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Posted on: July 3, 2022

Traffic patience encouraged after Red White & Boom

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The BOOM is back! Unity Point Health Methodist Red White & Boom is Monday, July 4 on the East Peoria and Peoria riverfronts. The fireworks show is at 9:30 p.m. Afterward there will be traffic slowdowns. Patience and humor are encouraged.

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Posted on: July 3, 2022

Leave the sparklers at home

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Those attending the UnityPoint Health Red White & Boom celebration in RiverFront Park should let the professionals handle the fireworks and leave the sparklers at home. Sparklers and any type of fireworks will be prohibited in RiverFront Park on July 4.

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Posted on: June 28, 2022

City Hall observing holiday schedule

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East Peoria City Hall will be closed Monday, July 4 for Independence Day, and there will be no garbage or recycling collection. That will run one day late the rest of the week, ending Saturday, July 9. Have a safe and happy Independence Day!

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Traffic Pattern Change at Pinecrest and I-74

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From IDOT: The traffic pattern at the Pinecrest Drive/Interstate 74 work zone in East Peoria has changed. Motorists traveling north on Pinecrest are now being directed to use the new pavement in the right lane. Southbound traffic is not affected. The Pine...
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Posted on: June 15, 2022

Free Car Seat Checks July 6

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The East Peoria Fire Department will conduct free car seat checks from 1 - 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 6 at the Central Fire Station, 201 W Washington Street. Make sure your child's car seat is installed properly.

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Enter the Bright Spot Awards contest

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Four residents and one business are current "bright spots" of the city, awarded the Paul Peterson Bright Spot Award for the month of June. Entry deadline for the next round of awards is Sunday, July 10. Enter using our online form.

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Posted on: June 15, 2022

Bridge replacement closing part of College Drive

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If you drive through the campus of Illinois Central College as a student or for a shortcut, take note: Stark Excavating, Inc. has started replacement of the pedestrian bridge over College Drive. Portions of College Drive are closed to all traffic through ...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Main Street lane closed through mid-July

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From IDOT: Northbound Main Street (Illinois 29/U.S. 24) near Ravine Street is reduced to one lane through mid-July to address drainage issues. Motorists can expect delays.

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

Reading your water bill, step by step

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Your East Peoria water-sewer bill tells much more than the payment amount. Go to the link to watch a short video about reading the bill and learning how much water is being used in your household.

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