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Government
11:57 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

East Peoria approves 2014-2015 budget

East Peoria’s budget for next fiscal year makes no changes to city services or staffing levels.  The spending plan also puts about $1 million towards road maintenance.  Commissioner Dan Decker says he wants to see more funding for road upkeep. But he also says new road projects, like Centennial and Summit Drive, have used money that otherwise could go to general repairs across the city:

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Government
12:32 am
Wed April 23, 2014

East Peoria considers status quo budget

The East Peoria City Council is considering a status quo budget for next fiscal year. The proposed spending plan makes no changes to staffing levels and city services. 

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Government
10:48 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

East Peoria approves business loan

The East Peoria City Council approved a $50,000 loan to help a local accounting firm expand. The loan is for CLA Services to move into a building in the city’s Four Corners District. City Planning Director Ty Livingston says the loan can help pay for physical improvements that match the district:

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Education
5:36 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

ICC gets $2.6 million towards Sustainability Center project

The state is giving Illinois Central College more than two-and-a-half-million-dollars to build a new Sustainability Center at its East Peoria campus. The funding is part of the state’s ‘Illinois Jobs Now’ program. The new 24,000 square-foot facility will include space for renewable energy, architecture and H-VAC programs. Illinois Central College President John Erwin says area residents can also benefit from the new facility:

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Government
5:28 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Transportation conference includes Washington recovery lessons

Communities affected by a natural disaster need to both physically respond and take time to calculate accurate damage estimates. That's according to Washington Engineer Ed Andrews speaking at the I-CAT Transportation Conference in East Peoria. He says state and federal deadlines to submit damage assessments kick-in soon after a disaster:

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Government
8:43 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

East Peoria considers future of City Hall building

 The East Peoria City Council got an update on the latest numbers to build a new city hall or renovate the current site. New estimates say it would cost half-a-million-dollars to spruce up the aging building where it stands, while building a new hall in the Levee district is one-point-seven million. East Peoria Mayor Dave Mingus says the city needs to take action soon, regardless of the final choice:

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Government
10:38 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

East Peoria talks early sales tax revenue numbers

East Peoria collected $108,000 more sales tax revenue last October compared to the same time in 2012. That’s according to preliminary numbers shared at last night’s City Council meeting.

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