Peoria City Councilman won't seek reelection

By WEEK Producer

November 3, 2012 Updated Nov 5, 2012 at 11:20 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Peoria City Councilman William "Bill" Spears announced that he will not seek another term.

According to a release by the Fourth District Councilman, "The budget has passed, a month before it needed to be. This is a good thing. The budget is one of the most vital processes we prepare as a council. This sets the road map for next year.

The city is changing. As a city, we need new ideas and new energy. With that thought, I will not seek reelection in the Fourth District. I have served for 16 years as the councilman of this district -- much longer than I thought I would serve.

I want to thank the citizens of the Fourth District for trusting in me with the many decisions that I made on their behalf. I do know that whomever is elected as Fourth District councilperson will be the right person, because I believe the Fourth District makes good decisions."

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