Pekin Council Tables Sales Tax Vote To March

Sep 21, 2015

Pekin Council tables vote on sales-tax increase

Sep 14, 2015

Deere and Company sees 2nd quarter sales fall

May 22, 2015

Sales and profits fell for Deere and Company during its second quarter, but not as much as expected.

Deere Lays Off 900

Jan 23, 2015

Deere and Company will lay off 900 workers in Iowa and Illinois, as it anticipates declines in sales of farm equipment. But the Quad Cities' workforce won't be hit quite as hard as in Des Moines and Waterloo.

Friday, Deere announced 565 employees at three Waterloo facilities will lose their jobs, along with 300 at the Des Moines Works in Ankeny.

A proposed one-percent sales tax increase was overwhelmingly defeated by Peoria County voters in last night’s election. School officials were hoping to use revenue from the tax hike towards building improvements. The tax hike was defeated by 66-percent of voters. It would have generated $18 million for Peoria county schools to use for state mandated health and safety building projects. Chad Wagner is Superintendent of Oak Grove School District in Bartonville. He says districts must now find other ways to fund the required projects at the same time state funding continues to shrink:

East Peoria talks early sales tax revenue numbers

Jan 21, 2014

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.