Showing posts with label Glen Oak School. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Glen Oak School. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Third East Bluff business to be held up by armed robbers since last Monday

There was a strong armed robbery at about 1:00 p.m. today, across from the new Glen Oak School, at the Mexican restaurant which is located at 2001 N. Wisconsin. I believe the restaurant is called La Esquinita.

If you will recall just yesterday, July 26, the East Bluff Domino's store at 3320 N. Prospect Road was robbed at about 12:30 a.m. The robber forced the Domino's employee to empty the safe and then fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

Last Monday, July 21, you read it here first that a woman robbed the Family Dollar Store at 2321 N. Wisconsin Ave. at gunpoint and fled the store with about $150 cash. That robbery occurred at about 3:30 p.m..

In the meantime, the shooting tally continues to climb...

July 25, 2010 - A man was shot in South Peoria early Sunday morning in the 2300 block of West Marquette Avenue. Duane L. Wiley, 26, who does not reside at the Marquette address, was found with a bullet wound to the arm that had penetrated his chest. Police said his injuries were not life threatening.

July 22, 2010 - Peoria Police responded to the area of North Illinois and East Indiana Avenues shortly before 2:00 a.m. Thursday to a call of 7 to 8 shots fired. they found a man on a porch in the 700 block of Illinois Avenue with a gunshot wound to the elbow. Authorities say Injuries are serious but not life threatening.

Jul 21, 2010 - A dispute during a card game led to a Peoria man's arrest Tuesday night for allegedly firing at the house after leaving, police said. Hurie J. Boclair, 30, of 2413 W. Proctor was upset about a card game taking place inside and after walking outside turned and fired once at the back door. No one was injured by the bullet, police said.

Jul 21, 2010 - A man told police he was shot at early Wednesday morning by his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend. Timothy J. Wilson, 27, said he was in the 1500 block of West McClure Avenue when a man approached him saying, "I got you now" before pulling out a handgun and firing one shot, police reports said. Wilson was not injured.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Murder in the Glen Oak School Impact Zone

The Glen Oak Neighborhood Impact Zone, a two-block area in the East Bluff – the city's top target area for crime reduction, neighborhood revitalization and home improvement assistance, surrounding District 150’s new $25 million Glen Oak School.

Last night’s East Bluff murder at Peoria Food Stop Inc., took place immediately across the street from the new Glen Oak School (one block from the Boy's and Girl's Club).


The Glen Oak Neighborhood Impact Zone was identified by the City Council in May 2009 to be targeted for revitalization. The city designated millions of dollars in public investment, with more than $3 million in sidewalk and road projects already completed.

The City has already noted that there has been very few applications for down payment assistance to purchase a home near Glen Oak School. This murder in the Impact Zone certainly won’t help the situation. Unfortunate.

Related read: A Matter of Time