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    Results Found: 46
    Thursday, December 14, 2017
    Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing awarded the following degrees during its December 2017 graduation ceremony: Twenty-five Master of Science in Nursing, and 77 Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  MSN program students graduating with distinction:Bloomington: Jason Flammang; Faith Frankeberger; Katy Jo NorthcuttChillicothe: Cody GibbsDeer Creek: Jessica SchluppEast Peoria: Lorrie Harmon; ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, December 14, 2017
    At its November 16, 2017, meeting, the Peoria County Board of Health approved a proposal to eliminate food inspection scores during 2018 as a way to transition between the current system and the proposed system that will not be scored the way people have been accustomed to for over 30 years. The State of Illinois adopted a new food code in 2016 and includes an inspection that focuses on Risk ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017
    In preparation for what could be a busy flu season, OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center is recommending the following to ease wait times and get patients to the appropriate site for care:Call your primary care doctor first if you feel your flu symptoms are unusually severe or if you have trouble breathing, a severe sore throat, are feeling faint, or you have a severe, chronic ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017
    Best-selling, award-winning children’s musician Laurie Berkner will play at the SMG-managed Peoria Civic Center theater on Saturday, March 3rd at 11:00 am. Tickets go on sale Saturday, December 16th at 10:00am at the Toyota Box Office at the Peoria Civic Center, Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Tickets start at just $15.  Laurie Berkner has been a longtime fixture on TV’s Nick Jr. ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017
    A collection of Rolan Johnson Mosaic Christmas Cards will be on display through January 4 at the Time Gallery, located on the third floor of the Clock Tower Place building in the East Peoria Levee District.The collection was treasured for many years by Phyllis Dittmer, who passed away in 2016.  Her son, Bob Dittmer, is an Executive Vice President of Morton Community Bank, which owns the Clock ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017
    First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. (“First Mid”) (NASDAQ: FMBH) and First BancTrust Corporation (“First Bank”) (OTCQX:FIRT) announced today the execution of a definitive agreement under which First Mid will acquire all of the outstanding shares of First Bank, the holding company for First Bank & Trust, IL (“First Bank & Trust”). The acquisition provides First Mid with a deeper presence in the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017
    OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois is pleased to announce the annual Radiothon with John Riley from 93.3 The Drive raised $182,497 during the two-day event December 7 & 8.  The funds will be used to support a variety of programs and services for patients and their families. OSF Children’s Hospital serves 34 counties throughout Illinois.  Over the past 16 years, Radiothon has raised ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017
    Illinois Central College is encouraging students who intend to enroll for the fall 2018 semester to apply for its scholarships. The ICC Educational Foundation offers more than 600 scholarships worth more than $750,000 to students attending in the coming academic year. Students may apply for the scholarships from January 15, 2018, until 11:59 pm on April 1, 2018, using the online application ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, December 08, 2017
    EP!C (a non-profit agency serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities) has announced the recent additions of Karen Whalen, Senior Vice President Community Markets Consumer Business Director at Associated Bank, Lisa LeConte, Attorney at Heyl Royster, and Janelle Harre, Business Support Manager at Caterpillar to its Board of Directors. In addition, Travis Shock, an agent ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, December 07, 2017
    The Greater Peoria Economic Development Council's Board of Directors approved Chris Setti as the incoming CEO of the organization.  He begins in his new role on Jan. 15. Setti has had an extensive career in public service, including 13 years at the City of Peoria.  For the last five of those years he has led the City's economic development efforts while serving as the assistant city manager. Setti ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, December 06, 2017
    Press Conference will be: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:30 a.m.  Peoria Park District Bonnie Noble Administration Building  This holiday season the Peoria Park District’s E.L.I.T.E. Youth Holiday Choir will perform at 12 locations throughout the city on four separate dates, spreading the spirit of the holiday season to supportive businesses, community organizations, and public institutions.  The ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, December 06, 2017
