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    Results Found: 48
    Friday, May 27, 2016
    For immediate release… (May 26, 2016) – Linda Reader, assistant director for Pekin Hospital’s navigator program, was recently invited to present at conferences in Chicago and Washington, D.C., in recognition of her team’s achievements in health care education and health insurance enrollment. In the fall of 2015, Reader’s department received a navigator grant to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, May 27, 2016
    Press Release Robust Water Infrastructure Is Essential to Customer Satisfaction; Water Quality and Reliability Are Critical, Says Inaugural J.D. Power Water Study California Water Service, Illinois American Water, Miami-Dade County and Monroe County Water Authority Rank Highest in Water Utility Customer Satisfaction in their Respective Regions LOS ANGELES : 18, May 2016 — Considering the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, May 27, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 27, 2016 Media Contact: Laura Zuhone Investor Contact: Aaron Holt VP, Director of Marketing AVP, Shareholder Relations 217-258-0675 217-258-0463 lzuhone@firstmid.com aholt@firstmid.com FIRST MID-ILLINOIS BANK & TRUST RECEIVES SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION ILLINOIS LENDER AWARD MATTOON, IL – First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust was named 2015 Central/Southern ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, May 26, 2016
    OSF SAINT FRANCIS & CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF ILLINOIS HOSPITAL WEEK AND NURSING EXCELLENCE WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Shelli Dankoff / Media Relations Coordinator 309.655.3897 (Peoria, IL / May 25, 2016) - National Hospital Week , the nation’s largest health care event, was first observed in 1921 . May 8-14 marked the 2016 observance. OSF Saint Francis ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, May 25, 2016
    Congratulations Brandon Moen, RN, 2CMS UnityPoint Health – Proctor, Peoria, IL, the May 2016 Daisy Award winner. The Award is presented monthly and recognizes the compassionate care and clinical excellence UnityPoint Health - Peoria nurses bring to their patients every day. Recipients personify remarkable patient experience and values of being patient-driven, responsible, real, responsive ...read more
    Categories: Business Brief, Community
    Wednesday, May 25, 2016
    New display for June at Wheels O’ Time Museum Wheels O’ Time Museum, 1710 W. Woodside Dr., Dunlap, Il 61525 (N. Knoxville & W. Woodside Dr., North of Peoria has a new display for June in the Early Ford V8 Club area of “Pre World War II era Fords”. 1935 Ford Black 4 door 1935 Ford Green 2 door 1940 Ford Maroon 4 door A military exhibit of vehicles from the armed forces ...read more
    Categories: Business Brief, Community
    Wednesday, May 25, 2016
    Peoria GDP (Growing and Developing Professionals) Who : Teens 16 through 18 What: Peoria GDP will implement SkillsUSA’s Professional Development Program (PDP) to help students develop the skills they need to make a smooth transition to the workforce or higher education. ➢ Students will develop a professional network. ➢ Students will learn how to see opportunity. ➢ ...read more
    Categories: Community, Business Brief
    Tuesday, May 24, 2016
    Sculpture Walk Peoria Contact: Jenn Gordon Executive Director, ArtsPartners c. 309.258.1327 jgordon@artspartners.net Press Release: Sculpture Walk Peoria will launch its 2016 year-long outdoor exhibit with an Opening Day Celebration on Saturday, June 4th. The event will begin with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, at 1:30pm on Washington Street under the Bob Michel Bridge (near Cross Fit). Speakers will ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, May 24, 2016
    MEDIA RELEASE For More Information Contact: Jane Scott 309-693-9540, x.245 marketingdept@bardoptical.com MAY 24, 2016 — BARD OPTICAL CELEBRATES 75 YEARS Bard Optical will be hosting a 75 th Anniversary Designer Eyewear Show and open house on June 23, 2016 from 3-5 p.m. Bard will be taking 25% OFF frame and lens purchases during the event. Brands like Ray-Ban, Armani, Coach, Prada and ...read more
    Categories: Business Brief, Community
    Monday, May 23, 2016
    Children’s Hospital of Illinois Names New President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Shelli Dankoff / Media Relations Coordinator, OSF HealthCare 309.655.3897 (Peoria, IL / May 20, 2016) – Kelly Nierstedt RN, BSN, MSN has been named President of Children’s Hospital of Illinois , part of OSF Healthcare System . As President, Nierstedt will oversee operations of Children’s ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, May 23, 2016
    NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 19, 2016 INNOVATIVE CHECKING ACCOUNT NOW AVAILABLE AT ALL HOMETOWN COMMUNITY BANK LOCATIONS The Amazing Account, an exciting new concept in rewards checking, is available now at all Hometown Community Bank locations throughout Central and Western Illinois. “Unlike an ordinary checking account, a customer with The Amazing Account will be paid interest ...read more
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    Friday, May 20, 2016
    MEDIA RELEASE For More Information Contact: Jane Scott 309-693-9540, x.245 marketingdept@bardoptical.com MAY 19, 2016 — BARD OPTICAL CELEBRATES 75 YEARS Bard Optical is proud to announce the addition of the Da Vinci Lens Series of digital eyeglass lenses to its lens portfolio. The Da Vinci Lens Series is exclusively offered at Bard Optical and includes progressive bifocals, high ...read more
