A Washington resident is getting a specialized bike from the Tri-County Long Term Recovery Committee.  Jenna Wallgren has a disability that requires a customized bicycle.  After weeks of improvements, Walgren is getting the special transportation Thursday.  It’s part of the Long Term Recovery’s group effort to give 500 bicycles to people affected in the 2013 tornado.

Peoria City officials officially welcomed its newest resident police officer on the South Side.  Officer Christopher White has been at 1916 West Kettelle Street with his family for about a month. He says the program is needed to help bring down the violent crime rate more efficiently:

The City of East Peoria honored a resident who named the new downtown Levee District.  The city recognized Don Taylor for winning the naming contest.  East Peoria Mayor Dave Mingus says the event also recognizes the resident buy-in for the new downtown:

Zoning Commission OKs Peoria Sports facilities

Feb 6, 2014

The Peoria Zoning Commission unanimously approved changes that allow for a sports complex in North Peoria. The Louisville Slugger Sports facility would include a dome and baseball diamonds on 50 acres.  Marla Ashburn is a would-be-neighbor of the sporting facility. She says the complex goes against the City's current Comprehensive Plan: