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Encyclopedia > Peoria, Illinois
City of Peoria
City
Peoria City Hall
Unofficial Flag
Motto : Will it Play in Peoria?
Country United States
State Illinois
County Peoria
Area 46.6 sq mi (120.7 km²)
 - land 44.4 sq mi (115 km²)
 - water 2.2 sq mi (5.7 km²)
Center
 - coordinates 40°43′15″N 89°36′34″W / 40.72083, -89.60944Coordinates: 40°43′15″N 89°36′34″W / 40.72083, -89.60944
 - elevation 659 ft (200.9 m)
Population 112,936 (2000)
Density 2,543.4 /sq mi (982 /km²)
Government type Council-Manager
Settled 1680
 - Incorporated, Town 1835
 - Incorporated, City 1845
Mayor Jim Ardis
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Zip codes 61602–61606, 61614, 61615
Area code 309
Location of Peoria within Illinois
Location of Illinois in the United States
Website : http://www.ci.peoria.il.us/

Peoria, Illinois (named after the Peoria tribe) is the largest city on the Illinois River and the county seat of Peoria County,[1] Illinois, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 112,936. The Peoria Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of 369,161 in 2005.[2] List of cities in Illinois, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1200x800, 866 KB) Summary City hall, Peoria, Illinois, 2006. ... Image File history File links Unofficialpeoria. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Peoria County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... The council-manager government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Area code 309 is the telephone area code serving the state of Illinois. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_IL.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Illinois ... The Peoria tribe was one of the Native American tribes that formed the Illiniwek tribal group in what is now the Midwest of the United States of America. ... This article is about the river in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Peoria County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


Peoria has become famous as a representation of the average American city because of its demographics and its perceived mainstream Midwestern culture. On the Vaudeville circuit, it was said that if an act would succeed in Peoria, it would work anywhere. The question "Will it play in Peoria?" has now become a metaphor for whether something appeals to the American mainstream public, and Peoria is often used as a test market for new products, services, and public policy polling.[3] For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... Demographics refers to selected population characteristics as used in government, marketing or opinion research, or the demographic profiles used in such research. ... The Midwest is a common name for a region of the United States of America. ... This article is about the musical variety theatre. ... The saying, Will it play in Peoria? is traditionally used to ask whether a given concept, product, person or event will appeal to mainstream America, or across a broad range of demographic/psychographic groups. ... This article is about metaphor in literature and rhetoric. ... A test market, in the field of business and marketing, is a geographic region or demographic group used to gauge the viability of a product or service in the mass market prior to a wide scale roll-out. ...


Peoria is also headquarters for Caterpillar Inc., one of the 30 companies composing the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Caterpillar Inc. ... Linear graph of the DJIA from 1901 until today Logarithmic graph of the DJIA from 1901 until today The Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE: DJI, also called the DJIA, Dow 30, or informally the Dow Jones or The Dow) is one of several stock market indices created by nineteenth-century...

Contents

History

Peoria is one of the oldest settlements in Illinois, much older than Chicago, as explorers first ventured up the Illinois River from the Mississippi. The lands that eventually would become Peoria were first settled in 1680, when French explorers René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle and Henri de Tonti constructed Fort Crevecoeur. This fort would later burn to the ground, and in 1813 Fort Clark was built. When the County of Peoria was organized in 1825, Fort Clark was officially named Peoria. The history of Peoria, Illinois, is a long, and sometimes hard story. ... Engraving of Cavelier de La Salle A later engraving of Robert de LaSalle Memorial Plaque to de La Salle in Rouen René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, or Robert de LaSalle (November 22, 1643 – March 19, 1687) was a French explorer. ... Henri de Tonti (born Enrico Tonti) (1649 or 1650 – September, 1704) was an Italian-born soldier, explorer, and fur trader in the service of France. ... Peoria County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ...


Geography

Peoria is located at 40°43′15″N, 89°36′34″W (40.720737, -89.609421).[4]


Topography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 46.6 square miles (120.8 km²).Land comprises 44.4 square miles (115.0 km²) of the area, and 2.2 square miles (5.8 km²) (4.78%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...


Peoria is bounded on the east by the Illinois River except for the enclave of Peoria Heights, which also borders the river. Four bridges run directly between the city and neighboring East Peoria. On the south end of Peoria's western border are Bartonville and the newly established city of West Peoria. Local municipal plans indicate that the city intends to continue its expansion northwest, into an area unofficially considered part of Dunlap, Illinois.[citation needed] This article is about the river in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Peoria Heights is a village located in Peoria County, Illinois. ... East Peoria is a city in Tazewell County, Illinois, United States. ... Bartonville is a village located in Peoria County, Illinois. ... West Peoria is a city located in Peoria County, Illinois. ... Dunlap is a village located in Peoria County, Illinois. ...


Environment

Climate

Monthly normal and record temperatures (in °F)[5]
Measurement Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Record High 70 72 86 92 93 105 104 103 100 90 81 71
Normal High 30.7 36.6 49.4 62.0 73.0 82.2 85.7 83.6 76.7 64.4 48.8 35.5
Normal Low 14.3 19.7 30.2 40.3 50.8 60.1 64.6 62.6 54.0 42.3 31.4 20.1
Record Low -25 -19 -10 14 25 39 47 41 26 19 -2 -23
Monthly normal precipitation (in inches)[5]
Measurement Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation 1.50 1.67 2.83 3.56 4.17 3.84 4.02 3.16 3.12 2.77 2.99 2.40
Snow 6.7 5.0 4.2 0.8 trace trace trace 0 trace 0.1 2.1 6.2

For other uses, see Fahrenheit (disambiguation). ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ...

Culture

The city of Peoria is home to a United States courthouse, the Peoria Civic Center (which includes Carver Arena), and the world headquarters for Caterpillar Inc. and Maui Jim Sunglasses. Medicine has become a major part of Peoria's economy. In addition to three major hospitals, the USDA's National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, formerly called the USDA Northern Regional Research Lab, is located in Peoria. This lab was where mass production of penicillin was developed.[6] Image File history File links Gnome_globe_current_event. ... Peoria Civic Center is a convention center located next to Peoria City Hall in downtown Peoria, Illinois. ... Carver Arena is a 11,433-seat multi-purpose arena in Peoria, Illinois. ... Caterpillar Inc. ... USDA redirects here. ... Established by an act of Congress in 1938, the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR) invents new uses of agricultural commodities for industrial and food products, develops new technology to improve environmental quality and provides technical support to Federal regulatory and action agencies. ... Penicillin core structure Penicillin (abbreviated PCN) is a group of β-lactam antibiotics used in the treatment of bacterial infections caused by susceptible, usually Gram-positive, organisms. ...


Peoria's downtown area includes corporate, governmental, convention, educational, and medical facilities. It also boasts the Peoria Civic Center, Apollo Theatre, and O'Brien Field, as well as an arts, dining, and entertainment area near the riverfront. The downtown area now also includes high-rise residential developments such as condominiums, apartments, and riverfront lofts. Some of these were office buildings and warehouses converted to residential use.[7][citation needed] Peoria Civic Center is a convention center located next to Peoria City Hall in downtown Peoria, Illinois. ... There are two meanings of condominium In international law, a condominium is a territory in which two sovereign powers have equal rights. ... Look up Loft in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Grandview Drive, which Theodore Roosevelt purportedly called the "world's most beautiful drive" during a 1910 visit[8], runs through Peoria and Peoria Heights. In addition to Grandview Drive, the Peoria Park District boasts 9,000 acres (36 km²) of parks, including Glen Oak Zoo and five public golf courses. There are also several private and semi-private golf courses. The Peoria Park District was the 2001 Winner of the National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Parks and Recreation for Class II Parks.[9] Noted by Teddy Roosevelt in 1910 as the Worlds Most Beautiful Drive, Grandview Drive is a two and a half mile long stretch of road that offers views of some of the most prestigious homes in Peoria, Illinois, USA. It also affords a spectacular view of the Illinois River... For other persons named Theodore Roosevelt, see Theodore Roosevelt (disambiguation). ... Peoria Heights is a village located in Peoria County, Illinois. ... This article is about the sport of golf. ...


Museums in Peoria include the Lakeview Museum for the Arts and Sciences and the Wheels o' Time Museum. A new Museum Square, under construction downtown, will house a new regional museum, a planetarium, and the Caterpillar World Visitors Center.[10] For other uses, see Museum (disambiguation). ... For the song by Ai Otsuka, see Planetarium (song) // A planetarium is a theatre built primarily for presenting educational and entertaining shows about astronomy and the night sky, or for training in celestial navigation. ...


The Steamboat Classic, held every summer, is the world's largest four-mile (6 km) running race and draws international runners.[11]


Peoria's sister cities include Friedrichshafen, Germany; Benxi, China; and Clonmel, Ireland. Peoria has also recently adopted Biloxi, Mississippi, as a sister city to aid in its recovery from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.[12][13] Friedrichshafen is a town on the northern side of Lake Constance (Bodensee) in southern Germany, near the borders with Switzerland and Austria. ... Benxi (Chinese: 本溪; Hanyu Pinyin: BÄ›nxÄ«) is a prefecture-level city located in the Liaoning province of China, south-southeast of Shenyang. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference S199229 Statistics Province: Munster County: Population (2002)  - Town:  - Rural: 16,910 Clonmel (Cluain Meala in Irish) is the largest inland town in the south of Republic of Ireland. ... Biloxi redirects here. ... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ...


Performing arts

Madison Theatre
Madison Theatre

The Peoria Symphony Orchestra is the 10th oldest in the nation. Peoria is also home to Opera Illinois, the Peoria Municipal Band, the Peoria Area Civic Chorale, the Central Illinois Youth Symphony, and two ballet companies: Peoria Ballet and Illinois Ballet. Several community and professional theatres have their home in and around Peoria, including the Peoria Players, which is the fourth-oldest community theater in the nation and the oldest in Illinois.[14] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1200x800, 924 KB) Summary Madison Theatre, Peoria, Illinois, 2006. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1200x800, 924 KB) Summary Madison Theatre, Peoria, Illinois, 2006. ... Opera Illinois, in Peoria, Illinois, is Illinois only full time professional opera company outside of Chicago, Illinois. ... The Peoria Municipal Band, in Peoria, Illinois was founded officially in 1937, but prior to that the band was a professional municipal band, and is one of the oldest municipal bands in the country. ... The Central Illinois Youth Symphony, CIYS, in conjunction with the Central Illinois Concert Orchestra are youth organizations designed to challenge, educate, and stimulate advanced music students in Peoria, Illinois and the Central Illinois area. ... A ballet company is a group of dancers who perform ballets. ...


The Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, and the Peoria Art Guild and Galleries, host of the Annual Art Fair that is rated as one of the best professional art fairs in the nation,[15] are in Peoria.


Comedy clubs, and several venues for a variety of traveling shows and concerts including Broadway touring companies, are located in and around Peoria.[16]


Peoria has embarked on major renovations and expansion to Peoria Zoo at Glen Oak Park. When finished, the new zoo improvements will triple the size of the zoo and will have a major African safari exhibit. Work began in the fall of 2006. In addition, The Peoria Playhouse — An Interactive Children's Museum, spearheaded by the Junior League of Peoria — is planned in conjunction with the zoo expansion and further enhancements to Glen Oak Park campus.[17] The Junior League of Peoria is an organization comprised solely of women and was founded in 1936 with a dedication to improving the Peoria, Illinois area through volunteerism. ...


