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    Wednesday, March 20, 2019
    This is a proud moment at F&M Bank as the bank celebrates the 150th anniversary of its founding.  The charter for The Farmers and Mechanics (F&M) Bank was granted on March 31, 1869. The bank’s founder, Chauncey S. Colton, established Galesburg’s first store and post office, built its first school, and devoted a considerable amount of time toward bringing the railroad through the growing city. ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    Supporting Local Non-Profits Through Cocktails, Live Music and a Good Time  PEORIA HEIGHTS, Ill. – March 19, 2019 – The Illinois Valley Yacht and Canoe (IVY) Club will host “Cocktails for a Cause” on April 6 from 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. with LifeLine Pilots as the beneficiary.  For each drink purchased (beer, wine, mixed drink or non-alcoholic beverage), guests receive one vote that they may cast ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    The Rotary Club of Peoria North is currently accepting applications for the 2019 Ralph H. Kress Scholarship. The scholarship, which is funded by the Kress Corporation, is administered by The Rotary Club of Peoria-North in memory of Ralph H. Kress, a devoted member of the club from July 17, 1969 until his death on June 28, 1995.  Two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to students from Peoria ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    Nationwide Event Engages Volunteers and Rarticipants in Public Space Cleanup, Beautification and Recycling Events(Peoria, IL) The city of Peoria will host the Great American Cleanup on Saturday, April 27th. This national event encourages local organizations and neighborhoods to engage in public space cleanups and beautification projects. The Community Development Department will supply dumpsters ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, March 18, 2019
    Peoria Charter Travel was recently honored for its sales achievement in 2018, among 220 travel agency members of the MAST Travel Network, at an awards ceremony held recently in Addison, Illinois. Peoria Charter Travel was a recipient of three MAST AWARDS for highest sales in 2018 with 45 nationally-known tour and cruise companies.  Contributing to the success of Peoria Charter Travel, is ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, March 18, 2019
    PEORIA – Three-time Grammy Award winning artist Brandi Carlile plays the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Saturday, August 3 at 8:00 pm.  Over the course of their acclaimed career, Carlile and her band have released six albums, including 2015’s The Firewatcher’s Daughter, which garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Americana Album. Additionally, in 2017, they released Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, March 18, 2019
    Center for Prevention of Abuse Receives Accreditation to Offer State-Mandated Domestic Violence Training for Licensed Cosmetologists and EstheticiansNew Illinois law from the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation requires one-hour training for beauty specialists  Peoria, IL – The Center for Prevention of Abuse (CFPA) now offers certified domestic violence training to all ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, March 18, 2019
    On November 15, 2018, First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. (“First Mid”) announced that the acquisition of SCB Bancorp, Inc. (“Soy Capital”), which includes Soy Capital Bank and Trust and its wholly owned subsidiary, J.L. Hubbard Insurance and Bonds, has been completed.    All Soy Capital Bank and Trust locations —including the Soy Capital banking center located on 4530 North University Street in ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, March 18, 2019
     You could be our next inspirational speaker!The successful Pathways to Success women’s leadership conference is looking for powerful and inspiring breakout speakers!This conference is growing quickly, and we expect up to 300 women in attendance this year!  We are giving the stage to four sensational women who can help “Ignite Your Leadership”.  Join us and submit your proposal today.This annual ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, March 18, 2019
    Fix A Leak WeekBelleville, Ill. (March 18, 2019) – Illinois American Water is leveraging U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Fix a Leak Week to help decrease water waste. The annual Fix a Leak Week campaign, organized by the EPA’s WaterSense program, will be observed this week, March 18-24. The national campaign helps to raise awareness about small leaks and other water issues that may ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, March 18, 2019
    PEORIA – Over 27,000 attended 4 different events in the Peoria Civic Center this past weekend. These events included:Friday:IHSA Boys Basketball 3A&4A State Finals - SemifinalsIHSA Scholastic Bowl State FinalIHSA March Madness Experience  Saturday: IHSA Boys Basketball 3A&4A State Finals – Championship and 3rd/4th Place GamesIHSA March Madness Experience  Sunday:WWE Live – Road to ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, March 15, 2019
    2-for-1 Admission Day on March 14!PEORIA, ILLINOIS, March 13, 2019 -   ROAR-ing changes have come to Peoria Zoo as staff recently bid farewell to three of its female lions.  The three lions were born at Peoria Zoo on December 4, 2015 and have been transferred to Audubon Zoo in New Orleans in accordance with Lion Species Survival Plan recommendations.    Species Survival Plan ensures the African ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, March 15, 2019
    The Peoria Jaycees will sponsor the annual race to be held on Saturday March 16th, 2019. The race will begin at 8am. The starting line is located at Walnut and Water. The race will proceed on Water to Eaton Street, north on Eaton Street to Adams. Proceed on NE Adams to Spring Street. Continue on Spring Street to the Riverfront Trail and take Riverfront Trail through the Gateway Building, and ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, March 15, 2019
