Peoria Police Chief Steve Settingsgard

The Peoria City Council spent nearly three hours in executive session after last night’s regularly scheduled business meeting.

South side shootings garner police response

Apr 9, 2013

  Three shootings in the last four days are causing concern for police and residents of the south side of Peoria. Three people are dead and Peoria Police Chief Steve Settingsgard says at least two of the shootings have significant gang ties. The chief says they are “very concerned this isn’t over. And we are very concerned we now have a very serious, what I’ll call a brush fire burning and it needs to be put out.”The department is leveling what Settingsgaard calls a swift and severe response.