This eye-witness account is from Paul Wilkinson, president of the Altamont Park Neighborhood Association:
Tonight, around 11 p.m., a group of at least 60-70 African American youth marched down one of the side streets (W. Thrush) to the 4 lane main drag (Sheridan). They were yelling threats to white residents. Things such as we [...]
I wasn’t able to attend the East Village Growth Cell meeting this past Tuesday night, but a regular reader of the Chronicle (who wishes to remain anonymous) was there and has turned in this report:
Councilman Riggenbach was present, Gulley was absent.
They discussed changes to the rehab qualification. The first issue was the [...]
I just found out about this meeting that’s taking place tonight:
CITY OF PEORIA, ILLINOIS EAST VILLAGE GROWTH CELL ADVISORY COMMITTEE REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING
TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011 AT 6:00 P.M.
GLEN [OAK] COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTER LIBRARY 2100 N WISCONSIN AVE PEORIA, IL 61603
CALL TO ORDER
APPROVAL OF MARCH 1, 2011 [...]
The East Bluff Neighborhood Housing Service’s (EBNHS) status as an Illinois corporation is “not good standing,” according to the Illinois Secretary of State’s website. That means the not-for-profit corporation is past due in filing their annual report and paying the related filing fee. The report was due March 1.
EBNHS Board member Tom Stone [...]
The East Bluff Neighborhood Housing Service (EBNHS) gets its funding from taxpayers living in a special service district on the East Bluff. Because of past problems with the EBNHS, the City Council decided to approve levying the tax on an annual basis hopefully to increase their performance accountability.
The FY2011 tax levy was [...]
Editor’s Note: The following editorial was written and submitted by Frederick E. Smith, a resident of the East Bluff. It’s a response to Councilman Tim Riggenbach’s Spotlight article that appeared in the Journal Star over the weekend. The views expressed by guest contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of the editor.
I read [...]
From my inbox:
Peoria IL, (February 23, 2011) — The public is invited and encouraged to attend the East Village Growth Cell Advisory Committee Meeting, Tuesday, March 1st, in the Glen Oak School Library, 2100 N Wisconsin Avenue, at 6:00 P.M. This meeting will be devoted to a workshop session for the development of [...]
Editor’s Note: The following editorial was written and submitted by Frederick E. Smith, a resident of the East Bluff. The views expressed by guest contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of the editor.
The East Bluff of Peoria is in trouble. Almost 62% of the homes are rental properties, crime is up every [...]
Richard Mitchell announced this meeting in a comment to another post, but then I also received notice from the City about the same event:
East Village Growth Cell
Residential Rehabilitation Program Meeting
WHEN: Monday, February 21 @ 6:00 P.M.
WHERE: New Beginnings Church 1917 N Wisconsin Avenue
WHY: The creation of a TIF [...]
Looking through the East Village Growth Cell (EVGC) TIF materials the City helpfully provided online, one page in particular caught my attention. It’s the one that gives examples of residential TIF districts in Springfield and Decatur. I decided to do a little more research on Springfield’s TIF to see just how successful it has [...]