    Categories: Business Brief
    Friday, May 20, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact person: Connie Voss, Executive Director Phone & Email: 674-3315 x. 15 or cvoss04@sbcglobal.net *Request for coverage & on-air interview Two community leaders to be recognized for their “love in action” Peoria, Illinois. . . Mayor Jim Ardis and Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat will be honored with the Common Place Love In Action Award at the 10 th ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, May 19, 2016
    PEORIA POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2016 For More Information: Contact Officer Amy Dotson – Public Information Officer – 309-494-8320 National Police Week Awards Ceremony The Peoria Police Department held its annual Police Memorial Service and Awards Program today, May 18, 2016. The Officers and Civilians recognized for accomplishment in 2015 are as follows: 2015 ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, May 19, 2016
    Esposito Named Medical Director Thomas J. Esposito, M.D., has joined UnityPoint Health – Methodist | Proctor as Medical Director for two wound care centers. Dr. Esposito will lead a team of wound care specialists at the Centers, which offer leading-edge treatments including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure therapies, bioengineered tissues, and biosynthetics to reintroduce the ...read more
    Categories: Business Brief, Community
    Thursday, May 19, 2016
    IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 17, 2016 For more information, contact: Jessica Slater, Education Curator 309-681-3513 PEORIA ZOO CELEBRATES PRIMATE DAY Join us at Peoria Zoo Saturday, June 4 from 11 am-2 pm as we celebrate Primate Day. Through scavenger hunts, games and more; visitors will learn about the fascinating world of primates. Participants will learn of the diverse range of adaptations that have ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Press Release
    Thursday, May 19, 2016
    IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 17, 2016 For more information, contact: Jessica Slater, Education Curator 309-681-3513 PEORIA ZOO CELEBRATES WORLD OCEAN DAY Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet! Come to World Ocean Day at Peoria Zoo on June 8 from 11 am to 2 pm and learn how important the oceans and waterways are to our future and what you can do to help. Regular admission applies and all events are included in ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Press Release
    Tuesday, May 17, 2016
    For Immediate Release Contact: Johanna Wagner 309-682-1113, ext.2117 GOODWILL TO HOLD ANNUAL JOB FAIR Peoria, IL – May 16, 2016 - Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois will hold its annual job fair on Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June 3, 2016. The job fair will be held at Goodwill Commons, 2319 E. War Memorial Drive, Peoria. Job fair hours are June 2, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM and June 3, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, May 17, 2016
    Dash at Dusk 5K & Kids’ Fun Run set for July 15th (May 17, 2016) – Pekin Hospital, the Pekin Hospital Foundation, ProHealth Medical Group and Progressive Health Systems will host the fourth annual Dash at Dusk on July 15, 2016. The event promotes community wellness and raises funds for Pekin Hospital’s mission trip to provide medical assistance to underserved countries. ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, May 17, 2016
    Reinvestment Fund and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Name Peoria One of 50 Invest Health Cities Peoria to join innovative, national program to improve health in low-income neighborhoods Peoria, May 17, 2016—The City of Peoria has been selected by Reinvestment Fund and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to take part in the new Invest Health initiative. Invest Health is aimed at ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, May 17, 2016
    OPEN MEMORIAL DAY, May 30, 2016 Wheels O’ Time Museum, 1710 W. Woodside Dr., Dunlap Il 61525 (Rt. 40 & W. Woodside Dr.) is participating in the Blue Star Program from Memorial Day through Labor Day for the 7 th season. Any active member of the military and up to five members of their family, are our guests. The museum is open on Memorial Day, which is on a Monday. We are usually closed ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, May 16, 2016
    Perry Named Chief Creative Officer at OneFire PEORIA, IL (May 10, 2016) -- Lyndon Perry has been named Chief Creative Officer at OneFire in Peoria, Illinois. Perry will lead the company's graphical vision, providing conceptualization and design on projects. In addition, he will provide direction in the latest concepts in design theory, applying them to the company's innovative multimedia, ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Monday, May 16, 2016
    OneFire & BuiltWorlds Form Partnership To Innovate In The Construction & Manufacturing Industries PEORIA, IL May 10, 2016 -- OneFire, a Peoria-based innovation agency, is partnering with BuiltWorlds, a Chicago-based collaborative multimedia network, to promote understanding and adoption of new technologies in the construction and manufacturing industries. An innovation leader, OneFire ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Monday, May 16, 2016
