Excerpts from pekintimes.com:

In the hope of reducing response time, the East Peoria Fire Department plans to add a fourth fire station at 2001 Centennial Drive, near the entrance to Illinois Central College.

The cost of the project is still to be determined, however the city has received a total of $1.9 million in grants from the state. The city is expected to seek bids for the contract later this summer with hopes that construction will begin this fall.

The timeline for completion of the new fire station will depend on the weather, but the fire.department is hoping the facility will be operational by the summer or fall of 2023.

thanks Martin