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Bob Vickrey,
Community Development Director

Office: 1901 Fourth Street, Peru, IL 61354


Peru Retail Sales sets another record at $570 million for 2014 up $29.17 million from 2013!                Northview Elementary School Principal Sara McDonald gets state recognition as the Illinois Principal of the Year by the Illinois Principals Association.                Advance Auto Parts opens new retail store in an out lot of the former Kmart property.                 Peru Schools currently building 40,000 square-foot addition to Northview School.                      Dunham’s Sports opens new store in the former Kmart building in Peru.                    Casey’s General Store opens new store in the 2900 block of U.S. 6 in Peru.                    CVS Pharmacy opens a new pharmacy in the former Jewel shopping center in Peru.

CHS building 47,000 ton capacity fertilizer warehouse in Peru.

Welcome to Peru, IL

We are strategically located in North Central Illinois in LaSalle County. The City of Peru is within a 60-mile radius of Rockford, Peoria, Bloomington- Normal, Rock Island-Moline and 90 miles from Chicago. Our community resides in a beautiful valley that provides a quality family environment and many economic opportunities and incentives for business and industrial firms. The City of Peru has a municipally owned Hydro Electric Green Power Plant on the Illinois River. This allows Peru to have nearly the lowest electric rates in the state of Illinois. The wooded community offers the area residents the ability to use the Illinois River for not only recreational activities but for economic activity as well. The City of Peru is surrounded by expansive farm land and supports a diversified industrial, service and agricultural economy.

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Robert Vickrey, Peru, IL Development Director

Community Development Director

Bob Vickrey
Office: 1901 Fourth Street, Peru, IL 61354
Phone: 815-224-6018
Fax: 815-223-9381


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