The latest long-range transportation plan for the region includes dozens of projects. But adequate funding is a constantly-looming concern:

Local study: small manufacturers need to diversify

Feb 17, 2015

Metal machinery businesses in Central Illinois are vulnerable to market downturns because they don’t sell products to enough different clients. That’s the result from a new study presented by The Economic Development Council of Central Illinois. Jennifer Daly is the group’s CEO. 

Risinger shares priorities for Planning Commission

Mar 3, 2014

Former state senator Dale Risinger says he hopes to renew focus on some lagging Tri-County Regional Planning Commission projects. The commission last week appointed Risinger as its interim executive director. The commission has completed a corridor study to build a proposed Eastern Bypass.  That project would connect Interstate 74 with Illinois Route 6 in the north-east-region of Peoria. Risinger says he wants to focus on selecting a proposed route for the bypass: