‘The Block’ to offer new features for Peoria’s Warehouse District

The latest addition to the Warehouse District, unlike past developments, won’t include any residential units.

“The Block,” as envisioned by builder Casey Baldovin and developer Katie Kim, will instead bring new commercial life to five buildings on the 1000 block of Southwest Washington Street. The project will also use open space between buildings for the “Cantina,” an outdoor venue for musical events and public gatherings that could be up and running by this summe

Posted: March 5, 2018  |  View More »

CEO Council member recognized as a 40 Leader Under 40

Timothy Beccue Advanced Medical Transport of Central Illinois As Vice President of Finance, Director of Customer Service and corporate compliance officer for Advanced Medical Transport of Central Illinois, Timothy Beccue wears multiple hats at the company, demonstrating a compassionate, can-do attitude and a selfless dedication to improving the lives of others. He and his team […]

Posted: November 3, 2017  |  View More »

Riverfront Village Park Project – Online Survey

Date: May 4, 2017 PEORIA, Ill. – The City of Peoria is seeking additional input from residents regarding the Riverfront Village Project. The City plans to demolish the existing Riverfront Village buildings, parking structure and deck in the Fall of 2017, and convert the area to a park. The project area is bounded by the […]

Posted: May 5, 2017  |  View More »

Six Minority Businesses Awarded $2,500 Each from the City/County

Peoria, IL (February 16, 2017) Cesar Suarez, Senior Development Director, City of Peoria Six minority-owned and operated businesses will each receive $2,500 in prize award money under the Minority Business Implementation Grant (M-BIG) Program established by the City of Peoria in conjunction with Peoria County. “I’d like to congratulate the award winners and all those […]

Posted: February 16, 2017  |  View More »

Jim Ardis: City Council interest has grown in exploring water buyout

Posted Feb 4, 2017 at 10:12 PM By Chris Kaergard PEORIA – Peoria City Council members might be warming to the idea of starting the formal due diligence process to explore buying back the city’s waterworks. At a mayoral candidate forum Saturday morning, Mayor Jim Ardis told a standing-room-only crowd that “I believe the majority of the council will support […]

Posted: February 6, 2017  |  View More »

Local Organizations to hold Press Conference After Caterpillar News

PEORIA – This week’s news that Caterpillar is moving headquarters out of Peoria has surprised the entire community. The Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce/CEO Council, the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council, the Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Peoria Downtown Development Corporation want to remind everyone that, while this is unfortunate news, Peoria […]

Posted: February 2, 2017  |  View More »

Peoria Ranked 5th for Where Millennials Are Buying Homes

Where Are Millennials Buying Homes? – 2017 Edition Derek Miller Jan 10, 2017 Peoria just ranked 5th in SmartAsset.com’s 2017 edition of where millenials are buying homes. Homeownership rates are on the decline for all age groups across the country, data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows. This trend is particularly pronounced for millennials, whose homeownership […]

Posted: January 12, 2017  |  View More »

Greater Peoria Works To Become Regional Brand For Students

  GREATER PEORIA WORKS TO BECOME REGIONAL BRAND FOR STUDENTS Last year CEO Council launched a new program called Greater Peoria Works. The goal of the program is to encourage and assist local employers with creating work experience opportunities for youth ages 14-25. From full-time and seasonal employment to company tours and workshops, the website […]

Posted: January 9, 2017  |  View More »

Now the Real Discussion…can Begin.

October 30, 2016 – Chris Kaergard, Peoria Journal Star Now the real discussion over possible Illinois American Buyout can Begin. The group’s [CEO Council] work deserves kudos for not steering far beyond the contention that, in order to determine the true value of the city waterworks, the city must decide to move forward when the […]

Posted: October 31, 2016  |  View More »

Alignment Peoria Names Executive Director

October 28, 2016 — Katherine A. Coyle, a longtime Peorian with extensive experience building collaborative programs among public, private and not-for-profit sectors will become the first Executive Director of Alignment Peoria. The appointment was announced by the Alignment Peoria Governing Board Chairman, Mr. Tom Hammerton, at the regular meeting on October 28, 2016, following a […]

Posted: October 31, 2016  |  View More »

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