Tourism

Registered historic places

Pere Marquette Hotel
Pere Marquette Hotel

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (800x1200, 1193 KB) Summary Pere Marquette Hotel, Peoria, Illinois, 2006. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (800x1200, 1193 KB) Summary Pere Marquette Hotel, Peoria, Illinois, 2006. ... The Central National Bank Building is a ten story structure in downtown Peoria, Illinois, United States. ... The Cumberland Presbyterian Church, also known as the Peoria Musicians Club, is the oldest standing church building in Peoria, Illinois, United States. ... The Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall was constructed as a memorial to American Civil War soldiers in Peoria, Illinois, United States in 1909. ... Noted by Teddy Roosevelt in 1910 as the Worlds Most Beautiful Drive, Grandview Drive is a two and a half mile long stretch of road that offers views of some of the most prestigious homes in Peoria, Illinois, USA. It also affords a spectacular view of the Illinois River... The International Harvester Building is a five-story building in the U.S. city of Peoria, Illinois. ... The John C. Proctor Recreation Center was constructed in Peoria, Illinois, United States in 1913. ... The Judge John C. Flanagan Residence is a house in Peoria, Illinois, United States. ... The Judge Jacob Gale House is located in Peoria, Illinois, United States. ... Madison Theatre Madison Theatre, 107 NE Madison Avenue, Peoria, Illinois, opened on October 16, 1920 as a silent picture theatre. ... The North Side Historic District is a Registered Historic District in Peoria, Illinois, United States. ... Peace and Harvest are two eight foot tall limestone statues in downtown Peoria, Illinois, United States. ... Peoria City Hall Peoria City Hall, 419 Fulton St. ... The Peoria Cordage Company buildings are located in an area of one and two story industrial and commercial buildings in the city of Peoria, Illinois, United States. ... Peoria Mineral Springs is 14,500 year old natural spring in the city of Peoria, Illinois, United States. ... Peoria Water Works Company is the 1890 complex for the Peoria, Illinois water system. ... Pere Marquette Hotel Pere Marquette Hotel, 501 Main, Peoria, Illinois, was built in 1927 and features 288 guest rooms. ... The Pettingill-Morron House, or Morron House, is a house located in the American city of Peoria, Illinois. ... The Rock Island Depot and Freight House is a turn of the century two story railroad station and adjacent one story freight house. ... Springdale Cemetery is a historic cemetery in the U.S. city of Peoria, Illinois. ... The West Bluff Historic District is one of three Registered Historic Districts in the Peoria County, Illinois city of Peoria. ...

Sports

Peoria is home to the AHL Peoria Rivermen. The current hockey team is the third team to use the name Peoria Rivermen, and they started play in October, 2005 at the Peoria Civic Center.[18] The Class A Minor League Baseball team Peoria Chiefs home venue is O'Brien Field, a stadium near downtown Peoria. This team is affiliated with the Chicago Cubs, and plays in the Midwest League.[19][20] The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... This article discusses the current American Hockey League team. ... Hockey is any of a family of sports in which two teams compete by trying to maneuver a ball, or a hard, round disc called a puck, into the opponents net or goal, using a hockey stick. ... Peoria Civic Center is a convention center located next to Peoria City Hall in downtown Peoria, Illinois. ... For the organization which many minor leagues belong to, see Minor League Baseball Part of the History of baseball series. ... The Peoria Chiefs are a Class A minor league baseball team, affiliated with the Chicago Cubs, from Peoria, Illinois. ... OBrien Field is a baseball field located in Peoria, Illinois. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... The Midwest League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the Midwestern United States. ...


The Peoria Sunday Morning League is the longest running semi-pro baseball league in the nation. It has been running for 91 years. The league boasts many former Major Leaguers such as Kirby Puckett, Mike Dunne, and Jim Thome. Kirby Puckett (March 14, 1960 [1] – March 6, 2006) was a center fielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career with the Minnesota Twins from 1984 to 1995. ... Mike Dunne (born October 27, 1962, in South Bend, Indiana), is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1987-1990 and in 1992. ... James Howard Jim Thome (born August 27, 1970 in Peoria, Illinois) is a Major League Baseball player who currently plays for the Chicago White Sox. ...


In 1946, the Peoria Redwings were created as part of the All-American Girls Baseball League (which was officially the American Girls Baseball League after 1950). The Redwings were the 9th team of 12 to enter the league, and were in the league for 6 out of the 12 years of the league's existence. The Redwings folded after the 1951 season, and the league disbanded in 1954.[21] The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was a womens professional baseball league founded by Philip K. Wrigley which existed from 1943 to 1954. ...


The Peoria Rugby Football Club is the first rugby club in Peoria Illinois. [22]


Since 1974 Peoria has hosted the annual Steamboat Classic event, a running race featuring 4 mile and 15K events. In 2007 the race drew over 4000 participants.


Media

Peoria is the 150th largest radio market in the United States[23] and the 117th largest TV market in the United States.[24] A listing of the news and radio channels of Peoria. ... A media market, broadcast market, media region, designated market area, DMA or simply market is a region where the population can receive the same (or similar) television and radio station offerings, and may also include other types of media including newspapers and Internet content. ...


The area is served by over 20 commercial radio stations, 3 non-commercial radio stations, 6 TV stations and two daily newspapers. TV redirects here. ...


