Riverfront Park Zoning Vote Delayed to August 6th

Riverfront Park

HOI members are urged to attend the City of Peoria Planning and Zoning Hearing on Thursday, August 6th, at 1:00 p.m. at Peoria City Hall, 419 Fulton St., 4th floor Council Room. We need to show the Peoria Zoning board how many citizens oppose rezoning that will allow the Riverfront Park apartments project to proceed.

Pollinator Day at Riverfront MuseumHOI Group Cosponsors "Monarch Butterflies and Other Pollinators Day"

The Peoria Riverfront Museum and the Heart of Illinois Sierra Club cosponsored "Monarch Butterflies and other Pollinators Day" July 11th at the Riverfront Museum, from 12 to 4 p.m.

Hog Factory = Paradise LostMarshall County CAFO Update

Citizens in northeastern Marshall County continued to fight against the Sandy Creek Lane LLC hog confinement facility near Wenona.

Solar ovensA Visit to the Midwest Renewable Energy Fair 

Diane and I recently attended the Midwest Renewable Energy Fair in Custer, WI.

Powerton PlantState Sulfur Dioxide Air Pollution Hearing August 4th in Pekin 

Area residents are needed to attend the Illinois Pollution Control Board public hearing on proposed sulfur dioxide (SO2) regulations, Tuesday, August 4th at 10:30 a.m. at the Pekin City Council chamber, 111 South Capital St., downtown Pekin.


Riverfront Walk and Dinner

July 15, 6pm
Liberty Park, Downtown Peoria

Meet at Liberty Park on the downtown Peoria riverfront. From there we will take a leisurely walk to Riverfront Park where the city is planning to build apartments, which the Sierra Club opposes. After our return to Liberty Park we will have dinner at a local restaurant determined by the group.

Trip to Hummingbird Haven

July 26, 7:45am
Meet at Hardees in Bartonville

Join us for a trip to Hummingbird Haven near Smithfield, Illinois. Lois White has created the Hummingbird Haven in this rural area of West Central Illinois, where for almost 30 years she has opened her property to visitors who want to learn more about these beautiful and fragile migrating birds.

Grandview Drive Walk and Dinner

August 19, 6pm
Grandview Drive Park

Meet at Grandview Drive Park in Peoria. From there we will take a leisurely walk up Grandview Drive to the Peoria Heights business district where we will have dinner at a local restaurant determined by the group.