Pekin residents allowed to return to their homes

By WEEK Producer

MGN online

April 25, 2013 Updated Apr 25, 2013 at 4:14 PM CDT

PEKIN, Ill. -- Residents in the northwest section of Pekin can now return to their homes.

As of 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon, the evacuation notice for that area been canceled. City Manager Joseph Wuellner says water levels in the river have declined enough that the threat of water coming into the area has passed.

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