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    Friday, July 13, 2018
    Various species at Peoria Zoo will soon have a new source of healthy and natural food. The Zoo and Ameren Illinois are teaming up to launch a new program that brings excess tree and shrub trimmings "browse" from in and around Peoria County to the Zoo in the form of hearty snacks for the animals.  Ameren Illinois employs Wright Tree Service to regularly cut branches in right of ways and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, July 13, 2018
    On the heels of taking their unparalleled entertainment to capacity crowds overseas, the Harlem Globetrotters will return to North America with their one-of-a-kind show to Peoria at Peoria Civic Center on December 7th, 2018 at 7:00 PM. Featuring some of the most elite dunkers on the planet, exceptional ball handlers, and Guinness World Record holders, a Globetrotters game is more than just ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 11, 2018
    UnityPoint Health® is proud to announce Kirk Moberg, MD; James Ausfahl, MD; and Bob Lizer, MD have received certification in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Preventative Medicine, becoming among the first physicians in the country to receive this accreditation and reinforcing our commitment to advancing the quality care provided by the Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery at ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 10, 2018
    Parents want their kids to be healthy and active, but sometimes that isn’t easy. Join the team from OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois for a Healthy Lives for Kids day in Pekin, IL that will leave you with ideas on ways to get your children moving in the right direction with their health.  The two hours will be packed with interactive games and activities the whole family can enjoy, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 10, 2018
    The Partnership for a Healthy Community (Healthy HOI), representing hospitals, clinics, public health, higher education, and social service agencies, is conducting a community health needs assessment in each of the communities it serves. Residents in the tri-county area can participate in an online survey or a paper survey to help identify the most important health issues impacting individuals and ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, July 10, 2018
    On July 28, Five Points Washington will host its first annual Five Points Summer Jam benefitting St. Jude Runs. The outdoor music festival includes four bands, a VIP tent and a Party Pit, along with a beer tent and food trucks. Advanced tickets are $20 and tickets at the gate are $25 (children through 8th grade are free with an adult).This year’s lineup of bands includes: 12:30 p.m. Dexter O’Neal ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, July 06, 2018
    OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois has partnered with the Peoria Housing Authority this summer to teach kids at Taft Homes what it means to be healthy. The next activity is Tuesday, July 10 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. The OSF Children’s Hospital Advocacy Team will be on hand, along with some Peoria County Master Gardeners to show the kids how to grow their own food. They will learn how to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, July 06, 2018
    David Vaughan Investments, LLC (DVI) is pleased to announce several personnel updates, including the addition of a new Relationship Manager as well as the promotion of two Associates to Officer status.New Relationship Manager Michael Flaherty, CFP®, ChFC recently joined DVI as a Relationship Manager in the Peoria office. Mike has over 15 years of wealth management experience serving clients in ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, July 05, 2018
    Event: Peoria Riverfront Museum Celebrates One Millionth VisitorDate & Time: Fri., July 6, 10:30 a.m.Location: Peoria Riverfront Museum · 222 S.W. Washington St. · Peoria, Ill.Cost: Free of charge, open to the public The Peoria Riverfront Museum is celebrating its one-millionth visitor Friday, July 6, 10:30 a.m. with a party, cake and refreshments at an event that is open to the public. At the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, July 05, 2018
    OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois and The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria are pleased to announce new leadership for the divisions of Neonatology and Pediatric Cardiology. After a national search, M. Jawad Javed, MD has been appointed Division Head of Neonatology and Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois in ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, July 05, 2018
    Emergency department physicians at UnityPoint Health® are urging the public to be safe this holiday when using fireworks. Injuries can happen for many reasons including when someone is in the wrong place at the wrong time, or because fireworks go off too soon or are used carelessly. Injuries can happen to anyone and it’s important to take the proper precautions and make sure children and others ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, July 03, 2018
    The City of Peoria and the Community Development Department encourage citizens to take action in beautifying our neighborhoods by combating litter. A press conference will be held on Monday, July 9, 2018, to share exciting news about the following litter initiatives and activities: 100 Blocks in 100 DaysThe 2018 Dumpster ProgramIllegal Dumping SignageLunchtime Litter CollectorsNeighborhood ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, July 02, 2018
