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Bradley Clean Up Crew Partners with Whittier Grade School

On Friday, May 3, 2019, the Bradley Clean Up Crew led by Malini Wijesinghe hosted a litter clean up in partnership with Whittier Grade School.  Two Second Grade classes spent time walking the neighborhood picking up litter to beautify the area.  A few Community Development Staff members joined them along with the Chairman of Mayor's [...]

PCCEO’s Neighborhood Academy

This Saturday, May 4, 2019, PCCEO hosted a Neighborhood Academy event focused on financial literacy, code enforcement and tenant education.  Community Development Staff joined Janice Parker with JP Credit Coaching to provide information to residents of Peoria on ways to improve credit and ensure they are aware of how to report housing issues.  Thank you [...]

May is Building Safety Month

April showers bring… building safety month! In May, the international code council celebrates building safety month to raise awareness about the importance of modern and regularly-updated building codes. The month is dedicated to informing families, businesses, and individuals about the importance of safe and sustainable structures. The City of Peoria Community Development Department is excited [...]

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 [...]

2019 Great American Cleanup

On Saturday, April 27th, Keep Peoria Beautiful and the City of Peoria Community Development Department partnered with neighborhood associations across Peoria to clean, restore, and renew our community during the 2019 Great American Cleanup.  Peoria Area Disposal Company (PDC) provided dumpsters to 20 locations throughout the City of Peoria to different neighborhood associations to assist [...]

Dumpster Locations for the 2019 Great American Cleanup

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 [...]

Rebuilding Together Peoria to Transform 8 Homes this Month

Rebuilding Together, the leading national nonprofit organization with a mission to repair the homes of people in need and revitalize our communities, will host its annual National Rebuilding Month this April. Last year, over 30,000 volunteers donated 230,000 hours throughout National Rebuilding Month. In our community, Rebuilding Together Peoria will host volunteers to repair 8 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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