East Peoria leaders break ground on new fire station

EAST PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) – A vision 30 years in the making is coming to fruition. East Peoria's city officials and first responders, along with Ill...

November 19, 2022
2:24 AM

EAST PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) – A vision 30 years in the making is coming to fruition. East Peoria's city officials and first responders, along with Illinois' representatives, broke ground Friday for the city's upcoming fire station near Illinois Central College. The ceremony was held at 2001 Centennial Drive. 'ICC donated the land and kept this dream alive for almost 30 years and we're finally here,' Bobby Zimmerman, East Peoria's Fire Chief, said. East Peoria's Mayor John Kahl said there have been two different studies done over the past three decades which highlighted the need for a fire station at this location.

Darronté Matthews