Thursday, April 29, 2010
Springfield tops Peoria in mailed in census count
Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis congratulates Mayor Tim Davlin as Springfield overtakes Peoria in the percentage of census forms mailed in. According to Census Bureau figures, Springfield had a 77% rate of return while Peoria had a 75% rate of return. A friendly wager between the two mayors involved dinner and a proclamation stating the winning city bested the non-winner.