    The RiverPlex and the South Side Office of Concern are working together to raise money and new items needed by the homeless population in our community. Here’s how it works: Park District employees are signing up for one-hour exercise time slots at the RiverPlex between 5:00am and 7:00pm on December 12 & 13. The goal is to raise a minimum of $100 during their time slot so they can get off the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, December 06, 2017
    There is still time to register for the Neighborhood House Toy Shop! Neighborhood House is making Christmas brighter for kids.  Different businesses and organizations are busy collecting toys for the 82nd Annual Toy Shop. Parents who are working or going to school can pre-register for the Toy Shop November 20 through December 8 at Neighborhood House, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, December 06, 2017
    The SMG-managed Peoria Civic Center is gearing up for one of the busiest weekends of the year, nearing full utilization of the multi-event facility in downtown Peoria.  From graduation caps to ice skates, ballet shoes to hunting bows, visitors from across the Midwest will be enjoying activities at the Peoria Civic Center.  “The Peoria Civic Center is truly a unique facility, built to house an ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, December 05, 2017
    OSF Innovation, a part of OSF HealthCare, is partnering with MassChallenge, a global early-stage startup accelerator headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts that helps young companies succeed through monetary awards, mentorship from its various sponsors and more. OSF Innovation recently signed a one-year agreement to be a Platinum Sponsor of PULSE@MassChallenge, a program that specifically focuses ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, December 05, 2017
    The 2018 Peoria Historical Calendar is now available.  This year, the calendar features vintage photographs of the theatres that were once prevalent entertainment venues throughout Peoria and helped coin the popular phrase “Will it play in Peoria?”  The photographs for this year’s calendar were provided by the Peoria Historical Society, and the historical content for each page was provided by the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, December 04, 2017
    The Peoria Park District’s Luthy Botanical Garden will host A Garden Christmas Party featuring the poinsettia display.What:                 In addition to the Poinsettia Show, this event will feature music, prizes,                                 the Hall of Christmas Trees, s’mores, a lighted fairy garden and more.When:                December 8, 9, 15 & 16 from 5:00-7:30pmWhere:              ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Monday, December 04, 2017
    Date:  December 5, 2017   WHO:  CityLink (Greater Peoria Mass Transit District)   WHAT: North Side Transfer Zone Public Meeting   WHEN: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.   WHERE: Life Together Center located next to the First Federated Church (3625 N. Sheridan Rd.)   WHY:  This meeting will review the environmental study for the proposed site for a new North Side ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, December 04, 2017
    The new generation of Irish rock and dance continues when ROCKIN’ ROAD TO DUBLIN launches the Spring 2018 national tour, announced ROCKIN’ ROAD TO DUBLIN creators and executive producers, Celtic rocker Chris Smith and Irish Dance World Champion Scott Doherty.  On April 3rd the show will be performed at the SMG-managed Peoria Civic Center Theater.  Tickets start at $33 and go on sale Friday, ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Monday, December 04, 2017
    The City of Peoria will honor the 2017 Neighborhood Leadership Awards recipients at the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. These awards pay tribute to contributions by local leaders and businesses who work hard to uplift neighborhoods and improve our community. This year’s winners include: Mayor’s Award: Willa Lucas A person whose efforts over a number of years has resulted in ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Monday, December 04, 2017
    Event:  Illinois Bicentennial Exhibition to Open February Date & Time:  Feb. 3 - June 3, 2018 Location:  Peoria Riverfront Museum · 222 S.W. Washington St. · Peoria, Ill.  Peoria Riverfront Museum announces the opening of a major exhibition on the Illinois Bicentennial next February 3. The exhibition, “Celebrate Illinois: 200 Years in the Land of Lincoln,” Feb. 3 through June 3,  will feature ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, December 01, 2017
    The Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing Winter Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement ceremony will take place Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, beginning at 9 AM at the Peoria Civic Center.  Degrees will be awarded to 77 students who have earned their Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing, and 25 students who have earned a Master’s of Science in Nursing.  Media is welcome to cover the ceremony. ###
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, December 01, 2017
    The Bus Coalition and Community Transportation Association of America are excited to join Co-Chairs Congressmen David Young (R-IA) and Rick Larsen (D-WA) to announce the official launch of the Bipartisan Congressional Bus Caucus (BCBC). The purpose of BCBC is to give a stronger voice to the over 1,100 bus transit systems across the country and highlight the need for adequate federal funding of bus ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017
