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    Friday, April 20, 2018
    We think summer might finally be in our sights...and we want you to come play at the Peoria Park District!  The Peoria Park District's Summer Playbook is now available on our website and hard copies will be distributed throughout the community.  Registration for classes and programs begins Monday, April 23, 2018. With the start of this registration cycle, families may also register for summer ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, April 20, 2018
    Goodwill of Central Illinois has announced the appointment of Tom Hornstein of the Excalibur Seasoning Company and Randal Weatherly of Hickory Point Bank and Trust to their board of directors. Hornstein serves as President and CEO of Excalibur Seasoning and Weatherly is the Vice President of Hickory Point Bank and Trust. “We have added two more talented and dedicated individuals to our board,” ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, April 20, 2018
    Peoria Zoo is sad to announce the death of one of their male Sichuan Takin. Patrick died on Wednesday after a short illness that did not respond to treatment. Lab results are pending.  Patrick arrived in Peoria in October 2008 from the Minnesota Zoo. His younger brother remains at the Zoo.  Takin are a goat antelope species native to China and along the eastern Himalayas in Asia. Both sexes have ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, April 20, 2018
    It is finally time to get back out on the golf course, but is your gear as ready as you are?!  Let the Peoria Park District help you upgrade your clubs and golf accessories at the 2018 Golf Demo Day!    The 2018 Golf Demo Day will be held at the Golf Learning Center on Saturday, April 14 from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.  Callaway, Cleveland, Mizuno, and Titleist representatives will be on site to do ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, April 20, 2018
    OSF Ventures, the corporate investment arm of OSF HealthCare, participated in the latest financing round in Level Ex – a Chicago-based company that develops professional video games for physicians that can be used on any mobile device. Its mobile applications allow doctors to practice diagnosing and performing various surgical procedures on virtual patients in a risk-free environment.  OSF ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, April 20, 2018
    The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria is pleased to announce a sizeable gift in support of advancing medical education in Peoria and healthcare delivery across central Illinois. Stu and Nancy Levenick continued their commitment to the University of Illinois with a generous $250,000 donation to UICOMP. The gift provides the College of Medicine with needed funds for the second phase ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, April 20, 2018
    Save the dates, save the Earth!  The Peoria Park District is excited to share its schedule of Earth Day 2018 events:Pancake Breakfast and Maple Syrup WorkshopSaturday, April 21, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.Register before April 18:  $10 adult and $5 child admissionDay of event:  $12 adult and $6 child admission (Ages 3 and under are free)Start your Earth Day celebration out at Camp Wokanda with ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, April 20, 2018
    Four-time Grammy Award winner Jason Isbell and his longtime band the 400 Unit have announced new Summer 2018 tour dates bringing them to the West Coast through August and September. Acclaimed singer-songwriter Aimee Mann has been tapped as support for most of the dates. See full list below. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit recently took home two Grammy awards for Best Americana Album for their ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, April 20, 2018
    April is national Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the Peoria Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation to remind motorists that if they drive with a phone in one hand, they can expect a ticket in the other. With traffic fatalities on the rise in Illinois and across the country, the Peoria Police Department is committed to reducing easily preventable ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, April 20, 2018
    The annual Fight to the Finish extreme 5K race invites participants of all ages to register for this family-fun event full of mud, obstacles and challenging terrain. This year’s race features a new course through Wildlife Prairie Park in Hanna City, IL.  Money raised will go towards Almost Home Kids, a transitional home for children with complex health needs who are ready to be discharged from ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, April 20, 2018
    Caterpillar’s Team 2 will participate in the 2018 Rebuilding Together Project at Goodwill’s General Wayne A. Downing Home for Veterans. The Rebuilding Together Project is a non-profit organization that, through the help of local businesses, completes building maintenance assistance to veterans and low-income housing. The scheduled work includes relocating the garden, painting and maintenance to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, April 20, 2018
    Goodwill of Central Illinois will hold a donation drive to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday April 21, 2018. Donations can be made at any Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois location, Presley’s Outdoors in Bartonville or the Grand Prairie Mall in Peoria. A Goodwill truck will be located in the Bergner’s parking lot. Donations can be made at Presley’s and Grand Prairie from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, April 20, 2018
    On Friday, April 20, 2018, CityLink will celebrate its 10th Annual Passenger Appreciation Day to honor Jerome Lilly by providing free rides to passengers all day on all fixed routes. Lilly, a beloved General Manager of CityLink, passed away unexpectedly in 2007. April 20 the following year was chosen as the date for Passenger Appreciation Day because it was Lilly’s birthday. In addition, a ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, April 20, 2018