    The St. Patrick Society of Peoria will hold its annual parade on Sunday, March 17, 2019. The staging area will be in the area of the 500 and 600 blocks of Monroe and Madison. The parade will start at 2pm on Monroe at Hancock. The parade will travel south on Monroe to Main, left on Main to Water. The parade will then make a left turn onto Water and end in front of the Gateway Building at Water and ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, March 15, 2019
    Peoria, IL — March 14, 2019 On Tuesday, March 5, the Women’s Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Illinois (CFCI) honored Carole S. Ackerman with the Legacy of Leadership Award. The Legacy of Leadership Award recognizes a former Leader Luncheon Award recipient and Women's Fund Founding Member who has continued to exhibit excellence in service to her community and/or in her profession. This ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Wednesday, March 13, 2019
    Yard waste pickup season for 2019 starts Monday, March 18, 2019 (Peoria, IL) The City of Peoria’s yard waste pickup season starts on Monday, March 18, 2019. Pickup will be weekly on the same day as trash pickup. Yard waste materials include grass clippings, leaves, tree limbs, and brush and must be set out for collection in one of the following options in order to avoid a missed pick up. • Use ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, March 11, 2019
    Peoria, IL Monday, March 11, 2019 – Alice Cooper to perform on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Peoria Civic Center located at 201 SW Jefferson Ave. This show is all ages and begins at 8:00PM with doors opening at 7:00PM. Tickets are $35.00, $55.00 & $75.00 and all price levels will increase by $5.00 on the day of the show. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 15 at 10AM and are available at Ticketmaster.com, ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, March 11, 2019
    (Peoria, IL) – Registration is now open for the Methodist College Learn and Serve Camp for middle school students in grades 5th – 9th. Learn and Serve camp for incoming grades 5th – 8th will take place July 8-12 and camp for incoming grades 7th – 9th will be July 15 - 19. Learn and Serve camp is 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day and is held at the Methodist College campus. Camp is $125 per attendee ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, March 08, 2019
    (Peoria, IL) -- CityLink will operate continuous bus shuttles from participating hotels to the Peoria Civic Center for the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Boys Basketball State Finals on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 for the Class 1A and 2A games, and Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16 for the Class 3A and 4A games. Shuttles will pick up in 20-30 minute increments beginning at ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, March 08, 2019
    (Peoria, IL |March 7, 2019) - Three OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois physicians have been presented with a Congressional Record, honoring their careers dedicated to transforming the landscape of pediatric care in the Peoria community.Dr. Stephen Bash, Dr. Richard Pearl, and Dr. Jitendra Shah were recognized by Rep. Darin LaHood (R-18th Dist.) and Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-17th Dist.) who ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, March 08, 2019
    ADDICTION: Staying Current on a Complex Medical Disease  (Peoria, IL) – The Methodist College Department of Continuing Education will host the 3rd annual Wellness Forum on Friday, April 26 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The focus of this year’s forum is “ADDICTION: Staying Current on a Complex Medical Disease” and will feature topics on a variety of addictions including substance abuse. The Methodist ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, March 08, 2019
    Peoria, IL - Midwest Food Bank will host a community blood drive from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Wednesday, April 17 at 9005 Industrial Road, inside Commons.Double Donation DayWhat: Midwest Food Bank Community Blood DriveWhen: Wednesday, April 17, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pmWhere: Commons, 9005 Industrial Road, Peoria, ILAppointments: To donate, please contact: Monica Scheuer at (309) 691-5270 or visit ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Wednesday, March 06, 2019
    JLL welcomes Sola Salon Studios, Mattress Liquidators, Dunkin’, and OSF Urgo to the Shoppes at Grand Prairie, plus the opening of the newly remodeled Children’s Indoor Play Area.Peoria IL, March 4, 2019 – The Shoppes at Grand Prairie is pleased to announce the latest store openings at the destination property. A JLL managed property, The Shoppes at Grand Prairie is Peoria’s newest and most unique ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Wednesday, March 06, 2019
    Peoria, IL – The IHSA Boys Basketball State Tournament and the March Madness Experience returns to the Peoria Civic Center over the next two weekends. Class 1A and 2A teams will compete inside Carver Arena over the course of March 7-9, 2019 and Class 3A and 4A will play March 14-16, 2019. Each weekend will follow a similar schedule of events at the Peoria Civic Center:     Thursdays - Three-Point ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Wednesday, March 06, 2019
    The Peoria-based law firm of Quinn, Johnston, Henderson, Pretorius and Cerulo is pleased to welcome Mitch Gilfillan at its newest partner. Mitch practices law in several areas: civil litigation defense, corporations and transactions, family law, estate planning and sports agency management. His clients range from insurance companies and business owners to individuals in the Peoria area with their ...read more
    Categories: Business Brief, Press Release, Chamber
    Wednesday, March 06, 2019
                   Illinois Central College will host an Open House on Tues., April 9 from 4 to 7 pm on the East Peoria Campus for potential students and their families to meet with representatives from a wide variety of programs. The event is free and open to the public.                High school juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend, as well as potential students of any age. Information ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, March 04, 2019
