EAST PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The East Peoria City Council approved phase two of the Levee Park Development Tuesday.

The Community Foundation Board has been working to raise funds for the projects, and recently the city was awarded a $500,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity for the project.

EAST PEORIA, IL – The East Peoria Community Foundation received $15,000 to address hunger in East Peoria, as a result of the COVID-19 virus and resulting economic crisis.  These funds are part of Caterpillar Foundation’s $8.5 million commitment to remediate the impact of global COVID-19.  Their generosity is making a huge impact right here at the birthplace of Caterpillar Inc.

Located adjacent to the library, the Reading Garden is a quiet, peaceful space perfect for reading and relaxing. Along with tasteful landscaping and plenty of seating, it also features a small, free outdoor library packed with fun reading material.

Set in the heart of the Levee District -- adjacent to City Hall and the Fondulac District Library.


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