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    Results Found: 55
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017
    Game On, Peoria! The Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce 2017 Business Expo sponsored by Jim Maloof Realtor will be tomorrow, September 20, 2017 at Dozer Park on the indoor suite level. There are approximately 40 businesses participating in this year’s event. “We believe the expo will be a wonderful opportunity for business professionals to network with other business professionals who ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017
    Area high school students and their parents are invited to Illinois Central College’s “College Night” on Wed., October 18, from 5:30-7:30 pm, in the ICC CougarPlex (the facility that encompasses the Lorene Ramsey Gym). “College Night” brings representatives from more than 60 colleges and universities and from a dozen different states, as well as representatives from ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017
    On Sunday, October 8, 2017, Wheels O’ Time Museum will have the 6th Annual Fall Festival from noon to 4 pm. Location: 1710 W. Woodside Dr., Dunlap, Il 61525, (N. Knoxville & W. Woodside Dr.) Special attractions include: Music by Dave Berchtold, blacksmithing demonstration, steam engines, antique fire trucks, ambulance tours by AMT, and much more. The museum has 4 buildings with 30,000 ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Monday, September 18, 2017
    OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois is offering parents peach of mind this Saturday at Seat Check Saturday. The event coincides with Illinois Child Passenger Safety Week September 17-23. Certified Technicians will be on hand to check car seats for proper installation and educate parents on how to choose the correct car seats and install them properly. This event is one of 90 in ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, September 15, 2017
    Ameren Illinois has recognized OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center and other OSF HealthCare facilities for their energy reduction efforts over the past nine years by presenting them with the Ameren Illinois Energy Saving Projects Excellence and Environmental Award . The projects have lowered electric and natural gas usage, reducing OSF HealthCare’s carbon footprint, resulting in a ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, September 15, 2017
    Patrick Taphorn, CIC, CSRM, president of The Unland Companies, recently completed the Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) Program , earning his certification for 20 years in a row. The CIC certification assures agents have the most current information in an ever-changing insurance industry. CIC certified agents are trained not only in the most important industry standards like licensing, state ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, September 15, 2017
    September 14, 2017 – Patti A. Abel has joined Associated Bank as its new community market president for Peoria. She is responsible for leading the Peoria team, providing market-leading customer service and partnering with all Associated Bank colleagues to deliver the full capabilities of the company. Abel brings more than 35 years of banking experience to Associated Bank. Previously, she ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, September 15, 2017
    CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (CLA) is pleased to announce the following new hires to the Peoria office: Trent McClain — Associate Ankit Patel — Associate Rhonda Druck — Client Service Assistant Erika Schmidgall — Client Service Assistant David Ferlmann — Associate About CliftonLarsonAllen CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (CLA) is a professional services firm delivering ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, September 15, 2017
    Where can you go to watch the beauty of figure skating and appreciate the skills of ice skating without having to go far or pay for admission? At the Owens Center Fall Spectacular Ice Skating Competition-Exhibition on September 22 at 5:30pm! These talented skaters will showcase their skills in a competition while you cheer them on in this Ice Skating Institute sanctioned event. If you’re ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    Dr. Jane Liu, Medical Oncologist at Illinois CancerCare, was recognized as the highest enrolling physician for all cancer prevention and symptom management trials available through the NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP). The recognition was recently presented at the annual NCORP meeting in Bethesda, MD. NCORP is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-supported network that brings cancer ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) announced the addition of Peoria, Ill, among three additional shows to conclude the 2017 Comic Con season. Wizard World Comic Con Peoria will take place November 3-5, 2017, at the Peoria Civic Center. Celebrities scheduled to attend the Peoria show include Matt Ryan (“Constantine,” “Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag”), Craig Parker ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    The next PCC Party on the Patio will take place on Friday, September 15 th from 5:00pm-6:30pm featuring Junkyard Dogz! This event will be located on the circle terrace outside of the theater at the Peoria Civic Center. Junkyard Dogz of Peoria play danceable rock and blues rock songs including hits from Eric Clapton, ZZ Top, Tom Petty, Trower, Joe Bonamassa, SRV, Jimi and others. Check them out ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    The Peoria City/County Health Department is reporting the first West Nile virus positive mosquito sample detected in Peoria County for 2017 . "The positive mosquito pool is an indication that West Nile virus is circulating in our area and individuals should take appropriate preventive measures to protect their health,” states Wil Hayes, Director of Environmental Health for the Peoria ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    Event: The Making of an Illinois Independent Film: “Real Prayers Are Said In German” Date & Time: Sun ., Sept. 17, 4-6 p.m. (doors open at 3:45 p.m.) Location: Giant Screen Theater · Peoria Riverfront Museum · 222 S.W. Washington St. · Peoria, Ill. Tickets: Adults $7.50, Seniors $6.50, Youth 4-17 $5.50, Museum Members $5 A film featuring local talent and shot ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    Event: “Return Visit” Giant Lincoln Sculpture Installation Celebration Date & Time: Tue., Sept. 19, 11 a.m. Location: Peoria Riverfront Museum (Water Street side) · 222 S.W. Washington St. · Peoria, Ill. Something really big is coming to Peoria next week – the first of its kind to visit Central Illinois – and just in time to herald the Illinois ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, September 11, 2017
    Wheels O’ Time Museum 6th annual Fall Festival is Sunday, October 8, 2017. 1710 W. Woodside Dr., Dunlap Il 61525 (Rt. 40 & W.Woodside Dr.) Noon to 4 pm. Special attractions include: Music by Dave Berchtold, blacksmithing demonstration, steam engines, antique fire trucks including the 1931 Ahrens Fox that has been restored by the museum, ambulance tours by AMT and much more. The museum ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, September 08, 2017
    Which exercise regimen is better for people living with multiple sclerosis: treadmill, aquatic exercise, or yoga? That’s the question a local group of doctors, researchers, and people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) hope to answer. The research group received a $50,000 “Pipeline to Proposal” award from Washington, D.C.-based Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, September 08, 2017
    The “most famous reindeer of all” from the longest running and highest rated holiday television special will return live on stage with the critically acclaimed Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical . Back by popular demand following three successful years of touring North America, the world’s most famous reindeer and a holly jolly cast of iconic characters including ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, September 08, 2017
    Goodwill of Central Illinois and Bergner’s will hold their semi-annual donation drive from Wednesday, September 13 through Saturday, September 30, 2017. During the drive, every item donated to Goodwill will earn the donor a 30% off coupon from Bergner’s. Donors can earn additional coupons during Triple Coupon Days. On the opening day of the sale, September 13, donors will receive ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, September 08, 2017
    Illinois Central College is seeking artwork created by area veterans to be displayed in ICC’s upcoming 2nd Annual Veterans’ Art Exhibit, an event celebrating the creativity of local veterans. This exhibit is open to any veteran currently residing in Central Illinois. To allow for the maximum number of participants, only one piece of artwork will be allowed per artist. All entries must ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, September 06, 2017
    Halloween City opening Friday, September 1, 2017 The Shoppes at Grand Prairie is pleased to welcome Halloween City for the fall season. Located at the west entrance to the shopping center, the Halloween costume and party store is located across from H&M. Whether you are transforming your home into a haunted house, dressing up in awesome costumes, or throwing a kid-friendly Halloween party ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, September 06, 2017
    Illinois Central College will kick off a year-long celebration commemorating its 50 th anniversary with an Open House on Tues., September 19 from 4 to 7 pm at the Peoria Campus, located at 5407 N. University St., Peoria. The event is free and open to the public. Guests will have the opportunity to visit the newly constructed Student Center, as well as recently remodeled buildings on campus. All ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, September 06, 2017
