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Sunnier weather means the return of outdoor markets in Peoria. And a new al fresco shopping experience starting this weekend in the Warehouse District is catered toward the local Hispanic community. But event co-organizer Cesar Vargas says the markets, called Tianguis, aim to bring together both Hispanics and non-Hispanics.

New Peoria Chamber president talks group’s future

Feb 18, 2014

The Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce’s new leader met with reporters Tuesday to talk about his vision for the group. Jeffery Griffin is moving to Peoria from Wooster, Ohio where he worked for Edward Jones. Before that, he served as the President of the Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce.  Griffin says he wants to help small businesses. He says many entrepreneurs across the country need to fill out many documents from cities and counties:

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Earlier this year, legislation was introduced to abolish the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Administration officials negotiated a more modest set of changes, and now they've beensigned into law. IPR's Brian Mackey has more on the changes in store for economic development in Illinois.