East Peoria City Council

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The East Peoria City Council unanimously approved a deal to give up to $830,000 in property tax rebates to the developer of the Holiday Inn Express. Frontier Property Hospitality Group is building the hotel along the Illinois River on soil that was once an ash pond.

City Commissioner Gary Densberger says the tax rebates aim to offset the costs of foundation supports needed for the comprised soil.

“Our choice is to not share revenue with Frontier and let the property sit vacant and the taxpayers get nothing, or to complete the deal with Frontier,” Densberger said.

Seven people are seeking positions on the East Peoria City Council. East Peoria has the commission form of government with four commissioners elected at-large at the same time voters choose the mayor.

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