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City Initiative Sheds Light on Dark Alleys

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The City of Peoria is hoping a new initiative will make alleys a little less frightening.

The Peoria Alley Light Program is for homeowners who want a free, 20-watt light to install on their house or garage -- to brighten up a dark alleyway.

Those interested in getting a free light are required to submit an application to City Hall.  Eligibility information and application is available here. The City says the 40 lights are available for eligible applicants. 

The program is one of several Community Development Department initiatives that’s focused on improving neighborhoods and reducing blight, the City said in a news release.