Roy Sorce Peoria Area Playing Role In Statewide Asian Carp Cookout By Joe Deacon • Oct 16, 2020 Nam Y. Huh / AP People all across Illinois will be able to try Asian carp dishes for free on Saturday, with two Peoria-area sites among the participating locations. East Peoria OKs Riverfront Apartments Project By Joe Deacon • Aug 4, 2020 Teekona Group / City of East Peoria Construction of a $13 million apartment complex along the Illinois River in East Peoria is scheduled to begin in the near future. Asian Carp Could Play A Role In Tackling Food Insecurity By Tim Shelley • Aug 4, 2020 Tim Shelley / Peoria Public Radio Food insecurity and the invasive Asian carp are two familiar, longstanding issues in Peoria. But a new stakeholder group believes they've discovered a way to use one problem to solve another. Something To Carp About: New Efforts To Remove Invasive Fish From Illinois River Underway By Tory Dahlhoff • Jul 2, 2020 Tory Dahlhoff / WCBU For many years there have been a number of fruitless efforts to remove the invasive Asian carp from the Illinois River. But a renewed sense of excitement exists with an new initiative set to open this summer along the riverbank in East Peoria.