Civic Center

Civic Center
Civic Center
Main article: Peoria Civic Center

The Peoria Civic Center includes an arena, convention center, and theater, and was completed in the early 1980s, was designed by the famed late architect Philip Johnson. The three structures are connected via an enclosed glass panel arcade for all-weather protection and aesthetics.[citation needed] As of 2007, it has completed a $55 million renovation and expansion based on demand for larger conventions and entertainment venues. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1200x800, 1247 KB) Summary Civic Center, Peoria, Illinois, 2006. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1200x800, 1247 KB) Summary Civic Center, Peoria, Illinois, 2006. ... Peoria Civic Center is a convention center located next to Peoria City Hall in downtown Peoria, Illinois. ... Peoria Civic Center is a convention center located next to Peoria City Hall in downtown Peoria, Illinois. ... 1933 Portrait of Philip Johnson by Carl Van Vechten Philip Cortelyou Johnson (July 8, 1906 – January 25, 2005) was an influential American architect. ... 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Renaissance Park

Renaissance Park is a research park originally established in May 2003 as the Peoria Medical and Technology District. It consists of nine residential neighborhoods, Bradley University, the medical district, Caterpillar world headquarters, and the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research. The Peoria NEXT Innovation Center opened in August 2007 and provides both dry and wet labs, as well as conference and office space for emerging start-up compnaies. Over $1 billion in research is conducted in Peoria annually.[25] Bradley University is a private, co-educational university located in Peoria, Illinois ( , , ). It is a medium sized institution with an enrollment of approximately 6,100 undergraduate and postgraduate students. ... Established by an act of Congress in 1938, the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR) invents new uses of agricultural commodities for industrial and food products, develops new technology to improve environmental quality and provides technical support to Federal regulatory and action agencies. ...


Museum Square

Slated for completion in 2009, the $100+ million Museum Square is a new 6.8 acre development in downtown Peoria along the Illinois River. Planned and designed by architecture firm Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects, the Square will house two separate facilities — the Peoria Riverfront Museum — The Center of Art, History, Science & Achievement and the Caterpillar Visitor Center. The 110,000-square-foot (10,000 m²) museum will feature hands-on and interactive displays, a planetarium and Imaginarium, innovative galleries and ever-changing, regionally focused exhibits on the arts, sciences, history, and nature. It will highlight the region's creativity, innovations, and worldwide impact — past, present and future. Caterpillar, an international company, will maintain the 50,000-square-foot (4,600 m²) Caterpillar Visitor Center, which will showcase the history of the company.[citation needed][26] Image File history File links Gnome_globe_current_event. ...


Economy

Well-known Peoria businesses

  • AmerenCILCO — former Central Illinois Light Company; now part of Ameren
  • Archer Daniels Midland — corn processing plant
  • Bergner's — department store; started in 1889 in downtown Peoria and eventually bought out Carson Pirie Scott & Co.; now part of Bon-Ton
  • Caterpillar Inc. (world headquarters) — heavy equipment and engine manufacturer
  • CEFCU — Credit union; started by Caterpillar employees; now serves residents of 14 Central Illinois counties
  • Clifton Gunderson LLP (national headquarters) - 13th largest national accounting and consulting firm[27]
  • The Junior League of Peoria — women's volunteer organization
  • Komatsu Mining Systems — construction equipment manufacturer[citation needed]
  • Maui Jim (world headquarters) — sunglasses manufacturer
  • L. R. Nelson — manufacturers of water sprinklers, nozzles, irrigation and landscape watering products
  • National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research — largest USDA research facility; where mass production of penicillin was invented[citation needed]
  • RLI Corp. (world headquarters) — specialty insurance company

Ameren Corporation is a holding company for several power companies and energy companies. ... Ameren Corporation NYSE: AEE is a holding company for several power companies and energy companies. ... The Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), based in Decatur, Illinois, operates more than 270 plants worldwide, where cereal grains and oilseeds are processed into numerous products used in food, beverage, nutraceutical, industrial and animal feed markets worldwide. ... Bergners is a major department store in central and northern Illinois, established in 1889 in Peoria, Illinois, and offering mid-line to higher end merchandise in their largest stores. ... Carson Pirie Scott & Co. ... The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. ... Caterpillar Inc. ... An excavator Engineering vehicles are heavy-duty vehicles, specially designed for executing engineering tasks. ... For other uses, see Engine (disambiguation). ... Citizens Equity First Credit Union or CEFCU® is a credit union based in Peoria, Illinois. ... The Junior League of Peoria is an organization comprised solely of women and was founded in 1936 with a dedication to improving the Peoria, Illinois area through volunteerism. ... Komatsu Limited ) or Komatsu Hanomag excavator in Germany Komatsu construction vehicle in New Orleans, Louisiana (USA) Komatsu (コマツ) (TYO: 6301) is a Japanese company that manufactures construction, mining, and military equipment, industry machinery such as press machines, lasers, and thermoelectric modules. ... Established by an act of Congress in 1938, the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR) invents new uses of agricultural commodities for industrial and food products, develops new technology to improve environmental quality and provides technical support to Federal regulatory and action agencies. ... Penicillin core structure Penicillin (abbreviated PCN) is a group of β-lactam antibiotics used in the treatment of bacterial infections caused by susceptible, usually Gram-positive, organisms. ... RLI Corp. ... Insurance, in law and economics, is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge against the risk of a contingent loss. ...

