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So far Misa Nagase has created 14 blog entries.

Accessibility Repairs in Peoria Homes

Using funds from the Illinois Housing Development Authority, the City made accessibility repairs to three homes. This included low-threshold showers with grab bars, widened doors, and other, smaller changes and additions. With these repairs, three Peoria residents w ho have accessibility needs are now able to use their showers and bathrooms more easily, aligning well [...]

Great American Cleanup Dumpster Locations

The 2019 Great American Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, April 27. All dumpsters that were offered by the Community Development Department have been reserved. Twenty-one Neighborhood / Homeowners Associations will be hosting neighborhood cleanup events. Keep Peoria Beautiful will be collecting televisions and electronics starting at 9:00 AM at Glen Oak Learning Center (2100 N [...]

First Youth Neighborhood Association Meeting

The first youth Neighborhood Association, West Bluff HomeSpace, will hold its first meeting on April 30th at 4:30PM in the Quest High School cafeteria. West Bluff HomeSpace is comprised of students from Peoria High School and Quest High School, as well as a team of adult advisers. The event is open to the public, and all [...]

2019 Golden Shovel Awards

  On Tuesday, April 9th, the City of Peoria will present the inaugural Golden Shovel Awards during the City Council meeting at 6:00p.m. This award recognizes citizens and neighborhood associations that have done an exceptional job removing snow from their sidewalks. Currently, there is no ordinance requiring residential snow removal on sidewalks and the Golden [...]

Neighborhood Reception Award Winners

Congratulations to our Neighborhood Reception Award Winners! Thank you for your commitment in improving the Peoria community. Ted Bannon “Brick” Award- Molly Cadigan Molly is someone who goes out of her way to help improve our city. She tirelessly picks up litter and waste in her extended neighborhood. She has given instruction to Franklin School [...]

2019 Neighborhood Reception

On Thursday, February 21st, the City of Peoria Community Development Department hosted the first annual Neighborhood Reception at the Carver Center. The reception was held to honor neighborhood leaders and other Peoria citizens for their work and commitment to improving the Peoria community. Guest performances by Gary Moore, who spoke about Black History in Peoria’s [...]

The Artistry of Code Enforcement

On Wednesday, February 13th, our code enforcement team traveled to Rock Falls, IL to attend a Code Conference. Seven Code Inspectors, three Code Aids, one Code Supervisor, and one Legal Technician were in attendance on behalf of the City of Peoria. The conference was called “The Artistry of Code Enforcement” and was presented by Daniel [...]

2019 Home Show

Members of Community Development staff represented the City of Peoria at the 2019 Home Show on February 24th at the Civic Center. They were there to promote building and community and safety. The Home Show is put on by the Home Builders Association and was held this year on February 22nd, 23rd, and 24th. The [...]

Bradley Spring Job and Internship Fair

The City of Peoria Community Development Department held a booth at this year’s Bradley Spring Job and Internship Fair. The fair was held in the Renaissance Coliseum on February 21st from 11am-3:30pm. Students of all ages benefit from the fair because of its diverse offering of part-time and full-time opportunities across all fields.  Over 900 students [...]

Peoria GreenSplash Volunteer Day

Last Friday several Community Development staff members volunteered with Peoria GreenSplash to plant native vegetation surrounding the upcoming new splash park and educational area. The public event was scheduled from 8:30 AM- 10:30 AM with volunteer members representing American Water Charitable Foundation, Public Works, National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), and other Peoria community members. [...]