    May 16, 2016 PRESS RELEASE Contact: Steve Foster, 309-674-6644 Ext 215 sfoster@ruylecorp.com For Immediate Release â??Ruyle Mechanical Services, Inc. was honored by the Ameren ActOnEnergy Energy Efficiency Incentive Program naming Ruyle the 2015 Most Improved Program Ally. Ruyle Mechanical applied for energy efficiency incentives for projects totaling over 18 billion btu’s saved. The ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, May 16, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 CONTACT: Ashley R. Spain, Executive Director of Marketing and Enrollment (309) 692-4092 ext. 1150 MIDSTATE COLLEGE CONGRATULATES 2015 WINTER TERM GRADUATES Peoria, Illinois – Congratulations to all Midstate College 2015 Winter Term graduates! Bartonville Columbia J. Ozuna Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Canton Miliah N. Mirza ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, May 16, 2016
    May 11, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MORTON JHS STUDENT RAISED THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS BY STAGING A STUDENT TALENT SHOW TO BENEFIT CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) OF PEORIA COUNTY 7th-grader Claire Hawks presented check at Volunteer Appreciation Event April 27 at Par-A-Dice Hotel Peoria, IL – On April 27, Claire Hawks donated a check for $3,200.00 to CASA of Peoria County, which she ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, May 16, 2016
    Mayor Ardis Announces Innovation Team’s Portfolio of Initiatives Peoria, IL (May 12, 2016) – Today, Mayor Jim Ardis announced a range of initiatives aimed at addressing the city’s combined sewer overflow (CSO) issue while also improving quality of life in communities within the combined sewer area. The city’s combined sewer system, built prior to 1930, carries both ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, May 16, 2016
    Busey Bank Named 2016 Best Places to Work in Illinois Busey is honored to be among the 2016 Best Places to Work in Illinois. The survey and awards program identifies, recognizes and honors the best places of employment in Illinois - benefiting the state's economy, workforce and buinsesses. The Best Places to Work in Illinois is presented in partnership by the The Daily Herald Business ...read more
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    Monday, May 16, 2016
    G&D INTEGRATED RECEIVES GOLD SAFETY AWARD FROM LIBERTY MUTUAL INSURANCE NAPERVILLE, IL, May 9, 2016 – G&D Integrated , a specialized provider of transportation and logistics, announced that it is the recipient of the Liberty Mutual Insurance 2015 Gold Safety Award for outstanding reduction in crash frequency. Award criteria requires specific safety program elements be in place ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Monday, May 16, 2016
    May 13, 2016 – For Immediate Release Jeff McSweeney Development Director – South Side Mission c 309.678.6541 ~ jeffm@southsidemission.org South Side Mission Culinary Arts Training School in Partnership with the Creve Coeur Club offers lunch to guests and friends Wednesday, May 18, 2016 ~ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm across from Peoria City Hall ~ 456 Fulton Street, in Twin Towers Place ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, May 10, 2016
    Momentum Technologies, LLC would like to congratulate Ryan Schenck on his recent success in passing the CompTIA A+ certification exams
    Categories: Business Brief, Community
    Tuesday, May 10, 2016
    MIDSTATE COLLEGE IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE 2015 WINTER TERM PERFECT ATTENDANCE LIST Peoria, Illinois – Congratulations to all Midstate College students who have earned a place on the Winter Term Perfect Attendance List for their outstanding commitment to furthering their education. Congratulations on a job well done! Algonquin Heather M. Perkins-Reiva Bartonville Jacquelyn N. Farmer Johnny R. ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 10, 2016
    MIDSTATE COLLEGE IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE 2015 WINTER TERM PRESIDENT’S LIST Peoria, Illinois – Congratulations to all Midstate College students who have earned a place on the Winter Term President’s List for their academic achievements. This honor is reserved for the highest achieving, full-time students at Midstate who exemplify excellence in the attainment of their educational ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 10, 2016
    MIDSTATE COLLEGE IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE 2015 WINTER TERM DEAN’S LIST Peoria, Illinois – Congratulations to all Midstate College students who have earned a place on the Winter Term Dean’s List for their academic achievements. This honor is reserved for the highest achieving, full-time students at Midstate who exemplify excellence in the attainment of their educational goals. We ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 10, 2016
    Pekin Hospital Honors Employees and Volunteers (May 5, 2016) – Pekin Hospital, ProHealth Medical Group and Progressive Health Systems recently honored employees and volunteers at two events that celebrate outstanding service. The 57 th Annual Employee Awards Banquet recognized 75 employees with more than 1,100 combined years of service. Individual recipients of the Trust Builder Awards ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, May 10, 2016
    The Bleeding & Clotting Disorders Institute would like to welcome Jerrie Whitcomb, Nurse Educator, and Kyle Lavery, IT Manager, to the Bleeding & Clotting Disorders Institute.