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1840 1,467
1850 5,095 247.3%
1860 14,045 175.7%
1870 22,849 62.7%
1880 29,259 28.1%
1890 41,024 40.2%
1900 56,100 36.7%
1910 66,950 19.3%
1920 76,121 13.7%
1930 104,969 37.9%
1940 105,087 0.1%
1950 111,856 6.4%
1960 103,162 -7.8%
1970 126,963 23.1%
1980 124,160 -2.2%
1990 113,504 -8.6%
2000 112,936 -0.5%
Decennial US Census

As of the census[28] of 2000, there were 112,936 people, 45,199 households, and 27,345 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,543.4 people per square mile (982.1/km²). There were 49,125 housing units at an average density of 1,106.3/sq mi (427.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 69.29% White, 24.79% African American, 0.20% Native American, 2.33% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.20% from other races, and 2.16% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.51% of the population. The Sixth Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 17,069,453 — an increase of 32. ... The Seventh Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 23,191,876 — an increase of 35. ... The United States Census of 1860 was the eighth Census conducted in the United States. ... The Ninth United States Census was taken in 1870. ... 1880 US Census The United States Census of 1880 was the tenth United States Census. ... The Eleventh United States Census was taken June 1, 1890. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twentieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,545,805, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 45,199 households, out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.6% were married couples living together, 15.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.5% were non-families. Individuals made up 33.2% of all households, and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.04. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out, with 25.7% under the age of 18, 12.0% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $36,397. The per capita income for the city was $20,512. Some 18.8% of the population was below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Special censuses were conducted in 2004 and 2007 that noted a total increase of 8,455 in the city's population since the 2000 census,[29] mainly in the northwest corridor making the current population at 121,391. The metropolitan area has a population of 370,000, which includes Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, Stark and Marshall counties. Suburbs and towns in this area include Bartonville, Bellevue, Creve Coeur, Dunlap, East Peoria, Germantown Hills, Groveland, Marquette Heights, Metamora, Morton, North Pekin, Pekin, Peoria Heights, Tremont, Washington, and West Peoria.[citation needed] 1880 U.S. Census of Hoboken, New Jersey The United States Census is mandated by the United States Constitution. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Peoria County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Tazewell County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Woodford County is a county located in the state of Illinois, USA. As of 2000, the population is 35,469. ... Stark County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Marshall County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ...


Law and government

Township of the City of Peoria

Outline of the Township of the City of Peoria in Peoria County
Outline of the Township of the City of Peoria in Peoria County

The Township of the City of Peoria (sometimes called City of Peoria Township) is a separate government from the City of Peoria, and performs the functions of civil township government in most of the city. The border of the township matched the Peoria city limits until 1991[citation needed], when it was frozen at its current state; the City of Peoria itself has continued expanding outside of the City of Peoria Township borders into Medina and Radnor Townships. In the years before the freeze, the Township of the City of Peoria had grown to take up most of the former area of Richwoods and what is now West Peoria Township. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 535 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (539 × 604 pixel, file size: 17 KB, MIME type: image/png) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 535 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (539 × 604 pixel, file size: 17 KB, MIME type: image/png) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A civil township is a widely-used unit of local government in the United States, subordinate to a county. ... Medina Township is located in Peoria County, Illinois. ... Radnor Township is located in Peoria County, Illinois. ... Richwoods Township is located in Peoria County, Illinois. ... West Peoria Township is located in Peoria County, Illinois. ...


History

Peoria was incorporated as a village on March 11, 1835. The city did not have a mayor, but they did have a village president. The first was Rudolphus Rouse who served from 1835 to 1836. A town marshal handled all the problems. The first Chief of Police was appointed in 1837; he was John B. Lishk. No records were kept on the size of the department. The city was incorporated on April 21, 1845. This was the end of a village president and the starting of the mayoral system. First mayor was William Hale. Each time a new mayor is chosen, a new Chief of Police is inducted. Peoria is now served by Steven Settingsgaard Chief of Police, inducted March 9, 2005. is the 70th day of the year (71st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... | Come and take it, slogan of the Texas Revolution 1835 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Peoria is served by a mayor and ten city council members. The city is divided into five districts. Five council members are elected at-large. The present city clerk is Mary L. Haynes. Bonnie P. Gavin is the current city assessor. City treasurer is Reginald A. Willis. In the United States, a city clerk as an elected or appointed official who is charged with the responsibility of being the official keeper of the municipal records. ... Assessor as evaluator An assessor is an expert that calculates the amounts to be paid or assessed for tax or insurance purposes. ... Look up Treasurer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Education

The Dingeldine Music Center at Bradley University
The Dingeldine Music Center at Bradley University

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  • Peoria Public Schools District 150 is the larger and serves the majority of the city. District 150 schools include dozens of primary and middle schools, as well as four public high schools. This includes:Richwoods High School which hosts the competitive International Baccalaureate Program of study, Woodruff High School, Manual High School, and Peoria High School (Central), the oldest high school in Illinois[citation needed]. District 150 is also home to Washington Gifted Middle School, which is currently the top middle school in Illinois based on overall ISAT test scores.[30]
  • Dunlap Community Unit School District 323 serves the far north and northwest parts of Peoria that were outside the city before the 1990s.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria currently runs six schools in the city: five grade schools and Peoria Notre Dame High School. Non-denominational Peoria Christian School operates a grade school, middle school, and high school. In addition, Concordia Lutheran School, Peoria Academy, Christ Lutheran School, and several smaller private schools exist.[citation needed] Richwoods High School the most northern of the four regular public high schools in Peoria, Illinois. ... Woodruff High School is a public high located in Peoria, Illinois. ... Manual High School is a public high school located in Peoria, Illinois. ... Peoria High School is a public high school in Peoria, Illinois. ... The Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the central Illinois region of the United States. ... Peoria Notre Dame High School is a parochial (Catholic) college preparatory high school academy in Peoria, Illinois. ...


Bradley University, Midstate College, the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, the Downtown and North campuses of Illinois Central College, and the Peoria campus of Robert Morris College are based in the city. According to the Princeton Review, Bradley University ranks in the Top 25 entrepreneurial campuses out of 357 schools and universities.[citation needed] Bradley University is a private, co-educational university located in Peoria, Illinois ( , , ). It is a medium sized institution with an enrollment of approximately 6,100 undergraduate and postgraduate students. ... The University of Illinois College of Medicine, part of the University of Illinois system, is the largest medical school in the United States, with over 2,600 students and trainees. ... Illinois Central College is a junior college located in East Peoria, Illinois. ... Robert Morris College is an Illinois based college that has its main campus in Chicago. ... The Princeton Review (TPR) is a for-profit U.S. company that offers private instruction and tutoring for standardized achievement tests, in particular those offered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), such as the SAT, GRE, LSAT, GMAT, and MCAT. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in...


