As you may have read in today’s Journal Star, I’ve started a grassroots organization for the purpose of advocating for passenger rail service between Peoria and Chicago. It’s called the Peoria Passenger Rail Coalition, and it’s free to join.
I talk to a lot of people who would like to have train service [...]
The Milken Institute has published its “Best Performing Cities” report for 2008, and Peoria has jumped way up. Here’s the press release from the Economic Development Council:
Peoria (September 15, 2008) – Peoria jumps from 68 to 42 on the Milken Institute index of best cities in America. This survey focuses on where America’s [...]
The U.S. Census Bureau released its 2006 population estimates this month, and the big news (via the Journal Star) is that Peoria has dropped from fifth- to seventh-largest city in Illinois:
The top 10 cities in the state ranked by population are: Chicago, Aurora, Rockford, Naperville, Joliet, Springfield, Peoria, Elgin, Waukegan and Cicero.