Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis Previews State of the City Address

By WEEK Producer

January 17, 2012 Updated Jan 18, 2012 at 12:44 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- In just over a week, Mayor Jim Ardis will deliver his state of the city address, describing what 2012 will hold for Peoria.

Mayor Jim Ardis joined Ashley McNamee on Live At Five Tuesday and said that during his address, he will recap 2011 and how city officials met the demands of budget gaps, including the layoff of dozens of city employees.

Ardis will also resume talks on a uni-gov, the combining of city and county governments.

Mayor Ardis will deliver his state of the city address on January 25.

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