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Peoria Area Hotels Fill Up
Peoria Area Hotels Fill Up

Hotels near central Illinois communities that were hit the hardest by last weekend’s tornadoes say they’re working to accommodate storm victims.

Officials at the Stoney Creek Inn in East Peoria tell The Peoria Journal Star that they’ve lowered their rates to $79 per night and lifted a ban on pets.

General manager Steve Reed says the Red Cross and others have been donating clothing, bottled water and pizza for guests who are staying at the property while cleanup efforts continue.

He says the hotel is totally booked.

The Sleep Inn & Suites in hard-hit Washington reopened Tuesday, with refrigerators in rooms and an arrangement that school busses will stop to pick up and drop off children when classes resume.

Sunday’s storms damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes, killing six.