Peoria will host the Illinois GOP Convention next year. It’s the first time the Republican Convention is coming to the city.
Convention and Visitors Bureau CEO Don Welch says they’re expecting around 1,500 to fill the Peoria Civic Center and Marriott Pere Marquette hotel complex.
“It’s going to be a great opportunity to showcase Peoria to the state Republican officials, elected officials," Welch said. "So we’re really looking forward to that, and hopefully it will lead to additional state business.”