Awards

  • Peoria has been awarded the All-America City Award three times (1953, 1966, and 1989).
  • According to Forbes, the Peoria area is ranked the most affordable U.S. metropolitan area to live in out of the nation's 150 largest metro areas.[citation needed] Forbes also recently ranked Peoria #47 out of the largest 150 metropolitan areas in its annual "Best Places for Business and Careers." Peoria was evaluated on the cost of doing business, cost of living, entertainment opportunities, and income growth.[31]
  • In 2005, Sperling and Sanders Best Places to Live Rankings among 331 metropolitan areas placed Peoria #51, citing "low cost of living, low cost of housing, and attractive residential areas" as the main pros to the area.[citation needed][32]
  • Inc. Magazine placed Peoria #33 on its Top Cities for Doing Business in America out of 274 populations centers.[citation needed]
  • Peoria was ranked a 5 Star Logistics City by Expansion Management Magazine[33]
  • Peoria consistently ranks in the Top 10 Best Mannered Cities in America as compiled by etiquette expert Marjabelle Young Stewart.[34]

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Other notable buildings

  • Chase Bank Building — known for most of Peoria history as Block and Kuhl; later Carson Pirie Scott & Co.
  • Civic Center Plaza — formerly the Jefferson Building, River Valley Savings Plaza, and Peoria Savings Tower
  • First National Bank of Peoria Building — originally Alliance Life Building, now Commerce Bank
  • Peoria County Courthouse
  • Becker Building/Twin Towers — The Twin Towers are residential condominums and are both 30 stories. The Becker building is a modern office high-rise.

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Infrastructure

Health and medicine

The health-care industry accounts for at least 25% of Peoria's economy.[citation needed] The city has three major hospitals: OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Methodist Medical Center of Illinois, Proctor Hospital. In addition, the Children's Hospital of Illinois, the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, and the Midwest Affiliate of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital are located in the city. The hospitals are all located in a medical district around the junction of Interstate 74 and Knoxville Avenue, adjacent to downtown in the southeast of the city, except for Proctor Hospital in the geographic center of the city. The surrounding towns are also supported by Proctor Hospital, Pekin Hospital, and Eureka Hospital. The University of Illinois College of Medicine, part of the University of Illinois system, is the largest medical school in the United States, with over 2,600 students and trainees. ... St. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 74 Interstate 74 (abbreviated I-74) is an interstate highway in the Midwestern and southeastern United States. ... See also Interstate 39 U.S. 40 U.S. 41 Illinois Route 40 is the new name for Illinois Route 88. ...

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center has begun expansion of the Milestone building and Methodist Medical Center has recently announced a $300 million expansion and modernization of its current center. This "medical district", which will be economically important to the Peoria area's future growth, serves much of central Illinois from Chicago to Saint Louis, including the Bloomington-Normal, Champaign-Urbana, Danville, and Springfield-Decatur-Lincoln metropolitan areas.[citation needed] Image File history File links Gnome_globe_current_event. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... The name Saint Louis has several referents: Catholic Saints King Saint Louis IX of France; Saint Louis, bishop of Toulouse in France Locations Saint Louis, Missouri St. ... This refers to the adjoined cities of Bloomington, Illinois and Normal, Illinois located in the McLean County of Central Illinois. ... The Champaign-Urbana Metropolitan Area, also known as Chambana, is a region in east central Illinois. ... United States Illinois Vermilion 17. ... : Home of President Abraham Lincoln United States Illinois Sangamon 60. ... Decatur is the largest city and the county seat of Macon County in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Lincoln is a small city in Logan County, Illinois, United States. ...


Sanitary

Peoria is one of approximately 900 American cities that have combined sewer overflow systems. As of 2007, the combined sewer system in the City of Peoria is violating pollution standards: sanitary sewer overflow affects the system approximately 25 times per year, dumping raw sewage into the Illinois River each time. This violation of the federal Clean Water Act has drawn the attention of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, which has mandated that the city make improvements.[35] A Combined sewer is a type of sewer system which provides partially separated channels for sanitary sewage and stormwater runoff. ... 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Peoria is the name of the Peoria tribe of Native Americans and the name of a number of places in the United States of America: Peoria, Arizona Peoria, Illinois Peoria County, Illinois Peoria, Oregon This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share... Decentralized wet weather overflow event Sanitary sewer overflow (SSO} is a condition whereby untreated sewage is discharged into the environment, escaping wastewater treatment. ... Raw sewage is any untreated waste water from a city. ... This article is about the river in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... For Clean Water Act of Ontario, Canada, see Clean Water Act (Ontario). ... EPA redirects here. ...


Transportation

See also: Bridges in Peoria, Illinois and Peoria-to-Chicago Highway.

