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IL American Water Offers Tips to Prevent Frozen Meters and Pipes

Illinois American Water reminds homeowners that now is the time to safeguard their home plumbing to prevent water damage from frozen and burst pipes. Tips also address frozen water meters, which can bring costly plumbing repairs and replacement fees along with headaches and unexpected expense for homeowners. “We want to remind customers that sub-freezing temperatures [...]

The Last Litter Cleanup of 2017

On Thursday, December 21st, the City of Peoria Community Development Department volunteered to participate in one last organized 2017 litter cleanup. The cleanup event was focused around Knoxville and Nebraska. The Community Development Department is committed to reducing the amount of litter and debris throughout the City of Peoria by hosting multiple clean up events [...]

Community Development Department Volunteers with Salvation Army

On Tuesday, December 19, 2017, members of the Community Development Department volunteered at the East Bluff Community Center to help with the Salvation Army Food Basket Distribution. For more information on the Salvation Army Food Basket Distribution, please contact the Salvation Army Heartland Division at 309.655-7272.

Heating Requirements for Landlords and Resources for Homeowners

  As temperatures drop, our department receives many calls and inquiries about heating requirements for landlords and our Emergency Repair Program for homeowners. The City of Peoria Community Development Department would like to remind residents of the importance of following city codes as we approach the colder months. For more information, please refer to our [...]

2017 Neighborhood Awards

On Tuesday, December 12th, the Community Development Department, along with the entire Peoria City Council, recognized members of the community for their hard work, sacrifices, and dedication to making Peoria a better place.

East Bluff Community Meeting/Holiday Party

On Thursday, November 30th, Councilman Riggenbach and Councilman Ruckriegel hosted an East Bluff meeting/holiday party at the East Bluff Community Center. The meeting included holiday refreshments, a few carols, and an opportunity to meet the neighborhood snow plow drivers. Attendees were encouraged to bring canned goods to the meeting to benefit the East Bluff Community [...]

East Bluff Good Job Sweep (Nov. 27 & 28)

On November 27 & 28, Community Development inspectors completed another sweep of the East Bluff neighborhoods. In recognition of houses with exemplary lawn maintenance, inspectors hung "Good Job!" door hangers to the well-deserving residents who maintain a healthy and beautiful environment around their home.               

Peoria: Bradley’s Hometown on the Hilltop

In this video from Bradley University, students share their love for Peoria highlighting Grandview Drive, the Civic Center, and weekend service projects. Much like Peoria, Bradley offers big-city opportunities with the friendliness and openness of a smaller, more tight-knit community. For more information on what Bradley University offers our community, please visit their [...]

Trash or Treat

The Community Development Department held one of its largest litter pickups to date with a little help from Bradley University students, neighborhood associations, and committed community volunteers.

Vegetation and Litter Ordinance Change for Property Owners

The City of Peoria recently amended Chapter 13 of the Code of the City of Peoria regarding litter and vegetation. These changes clarify property maintenance responsibilities for both residential and commercial property owners as well as increases the fine for a first time offense from $50 to $100. As a courtesy, Code Enforcement will be [...]