Peoria East Bluff

Peoria Community Rallies to Combat Food Deserts

Jan 12, 2018
Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

More than 65 people turned out today at Peoria’s South Side Mission for a roundtable on what happens when two neighborhood Kroger stores close.

 

The discussion event planned by Democratic State Senator Dave Koehler was initially expected to have about 16 people participate.

Specifically, the idea of food co-ops was the topic for consideration as well as other potentially sustainable solutions to the community's growing food deserts.

 

Kroger to Close Two Peoria Stores

Jan 4, 2018
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Kroger is closing two Peoria stores. The Harmon Highway and Wisconsin Avenue stores are closing at the end of the month. The Harmon Highway fuel center is also closing. A statement from the company says Kroger executives have long monitored operations, hoping the stores could return to profitability, but recent evaluations suggest such improvement is no longer realistic.

About 150 employees will either lose their jobs or move to other locations when Kroger closes two of the pair of stores.

Peoria Man Killed An East Bluff Shooting

Nov 22, 2017

32-year-old Terry Linwood Jr of Peoria was killed in the shooting in the city's East Bluff Tuesday night.

Peoria Police were called about 10:45 p.m. with reports of an armed man running down the street in the 1100 block of East Gift. Additional calls reported a man yelling in the street. Police located the shooting victim in the 1200 block of East Virginia.

Linwood was transported to a Peoria hospital from the scene critically wounded. The Peoria County Coroner says Linwood died overnight, likely from severe bleeding caused by a single gunshot in his abdomen.