    The Internal Revenue Service announced today that it is providing taxpayers an additional day to file and pay their taxes following system issues that surfaced early on the April 17 tax deadline. Individuals and businesses with a filing or payment due date of April 17 will now have until midnight on Wednesday, April 18. Taxpayers do not need to do anything to receive this extra time.  The IRS ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, April 20, 2018
    The dedication of the Levee Park Reading Garden will be May 2 at 11:30 a.m.  Set in the heart of the Levee District – adjacent to City Hall and the Fondulac District Library – the park is destined to become a main attraction for residents and visitors to the region. The dedication event will include free refreshments. The public is invited to attend. The Reading Garden is the first project for ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, April 20, 2018
    The City is working to maximize the price, and expedite the sale, of the Marriott Pere Marquette and Courtyard Hotel. The senior lending group, INDURE, has declined to join the City in its Motion for Appointment of Chapter 11 Trustee. Without INDURE joining in its Motion to Appoint a Trustee, the Court had indicated that the Motion would probably fail. The City is withdrawing its Motion to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, April 20, 2018
    The Pollstar results are in and the Peoria Civic Center has ranked 98th in worldwide arena ticket sales for the first quarter of the year. The Peoria Civic Center hosted four of the top 14 most ticketed tours in quarter one, including Disney On Ice: Reach For the Stars, Winter Jam/Skillet, Jeff Dunham, and Avenged Sevenfold with Breaking Benjamin and Bullet For My Valentine. Those four shows ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, April 20, 2018
    Central States Media (CSM), a full service marketing firm, is proud to announce the addition of marketing veteran Julie Hohulin to its team as a Senior Project Manager. In this role, Julie will be responsible for working with clients, identifying and implementing strategies that continually meet and exceed goals. Her in-depth experience on the agency side, particularly in Healthcare marketing, as ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, April 20, 2018
    OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center is consolidating its cancer support services programs in one location in an effort to provide a better patient experience. Previously, services were offered throughout the medical center campus. The Illinois Medical Center, 1001 Main Street in Peoria, now houses the full range of services offered, allowing patients convenient access to what they need.“We ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, April 20, 2018
    OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center Cancer Support Services is hosting a Cooking for Chemo series to help patients combat the most common eating-related side effects of cancer. Chef Ryan Callahan, the 2018 Gourmand World Cookbook Award Winner for Most Innovative Cookbook, will be leading both classes on Monday, April 30:Cooking for Kids with Cancer, 10-11:30 a.m.Cooking for Chemo and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, April 20, 2018
    High School Baseball players who meet the standards and are most deserving will be picked by their coaches to play in this year’s All Star Game. Below are the rates for advertising in the upcoming 2018 McDonald’s All Star Game Program. The programs will feature team rosters for all the competing teams. The programs will be available free of charge to all fans, players, local media, and scouts ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    Andrew R. Cave, President of Soy Capital Bank & Trust Company, announced that Tony Beiermann has joined SCB Bank in Peoria as the new Community Senior Vice President.  Beiermann replaces Rick Vandeveer who retired after helping to establish the company’s Peoria Branch.  In his new role, Beiermann will be responsible for the continued growth and development of the commercial lending presence in the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    Sunday, April 8, 2018, at approximately 1:44 am, Peoria Police responded to the area of Bradley and Western Avenue regarding shots fired. Upon arrival, officers observed a large number of people fleeing a residence in the 1800 block of West Bradley Avenue. While checking the residence, officers located two victims, an adult male and a female with apparent gunshot wounds. Both victims sustained ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    On Saturday, April 28th, the Community Development Department will team with Bradley University’s Communication 103 course, “The Oral Communication Process” for The 2018 Great American Cleanup. Students, staff volunteers, and other community residents will participate in multiple service opportunities throughout the City of Peoria, on the nation’s largest annual community improvement ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    Illinois American Water President Bruce Hauk today announced the Company’s acquisition of the City of Farmington’s water system. The purchase of the system adds approximately 1,125 new customers to the Company’s customer base in the Peoria District and serves a population of about 2,500 residents. The Farmington City Council voted in favor of the sale in March 2017 and the Illinois Commerce ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    The Ameren Illinois Broadway Series continues to bring the best of Broadway to Central Illinois with four great titles. The 2018-2019 Series will kick off with Peoria’s debut of Disney’s THE LION KING, followed by STOMP, FINDING NEVERLAND and