    Categories: Business Brief, Community
    Tuesday, May 10, 2016
    Women in Leadership Conference to Feature Best-selling Author Karel Murray Peoria, IL – Women in Leadership of Central Illinois (WIL) will present “ Leadership… A Balancing Act ” on Thursday, June 16 from 11:00 am - 5;00 pm at the Par-A-Dice Hotel in East Peoria. This conference will focus on the skills women need find the balance in their leadership abilities and their ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, May 10, 2016
    SAINT FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER COLLEGE OF NURSING TO HOLD SPRING GRADUATION CEREMONY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Shelli Dankoff / Media Relations Coordinator 309.655.3897 (Peoria, IL / May 6, 2016) - The Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing Spring baccalaureate Mass and Commencement ceremony will take place Saturday, May 14, 2016 beginning at 9 AM at the Peoria Civic Center . ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 10, 2016
    Gold Medal-Winning Olympic Hockey Goalie to Visit Peoria OSF Vascular Institute Welcomes Jim Craig to Promote AAA Awareness FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Shelli Dankoff / OSF HealthCare - Media Relations Coordinator 309.655.3897 (Peoria, IL / May 3, 2016) – The OSF HealthCare Vascular Institute is pleased to welcome Jim Craig, the goalie for the 1980 Olympic gold-medal winning hockey ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, May 10, 2016
    PEORIA PARK DISTRICT’S ELITE PROGRAM WELCOMES FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER The ELITE program of the Peoria Park District is pleased to announce that Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations, James Comey, will be the keynote speaker for the 2016 ELITE Igniting Leaders Graduation at Riverside Community Church. This ticketed graduation event begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, May 10, 2016
    MEDIA ADVISORY Walk the Block Kickoff What Partners from across Peoria are hosting a kickoff event for the Walk the Block initiative. Walk the Block is a neighborhood scale intervention focused on reducing crime and increasing positive neighborhood relations by implementing walking routes within neighborhoods. The event will take place rain or shine! Where Proctor Center 309 S DuSable Street ...read more
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    Friday, May 06, 2016
    Day of Service to Support Homeless Veterans On Thursday, May 12, volunteers from Keller Williams Premier Realty will hold a day of service to benefit the South Side Office of Concern. Volunteers will undertake numerous improvement projects at two of SSOC's properties that provide living accommodations for homeless veterans with mental health or disabling condition. Approximately 75 volunteers ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, May 04, 2016
    For Immediate Release Peoria Fire Department Receives $2,500 Grant from Ameren Illinois Funds will provide new safety gear and equipment Peoria, Ill. (April 29, 2016) – The Peoria Fire Department has received a $2,500 grant from Ameren Illinois to support the purchase of new safety gear and equipment. Representatives from Ameren Illinois will present the grant on Monday, May 2 at 11:30 ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 04, 2016
    18th Annual River City Soul Fest – August 5 & 6, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Nick Conrad Superintendent of RiverFront Events Address: 1125 W. Lake, Peoria, IL 61614 Tel. 309.689.3019 nconrad@peoriaparks.org Peoria, IL—April 29, 2016. The Peoria Park District is excited to announce that tickets for the 18th annual River City Soul Fest will go on sale Friday, May 6 at 10am. ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 04, 2016
    UnityPoint Health Red, White, & Boom Prepares for a 4th of July Like Never Before! April 26, 2016 - Alpha Media, Peoria, IL announced today the largest 4th of July fireworks celebration in Central Illinois will again take place on the Peoria Riverfront. This will be the 30th year UnityPoint Health Red, White, & Boom has lit up the skies and will be bigger and better than ever! This year ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 04, 2016
    CITY OF PEORIA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CENTER For Immediate Release: Paint Program Offers Residents Up To 20 Gallons of Free Paint Peoria (May 2, 2016) Applications for the Paint Program Project are now available to Peoria homeowners who would like paint for exterior improvement projects. Paper copies may be picked up at the City of Peoria Community Development Center, 419 Fulton Street, Room ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 04, 2016
    Engineering an Artful Future for Peoria CMT Purchases Foster Art Center, Invites Art Guild to Continue Inspiring Work Peoria, IL — Great things happen when art and engineering intersect. With this in mind, consulting engineering firm Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. announces the purchase of the Foster Arts Center, home of the Peoria Art Guild. This move is more than just a one block ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 04, 2016
    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Amanda Christianson, Outreach Advocacy/PR Coordinator Bleeding & Clotting Disorders Institute (309) 407-7579 | amanda@ilbcdi.org DR. MICHAEL TARANTINO OF THE BLEEDING & CLOTTING DISORDERS INSTITUTE (BCDI) IS PUBLISHED IN THE LANCET . Study of Nplate ® shows reduced rate of bleeding in children affected by immune thrombocytopenic purpura ...read more
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