Chris Francis is a WCBU correspondent. He joined the station in 2022.
The Peoria City Council unanimously voted on Tuesday to request the state government expand the use of automated traffic enforcement cameras to downstate communities like Peoria County, despite the scandals that have hounded the technology in the state.
So far, Peoria has spent $10.3 million of the funding it has received from the American Rescue Plan Act, with $36.8 million left to go.
Peoria City Council steers federal money toward violence-reduction programs and more small-business helpThe Peoria City Council voted Tuesday night on two measures related to federal American Rescue Plan funding, using the money to help prevent violence in the city and to give grants to small-business owners.
Tazewell County implements a 6-month moratorium on new wind farms as county board hashes out policy revisionsThe Tazewell County Board voted Wednesday night to kick the can on revising the county’s wind farm ordinance.