East Peoria Riverfront

Peoria Police ready for July 4th celebration

Jul 2, 2014

Peoria police say they are ready to handle the tens of thousands of people expected at this year’s Red White and Boom event. Organizers of the 4th of July celebration estimate up to 200-thousand people will view Friday’s fireworks display, with many doing it from the Peoria and East Peoria riverfronts.

East Peoria Riverfront Park Red White and Boom

Jul 1, 2013

Those planning to view fireworks on or near the East Peoria Riverfront might want to plan ahead with a couple of reminders from the East Peoria Police and Fire Departments.

Peoria and East Peoria protect riverfronts ahead of flooding

Apr 22, 2013
Tanya Koonce / WCBU

More than 30-thousand bags of sand make up the flood wall that runs down the middle of Water Street on Peoria’s River Front. It’s part of efforts to keep the Illinois River at bay as it’s expected to reach record highs tomorrow.