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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 [...]

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 [...]