The City of Peoria is looking for a few good developers to redevelop our historic core.

May 25, 2014

Bus to Chicago

The Peoria Charter Coach Company has provided service from Peoria to O'Hare and Midway Airports for many years.  It is a valuable service.

They have reworked their interim stops in a way that makes it much useful.  The first stop was at the Bone Student Center in Normal.  It has now moved to downtown Normal next to the Conference Center and AMTRAK Station.  So the bus is now a convenient feeder to AMTRAK.

There are usually five buses a day from Peoria to Chicago with all of them stopping at the Normal Amtrak Station. There are usually 5 Amtrak trains from Normal north to Chicago and south to St Louis.


The bus stop in Joliet has been moved to the METRA / AMTRAK Station in downtown Joliet.  There are a number of trains leaving Joliet for downtown Chicago.

So our bus service that has always provided nice service to the Chicago airports now also provides nice service to AMTRAK and METRA Trains.

Example - Business or Shopping or Fun Trip to Chicago

Take the 6:30 am bus from Peoria north to Joliet, arriving at 9:25 am.  Take the 10:25 METRA train to Chicago, arriving at 11:48 am.


Take the METRA Train from Chicago to Joliet to meet the Peoria Charter Bus for their 6:45 pm or 10:30 pm return trip to Peoria.

May 23, 2014

Warehouse District Streets

The City is making excellent progress on the rebuilding of the streets in the Warehouse District. The report below:


Recent Project Updates

May 20, 2014: PUBLIC MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT A public meeting will be held on Thursday, May 29 from 5pm to 6pm to provide a construction update and to answer questions regarding the Washington Street Improvement and Warehouse District TIGER II Complete Streets Projects. The meeting will be held at the Art Guild (203 Harrison Street, 2nd Floor). All are welcome to attend.

April 28, 2014: ROAD CLOSURE ALERT **updates previous post** Starting today, Oak Street will be closed to eastbound traffic between Adams and Jefferson Streets to allow for construction of new curb, sidewalk, planters, and decorative lighting. Westbound (Adams to Jefferson) traffic will still beopen. This closure is expected to last up to three weeks. 

Oak Street will be closed to westbound traffic between Adams and May Alley (midway between Adams and Washington). This closure is expected to last until late May.


Adams Street Parking Lane
Workers pour new concrete sidewalks and prepare the Adams Street parking lane for brick pavers.

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