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Peoria

Peoria, a town of Illinois State, U.S.A., 161 miles S.W. of Chicago by railway. It is situated on the left bank of the Illinois river, which here expands so as to form a lake. Peoria is an important railway centre, contains large distilleries,. manufactures flour, oatmeal and starch, and carries on a considerable trade in grain.