City of Peoria Yard Waste Collection Begins April 2nd

The City of Peoria will resume collecting yard waste on Monday, April 2, 2018. Friday, December 7, 2018, will be the final day for yard waste pick up in 2018.  Residents are reminded to have all trash and yard waste properly placed for pick-up no later than 6:00 a.m. on their scheduled pick-up day. Yard [...]

2018 Spring Home Show

From February 23rd-25th, the City of Peoria Community Development Department staffed a booth at the 2018 Spring Home Show at the Peoria Civic Center. Each year, the Home Builders Association of Greater Peoria hosts this event featuring different exhibitors displaying a wide range of interior, exterior, home building, and home remodeling services and products. The [...]

What Would You Do to Improve Peoria With $1,000?

On Monday, March 5, Bradley communications lecturer Laura Bruns invited Community Development staff to speak with her COM 103 class to give students background information on Peoria for an upcoming persuasive speech on how Peoria could be improved with $1,000.  Students learned about the unique challenges and problems facing Peoria from a Community Development perspective  [...]

1,250 Property Owners Attended 2018 Annual Landlord Training

  On Thursday, February 22nd and Monday, February 26th, the Community Development Department held the 2018 Annual Training Session for Non-Owner Occupied Property Owners at the Peoria Civic Center. The City of Peoria requires all non-owner occupied properties to be registered and pay an annual fee of $150 per single family home. This requirement applies [...]

City Opens Roof Program Lottery 2/21/18

Starting Wednesday, February 21st-Wednesday, March 7, 2018, the City of Peoria will be taking applications for the 2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Roof Program. This annual program is to assist low income homeowners unable to afford needed roof repairs. There are 20 available openings for the roof program this year. Interested applicants may come to [...]

A Successful Job Fair Hosted By PCCEO

Thank you to Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity  (PCCEO)for hosting a job fair this morning at their building located at 711 W McBean.  Multiple employers participated and over 60 applicants attended.  One of the companies participating in the job fair was City of Peoria Contractor Jimax Landscaping.  The Code Enforcement Division of the Community [...]

A Reminder to Pick Up Litter and After Your Pet

The Community Development Department encourages the residents of Peoria to be good neighbors. As good neighbors, we agree on certain standards that allow all residents to enjoy our homes, maintain property values, and preserve peace in our neighborhoods. What follows are common complaints received through Peoria Cares reports. A common complaint, not as as visible [...]