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Peoria

The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria has provided education and community care since its founding in 1970. As part of the University of Illinois network, the Peoria campus is internationally recognized in medical education and research. The College of Medicine at Peoria serves as the principal educator of health service professionals as a major healthcare provider for Peoria and the underserved communities in the central Illinois.  The campus is located in Peoria, Illinois, the oldest community in the state.

About the Peoria Community

The city of Peoria has a population of 112,936 and is equidistant from St. Louis and Chicago. The city is home to the world headquarters of Caterpillar, Inc. as well as other world renowned businesses. The city is located on the Illinois River and features attractive waterfront housing and community events.  In addition to UIC’s College of Medicine, the city’s major employers include Saint Francis, Methodist, and Proctor Hospitals.

You can find a more detailed history about the city of Peoria by visiting this site. Also, you may want to visit the section of their site that discusses Recreation & Culture in the city. For example, the city’s waterfront contains the Contemporary Art Center of Peoria and the Peoria Park District Riverfront.

If you’re seeking a place to placate your palate, Peoria has a plethora of possibilities. You can visit the local cafes and burger joints. No matter what your preference, Peoria has something to fulfill your need for quality food.