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Interstate and U.S. Routes

The Peoria area is served by two Interstate highways: Interstate 74, which runs from northwest to southeast through the downtown area, and Interstate 474, a southern bypass of I-74 through portions of Peoria and the suburbs of Bartonville and Creve Coeur. I-74 crosses over the Illinois River via the Murray Baker Bridge, while I-474 crosses via the Shade-Lohman Bridge. The nearest metropolitan centers accessible on I-74 are Galesburg to the west, and Bloomington-Normal to the east. Also, I-155 runs from Morton (suburb)southward to connect to I-55 which leads to St. Louis. Interstate Highways in the lower 48 states. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 74 Interstate 74 (abbreviated I-74) is an interstate highway in the Midwestern and southeastern United States. ... Interstate 474 is an interstate highway loop route that provides a bypass around the north central Illinois city of Peoria. ... Bartonville is a village located in Peoria County, Illinois. ... Creve Coeur is a village in Tazewell County, Illinois, United States. ... The Murray Baker Bridge is a landmark Truss Bridge that crosses the Illinois River near downtown Peoria, IL. It was built in 1958 with an original span of 3,216 ft. ... The Shade-Lohmann Bridge carries Interstate 474 over the Illinois River near the Peoria Lock and Dam located at River Mile 158. ... Galesburg is a city in Knox County, Illinois, in the United States. ... Bloomington-Normal refers to the adjacent cities of Bloomington and Normal in McLean County in Central Illinois. ...


From 2004 to 2006, Interstate 74 between Interstate 474 on the west and Illinois Route 8 on the east was reconstructed as part of the Upgrade 74 project. See also Illinois Route 8 is a state road that runs east from Illinois Route 97 south of Maquon to the intersection of U.S. Route 24 (McClugage Avenue) and Business U.S. 24 near Washington. ...


In addition, U.S. Route 24 runs along the bank of the Peoria side of the Illinois River, becoming a major arterial downtown as part of Adams Street and Jefferson Avenue, and then continuing southwest towards Bartonville as Washington Street, which turns into Adams Street on the south end of Peoria. U.S. Route 150 serves as the main arterial for the northern portion of the Peoria area, becoming War Memorial Drive before heading west towards Kickapoo. Both of these routes enter from the McClugage Bridge; east of the bridge, U.S. 150 runs southeast to Morton, while U.S. 24 runs due east to Washington. U.S. Route 24, a dual north-south/east-west route, is one of the original United States highways of 1926. ... This article is about the river in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Bartonville is a village located in Peoria County, Illinois. ... U.S. Highway 150 is a 571 mile long northwest-southeast United States highway, signed as east-west, running from Mount Vernon, Kentucky to Moline, Illinois. ... Morton is a village in Tazewell County, Illinois, USA, known for its pumpkins and annual Pumpkin Festival and Ackerman Farms. ... Washington is a city located in Tazewell County, Illinois. ...


State Routes

The following state routes run through Peoria:

  • Illinois Route 6 runs along the northwestern portion of the city as an extension of I-474. It is a four-lane freeway that runs from the I-74/474 intersection northeast to Illinois Route 29 south of Chillicothe. It is marked as a north-south road.
  • Illinois Route 8 roughly parallels I-74 to the south. It enters Peoria from Farmington and runs southeast through the city, passing just southwest of the downtown area. Illinois 8 crosses into East Peoria via the Cedar Street Bridge with Illinois Routes 29 and 116. Illinois 8 is marked as an east-west road.
  • Illinois Route 29 runs with U.S. 24 through Peoria along the Illinois River from Chillicothe through downtown Peoria. It then joins Illinois 8 and 116 across the Cedar Street Bridge. Illinois 29 is marked as a north-south road, and is called Galena Road north of U.S. 150.
  • Illinois Route 40 enters Peoria from the north as Knoxville Avenue. It runs south through the center of the city and exits southeast over the Bob Michel Bridge. Illinois 40 is marked as a north-south road.
  • Illinois Route 91 briefly enters Peoria at the intersection with U.S. 150 in the far northwestern portion of the city. Traffic on Illinois 91 mainly accesses the Grand Prairie Mall, or continues to Dunlap.
  • Illinois Route 116 enters from the west at Bellevue. It runs directly east and crosses into East Peoria over the Cedar Street Bridge.

The planned Illinois Route 336 project will also connect Illinois 336 with I-474 between Illinois 8 and Illinois 116. Construction on the segment nearest Peoria has not started, nor has funding been allocated. See also U.S. 6 Illinois Route 6 is a 4-lane expressway that acts as a northern extention to the Interstate 474 loop west of Peoria in central Illinois. ... See also US 30 Illinois Route 29 is a two to four lane state road that runs south from U.S. Route 6 at Spring Valley to U.S. Route 51 and Illinois Route 16 at Pana. ... Chillicothe is a city located in Peoria County, Illinois. ... See also Illinois Route 8 is a state road that runs east from Illinois Route 97 south of Maquon to the intersection of U.S. Route 24 (McClugage Avenue) and Business U.S. 24 near Washington. ... Farmington is a city located in Fulton County, Illinois. ... The Cedar Street Bridge carries Illinois Route 8, Illinois Route 29, and Illinois Route 116 over the Illinois River. ... See also Illinois Route 116 is a long, cross-state rural state highway that runs from U.S. Route 34 by Gladstone east to the intersection of U.S. Route 45 and Old U.S. Route 45 (Main Street), on the north side of Ashkum. ... See also Interstate 39 U.S. 40 U.S. 41 Illinois Route 40 is the new name for Illinois Route 88. ... The Bob Michel Bridge carries Illinois Route 40 over the Illinois River just three quarters of a mile up-river from the Cedar Street Bridge. ... Illinois State Route 91 is a medium-length two-lane state road that runs from the northwest edge of Peoria at U.S. Highway 150 to U.S. Highway 34 south of Kewanee via Toulon, Wyoming, Princeville, and Dunlap. ... Bellevue is a village located in Peoria County, Illinois. ... See also Interstate 270 Interstate 280 Interstate 290 Interstate 294 Illinois Route 336 is a four-lane freeway/expressway combination that serves western Illinois. ...


