Columbus statue to be torn down

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PEORIA, Ill. (WCIA) — Another statue is coming down.

After more than 70 years, the Christopher Columbus statue will be removed. It is located in Laura Bradley Park.

The Peoria Park District Board of Trustees voted 4-2 saying the statue and its history causes too much controversy and division in the community.

No date was given on when it will come down.

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