    PNC Winterfest features a REAL ICE RINK, approximately 68ft x 100ft, ready for you to skate under the stars for at least 90 minutes, weather permitting! Bring your own skates or rent them from the skate shack. Spectators can watch the action from a heated tent with seating and refreshments.PNC Winterfest will also feature Peoria’s only ICE SLIDE! A 100ft long, 6ft wide slide made of ice! Slide ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017
    The 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Stuff-A-Bus food drive to benefit the Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service officially wrapped up on Tuesday, November 28.  The campaign began on October 27 and concluded with a press conference at the Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service to announce the total weight of the bus filled with the food collected during the campaign.   The total ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, November 27, 2017
    OSF HealthCare has reached an agreement with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) to ensure patients have uninterrupted access to extensive high quality, in-network, medical care and services, including pediatric, neurologic, and cardiovascular care. All OSF HealthCare hospitals and services will continue to be in network now and in the New Year.   “We are pleased to have finalized a ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Monday, November 27, 2017
    The Peoria Park District’s Forest Park Nature Center will host this one-of-a-kind holiday tradition enjoyed by many in Central Illinois.What:                 This event includes a stroll through the forest on a luminary-lit trail, live holiday music, storytelling and caroling, and seasonal beverages and treats. View and/or purchase nature-related artwork from the Nature Art Show & Sale, and shop ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Monday, November 27, 2017
    The Peoria Park District’s Peoria Zoo will host “Critter Christmas” in the Zambezi River Lodge.What:                 Visitors to the zoo will enjoy a light breakfast and crafts with Santa in the lodge before heading out to see the animals. Beginning at 10:00am, all the creatures will receive special treats throughout the day.When:                December 2 from 9:00-11:00am ‌Where:              ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Monday, November 27, 2017
    The Peoria Park District’s Camp Wokanda will host Santa’s Woodland Workshop, a hands-on event.What:                 Participants will choose three quality, handcrafted gifts to construct and take home. Also included are treats, hot cocoa and a visit with Santa.When:                Two sessions on December 2: 10:00am-12:30pm & 2:00-4:30pm & one session on December 3: 12:30-3:00pmWhere:              ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, November 27, 2017
    The Peoria Park District’s Franciscan Recreation Complex will host a Breakfast with Santa. This event is cosponsored with West Peoria Resident’s Association, the West Peoria Neighborhood Watch, and the City of West Peoria.What:                 This event includes waffles, donuts, and beverages; pictures with Santa; and games.When:                December 2 from ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    Doug Sanders, President and CEO of F&M Bank is pleased to announce that Scott G Bloom has been hired to join the F&MIS team as an Investment Representative.  In this capacity, Scott will report to Tom Dunker, Vice President and Investment Executive and will be responsible for assisting the F&MIS team to continue to provide financial services to our community and surrounding communities. Scott ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    The Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce announced the two winners of the Outstanding Small Business of the Year Awards at its Annual Meeting on November 16, 2017. Two local firms: Barrack's Hospitality Group (26-150 employees) and Hasselberg Grebe Snodgrass Urban & Wentworth (1-25 employees) were selected. Winning firms must be members of the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce and demonstrate a track ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    Faculty with Jump Simulation, a part of OSF Innovation, as well as doctors from OSF HealthCare and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, will present their work at the Annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2017 meeting, the world’s premier radiology forum. The event draws about 55,000 attendees annually to McCormick Place in Chicago.  Matthew Bramlet, MD, director ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    Date:  November 25, 2017   WHO: Peoria Rivermen, CityLink and the Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service   WHAT: Stuff-A-Bus Night at the Peoria Rivermen Game   WHEN: Saturday, November 25 – Doors open at 6:15 p.m.; Game time is 7:15 p.m.   WHERE: Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Avenue, Peoria, IL   WHY:  The Peoria Rivermen are hosting Stuff-A-Bus night at their game against ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, November 20, 2017
