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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.

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.

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.

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.