With nearly 700 applications for admission to Quest Charter Academy, the Peoria Charter School Initiative will hold a public lottery tomorrow to select students for enrollment in the fifth, sixth and seventh grades. Because the number of applications exceeded the 75 seats available for each grade, Illinois law requires that a public lottery be held to ensure random selection of students for enrollment. It will be held at 4pm at the Peoria Civic Center in Room 220-222. The public is invited to attend.
Approval for the conversion of the Kellar Branch rail line into a recreational trail is nearly complete. After Tuesday’s approval by the Peoria City Council, the Peoria Park District Board and Peoria Heights Village Board must vote on the agreement to move forward, and the project, long in the works, can begin as early as later this month.
In other trail news, the Peoria County Board will vote tomorrow on a grant application to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to cover the cost of acquiring 29 acres of land to build a 25-mile trail that would start in Bellvue and run along Farmington Road through Hanna City into Farmington.