    The Illinois Valley Fuller Center for Housing presented Douglas Peterson with the Sherwood Dees Volunteer of the year award in November. Doug is Vice President for the organization and is very active in selling shirts at the Riverfront Market, working on home repair, helping with yard cleanups and selling tickets to events.  Doug also on the West Peoria Fire Department, a member of Elite, active ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, November 20, 2017
    2017 Heart of the Family Award, was given to Mike Miller, owner of Mike Miller Auto Park.  He has been involved with theFamilyCore Mission for over 7 years. People would describe his work with FamilyCore as Dedicated, Passionate, Enthusiastic, and Committed and as the Champion to Motivate Others.  Miller has held positions and been involved in various philanthropic boards and activities including ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, November 20, 2017
    CityLink will not provide service on Thursday, November 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  The CityLink Transit Center, located at 407 SW Adams, and the Administrative offices, located at 2105 NE Jefferson, will both be closed for the holiday.   On Wednesday, November 22, the last lineup departs from the Transit Center at 8:45 p.m., and then all buses will return to the garage after ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, November 17, 2017
    Cirque D’Or will take the stage at the Peoria Civic Center Theater on February 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm. Tickets go on sale Friday November 17th at 10am and can be purchased at the Toyota Box Office at the Peoria Civic Center, at Ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are $28, $43, and $63.    With an array of the world's greatest acrobatics, contortionists, aerial artists, jugglers ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, November 17, 2017
    Researchers have documented how the same hormone known widely among expectant mothers as a means for helping to induce child delivery or lactation also suppresses inflammatory pain, according to a study led by the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria.   Oxytocin, sometimes referred to as the “love hormone” and commonly employed by doctors since the early 1900s as a medication to ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    CWTC, Community Workshop and Training Center announces their annual “Super Trivia Challenge” Friday, January 12th at the Par-A-Dice Hotel & Casino. Doors open at 6:00PM and the trivia begins at 7PM.  Individuals, companies, and organizations are welcome. Registration is $30 a person while groups can reserve a table of eight for $240. Entries include appetizers and cash bar. Prizes will be awarded ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    On Friday, November 17, the fourth annual “Day of Stuffing” will be held at the Kroger store located at 801 W. Lake Ave. in Peoria.  Part of the Stuff-A-Bus food drive, this event is held to encourage donations for the 30th annual campaign that benefits the food pantry at the Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service.   The pubic is asked to bring donations, or purchase items at Kroger, and ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    The Peoria Park District has many choices for you and your loved ones to continue your holiday traditions or begin new ones! A winter wonderland awaits, whether it’s a stroll through a seasonal setting, enjoying visits with Santa, tasting seasonal treats and beverages, hearing joyful music, or shopping for and making gifts for loved ones. November 17-December 31: Holiday Poinsettia ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    Howard & Howard has been named to the 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list in the following areas:   METROPOLITAN TIER 1Ann ArborLitigation – Intellectual PropertyTroyCommercial LitigationEnergy LawLitigation – Intellectual PropertyLitigation – PatentPatent LawTrademark Law     METROPOLITAN TIER 2Ann ArborCommercial LitigationLas VegasArbitrationConstruction LawEmployment Law ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    The public can receive a complimentary 2018 Peoria Historical Calendar in exchange for a non-perishable food donation to the Stuff-A-Bus food drive at the CityLink Transit Center (407 SW Adams St.) or CityLink Administrative offices (2105 NE Jefferson Ave.) on Monday, November 20.  Representatives from CityLink will be in the Transit Center lobby from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. that day; however, ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    Illinois American Water today announced efforts to stand with its fellow water, electric and natural gas utilities and respective trade associations in support of Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS), a consortium of more than 100 U.S. and Canadian utilities. UUAS will observe the second annual Utility Scam Awareness Day, on Wednesday, November 15, as part of a weeklong advocacy and awareness ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017
     WHAT:           Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Peoria’s Annual Fill The Treasure Chest Community Service Awards  WHEN:           On Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Mt. Hawley Country Club the following individuals were recognized for their outstanding service to Peoria area youngsters.  The 2017 Boys and Girls Clubs award winners include:  Children’s Charities Award Presented by Caterpillar – ...read more
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