    The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria is pleased to announce the speaker for the 7th Annual Robert A. Flinn, MD Endowed Lectureship. Landi Maduro, an actor, writer, director, and producer will talk about her latest documentary project “The Silent Killer: Prostate Cancer in the African American Community” detailing how African American men are more likely to develop ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, September 06, 2017
    37 th Annual Landscape and Garden Day “Reclaim, Reseed, Regrow: An Adventure in Urban Horticulture” Saturday, September 9, 2017 9 am to 3 pm --- ICC Horticulture Land Lab, East Peoria Campus Free Parking and shuttle services from Lots A2 and B2 Handicapped Parking in Lot G Illinois Central College’s 37 th Annual Landscape and Garden Day offers a variety of special programs and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, September 06, 2017
    That moment when your child first says, “When I grow up, I want to be …” holds a special, and sometimes comical, place in all parents’ hearts. The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum wants to expand on those ideas to help every child know that they truly can be anything! In the words of museum director Rebecca Shulman Herz, “At the PlayHouse, children can be ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, September 06, 2017
    On Sunday, September 17, from 12:30-4:00pm, the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum will celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Peoria’s Jewish community! Visitors will have a chance to learn about Rosh Hashanah, taste some delicious challah bread and apples and honey which are traditional Rosh Hashanah treats, watch Israeli dancing, and more! Activities are in collaboration with the Jewish ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, September 06, 2017
    The Peoria Park District will hold Peoria’s 5 th annual PNC Worldwide Day of Play with family-friendly activities and free entertainment. Visitors can receive discounted admission to Peoria Zoo all day and free admission to the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum! Also coming this year is Daniel Tiger and Be My Neighbor Day sponsored by the Fred Rogers Group and WTVP. The event is ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, September 01, 2017
    On Wednesday, November 1st, the City of Peoria will host the 2017 Neighborhood Banquet at the Peoria Civic Center from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. This annual event celebrates the accomplishments of neighborhood associations and community advocates who have worked diligently with their neighbors, the City of Peoria, and the community at large to improve the quality of life in their communities. The ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, September 01, 2017
    Illinois American Water plans to invest over $5.7 million to improve its distribution system. The investment includes installing over four miles of water main in Peoria, Limestone Township and Bartonville. In addition, 11 pressure-reducing valves will be installed in the system’s high service zone in Peoria for main break reduction. Weather permitting; crews will begin work in early ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, September 01, 2017
    Join the Peoria City/County Health Department in observing Protect Your Groundwater Day on September 5, 2017. The National Groundwater Association chose “Cap it, Plug it!” as the 2017 theme to highlight the importance of ensuring your private water well is properly capped and that all abandoned wells on your property are properly plugged. Why is water well capping and plugging so ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, September 01, 2017
    Illinois American Water is inviting 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classrooms within the Company’s service area to participate in an “Imagine a Day Without Water” art contest. Winning students will win their classroom a $100 donation. Artwork may also be featured in a future bill insert and other communication pieces. This art contest is being offered in conjunction with the Value of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, September 01, 2017
    PEORIA, IL (August 31, 2017) – i3 Broadband is pleased to announce a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of their new retail location at The Shoppes at Grand Prairie. i3 Broadband, a neighborhood provider of fiber optic internet, has been expanding in Peoria and neighboring communities for years. i3 Broadband offers ultra-high speed internet, HD TV and voice services that ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Press Release
    Friday, September 01, 2017
    The Peoria Park District will hold Peoria’s 5 th annual PNC Worldwide Day of Play with family-friendly activities and free entertainment. Visitors can receive discounted admission to Peoria Zoo all day and free admission to the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum! Also coming this year is Daniel Tiger and Be My Neighbor Day sponsored by the Fred Rogers Group and WTVP. The event is ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, September 01, 2017
