downtown http://peoriapublicradio.org en Former Tazwell County administrator Freilinger to head downtown Peoria group http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/former-tazwell-county-administrator-freilinger-head-downtown-peoria-group <div>Tazewell County’s former administrator is now heading a newly-formed downtown development group in Peoria. Mike Freilinger is the first president for the non-profit Downtown Development Corporation. The group aims to boost investment in Peoria's downtown and warehouse district. He says one goal is to fill the funding gap between fixing-up a building and making the rental costs affordable:</div><p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 21:33:26 +0000 Alex Rusciano 24625 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Former Tazwell County administrator Freilinger to head downtown Peoria group East Peoria City Council has new meeting space http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/east-peoria-city-council-has-new-meeting-space <p></p><div>The East Peoria City Council has a new meeting place the first and third Tuesdays of each month. &nbsp;The body moved its chambers from the current city hall building to the shared-space as part of the library complex in the new downtown. &nbsp;City Councilman Tim Jeffers says the location change is important:</div><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 05:48:36 +0000 Alex Rusciano 17301 at http://peoriapublicradio.org East Peoria City Council has new meeting space MC Sports to open store in East Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/mc-sports-open-store-east-peoria <p>A MidWest-based sporting goods company is opening a store in East Peoria. MC Sports is opening a 22,000 square-foot store in the former Shopko building on Main Street. It’s the first business in that location since 2007 when Shopko closed. &nbsp;The location sits next to East Peoria’s new downtown Levee District that includes CostCo and Target. MC Sports runs more than 70 stores in seven states throughout the MidWest.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 00:21:53 +0000 Alex Rusciano 11446 at http://peoriapublicradio.org MC Sports to open store in East Peoria Food carts could come to downtown East Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/food-carts-could-come-downtown-east-peoria <p></p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 05:45:43 +0000 Alex Rusciano 1227 at http://peoriapublicradio.org