Biz Barometer

Pekin’s sales tax receipts in August were 2.8% higher than the August 2009 receipts according to information from the Illinois Department of Revenue. However, the running total of sales tax receipts for the 12-month period ending in August were 3.3% lower than the previous year.

The Peoria Area Association of Realtors reports that home sales in the Pekin area for the first seven months of 2010 are 8.5% greater than the same period in 2009. The 2010 average sales price in Pekin is 6.5% greater than the average price for the first seven months of 2009.


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