RENT. Current season ticket holders will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets; if you are a current season ticket holder you should have received ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    It’s the 6th Annual race against child abuse. Commemorating April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Pediatric Resource Center is raising awareness and much-needed funds in the fight against child abuse and neglect with the 6th Annual Kick Abuse at Kickapoo 5K Trail Run/Fun Walk. Back this year is a Kids Fun Run for children, ages 10 and under to start immediately after the finish of the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    The 2018 State of the Schools Address, sponsored by Commerce Bank, will take place on Wednesday, May 2 at 7:30 a.m. at the Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette. Peoria Public Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat will share the accomplishments of Peoria Public Schools for the current school year and also look ahead to next school year. The Richwoods High School JROTC will start the event ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    Hear live musical performances and learn about the medicinal and wellness benefits of music Tuesday during the Second Annual Music and Mindfulness in Medicine Symposium. The symposium is free and open to the public. Musical performances will be by the University of Illinois College of Medicine’s Musicians in Medicine student interest group and Youth Music Illinois, a non-profit orchestra ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    This weekend, the Peoria Civic Center welcomes Markiewicz International to Peoria for their Spring Forward Conference April 13-15, 2018. With 5,000 attendees, the weekend’s event is one of the largest conventions hosted at the Peoria Civic Center, utilizing nearly every space of the facility including the Theater and Arena. This is the fourth consecutive year that Markiewicz has held their large ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has announced that David Huey, AIA, LEED AP, has been named president of Dewberry Architects Inc. He will oversee a national practice of more than 135 design professionals in multiple offices from coast to coast. Prior to his promotion, Huey served as senior principal and director of Dewberry’s Tulsa, Oklahoma, office, where he has been ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    The River City Soul Fest Celebrates 20 Years and Announces Saturday Night Headliners! PEORIA, ILLINOIS, APRIL 10, 2018 -   River City Soul Fest started in 1999 in hopes of providing a unique event that celebrates African-American culture and heritage through Gospel and R&B music.  Heading into its 20th year on the RiverFront, River City Soul Fest has established itself as a premier cultural ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    The students attending United Presbyterian Preschool have had front row seats to the construction work at the corner of W. Northmoor Road and N. Allen Road in Peoria. To enhance their learning platform, the City of Peoria Public Works Department and other agencies will be holding a mini heavy equipment exhibit Wednesday morning, April 11, 2018, from 9:00am to 12:00 noon at the school. According to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) has announced an Abandoned Property Program Round Three grant award to the City of Peoria Community Development Department in the amount of $106,164.43. The funds will be used for demolition and lot clearing in the 61605 zip code in the City of Peoria. Since 2015, the Department has been awarded over $330,000 in IHDA’s Abandoned Property Program ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    Council Member Denis Cyr will be hosting his “Coffee with Councilman” from 10:15a.m. – 11:15a.m. on April 14, 2018.   The Coffee & Conversation will be held at:  Peoria Public Library – North Branch3001 West Grand ParkwayPeoria, Illinois 61615  Please come meet with Peoria Council Member Denis Cyr and discuss issues that primarily impact the 5th District residents.  The Community is welcome to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    A dedication ceremony will take place on Monday, April 16th at 4 pm for the Nicholas J. Murphy Press Box at the Dunlap High School varsity field. A Mid-Illini contest between top teams Dunlap and Morton will follow. Over 150 families and individuals donated to build the new press box in memory of U.S. Navy Seaman Nicholas J. Murphy. A special plaque will be unveiled on the press box commemorating ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    On Friday, April 20th, students from Bradley University’s Communication 103 course, “The Oral Communication Process,” will present their persuasive speeches with the topic: “What Can We Do to Improve Peoria for $1,000 or Less?” The “Freedom of Speech” fair will be held on first floor of the Caterpillar Global Communications Center building at Bradley University, room number GCC 103. Limited ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, April 06, 2018
    Fritch Heating & Cooling, Inc., based in Peoria, IL, recently received the Lennox Chicago District Partner of Year Award from Lennox Industries, an international heating and air conditioning equipment manufacturer. Mike Hart, Lennox’ Vice President of North American Sales, presented the award to Joseph Milton, Vice President, during Lennox LIVE, an annual conference celebrating outstanding ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, April 06, 2018
    Join us on Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum to celebrate Scottish heritage in Peoria and Central Illinois during Tartan Day and Scottish American Heritage Month.  In collaboration with our partner Loch Peoria Highland Dance, we will have family friendly activities included with museum admission or membership. So grab your plaid and see you ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, April 06, 2018
