On Wednesday, July 22, 2020, Governor Pritzker extended Executive Order Number 10 prohibiting local law enforcement and judicial circuits from enforcing any orders of eviction for residential properties through Saturday, August 22, 2020. This extension does not allow landlords to circumvent the legal system. “Self-help” eviction actions are not an alternative to the legal eviction process. Examples of unlawful and prohibited self-help eviction actions include changing the locks, removing the tenant’s
The Peoria Housing Authority (PHA) is pleased to announce that the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) Board of Directors voted today to award Multifamily 9% Federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) to the PHA and Bear Development, LLC (Bear) for the redevelopment of Taft Homes. The 9% LIHTC, along with a variety of other funding sources, will generate the capital necessary to finance the demolition and redevelopment of the site. A new 142-unit multi-family development, along with community
Chemotherapy is slowly becoming a thing of the past as new, less toxic cancer treatments are becoming available. Illinois CancerCare recently partnered with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in a sponsored phase 3 clinical trial that resulted in a major treatment advancement for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients, without the use of any chemotherapy drugs. The Food and Drug Administration recently approved Ibrutinib and Rituximab as a combination therapy in the initial treatment for chronic
First Mid Bank & Trust was recently awarded $20,000 in grant funding from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago COVID-19 Relief Grant Program to assist small businesses and nonprofits affected by the pandemic. Today, the bank has announced that the awarded grant funds will be distributed across the bank’s footprint to local food pantries. “With the help of the Federal Home Loan Bank, we hope these funds will be able to provide some relief to these organizations that are helping individuals and families
Some city of Peoria high school students are in for an enriching month as the Mayor’s Youth Program kicked off at City Hall today, Monday, July 13. This year’s condensed program is getting a late start as funding was initially uncertain due to economic hardships sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Illinois State Senator Dave Koehler of Peoria assisted in securing a Member Initiative Grant through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO). The funding will give a
Mack's Bar + Grill in downtown Peoria is now offering catered lunches and private parties. A new menu with a variety of tasty, creative sandwiches, wraps, salads, and sides is now available. Visit their website at www.mackspia.com for full list of options.
The Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (PACVB) is thrilled to announce that Discover Peoria will be the organization’s new name and brand. The PACVB has previously been known as Enjoy Peoria since 2014. “It is time for what was old to be new, what was forgotten to be celebrated, what is new to be celebrated. To embrace our presence as the “Urban Heart of the Prairie State” and as “Illinois’ River City”. It is time to Discover Peoria again,” said JD Dalfonso, President/CEO of Discover