It’s a sure sign of spring in central Illinois! A local favorite, Emo’s Dairy Mart, is officially open for the season.
The iconic clown’s red nose lit up extra early Thursday morning as it has done for decades. People lined up outside the Peoria institution at 5:30 AM.
The ice cream and Coney dog stand’s menu items are half price until 10:00 AM, with some of the proceeds going to charity.
Some of the first people in line say it’s tradition to bring chili cheese dogs into the office for breakfast every year.