    School isn’t the only thing happening in September. Take a break from the beginning of the school year busyness and have a fun break at Peoria Zoo! Here’s what’s happening: September 9 & 10: Breakfast with…the Monkeys/9:00-10:00am – Join Zoo staff for a light breakfast while learning about the monkeys. Then head down to their exhibit and see them in action. Cost ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, August 30, 2017
    The City of Peoria is seeking nominations for awards to be be presented during the Neighborhood Leadership Awards Banquet at the Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson on November 1st. Nominations are requested for the following categories: Mayor’s Award: A person whose tireless efforts over a number of years has resulted in a positive change physically or socially in the quality of life in ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, August 30, 2017
    The end of summer is traditionally marked by the Labor Day holiday, often celebrated through picnics, pool parties and other gatherings. Sadly, the Labor Day holiday also can be one of the deadliest because of motor vehicle crashes related to drunk and drug-impaired drivers. Once again, the Peoria Police Department is joining the Illinois Department of Transportation to stop drunk and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, August 30, 2017
    The Blue Star Program for active military personnel ends after Labor Day for this season. (Any active military personnel and up to 5 members of their family are FREE through Labor Day.) A military vehicle called the MUTT is on display along with a display of military artifacts in one area of the museum. Many other exhibits in 4 buildings pertaining to the manufacturing history of Peoria are also ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, August 30, 2017
    Second Chance Church, located at 3300 W Willow Knolls Dr. in Peoria, in partnership with Peoria Public Schools is excited to announce the installation of Little Free Pantries on six Peoria Public Schools properties during the last week of August 2017. The installation is the culmination of the project design announced at the PPS Board of Education meeting in April 2017 as part of Second Chance ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, August 30, 2017
    The U.S. Department of Education last week awarded Illinois Central College the TRiO (Turning Roadblocks into Opportunities) Upward Bound grant, which is aimed at providing support for high school students aged 13-19 to enhance their grades, encourage them to complete high school, and put them on track to pursue a college credential. The more than $1.3 million award is spread out over the ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Monday, August 28, 2017
    The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP) is pleased to announce that Dr. Larry and Evelyn Jennings of Mt. Carmel made a substantial contribution to support UICOMP’s expansion to a four-year medical school. Dr. Larry Jennings, a 1980 graduate of UICOMP, has been in private practice in Mount Carmel providing primary care for more than 30 years. Doctor and Mrs. Jennings ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, August 28, 2017
    Fall is a great time to get an eyeful of rich colors along a trail, play a sport, learn a new skill, work your body through an exercise class, and explore the wonderful world in which we live. The Peoria Park District’s 2017 Fall Playbook is full of these and more opportunities…and you can get one now! Look for it on the Peoria Park District website at www.peoriaparks.org or pick up ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Monday, August 28, 2017
    The statue of R. G. LeTourneau is getting a new home! As part of a community effort to recognize the contributions of Mr. LeTourneau, the Peoria Park District has agreed to permanently loan its statue of the industrialist to the Wheels O’Time Museum in Dunlap. During the month of August, the statue currently located in Glen Oak Park will be taken to the Hot Scotsmen Fine Art Foundry for ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, August 28, 2017
    The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has chosen Jason Marks of Peoria City/County Health Department to serve as a national reviewer for Project Public Health Ready. Reviewers assess project applications from public health agencies against criteria for public health preparedness and response. NACCHO accepts only qualified individuals to serve with this national ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, August 28, 2017
    The staged production of the worldwide smash-hit film with live music, Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage will play The SMG-Managed Peoria Civic Center Theater November 28 th and 29 th . Tickets go on sale Monday, August 28 th at 10:00am at the Toyota Box Office at the Peoria Civic Center, Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, August 28, 2017
