Pekin council schedules public hearing on proposed business district – News – Journal Star

The Pekin City Council unanimously voted to schedule a public hearing regarding a proposed Business Development District during Monday’s meeting.

“Several weeks ago, we had a public hearing on the Business Development District ordinance,” said City Manager Mark Rothert. “There was some discussion to go back and add in a 1% Hotel/Motel Tax to the BDD ordinance. That required us to go back and re-start the public hearing process.”

A public hearing on the BDD ordinance is scheduled for Oct. 26 at 4:30 p.m., with another public meeting slated for Nov. 2 at 5 p.m. The council will consider the creation of a BDD at the Nov. 9 meeting.

A proposal to seek public assistance funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, through the Illinois Emergency Management Agency passed with unanimous consent. The funding would reimburse the city for expenditures on personal protective equipment, sanitation and safety materials, and medical

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Global Knowledge Selected as Microsoft’s First North American Learning Partner to Have Training Schedules Listed on the Microsoft Learn Site

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CARY, N.C., Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Global Knowledge, the worldwide leader in IT training and professional skills development, is the first learning partner to have its training schedule integrated into the Microsoft Learn site in North America. Global Knowledge was selected because of its global footprint and robust high-frequency Microsoft training schedules.

On Microsoft’s site, Microsoft Learn is positioned as an online training platform that provides interactive learning for Microsoft products and more. Its goal is to help professionals become proficient on Microsoft technologies and learn more skills with fun, guided, hands-on, interactive content that’s specific to job roles and goals.

“Microsoft Learn will be an important way for tech professionals to easily find instructor-led Microsoft training opportunities,” said Debbie Murray-John, Global Knowledge’s global product director for Microsoft. “We

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