View Full Version : Peoria, IL

07-18-2012, 10:57 PM
Anyone spent any time here? I'll be moving here for work in 2 months. Wondering if anyone has any input about the area.

Fatt Crapps
07-19-2012, 01:24 PM
Ooof. At least Chicago is only 3 hours away.

07-23-2012, 05:24 PM
Haven't really been ... but when you get the chance, a trip to Springfield (which isn't that far away) to see the Lincoln Library/Museum is well worth it. And when coming to Chicago, if you can, take the train and avoid driving into the city. We aren't that friendly to outlier drivers. ;)

07-24-2012, 09:13 PM
I think it might actually be Bloomington, not Peoria.

07-26-2012, 01:51 PM
Wherever you end up, make sure you sniff out a restaurant that serves a decent horseshoe. I forget if its an all Illinios thing, or just the central region from when I lived there years and years ago.

07-26-2012, 08:46 PM
My wife says Monocles pizza joint is amazing. She tries to make me drive there every trip to Chicago.

07-26-2012, 09:28 PM
I think it might actually be Bloomington, not Peoria.

You do know what Bloomington-Normal is referred to as, don't you?

07-28-2012, 09:52 PM
Twins cities. I'm actually in Normal right now and it isn't bad at all. I don't think I'll be looking for a place in the city though, much too expensive and busy. Any opinions on cities to the North? The job is going to be just outside of Minonk if that helps.