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Weaver decides against mayoral run

PEORIA — At-large City Councilman Chuck Weaver announced today via press release that he will not run for Peoria mayor this election cycle.

Weaver told the Peoria Chronicle that when he started exploring a mayoral run, incumbent Mayor Jim Ardis had not yet announced whether he would be seeking reelection. Now that Ardis has announced, Weaver said he thought a mayoral contest would be a distraction from the work the mayor and the council are doing.

Weaver also said that exploring a run for mayor allowed him to “get back out and talk to folks.” In the process, he learned that his base has gotten bigger and more diverse since he was first elected.

Mayor Ardis is currently the only announced candidate for mayor.

Here’s the press release:

Continue reading Weaver decides against mayoral run

Weaver picks up Montelongo’s mantle

One Thursday morning a month, councilmen Eric Turner and Jim Montelongo would hold a breakfast chat at City Hall where all citizens can come and talk about their concerns. It appears newly-elected councilman Chuck Weaver is going to continue that practice. A city press release states that Weaver and Turner will be in City […]

So far, five people are definitely running, and two definitely aren’t

City Council hopefuls have six days to file petitions to be placed on the ballot. Today, five candidates filed:

Ryan Spain (incumbent) Eric Turner (incumbent) Chuck Grayeb (former councilman) Chuck Weaver (Zoning Board of Appeals chairman) Jim Stowell (District 150 School Board member)

Two incumbents are definitely not running:

Jim Montelongo wants to […]

Chuck Weaver to announce run for City Council

From my inbox:


A lifelong Peorian and local businessman, Chuck Weaver, is announcing his candidacy for an at-large seat on the Peoria City Council. Join us at 2:00 on Tuesday, September 14th at the Main Street Commons development site on Main Street in Peoria to meet Chuck and find out why he […]