A Publication of WTVP

Drawn by industry, land and the promise of community, they left their native lands in search of work, religious and political freedom, and a better life for their families. They became The New Peorians. This WTVP series takes a look at the three major immigrant groups who found their way to central Illinois, embraced this land of opportunity and helped shape a new society.

Check out The New Peorians at Peoria Sister Cities International Night, or visit to purchase the series on DVD—along with many other local documentaries and programs. iBi