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Peoria County was named for the Native American tribe Peoria which once resided there. The Illinois river flows through the county. It is the main tributary that connects the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River.
Peoria County is surrounded by Fulton, Knox, Tazwell, Marshall, Stark, and Woodford counties.
Oldest Black Based Newspaper is the Weekly Traveler, est. 1966,
1600 Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Drive, Peoria, IL 61605, (309) 673-2613.
Simon's Mortuary, Black owned by Simon family for over 40 years, 912 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave., Peoria, IL 61605, (309) 674-2638.
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