    Beginning April 16, 2018, the 33rd Annual Gerald M. Brookhart Arts in Education Spring Celebration will be held on the Peoria County Courthouse Plaza from 11:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. every weekday through May 18th.  The Peoria County Regional Office of Education, Beth Derry, Peoria County Regional Superintendent and Mary Rous, Project Director, coordinate the annual event.As an Advocate for both Fine ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, April 06, 2018
    An installation focused on providing a voice for the area homeless by artist Heather Ford-Kodrick will open with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, May 1 at 10:00 am at the Peoria Public Library at 107 NE Monroe Street. The exhibit will remain open to the public through May 31st. This human-centered, fine art interactive exhibit invites the entire community to explore and share what they need and how ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, April 06, 2018
    The Rotary Club of Peoria (Downtown) and the Rotary Club of Peoria North will hold a press conference on Saturday, April 14 at 8:30 a.m. to kick-off a tree planting project to restore trees in the Peoria Park District that have been lost to the Emerald Ash Borer. The press conference will take place in the parking lot of the IDOT building located at the intersection of Knoxville and Northmoor, ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, April 06, 2018
    Four Richwoods High School students will travel to Washington D.C. April 11 – 14, to participate in the Congressional App Challenge (CAC) #HouseOfCode, a celebration of student computer science achievement. Mariah Cooley, Ruby Hirschmann, Shaelyn Johnson and Montreal Thomas, executive leaders of Peoria Public Schools AppsCo, will present the App developed for the Peoria Riverfront Museum, ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, April 06, 2018
    CityLink received a $3.6 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), for the construction of a new bus maintenance and operations facility. $264 million in grants were announced on April 5, 2018, and CityLink was one of 139 projects selected nationwide that will be funded by the FTA’s Buses and Bus Facilities ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    The Sun Foundation’s Clean Water Celebration will kick off the first Skip the Straw day in the Peoria area on Monday, April 23, 2018. As part of the Clean Water Celebration’s theme this year, PLASTIC DEBRIS FROM RIVERS TO SEA, the Skip the Straw day was created to bring more awareness to the problem of plastic debris, and to create an event in which everyone in the community can participate. Over ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    Goodwill of Central Illinois will sell items from the Ransburg Collection in 5 of their Central Illinois stores. The stores carrying the merchandise include; both Peoria stores, as well as East Peoria, Pekin and Washington. The collection was donated by Zan Ransburg, wife of the late David Ransburg, former mayor of Peoria. The collection of painted bowls, cookie jars, pitchers, bread boxes and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    Advances in technology now make it possible to decode parts or all of a person’s genetic makeup for a couple hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars with results that can provide predictive information regarding health and future health. Join guest speaker and medical geneticist Dr. Val Sheffield for “Improving Personal Health Using Genomic Information – Facts & Fiction”, where he will discuss ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    A look at rare medical events, a cross-sectional study of hypertension prevalence in rural Illinois, and a look at an herbal supplement coinciding with heart blockage – just a few of the nearly 100 medical research works on display Wednesday at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria. Starting six years ago with just 20 research posters by UICOMP students, the event has grown ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    Savant Capital Management, a nationally-ranked fee-only wealth management firm, has been recognized as a 2018 Best Places to Work for Financial Advisers as announced by InvestmentNews today. Savant was chosen as one of this year’s top-50 based on employer and employee surveys delving into everything from company culture, benefits, career paths and more. "We are honored to be named a 2018 Best ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    Illinois Central College presents a week of demonstrations, exhibits, concerts and other events as the Arts and Behavioral Sciences Department presents Arts Week 2018 from April 16 through April 20 on the East Peoria Campus.                 The week kicks off with several April 16 activities highlighted by the 6th Annual “Jim Maloof’s Legacy of Love for the Arts in Central Illinois” event at 6:30 ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16. It’s a day meant to inspire and educate about the importance of advance care planning. OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center, in collaboration with the Community Advance Care Planning Coalition, has two events planned to educate the public about the importance of these end-of-life arrangements. Each event includes a light dinner and a showing of ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    CityLink is once again partnering with the Peoria Chiefs to offer a discount for tickets to select Chiefs home games during the 2018 season. Fans can receive up to four tickets for $5 each when they present a CityLink bus pass at the Dozer Park box office for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday home games all season long beginning on Saturday, April 7, 2018. The limit is four tickets per game and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    National Work Zone Safety Week is April 9-13, 2018, which is a great opportunity to remind citizens of local upcoming road projects and the importance of keeping construction crews safe. Members of the press are invited to join Illinois Department of Transportation District 4, Peoria County Highway Department, and City of Peoria Public Works Department for a joint press event on Thursday, April 12 ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    WHAT:Downtown Development Corporation of Peoria (DDC) will be holding a news conference and ribbon cutting for Academy of Screenprinting and Awards at their new downtown location in the Marquette Building,701 Main Street, Peoria, IL 61602. The Honorable Mayor Ardis will be speaking along with Michael Freilinger, President/CEO of the DDC; Denise Moore, City of Peoria Councilmember, First District; ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, April 03, 2018
