East Peoria, city (1990 pop. 21,378), Tazewell co., N central Ill., on the Illinois River opposite Peoria; inc. 1919. A rail and warehousing center for central Illinois, it has shifted from heavy industries to entertainment and service industries, including a riverboat gambling casino that opened in 1999.
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