    At the close of its public meeting on Wednesday, August 23, the Peoria Park District Board of Trustees directed that a second public meeting be scheduled to allow for an open discussion about the impact of the potential for private management of the District’s golf system. This meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 30, at 6:00pm in the auditorium of the Noble Center for Park District ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, August 23, 2017
    Nurse.org , the web’s leading career site for nurses, has recognized OSF Saint Francis Medical Center as one of the best hospitals for nurses to work for in Illinois. Over the past two years, Nurse.org has collected more than 1,502 reviews by nurses at 169 Illinois hospitals about their workplace satisfaction. Reviews in Illinois state have revealed that OSF Saint Francis Medical Center has ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 23, 2017
    The Tireless Project will hold its monthly collection of unwanted tires this Saturday, August 26. The collection site, located at 2301 S. Darst St., Peoria, is for PEORIA CITY RESIDENTS ONLY; hours of collection are 9:00–11:00 a.m. (may end earlier if the trailer is at capacity—approximately 1,000 tires). If tires are left after the designated hours, a $200 fine for littering will be ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 22, 2017
    The SMG-Managed Peoria Civic Center and PNC Bank are proud to announce PNC Winterfest is returning for the third year! PNC Winterfest , the highlight of winter entertainment in Peoria, returns to offer a festive outdoor ice skating experience on the corner of Fulton Street and Jefferson Avenue! PNC Winterfest features a real ice rink, approximately 68ft x 100ft, ready for you to skate under the ...read more
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    Monday, August 21, 2017
    Peoria Academy students' artwork will be a featured mural in the Art Park located at C.T. Gabbert Remodeling & Construction in the Warehouse District. What started as a class assignment has turned into much more for four Peoria Academy Alumni. Each year in Spanish, 8th-grade students learn about the "Mural Movement" which took place in Mexico after the Mexican Revolution. In the ...read more
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    Monday, August 21, 2017
    Dr. Rhonda V. Dameron has joined the Bard Optical optometric medical staff. Dr. Dameron has practiced in Peoria for over 35 years. Dr. Dameron earned her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Illinois Wesleyan University and her Doctor of Optometry degree from Indiana University. In addition to her training and skills as a primary eye care physician, Dr. Dameron is a member of the National ...read more
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    Monday, August 21, 2017
    The City of Peoria has launched the 2018 Online Budget Challenge, an interactive tool that invites residents and business owners to experience the type of policy choices involved in balancing the city’s budget. The Budget Challenge can be taken at www.peoria.budgetchallenge.org The Budget Challenge will empower residents to decide how they would best allocate dollars across city services. ...read more
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    Monday, August 21, 2017
    Sommer Park is the place to be for history in live action! The park will continue its series of Pioneer Days on the last Sundays of the month through October from 1:00-4:00pm. Admission is $3/person. Pioneer Days features firsthand experiences of the daily life of rural Peorians in the mid 19 th century. Activities may include hand dipping candles, blacksmithing, school lessons, woodworking, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, August 21, 2017
    Community Workshop Training Center, Inc. presents its annual “CWTC Pathway Awards Dinner,” Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center in East Peoria. This year, our theme is teamwork with an added Cubs/Cards rivalry. W e are asking our attendees to sport their favorite major league baseball team apparel or team colors. We will be honoring our ...read more
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    Monday, August 21, 2017
    School is back in session and Neighborhood House is providing After School Meals when Peoria School District is in session. Children 18 and younger can come to Neighborhood House and receive a free meal and participate in fun activities! Any one is welcome at our open site, beginning August 16, 2017. The After School Meals Program will run from 4:00-5:15. Dinner will be served from 4:00-4:30. We ...read more
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    Monday, August 21, 2017
    September is Ford Mustang month at Wheels O’ Time Museum, 1710 W. Woodside Dr., Dunlap IL (Rt. 40 & W. Woodside Dr.). In honor of the 53 rd anniversary of Ford Mustangs, the Early Ford V8 Club has a display of vintage Mustangs from three different decades. 1966 Black Mustang coupe 1971 Red Mustang coupe 2017 new Mustang from a local dealership Wheels O’ Time Museum has 30,000 sq. ...read more
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