    First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust (First Mid) has introduced a new logo for the bank and a shorter name that better reflects its growth and the changing financial services environment. First Mid Bank & Trust will be the company’s official bank charter name and the logo is a refreshed and more contemporary symbol.   “Our growth has already taken us beyond Central Illinois and even out of the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, July 02, 2018
    Wheels O’ Time Museum, 1710 W. Woodside Dr., Dunlap, Il 61525, (Rt.40 & W. Woodside Dr.) has new display in the Ford area of the museum for July.   The Early Ford V8 Club area of the museum has three Mustangs from different decades on display in their display area.         1968 Shelby Mustang         1971 Mustang         2018 Mustang        The museum has 5 buildings with 30,000 sq. ft. of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, July 02, 2018
    UnityPoint Health® Oncology is introducing a new resource to the Breast Health Center. A High-Risk Breast Cancer Screening Clinic is now offering personalized risk assessments, surveillance, and customized preventative treatment. The clinic follows the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines for optimum care and effectiveness. “We’re proud to offer this new service to the community and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, July 02, 2018
    Contacts:  Beth Johnson, History Tours Chairperson, 309. 264-6119Colleen Johnson, Executive Director of PHS, 309.  674-1921            What: 23rd season of History Tours- June 1 to October 27thWhen: Fridays- 11:30 from Peoria Heights, Exhibit A Gallery, 5901 N Prospect             Saturdays at 1:30 from CAT Visitors Center, downtownHistory is on the move once again!  Our June tours are the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, July 02, 2018
    Goodwill’s Stand Down for Homeless Veterans event has been awarded the 2018 Community Health Award from the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria. The award is given to one individual and one organization for their promotion of health in Central Illinois. Goodwill’s Stand Down for Homeless Veterans is an annual event that provides food, winter clothing and supplies, educational ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, June 28, 2018
    Methodist College announces the addition of two programs within the Methodist College Graduate School. Methodist College is now accepting students in the Master of Science in Nursing – Generalist and Master of Science – Nurse Leader Executive. Course work will begin in fall 2018. The addition of two master level programs and the current Master of Science – Nurse Educator will now form the ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Thursday, June 28, 2018
    Methodist College today announced the establishment of the PNC Presidential Scholarship for students majoring in healthcare or human services. The scholarships are supported by a grant from the PNC Foundation and will be awarded each year to four incoming Methodist College students who demonstrate a dedication to learning and a commitment to the citizens and community of Peoria.  “PNC has been a ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, June 28, 2018
    G&D Integrated announced today that their Contract Logistics Division has received the Perfect Record Award from the National Safety Council. This award recognizes individuals, companies, units, and/or facilities that have completed a period of at least 12 consecutive months without incurring an occupational injury or illness that resulted in days away from work or death. G&D’s Contract Logistics ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, June 28, 2018
    In honor of the Independence Day holiday, CityLink will not offer service on Wednesday, July 4. On July 3, the last line-up will depart from the Transit Center at 8:45 p.m. All buses will return to the garage after reaching the end of the outbound route. The CityLink Administrative offices and Transit Center lobby will be closed on July 4. Regular bus service resumes and the Transit Center lobby ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Thursday, June 28, 2018
    The Peoria Riverfront Museum Board of Directors elected new officers and members at the annual meeting June 27. Katie McCord Jenkins, CEO, Illinois Mutual, was elected board chair, replacing Sid Ruckriegel, CEO, Servus Inc., who completed three years as chair and six on the board. “These start-up years have been defined by the hard work for all the board and staff, but they have yielded amazing ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that attorney Michael R. Lied is one of eight recipients of the Illinois State Bar Association’s 2017-2018 Newsletter Service Award and one of only two being honored for his 30 years of service as the editor of the Labor & Employment Law newsletter. He will be presented with a plaque in recognition of his service and dedication at the ISBA ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    John Graham & Associates (JGA) is pleased to announce the addition of Christopher Franklin to its team of financial consultants dedicated to providing high-quality wealth management service and advice to its clients.   Mr. Franklin, of East Peoria, recently completed the Financial Advisor Strategic Training Program at Midwestern Securities Trading Company. There he earned his FINRA Series 7 and ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018
