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Pest Control as the Temperatures Drop

As temperatures continue to drop and winter approaches, rats and mice begin to look for shelter inside. Unfortunately, this can cause serious problems for residents and business who unknowingly house these rodents over the next few months. Rats and mice look for warm, more insulated places in order to get through the winter, which is [...]

October Tireless Project

The Tireless Project will hold its monthly collection of unwanted tires on Saturday, October 28. The collection site, located at Jimax, 2000 W Clark St on October 28, is for PEORIA CITY RESIDENTS ONLY; hours of collection are 9:00–11:00 a.m. (may end earlier if the trailer is at capacity—approximately 1,000 tires). If tires are left [...]

2017 City of Peoria Neighborhood Banquet is Cancelled

The 2017 City of Peoria Neighborhood Banquet scheduled for November 1, 2017 is being cancelled.  Based on the number of registrants and the cost to host the event, it made more fiscal sense to find a different, more cost effective solution to celebrate neighborhood leaders.  The City of Peoria still plans to honor 2017 award [...]

Residents and Bradley Students to Participate in Annual Trash or Treat

On Saturday, October 28, 2017, the City of Peoria Community Development Department will be hosting its annual "Trash or Treat" event at four locations throughout Peoria. This year, Community Development is teaming up with multiple neighborhood associations and Bradley University's COM 103 course, "The Oral Communication Process." Students, staff, volunteers, neighborhood associations, and other community [...]

City of Peoria Opens Bids for 5 Properties

The Community Development Department, represented by Doug Williams, Maloof Realtor, has listed five single family homes for sale. These homes were acquired through the abandoned property process and have active demolition orders on the structures. Qualified purchasers will be required to show that they are capable of rehabilitating the houses within 12 months of the [...]

Trunk or Treat

Community Development staff members joined in on the fun at the East Bluff Community Center's "Trunk or Treat" event on Thursday, October 12th.

Code Enforcement Wears Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

We Are Helping Now October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Every Friday for the month of October, Code Enforcement will be out and about with pink ribbon t-shirts and pink measuring sticks to raise breast cancer awareness.

Community Development at the Annual RNNC Conference

            The Regional Neighborhood Networking Conference (RNNC) is an annual 3-day conference held to encourage citizens and representatives from across the Midwest to share innovative ideas about building and strengthening our neighborhoods. This year, Assistant Director Joe Dulin, Code Enforcement Supervisor Ashley Elias, and Neighborhood Enhancement Coordinator Terence Acquah presented [...]

East Bluff Meeting 9/28/17

East Bluff residents gathered at the First English Lutheran Church to hear speakers from the Community Development Department, Peoria Police Department, Councilman Riggenbach, and Councilman Ruckriegel discuss updates on the enhancement of the East Bluff.

Good Job Door Hangers in the East Bluff

On Wednesday, September 13th, the Code Enforcement Division of the Community Development Department was out in the East Bluff showing residents that we appreciate the effort they put forth to ensure their neighborhood looks great. “Good job” door hangers were used to recognize residents who make sure their yards are well taken care of and [...]