        Illinois Central College will host more than 50 local employers with part-time and/or full-time positions available during Job Fair 2019 on Wed., April 10 from 10 am to 2 pm on the East Peoria Campus.     The event is free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to bring copies of their resumes and dress appropriately for meeting potential employers. Local businesses may conduct ...read more
    Monday, March 04, 2019
    Peoria County - Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell is pleased to announce the promotion of Douglas (Doug) Gaa to the role of Chief Deputy, effective today, March 1, 2019.   Chief Deputy Gaa has served with the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office since 1993. Chief Deputy Gaa has previously served as a Patrol Deputy, Community Police Officer, Patrol Lieutenant and most recently as an Undersheriff ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, March 04, 2019
    Presented by Verizon, Sponsored by the Center for Prevention of AbuseAward honoring Tri-County high school students’ dedication to building a safe and peaceful community now accepting submissions  Peoria, IL – The Center for Prevention of Abuse (CFPA) is now accepting nominations for its “Outstanding Youth Leader in Violence Prevention” Award to recognize and honor high school students in the ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, March 04, 2019
    February 27, 2019 (Peoria, IL) On Tuesday, April 9th, the City of Peoria will present the inaugural Golden Shovel Awards during the City Council meeting at 6:00p.m. This award recognizes citizens and neighborhood associations that have done an exceptional job removing snow from their sidewalks. Currently, there is no ordinance requiring residential snow removal on sidewalks and the Golden Shovel ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, March 01, 2019
    The Peoria County Board of Health recognized 28 local establishments as recipients of the 2018 Food Safety Excellence Award. Food establishments apply each year for this special award that embodies the dedication to the on-going development of voluntary food safety practices.  Recipients of the 2018 Food Safety Excellence Awards received certificates for their efforts to apply food safe practices ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    Billions in Infrastructure Investment Needed for Public HealthIllinois American Water invested about $122 million in 2018 to install or rehabilitate more than 42 miles of water and sewer main. Belleville, Ill. (Feb. 26, 2019) – The Illinois Section of American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) latest Report Card for Illinois’ infrastructure rates the state’s water and wastewater systems each ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, February 25, 2019
    WHAT:           Beatles Versus Stones – A Musical ShowdownWHEN:           Wednesday, April 10, Doors open at 6pm Concert starts at 7pmWHERE:         Monarch Music Hall, 8102 N University, Peoria IL.WHY:              Fundraiser for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Peoria and Peoria Promise.COST:             Tickets are $50.00 and can be purchased at www.monarchmusichall.com   Two of the Country’s ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, February 25, 2019
    PEORIA – Over 25,000 people attended 12 different events in the Peoria Civic Center this past weekend. These events included:  Friday:IESA Chess State MeetThe Official Spring Home ShowGet the Led Out Peoria Rivermen vs. Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs  Saturday: IESA Chess State MeetThe Official Spring Home ShowBradley Basketball vs. Evansville Sebastian Maniscalco (2 shows)Peoria Rivermen vs. Roanoke ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, February 25, 2019
    Residents and Business Leaders Recognized for Appreciating Peoria Peoria, IL (February 22, 2019) On Thursday, February 21st, the Community Development Department hosted the 2019 Neighborhood Reception at the George Washington Carver Center. This inaugural event celebrated the accomplishments and contributions of neighborhood associations and community advocates who have worked diligently with ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, February 22, 2019
    PEORIA – Due the unfortunate accident to star performer and lead draw Terrence Williams we regretfully have to cancel next weekend’s performance. 
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, February 22, 2019
    Event: “The Art of Film: Hitchcock as Master of Suspense” with author Marc Eliot Dates: March 7 – March 10 Film Dates & Times: “Strangers on a Train,” March 7, 6 p.m., “North by Northwest,” March 8, 6 p.m., “Vertigo,” March 9, 6 p.m. and “Psycho,” March 10, 2 p.m. Location: Giant Screen Theater · Peoria Riverfront Museum · 222 S.W. Washington St. · Peoria, Ill. Cost: Members: $20 per film, $70 ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, February 22, 2019
    Supporting Local Non-Profits Through Cocktails, Live Music and a Good TimePEORIA HEIGHTS, Ill.  – February 22, 2019 – The Illinois Valley Yacht and Canoe (IVY) Club will host “Cocktails for a Cause” on March 9 from 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. with TAPS No-Kill Animal Shelter as the beneficiary.  For each drink purchased (beer, wine, mixed drink or non-alcoholic beverage), guests receive one vote that ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, January 28, 2019
    United Stroke Alliance is proud to announce that 2019 marks the 15-year anniversary of Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camps! This year they have 35 camps scheduled in 21 different states. In addition to weekend retreats for stroke survivors and their care partners, United Stroke Alliance offers a variety of other programs focused on the Prevention, Awareness, and Recovery of stroke in the Peoria area ...read more
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