PEORIA, Ill. -- Peoria Code Enforcement officials say after nearly a decade of trying to get a homeowner to clean up her property, it is time to demolish it due to several violations.
Monday morning, Ameren Illinois crews turned off power at the home where Peg Pendell and her daughter lived for the past 10 years.
City officials, along with Code Enforcement inspectors, say conditions inside and outside of the North Knoxville home have gotten worse.
Peoria Fire Department workers wore hazmat suits as they inspected the home again before demolition.
"It's full, floor to ceiling, it's full of junk, belongings, there's human waste within the house, there's animal waste within the house," said Peoria Community Development Director Ross Black.
The Code Enforcement Director says over the past nine years, residents have filed complaints against Peg Pendell and the deteriorating conditions at her home.