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Peoria

(pēôr`ēə). 1 City (1990 pop. 50,618), Maricopa co., central Ariz., a suburb of Phoenix; settled 1897, inc. 1954. With the completion of the Arizona Canal in 1885, the area was settled by families from Peoria, Ill., and became an agricultural trading center. Peoria is now one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States; its population more than doubled between 1990 and 2000. It produces sheet metal, textile products, and machinery parts. The training camps of the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres baseball teams are in the city.

2 City (1990 pop. 113,504), seat of Peoria co., central Ill., on Lake Peoria and the Illinois River; inc. as a city 1845. A busy port of entry, it is one of the state's oldest settlements and a regional trade and transportation point; grain, livestock, and coal from the area are marketed, processed, and shipped in Peoria. It has commercial printing and factories that produce metal products, machinery, iron and steel, transportation and medical equipment, construction materials, and chemicals. Although it is an industrial city, Peoria is known for its scenic beauty and its many recreational activities associated with Lakeview Park, which also contains a planetarium, community theater, and arts and sciences center. La Salle established Fort Creve Coeur in the region in 1680, and the spot later became a French trading post. The area was known as Fort Clark after 1813; the first permanent American settlement was established in 1819. The Univ. of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Bradley Univ., and a U.S. Dept. of Agriculture research laboratory are in the city. Nearby are a state park and Metamora courthouse (1845; now a state memorial).

Peoria

 

a city in the USA, in Illinois, on the Illinois River. Population, 127,000; with suburbs, 342,000 (1970). Peoria is a transportation, trade, and industrial center of the US Corn Belt. Its manufacturing industry, which employs 50,000 people (1970), produces metallurgical products, farm machinery, electronic equipment, processed food, and chemicals. Bituminous coal is mined nearby.

Peoria

typical mid-American town. [Am. Culture: Misc.]
See: America

Peoria

a port in N central Illinois, on the Illinois River. Pop.: 112 907 (2003 est.)
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A co-worker's daughter was her reason to join the fundraiser more than a decade ago, Weaver said, first participating in the original Memphis to Peoria Run, then switching to the Chicago route seven years ago.
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The Carter Law Offices, located at 416 Main Street, Suite 529, in Peoria, IL, welcomes your questions and concerns if you have been involved in a traffic accident during the recent spate of bad weather and poor road conditions.
Founded in 1922 and with more than USD 665m in bank assets and USD 575m in trust assets, South Side Bank operates as a state chartered commercial and trust bank with thirteen branches located within the greater Peoria area.
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Peoria is 175 miles from Chicago and its two major airports.
As a result of continuing challenging market conditions and the need to prioritise resources to focus on growth, Caterpillar will not build a previously announced headquarters complex in Peoria. The existing building will continue to be used for Caterpillar offices, the statement added.
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PEORIA, Ill.--The Sam's Club in Peoria has been serving the community for 22 years, occupying the same spot at which it opened.

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