Representatives from the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce, along with Pekin's Mayor-Elect, John McCabe, welcomed a new business to Pekin with a ribbon cutting on April 30th. David and Laura Baird are the owners of Baird Ice Company. Their self-serve ice house is located at 318 Derby Street (corner of Summer & Derby). They offer a healthier and ecologically responsible option to other ice options. Water is filtered twice and passed thru UV light. The Ice House is open 24/7 and dispenses 16 lbs bags of ice or 20 lbs of bulk ice for $2. Water is 25 cents per gallon or 5 gallons for $1.00.