Peoria is the largest city on the Illinois River and the county seat of Peoria County, Illinois, in the United States. It is named after the Peoria tribe. As of the 2010 census, the city was the seventh-most populated in Illinois, with a population of 115,007.
Peoria has become famous as a representation of the average American city because of its demographics and its perceived mainstream Midwestern culture. On the Vaudeville circuit, it was said that if an act would succeed in Peoria, it would work anywhere. The question "Will it play in Peoria?" has now become a metaphor for whether something appeals to the American mainstream public.
The median income for a household in the city was $36,397. The per capita income for the city was $20,512. Some 18.8% of the population was below the poverty line.
Peoria has a humid continental climate, with cold, snowy winters, and hot, humid summers. Monthly daily mean temperatures range from 22.5 °F to 75.2 °F. Snowfall is common in the winter, averaging 26.3 inches, but this figure varies considerably for different years. Precipitation, averaging at 36 inches, peaks in the spring and summer, and is the least in winter. Extremes have ranged from -27 °F in January 1884 to 113 °F in July 1936.
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
All About You Hair Designs - Category: Black Hair Salons - 10590 North 90th Ave. Suite 4, Peoria, IL
Bling Bling Beauty Supply - Category: Beauty Supply - 616 South Western Avenue
Peoria, IL 61605 (309) 676-9866
Come Get YA Praise On Hair - Category: Black Beauty Salons - 1919 North Sheridan Road Peoria, IL 61604 (309) 685-6779
Ebonies Beauty Salon - Category: Black Beauty Salons - 2016 North Wisconsin Avenue Peoria, IL 61603 (309) 685-4363
Fabulous Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - 3012 N Sterling Ave, #2, Peoria, IL 61604 (309) 679-9396
Hair Cuttery - Category: Black Hair Salons - 2411 W Pioneer Pkwy
Peoria, IL 61615-5811 (309) 693-9696
Headz Up Barber Shop - Category: Barber Shop - 1828 North Sheridan Road
Peoria, IL 61604 (309) 686-7109
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
African American Contractor - Category: Contractor Services - 307 South Western Avenue, Peoria, IL 61605-1630 (309) 966-1494
African American Hall of Fame Museum - Category: Museum - 309 S. DuSable St., Peoria, IL 61605 (309) 673-2206 - (visit website)
Heart of Illinois Big Brothers Big Sisters - Category: Community Service - For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (Bigs) and children (Littles), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. - 3618 N Sterling Ave Peoria, IL (309) 637-1771 - (visit website)
Sweet Sounds of Reading - Category: Education - Founder, Vanessa Peters is a reading specialist, private tutor and homeschooling advocate. In 2005 she founded the Sweet Sounds of Reading children's tutoring program and its companion Parents Reading Training Classes. She is also the author of the reading training primer series, Letter Sounds Save Their Soul: Direct Instruction Secret to Reading Success for African American Children. http://amzn.to/14GdTck - 1505 N. Peoria Ave., STE 707, Peoria, IL (309) 363-2290 - (visit website)
African American Golf Association - Category: Black Golf Clubs - 4307 N. Sterling Ave. # 173 Peoria, IL 61615
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
Hickory River Smokehouse - Category: Barbecue and Southern/Soul - 5101 W Holiday Dr, Peoria, IL 61615 (309) 683-1227 - (visit website)
Lewis & Williams Soul Food - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 123 S Macarthur Hwy. Peoria, IL 61605-2174 (309) 673-0501
Rhythm Kitchen Music Cafe - Category: American Restaurants - Live Music on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Weekends - 305 S.W. Water Street Peoria, IL 61602 (309) 676-9668
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