5:17 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

Ardis talks Peoria Promise, crime and business during annual address

The Peoria Promise foundation is changing the way it pays for District 150 graduates to attend Illinois Central College. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:39 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Ardis, Oberhelman on Rauner transition teams

Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis and Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman are on transition committees for the state’s governor-elect. Bruce Rauner announced the members of his 10 transition policy committees Wednesday.

2:10 am
Wed May 14, 2014

More residents speak out on parody Twitter account

Peoria residents again addressed Mayor Jim Ardis and the City Council over the parody Twitter account and subsequent investigation.  Some speakers told Ardis he needs to resign, and the police investigation harmed both residents and the city as a whole. Other speakers criticized the creator of the fake Twitter account for hiding behind the First Amendment to attack Ardis.

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Outside the Horseshoe
6:15 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Outside The Horseshoe - May 13, 2014

Mayors from across the state are warning lawmakers about rising pension costs that they say will pack a serious financial punch if left unaddressed.  

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State News
4:40 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Mayor Ardis, state mayors, urge immigration reform

Nearly two-dozen Illinois mayors, including Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis, are urging the state’s Congressional delegation to support immigration reform.  The mayors are making a business case, rather than pushing for a particular bill.  They say updating the nation’s immigration policy would be an economic boon by creating jobs and increasing revenues.  Champaign Mayor Don Gerard says that’s critical for his community, which is home to the University of Illinois’ flagship campus.

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6:06 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Preparing for new Peoria City Council members


The 11 member Peoria City Council gets four new district members next month. Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis says it will be a significant learning curve for the new members, but it will help that two of the newly elected councilmen have served previously. Ardis says still, for those who are new to the council it may initially feel like they’re drinking water from a fire hose.  

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