Peoria Illinois Skyline RPEORIA – The City of Peoria Public Works is slated to receive a $3 million investment through the Rebuild Illinois Downtowns and Main Streets program thanks to advocacy by State Senator Dave Koehler.

“By investing in our local infrastructure and making necessary replacements and repairs, we can create jobs, promote business growth, and bring more opportunities to our community,” said Koehler (D-Peoria).

The newest round of funding administered by the Illinois Department of Economic Opportunity awards more than $100 million to 50 commercial corridors and main streets across the state. In addition to the $106 million provided in state funding, projects offered an additional $109 million in matching grant funds, for a total investment of $215 million.

The grants support projects that will revitalize commercial hubs, beautify and modernize downtowns, address critical infrastructure needs, boost jobs and improve the quality of life for residents. The $3 million grant awarded to the City of Peoria Public Works will be used for a corridor project on Wisconsin Avenue.

This funding is the latest installment of the Rebuild Illinois program, a historic $45 billion investment in Illinois’ transportation infrastructure and state facilities.

“So many communities across Central Illinois have seen investment that is well-deserved and long-overdue, thanks to Rebuild Illinois,” Koehler said. “This is yet another opportunity for our community to grow and thrive, and I’m looking forward to seeing this project begin.”

A full list of grant recipients is available online at