Cancellations and Temporary Closures

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  1. East PEORIA & tAZEWELL 
  2. Peoria


March 20, 2020 - Due to today’s announcement from the Illinois Governor’s Office of a statewide stay at home order to help contain the spread of coronavirus in the state, City of East Peoria facilities are temporarily closing to the public starting at 5 p.m. March 20 through April 7. During this time the East Peoria Police and Fire departments will continue providing essential services and Public Works will continue picking up garbage and recycling.

Utility payments
Water bill payments can be made via U.S. mail, placing them in the drop box on the south side of East Peoria City Hall or online through Illinois E-Pay at  and MyGovHub at .

Information on making online utility payments can be found on the city’s website at .

East Peoria drainage and levee payments and any other fines or fees can be made via mail and the drop box at City Hall. For questions on making payments, call 309-698-4715.

Business licensing and City Clerk matters
Business licensing and applications as well as other matters handled by the City Clerk’s Office can be done via phone, mail, email or by using the City Hall drop box. All business licensing applications are available on the city’s website at . City Clerk Morgan Cadwalader can be contacted for information or to answer questions by mail at City of East Peoria, 401 W. Washington St., East Peoria 61611, by email at, by phone at 309-427-7613 and by fax at 309-698-4747.

Planning and Community Development
Code enforcement and building inspections are temporarily suspended, with the exception of life-safety and/or emergency inspections. The public will still be able to submit complaints via phone or through Access East Peoria but will receive a disclaimer that services are temporarily suspended. Permit applications can be submitted using a fill-in form on the city website and permits can be issued via mail and/or email.

East Peoria Housing Authority
Information updates are already being submitted by East Peoria Housing Authority clients via email. Clients can call to speak to staff at 309-698-4718. 

EastSide Centre
EastSide Centre will be closed to the public from 5 p.m. Friday, March 20 through Tuesday, April 7. During this time all memberships will be placed on hold, and the gym will be professionally cleaned to ensure a safe environment when the facility reopens. The EastSide fitness staff will share home exercises and other tips for staying active through the facility’s Facebook page at . EastSide’s Les Mills and Silver Sneakers partners are offering free workouts as well, and those will also be linked on the Facebook page. Athletico Physical Therapy will continue to see scheduled patients at EastSide using the entrance beneath the Athletico awning, and the business can be contacted at (309) 694-7561.

March 17, 2020 - 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 will suspend 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 or call the Circuit Clerk’s office at 309-477-2214.

March 16, 2020 - The Fon du Lac Park District is closing programs effective March 16 through March 30.

Closed at the Park Administration Center:

  • District 86 Latchkey Program and Rainbow Junction Pre-School Program
  • All senior programs
  • All room rentals
  • Jazzercise and Tai Kwon Do
  • Caterpillar Retiree Club

Closed at the Tumbling and Cheer Facility:

  • All Jon Williams Recreational Tumbling programs
  • All private lessons


March 15, 2020 - All programs are cancelled through Tuesday, March 31. The library portion of the building will be closed to the public until further notice. The library currently plans to offer limited library services at the drive thru window from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, March 16, to Wednesday, March 18. The library will be closed Thursday, March 19.


March 15, 2020 - The Illinois Gaming Board has mandated the state’s casinos suspend gambling operations for 14 days, Monday, March 16 through Sunday, March 29.


March 16, 2020 - The car seat check event on Wednesday, April 1 has been cancelled.


March 15, 2020 - Outside organization use of the shared meeting rooms located in the East Peoria Civic Plaza is suspended until further notice, at least through March 31. This includes AARP tax help. At this time, this does NOT apply to the scheduled polling place for Tuesday’s election, March 17, or to library or city usage of those rooms.


March 14, 2020 - The conference at the Par-A-Dice has been postponed.