Rail transportation

Metro Peoria is served by ten common carrier railroads. Four are Class 1's: BNSF, Canadian National, Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific. The last one, Union Pacific, has a north-south oriented line which skirts the west edge of the city but a line branches off of it to enter Peoria. One Class II/Regional, Iowa Interstate, serves the city, coming out of Bureau Junction. Five Class III/Shortline railroads: Central Illinois Railroad (which operates a portion of the City-owned Peoria, Peoria Heights and Western Railroad), two Genesee and Wyoming-owned operations, Illinois & Midland Railroad (the former Chicago and Illinois Midland, comes up from Springfield) and Tazewell and Peoria Railroad (leases the Peoria and Pekin Union Railway from its owners — Canadian National, Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific), Pioneer Railcorp's Keokuk Junction Railway (which now owns the Toledo, Peoria and Western's West End from Lomax and La Harpe in Western Illinois, plus the branch from Keokuk) and finally, RailAmerica's Toledo, Peoria and Western Railway, which uses BNSF trackage to reach Galesburg and its own line to reach Logansport, Indiana.[citation needed] A common carrier is an organization that transports persons or goods, and offers its services to the general public. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company (AAR reporting mark BNSF) (NYSE: BNI), headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, and established as a result of a 1995 merger between the parent companies of the Burlington Northern Railroad and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, is one of the largest... CN redirects here, as its the most common usage of the abbreviation in Canada; for more uses, see CN (disambiguation). ... Norfolk Southern Corporation (AAR reporting mark NS) NYSE: NSC is a US publicly-traded stock corporation based in Norfolk, Virginia. ... The Union Pacific Railroad (NYSE: UNP) is the largest railroad in the United States. ... The Iowa Interstate Railroad (AAR reporting marks IAIS) is a Class II railroad operating in the central United States. ... Bureau Junction is a village in Bureau County, Illinois, United States. ... The Central Illinois Railroad (AAR reporting mark CIRY) is a Class III railroad in Illinois. ... The Genesee and Wyoming Railroad (AAR reporting marks GNWR) is a Class III short-line railroad which is operated by Genesee & Wyoming Inc. ... The Chicago and Illinois Midland Railway (AAR reporting marks CIM) was a Class I railroad in the United States, serving Peoria, Springfield and Taylorville, Illinois. ... This is the determination of the Railroad Retirement Board concerning the status of Tazewell & Peoria Railroad, Inc. ... The Peoria and Pekin Union Railway (AAR reporting mark PPU) began operating in 1881 and still runs today. ... The Keokuk Junction Railway Company (AAR reporting mark KJRY), is a Class III railroad interline carrier in the US state of Illinois and Iowa. ... RailAmerica, Inc. ... Toledo Peoria & Western Railway is currently a short-line railroad that operates from Mapleton, IL to Peoria across Illinois to Logansport, IN and includes a branch line between Logansport to Winamac, IN. TPW has trackage rights between Galesburg, IL and Peoria and between Logansport to Kokomo, IN. Traffic includes agricultural...


Public Transportation

Public bus service is provided by the Greater Peoria Mass Transit District, which goes by the name CityLink. CityLink operates 20 bus routes that service the city, Illinois Central College and much of East Peoria, Illinois, Peoria Heights, West Peoria, and points between Peoria and Pekin, Illinois.[36] Most routes run between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday with a handful of routes running as late as 1 a.m. on weekdays and 10 p.m. on Saturdays. No Sunday or major holiday service is provided.[citation needed] Illinois Central College is a junior college located in East Peoria, Illinois. ... East Peoria is a city in Tazewell County, Illinois, United States. ... Peoria Heights is a village located in Peoria County, Illinois. ... West Peoria is a city located in Peoria County, Illinois. ... Pekin is a city in Tazewell County, Illinois. ...


Aviation

The Greater Peoria Regional Airport serves Peoria and surrounding communities. The airport is served by 5 passenger airlines (United, American, Delta, Northwest and Allegiant Air) and numerous cargo carriers. Nonstop destinations include Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Las Vegas, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Detroit, Denver, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Phoenix, and Tampa. Cargo carriers serving Peoria include FedEx, UPS and Airborne Express (now DHL). Recently, it was debated whether to rename the airport Peoria International Airport. Greater Peoria Regional Airport (IATA: PIA, ICAO: KPIA) is a public airport located 4 miles (6 km) southwest of the city of Peoria, on the northwest edge of Bartonville in Peoria County, Illinois, USA. // Greater Peoria Regional Airport covers 3,300 acres (13 km²) and has two runways: Runway 13... United Airlines is a major airline of the United States. ... Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is an airline based in Atlanta, Georgia, operating a large domestic network within the USA, as well as an international network that spans Europe, Asia, and Latin America. ... Northwest Airlines, Inc. ... Allegiant Air is an American low fare airline, owned by Allegiant Travel Co. ... Federal Express redirects here. ... United Parcel Service, Inc. ... Airborne Express (IATA: n/a, ICAO: ABX, and Callsign: Abex) was an express delivery company and cargo airline. ... A DHL Boeing 757 at Cologne/Bonn Airport. ...


Mount Hawley Airport, on the north end of the city, also accepts general aviation. Numerous other general aviation airports are located in the tri-county region.[citation needed] Pekin Municipal Airport in Pekin, Illinois across the river also serves the area. A general aviation scene at Kemble Airfield, England. ...


Famous connections to Peoria

People born or raised in Peoria

Ambassador Nancy Brinker
Ambassador Nancy Brinker

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See also

The Diocese of Quincy, in the Episcopal Church in the United States of America, is located in the western portion of central Illinois. ... The Junior League of Peoria is an organization comprised solely of women and was founded in 1936 with a dedication to improving the Peoria, Illinois area through volunteerism. ... The Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the central Illinois region of the United States. ...

Points of interest

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  15. ^ Annual Fine Art Fair | PeoriaMagazines.com
  16. ^ Arts & Entertainment | PeoriaMagazines.com
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  19. ^ Official Site of the Peoria Chiefs. Retrieved April 15, 2007.
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