    Leading Lawyers has announced that 18 attorneys from the Peoria law firm of Quinn, Johnston, Henderson, Pretorius & Cerulo were named by their peers to the list of the top lawyers licensed to practice law in Illinois. Sixteen of the lawyers were named Leading Lawyers, a distinction earned by fewer than five percent of all lawyers registered to practice in Illinois and two were named Emerging ...read more
    Categories: Business Brief, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Friday, March 30, 2018
    Jump Simulation, a part of OSF Innovation, is giving undergraduate students a taste of what medical school is like. The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP) Pre-Med Immersion Experience is a two-week program, beginning June 11, where those interested in medical school will be exposed to a variety of roles in the clinical environment. By the time the students finish the ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018
    The Illinois Valley Yacht and Canoe (IVY) Club is pleased to announce Chef Stephen LeMasters as the club’s new Executive Chef. Chef LeMasters brings more than 17 years of culinary experience across an eclectic array of restaurant concepts.   “Having worked in such positions as Executive Chef, Chef de Cuisine and Sous Chef, Chef Steve’s experience will serve to impress the IVY Club members and our ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018
    The Peoria Ballet, ICC Vocal Jazz and Hard Bop Band, the Penguin Project, Heartland Festival Orchestra, the family of former Peoria Mayor Jim Maloof, and others will join forces and talents for “ICC Presents: Jim Maloof’s Legacy of Love for the Arts in Central Illinois” to raise money for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This one-of-a-kind showcase of entertainment, now in its sixth ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018
    Brent Brodeski, CEO of Savant Capital Management, a nationally-recognized fee-only wealth management firm, has been named to Forbes’ 2018 list of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors. The ranking includes 101 Illinois-based wealth management advisors, naming Brodeski #3.  Brodeski co-founded Savant, which manages nearly $6 billion in assets and employs more than 150 team members. Headquartered in ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018
    The City of Peoria and the Downtown Development Corporation of Peoria (DDC) are pleased to release the 2018 Downtown Peoria Rental Market Study.  This is an update to the 2016 Downtown Peoria Residential Market Study, also produced by Valerie S. Kretchmer Associates, Inc., a real estate and planning consulting firm in Evanston, IL.  The study shows that Peoria’s downtown residential rental market ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018
    Ashley HomeStores of Central Illinois’ newest location in East Peoria celebrated their Grand Opening in a big way by running a 3 month contest for guests to win a new 2018 Honda Civic. It’s now time to finally select the winner on Saturday March 31st at 10am at the East Peoria store located at 105 N Main St.    Anyone living in Central Illinois was able to enter to win in all four of the central ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, March 23, 2018
    The City’s collection of yard waste for 2018 kicks off Monday, April 2, 2018, and runs through the first week of December for residents served by Peoria Disposal Company (PDC).  Friday, December 7, 2018, will be the final day for yard waste pick up in 2018.  Residents are reminded to have all trash and yard waste properly placed for pick-up no later than 6:00 a.m. on their scheduled pick-up ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, March 23, 2018
    Comedian Richard Pryor, feminist icon Betty Friedan, Susan G. Komen Foundation founder Nancy Brinker, civil rights promoters Senator Everett Dirksen and the Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian, and broadcast personality Bishop Fulton Sheen all shaped the way our leaders and society think and act on a global scale.  These famous yet distinct personalities and many others also had in common a passion for ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, March 23, 2018
    OSF HealthCare Illinois Neurological Institute has welcomed Arun Talkad, M.D. as Ministry Medical Director of Stroke.  In that role, Dr. Talkad will oversee and help determine how to standardize and optimize stroke care for the 12 hospitals in the OSF HealthCare system outside of Peoria. The communities have a range of hospital services with varying degrees of access to medical care, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, March 23, 2018
    OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois, as part of the Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS), has been recognized as a John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award winner by The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum.  Children’s Hospitals’ SPS was honored for its focus on advancing the culture of safety across a network of more than 130 children’s ...read more
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