Showing posts from July, 2021

Peoria Area Home Sales up 37 Percent in Second Quarter

  Peoria-area Home Sales Up 37 Percent in 2nd Quarter  Home Sale Records Set Despite Low Inventory July 14, 2021- Peoria, Illinois . Home sales in the Peoria area were 37.5 percent in the second quarter this year over the same period in 2020, according to the Peoria Area Association of REALTORS®. Home sales totaled 2,304 in the period from April to June 2021, topping the 1,676 homes sold in the second quarter of 2020.  "The biggest news is that we set new records for home sales in June and July in 2020 and have since exceeded the June 2020 numbers this year," said PAAR President Jason Catton. "Last year we broke our all-time record in June with 663 closings and then again in July with 741 closings. This year we set new records for June (681 sales) and July (818 sales)," he said.  PAAR reported that the median sales price for the second quarter was $127,000, down slightly from the $127,500 median figure recorded for the second quarter last year. The average sales pri

Pekin Concert Band Begins 94th Season

  Pekin Park Concert Band Begins 94th Season  Today marks the first live music performance of the Pekin Park Concert Band in Pekin’s Mineral Springs Park, beginning at 6:30 p.m. This concert will mark the band’s 94 th season and is free to the public. The Pekin Park Concert Band formally incorporated in 1927. However, Civil War veteran musicians played regularly together near the Court House prior to this time, sponsored by a Pekin based cigar shop. The summer concert series has since become one of Pekin’s longest standing traditions. The group has grown over the years to a professional concert band that plays throughout Central Illinois. Long-standing Director Steve Skinner celebrates leading the band for nearly 30 years. Despite being a trombone player, Skinner joined the band in 1967 when an opening was available for baritone. Skinner remarks this was the year the Pekin Park District debuted the “The Showmobile”, the portable stage that has been well-loved and heavily utilized

City of Pekin Hires Public Works Director Justin Reeise

  City of Pekin Hires Public Works Director Justin Reeise Public Works Director Justin Reeise Pekin, IL - The City of Pekin announces the hiring of a new Public Works Director: Justin Reeise. Reeise comes to the City of Pekin with 15 years experience in municipal infrastructure. Most recently, Justin Reeise served as the Municipal Section Manager for the Peoria area with Farnsworth Group.  Director Reeise has professional work experience with the City of Pekin since 2007 on a range of projects, specifically including engineering on the City’s wastewater treatment plant upgrades. As Public Works Director, Reeise will oversee the Public Works divisions of the City including; streets and sewers, wastewater treatment, solid waste, public properties, fleet maintenance, municipal airport and engineering.  Through these divisions, Reeise will manage the planning, coordination, and implementation of infrastructure improvements, construction projects, and the repair and maintenance of streets

Reditus Laboratories, PAL Health Technologies Add to Staff

 REDITUS LABORATORIES, PAL HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES ADD TO STAFF  PEKIN – Reditus Laboratories and PAL Health Technologies have added to their growing team. Samantha Bolin has been named director of revenue cycle management for Reditus and PAL, Christine Hill has been named controller for both companies and Noah Christian is the new PAL production manager.  Bolin has more than 20 years of billing and accounts receivable experience. She joined Reditus and PAL from Carle Health, where she was manager of regional accounts receivable and small business units. Before Carle, she was operations manager of Clinical Radiology Group in Springfield.  Hill has more than seven years of public accounting experience, most recently as a senior associate at RSM, the fifth largest accounting firm in the United States. Prior to joining RSM, Hill worked for CLA.  Christian has experience in education, training and working on standard operating procedures (SOPs). He taught in Peoria Public Schools for five


  TAZEWELL COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE RECEIVES $91,250 FEDERAL POLLING PLACE ACCESSIBILITY GRANT Joint Tazewell County Clerk And City Of Pekin Project Will Improve Public Access To McKenzie Building PEKIN, IL : The Tazewell County Clerk's Office held a Joint Press Conference with the City of Pekin on Thursday, July 1, at 10:00am at the entrance of the Tazewell County McKenzie Building in Downtown Pekin to announce construction efforts to improve handicap accessibility and parking around the vital Tazewell County Government Office Building. The Tazewell County Clerk's Office announced Thursday that it has been awarded a $91,250 Federal Polling Place Accessibility (PPA) Grant by the Illinois State Board Of Elections. The Tazewell County Clerk's Office, in partnership with the Tazewell County Maintenance Department and City of Pekin, applied for 4 PPA Grants, 2 of which have been awarded. The total PPA Grant of $91,250 is planned to cover the complete cost of both projects, wit