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The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a nearly $3.5 million grant for improvements at Peoria International Airport.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says the money will be used to improve the airport's aircraft rescue and firefighting building. Two runways and a taxiway will also be rehabbed.

A new airport terminal opened in April, replacing a 50-year-old facility.

Peoria's airport offers service to several cities, including Chicago, Dallas, Orlando and Las Vegas.

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