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”Lights On ‘Till Dawn” Program Encourages Residents to Leave Porch Lights on throughout the Night

”Lights On ‘Till Dawn” Program


Southside Community United for Change and a group of Bradley University students partnered to create “Lights On ‘Till Dawn,” a program that encourages residents on the Southside neighborhood in Peoria to leave their porch and exterior lights on throughout the night. The added light is an effort to increase visibility and safety throughout the neighborhood with the aim of also decreasing crime.

On Oct. 29, volunteers from Bradley University, the Peoria Police Explorer program, and Peoria city council members Denise Moore and Beth Jensen went door-to-door on Millman and Howett Street, installing LED light bulbs donated by Ameren Illinois. 

Later, the “Lights On ‘Till Dawn” program partnered with the Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity and Local Initiatives Support Corp. to celebrate the Southside Community with a Halloween-themed block party that included food, games, prizes, and a presentation about light and safety featuring Emily Yuill from Bradley University and Resident Officer Chris White.