    PEORIA, IL (June 26, 2018) — ONEFIRE has added Erik Dalmasso to its leadership team as Vice President of Strategy. In this role, Dalmasso will be responsible for shaping ONEFIRE’s strategic vision and charting a path to reach the company’s short and long-term goals. Dalmasso has 13 years of strategic planning experience, helping universities and other organizations find success. With a varied ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018
    UnityPoint Health® is excited to welcome Jon Soble, MD to UnityPoint Health. Dr. Soble specializes in Urology and will practice at his new clinic, UnityPoint Clinic® Urology – Peoria located inside the Methodist Atrium Building. Dr. Soble is accepting new patients and brings decades of experience in providing high-quality and compassionate care. “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Jon Soble to the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018
    U.S. News & World Report has ranked OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois Pediatric Urology in the new 2018-2019 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.  OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois Pediatric Urology, led by Dr. Churphena Reid and Dr. Benjamin Rhee, tied for 31st nationally, marking the third year in a row it has been ranked. The pediatric urology team was recognized for use of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018
    ONEFIRE has added Erik Dalmasso to its leadership team as Vice President of Strategy. In this role, Dalmasso will be responsible for shaping ONEFIRE’s strategic vision and charting a path to reach the company’s short and long-term goals. Dalmasso has 13 years of strategic planning experience, helping universities and other organizations find success. With a varied background in communication, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018
    Event: Peoria Riverfront Museum Five-Year Community Report (multimedia presentation & panel discussion)Date & Time: Wed., June 27, 5:15-6:16 p.m. Location: Giant Screen Theater · Peoria Riverfront Museum · 222 S.W. Washington St. · Peoria, Ill.Cost: Free of charge, open to the public Peoria Riverfront Museum’s Board of Directors will be hosting a five-year community report tomorrow, June 27, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018
    The Pediatric Resource Center will celebrate 25 years of service on Friday to the youngest victims of child physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect. Illinois Representative Mike Unes will read a congratulatory proclamation from the 100th General Assembly. Unes authored recent legislation requiring hospitals across the state by 2023, to have a pediatric-trained medical provider available to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, June 25, 2018
    The Tireless Project will hold its monthly collection of unwanted tires for Peoria residents on Saturday, June 30. The collection site is located at Jimax, 2000 W Clark Street, Peoria, IL 61607. The hours of collection are 9:00–11:00 a.m., but may end earlier if the trailer reaches its 1,000 tire capacity. If tires are left after the designated hours, a $200 fine for littering will be ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, June 25, 2018
    OSF HealthCare is pleased to announce that effective June 24, 2018 Midwest Ear, Nose & Throat Associates will join OSF HealthCare. The practice will be known as OSF HealthCare Medical Group Ear, Nose & Throat.  The staff was welcomed into the OSF HealthCare family during a Blessing ceremony on Friday, June 22.  OSF HealthCare Medical Group Ear, Nose & Throat is located in the OSF Center for ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, June 25, 2018
    Illinois Central College will hold several informational sessions for its Highway Construction Careers Training Program, with program applications and TABE testing available at each session.  There is no registration or fees required for these sessions.   The Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP) at Illinois Central College is a grant-funded program sponsored by the Illinois ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, June 25, 2018
    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 9th season. Any active member of the military and up to five members of their family, are our guests. The museum is open on July 4th. The United States Army Military Utility Tactical Truck  (MUTT/M151) was in service from ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, June 22, 2018
    Neighborhood House is so thankful for the Community Foundation of Central Illinois! We received two grant awards for our Art Program and our Critters Meals on Wheels. The Art Program has been made possible by a grant from the Fritz and Doris S. Reuling Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Illinois. The Critters Meals on Wheels Program has been made possible by a grant from the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, June 21, 2018
    UnityPoint Health® Pekin Medical Mission will travel to Puerto Rico for this year’s trip in October. For the past six years, a group of approximately 35 nurses, physicians, and auxiliary volunteers travel abroad to offer medical aid to communities in need. UnityPoint Health Pekin Medical Mission raises funds for all trip expenses. Dash at Dusk 5K run on July 13, 2018 is their largest fundraising ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, June 21, 2018
