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Mayor's Welcome


As Mayor, it is my honor and privilege to welcome you to the City of West Peoria and our website. We are a small town located in Central Illinois just minutes from downtown Peoria, with all the charm you would want from a tight-knit community while still having access to all of the dining, retail, entertainment and healthcare just around the corner but without all the hustle and bustle of big city life. West Peoria is a place where families have lived for generations, nurturing a strong commitment to each other, their community and to the volunteers and civic groups that makes our town so unique.

In the past 25 plus years, together, with the West Peoria Fire Department and the Peoria County Sheriff’s officers, we have worked together to promote growth and safety for our well-established business and residential areas. This young City aspires to be the city of choice in Central Illinois for ourselves and future generations – beautiful, clean and safe. Our community is renowned for its unique balance between a hometown atmosphere, the progressive business environment and the long-lasting traditions and events like the West Peoria 4th July parade, central Illinois' longest-running parade.  We hope that you will have a chance to look around, enjoy and be part of this unique and inviting community.

And remember, West Peoria truly is the City where living is the best to the West of Peoria.

Best regards,

Mayor James R. Dillon

About Us


...a small community in Central Illinois with a neighborhood feel. Incorporated in 1993, it is a great place to start a business or raise a family. Located just minutes from downtown Peoria, but away from the hustle and bustle of city life, West Peoria is ideally located. We are centrally positioned in a major metropolitan area with easy access to transportation centers, cultural amenities, medical facilities, and quality education; yet we are set back enough to preserve our small town charm and grace. West Peoria is a place where families have lived for generations, nurturing a strong commitment to each other, their community, and to the volunteers and civic groups that make this town unique. Sandwiched between two golf courses, we are a place of quiet beauty that is rooted in a grand past! Our old neighborhoods reflect West Peoria's architectural charms while maintaining our outstanding residential affordability. We are dedicated to promoting the growth of our stable and inviting civic and business climates to guarantee a prosperous future!

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