Business and Event Operations

  1. East PEORIA & tAZEWELL 
  2. Peoria

CITY OF EAST PEORIA TEMPORARY RESTAURANT AND BAR OUTDOOR SPACE GUIDANCE

May 28, 2020 - As part of Phase 3 of the State of Illinois’ reopening plan which takes effect Friday, May 29, 2020, East Peoria restaurants and bars can apply for a free permit for to allow for outdoor service. 

Fill out the free permit application for temporary restaurant and bar outdoor service.

The following is a summary of the restaurant and bar outdoor space guidance:

  • Follow all State of Illinois COVID-19 guidance.
  • Social distancing shall be observed at all times.
  • Access to beer gardens shall be allowed through an outside entrance.
  • Liquor license holders may serve alcohol in these temporarily expanded areas.
  • Live music may be performed outside without electronic amplification and by no more than two (2) instrumentalists plus a vocalist but only if the premises has obtained the required license under Code 3-3-1.4.
  • Recorded music is permitted up until 10 p.m.Create a visual barrier around the outdoor seating area using caution tape, snow fence, planters, etc.
  • Establishments can operate under normal business hours.
  • All general nuisances (excessive noise, light, fumes, etc.) ordinance requirements remain in-place.
  • Food preparation not permitted outside.
  • Do not block handicapped parking spaces, fire lanes, hydrants or building sprinkler connections, if parking lot is utilized.
  • Tents will be allowed if the tent is side less during operating hours and by adhering to the temporary structure requirements. A minimum of one fire extinguisher must always be under the tent and readily accessible to staff when the tent is in use.
  • All outdoor furniture must be secured from a weather event if left outside overnight.
  • Provide adequate waste receptacles.
  • Businesses are responsible to monitor outdoor activities.
  • Most of all, please be considerate of your neighbors!

➢This guidance will be in effect for the duration of Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois Plan. All recommendations and waivers will be null and void in future phases unless reaffirmed by the East Peoria City Council.

Any deviations to this guidance must be requested to and approved by the City of East Peoria. Requests should be submitted to tylivingston@cityofeastpeoria.com or 309-698-4750.

Read the full Resolution Establishing Parameters for Outdoor Service By Restaurants and Bars during Phased Re-Opening Periods.


FONDULAC DISTRICT LIBRARY

May 27, 2020 - Beginning Monday, June 1, Fondulac District Library patrons can pick up materials through the library’s drive-up window, or in the Atrium for walk-ups. Expanded services include drop boxes, mobile printing, and more. New service hours in June will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Read the full details about Fondulac District Library’s services available as of June 1.

Place titles on hold now through the library’s online catalog. 


WATER GUIDELINES FOR BUSINESS RE-OPENINGS

Learn about the CDC water guidelines when re-opening a business.


CITY OF EAST PEORIA

May 4, 2020 - East Peoria City Hall, 401 W Washington Street, is open to the public with normal business hours of 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Social distancing measures will be observed.


EASTSIDE CENTRE

May 4, 2020 - Portions of the gym at EastSide Centre, 1 EastSide Drive, will re-open Thursday, May 7. Hours will be 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. until noon Saturday. Social distancing guidelines and equipment cleaning protocols will be strictly enforced.

Other changes at EastSide in the Phase 1 reopening are:

  • The outdoor track/stadium will remain closed.
  • The upper weight room area will remain closed.
  • Locker rooms will remain closed.
  • The lobby/lounge area next to the front desk will remain closed.
  • There will be no childcare services.
  • There will be no group exercise classes.


TAZEWELL COUNTY CIRCUIT CLERK’S OFFICE

In accordance with Chief Judge Paul P. Gilfillan’s administrative order restricting access to the Tazewell County Courthouse, the Tazewell County Circuit Clerk’s office has suspended in-person payments effective Wednesday, March 18. Until further notice, all payments must be submitted by mail or online. Payments must be made by check or credit card; no cash payments will be accepted. For more information on making a payment on a fine, fee or citation, visit www.tazewellcountyil.com or call the Circuit Clerk’s office at 309-477-2214.


PAR-A-DICE CASINO

The Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino is closed at this time.


EAST PEORIA FIRE DEPARTMENT CAR SEAT CHECKS

The East Peoria Fire Department has temporarily suspended its car seat checks program. An announcement will be made when the program resumes.


EAST PEORIA CIVIC PLAZA SHARED SPACE

Outside organization use of the shared meeting rooms located in the East Peoria Civic Plaza is suspended until further notice.