    The Well Farm at Voris Field, a new urban farm in Peoria’s First District, opens to the public with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony and community barbeque on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. A USDA NRCS-funded pilot project, The Well Farm demonstrates how urban agriculture can reduce stormwater runoff that pollutes the Illinois River, and showcases many of the community benefits that result from ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    Illinois American Water’s Peoria District is investing over $14 million to improve its water service distribution system. The investment includes replacing and installing over nine miles of water main across the Peoria District. A map of the proposed work can be viewed here – http://arcg.is/1SCKWL. According to Roger Goodson, senior manager of field operations and production, Illinois ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    This month, Illinois American Water will begin installing over 7,100-feet of water main to upgrade Pekin’s water distribution system. This investment of $2.3 million includes installing 16-inch water main to enhance water service, fire protection, and system hydraulics. The project will occur over two years. The 2018 water main will be installed along the following route: Sheridan Road – from ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    WHEN/WHERE: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in the Le Vieux Carre′ Park (across from the State Street Post Office in Peoria).            On July 4th Le Vieux Carre′ Park and Water Street from State to Walnut Streets becomes an intimate festival area for our guests. Gates open at 5:00 pm and the festivities roll on through the evening’s fireworks display provided by the City of Peoria. Pre-purchased ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that 34 of our attorneys have been named to Illinois Leading Lawyers and Illinois Emerging Lawyers 2018. Leading Lawyers is a rating service of top lawyers from more than 100 practice areas who have been recommended by their peers. The annual selections are made using a multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, research, ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    The Village of Peoria Heights is proud to host the Illinois Shakespeare Festival (ISF)and its Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) troupe’s performance of Double, Double on July 4 at 10 a.m. in Tower Park.Double, Double tells the story of a young Abraham Lincoln and his discovery of the joy and genius of Shakespeare’s writings, its strong impact on the President’s life and work. The play is free and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    A demonstration of a waste grass-powered commercial heating system is scheduled for 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Wednesday July 18, at the Country Arbors Nursery, 1742 County Rd. 1400 N., Urbana, IL 61802. The open house and demonstration is for those interested in the potential for heating agricultural buildings, schools, churches and other structures with grass and other biomass fuels.For more than four ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    OSF HealthCare Illinois Neurological Institute is looking for healthy volunteers to participate in a study investigating a new kind of stroke treatment. Participation could help start the process for approval of a new investigational product by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration which may help improve stroke care.Participants must:• Be 18 to 55 years old• Be in healthy condition and on no ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    Peoria City/County Health Department advises residents to take precautions during extremely high temperatures. During a heat wave, individuals who have no access to a cool environment should use cooling centers for relief from the heat. Heat related injuries such as heat exhaustion, heatstroke, and dehydration may develop with or without feelings of discomfort. Young children, particularly ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    WHO:  Central Illinois Media and general public  WHAT:  World's Largest Swim Lesson™  Join the Peoria Park District for a FREE 30 minute swim lesson!  The goal of this lesson is to set a new World Record.  You could be part of the Guinness World Record Book!  Since this event first started in 2010, each year's World's Largest Swim Lesson™ has set a new record.    For more information about ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    UnityPoint Health® is proud to announce a new addition to the Cardiovascular service line. A Comprehensive Vascular Clinic dedicated to vascular disease is now open to patients. The only vascular clinic in the area with the most inter-disciplinary approach to care, the Comprehensive Vascular Clinic provides multi-specialty care in one convenient location. The clinic provides a full spectrum of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    Informational recruitment events slated for June 26 and 29Jobs in technical or industrial careers in our region are going unfilled due to the gap between the skills employers need and the skills potential employees have. Illinois Central College has programs that pay your tuition and/or provide a paid workforce experience. These opportunities address the need for high demand jobs resulting in a ...read more
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