Public Works

City Preparing to Launch AmeriCorps-funded Program

Aug 17, 2017
Cass Herrington / Peoria Public Radio

The City of Peoria Public Works Department is launching a new AmeriCorps-funded program this fall. The City’s Innovation Team and Public Works Department designed the initiative, called Peoria Corps.  

Mayor's Youth Improve the City, and Themselves

Jul 20, 2017
Cass Herrington / Peoria Public Radio

A group of 20 high school students employed by Peoria’s public works department for the summer have some ideas about how the city can better serve area youth.

Officials in La Salle say the community's 1928 fire truck will be moving into a new home this year. 

Cass Herrington / Peoria Public Radio

Twenty-two high school students received bright yellow reflective vests for their new summer job.  

City of Peoria

Peoria Public Works Director Mike Rogers is leaving Peoria to take a new position in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Rogers will fill a newly-created position of Transportation Director. His last day in Peoria is August 26th.

In a statement, Peoria City Manager Patrick Urich thanked Rogers for his years of service. Rogers has served as Public WorkS Director since 2013.  A replacement has not yet been named.


The City of Peoria public works department is going through neighborhoods in an effort to complete the first pass of debris pick up from last week’s storm. The city is not using the regular trash pickup schedule because of the varied amount of damage throughout the community.

Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth made her way through storm-ravaged Illinois today, a day after major flooding in some areas of the state.  

Peoria Road Crews Change Winter Weather Tactics

Dec 29, 2015

The City of Peoria is taking a few new approaches to tackle winter weather on the road.  The City previously relied on a special salt-spray for roads to prevent hazardous conditions.  Sie Maroon is with the Peoria Public Works Department.  He says crews this season will aim to start spraying the material far before severe winter weather:

The East Peoria City Council approved refinancing $19 million in general obligation bonds used to finance the Bass Pro project.  Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports the goal is to get the city a lower interest rate: