Central Illinois offers a wealth of opportunities to enjoy art and culture. The area boasts a number of theater companies, a world-class ballet company, numerous arts organizations and one of the oldest symphony orchestras in the U.S. East Peoria and nearby communities are home to performance halls and other music venues, as well as community theaters, art galleries, artists’ studios offering public events, and a civic theater capable of seating 6000. The Peoria Riverfront Museum provides national exhibitions, galleries featuring local artists, movies on its giant screen, and community events all year round.
Sports fans have plenty to love in East Peoria and adjacent communities. The area is home to a professional baseball club, Division I athletics and a professional hockey team. March Madness takes over as Central Illinois hosts IHSA basketball, and Bradley University provides thrills galore via basketball, baseball and other college sports. Peoria and East Peoria, IL offer a variety of specialty sports venues and a 12,000-seat multi-sport arena.
When it comes to their health and well-being, East Peoria residents have a wealth of choices. East Peorians have access to three major hospitals boasting world-class healthcare services and a Level-One Trauma Center. East Peoria, IL citizens and visitors are also in close proximity to a number of specialty hospitals. Additionally, the Peoria campus of the University of Illinois College of Medicine and other quality nursing schools ensure that the healthcare services available to residents of East Peoria, IL and the surrounding areas are second to none.
East Peoria residents have patiently awaited the re-opening of Fondulac Library. The new and improved 32,000 square-foot East Peoria library is now open and available for children and adults to make use of its many free services. Residents may borrow books, check out movies, do homework or look up information on one of several public computers. Fondulac Library offers abundant free services, as well as a quiet place to read, work or study. The residents of East Peoria, IL have an amazing resource in this welcome addition to the Levee District.