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2019 Great American Cleanup

The City of Peoria will host the Great American Cleanup on Saturday, April 27th. This national event encourages local organizations and neighborhoods to engage in public space cleanups and beautification projects. The Community Development Department will supply dumpsters and volunteers to enhance neighborhood cleanup efforts during the event. While it is important to maintain clean [...]

Ameren Customer Assistance Event

On Thursday, March 14th from 9 AM- 1 PM at the Carver Center, Ameren Illinois partnered with PCCEO for the annual Customer Assistance Event for income eligible Ameren customers. This annual event  provides information on payment assistance and energy efficiency programs as well as a $150 utility bill assistance grant. Community Development staff [...]

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 [...]

2019 Roof Program Help Session

On Wednesday February 20, the Community Development Department held a help session for the residents selected for the annual roof program lottery. Each year, a lottery is held for residents in need of a roof replacement that are under the HUD income limits by household size. The evening session was provided as an opportunity to [...]

Community Development Staff Donates Blood

On Friday, February 1st, 2019, several Community Development staff members donated their time and their blood to the American Red Cross at 311 W John H Gwynn Jr. Drive. Due to the extreme winter weather experienced in the Midwest over the past week, hundreds of blood drives have been canceled leading to a nationwide blood [...]