Spring is not far off–renewal and awakening time.
The recent announcement about Caterpillar moving its top executives has not played well in Peoria. For many years, we have been preparing for this possibility. The good news is that we have been successful! Peoria’s dominant employer is now the medical field. We have become a world class medical research and healing center. We now have a four year medical school and a government laboratory renowned throughout much of the world.
District Two remains a great place to live and a $100 million dollar investment will soon be made on The Hilltop. I am happy to recite the many blessings we have.
I predict Peoria will further diversify its economy and will soon begin to deal with its CSO/EPA issues, yielding great and green advances in our heritage neighborhoods and producing more local jobs. I hope we all take time to give thanks for what we have.
The most important thing this City has its resilient and courageous people. I am proud to represent all of Peoria as well as the Second District!
Our future is bright and we are moving forward to this Springtime of hope and renewal. By summer, some really exciting news will break about the old Chase Bank block.
Best to all!