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    Results Found: 38
    Friday, July 21, 2017
    G&D Integrated announced today its continued focus on and expansion of transportation and logistics services in the Southeast region of the United States. G&D is positioned to provide expanded transportation and logistics services to support the increasing transportation volumes in this region. This includes growth in the ports of Charleston and Savannah as well as the South Carolina ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Thursday, July 20, 2017
    A physician with OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center performed the first surgery utilizing the ConvertX™ Nephroureteral Stent System, a device designed to streamline treatment for urinary tract obstructions that prevent the flow of urine from the kidneys to the bladder. Urinary blockages typically occur due to tumors, scar tissue and renal stones. Every year, more than 300,000 ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, July 20, 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 banquet ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, July 20, 2017
    Illinois American Water is investing approximately $80,000 to complete critical upgrades to the Peoria District’s distribution system. The work involves replacing and installing five distribution valves and two fire hydrants along Abington Road in Peoria. According to Roger Goodson, senior manager of field operations and production, the distribution valves have reached the end of their ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017
    Through the National Wildlife Federation’s Mayors’ Monarch Pledge, Mayor Jim Ardis and the City of Peoria have committed to create Monarch butterfly habitats and educate citizens to help restore the Monarch butterfly population. As part of this effort, the City of Peoria, in partnership with East Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services, is creating a butterfly garden at 801 E. Behrends ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017
    An Afternoon with Liberty, Jubilee and Faith" BRING A VETERAN! Join us for some old-fashioned fun on Sunday, July 23 from 12-4 at the Wheels O' Time Museum. Enjoy vintage songs, stories, sweets, lemonade, coffee and tea. We will be raising money to send our Heroes to Washington D.C.! Regular admission applies (cash/check only) but will be donated by Wheels O' Time Museum to Greater ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, July 18, 2017
    The City of Peoria has been selected as a Building Better Communities grant recipient from the American Water Charitable Foundation and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). Peoria is one of three communities awarded this grant in 2017. The $150,000 grant will be used to build a new public park near Harrison Primary School, called Peoria GreenSplash. The new water play feature will ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 18, 2017
    Help celebrate the much-anticipated completion of construction and renovation work at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria during a July 27 public open house. The renovations are in advance of student expansion this year with the addition of first-year medical students in Peoria – a first in the College’s 47-year history. The open house includes mostly self-guided ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, July 14, 2017
    On July, 21, 2017, The Central Illinois Heritage Tractor Club will have an antique farm tractor drive start at 9am from Wheels O’ Time Museum at 1710 W. Woodside Dr. Dunlap Il 61525 ( Rt. 40 & W. Woodside Drive) to Princeville Heritage Museum to start off their Heritage Days. Anyone who lives in the area and has an antique tractor is welcome to participate in the drive. Please contact ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, July 14, 2017
    Locally based Bridgeway announced today the launch of its additional company website dedicated to the Affirmative Business services of the company. The primary mission of Affirmative Business is to create business-to-business contracts which generate employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities and veterans in integrated work settings. While Bridgeway is most well-known for serving ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, July 14, 2017
    The annual Illinois Deer & Turkey Expo, the state’s premier consumer expo for hunting and outdoor enthusiasts presented by Field & Stream and Outdoor Life magazines, returns to Peoria, Ill. for three days of all things deer and turkey hunting July 28-30 at the Peoria Civic Center. The move to Peoria Civic Center more than doubles exhibitor space from the 2016 event, allowing for ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, July 14, 2017
    South Side Bank recently celebrated 99 East Peoria & Pekin High School students for completing the South Side Bank Financial Scholars Program ! ###
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, July 14, 2017
    Heyl Royster announces the addition of Tony Ashenhurst to the firm’s Healthcare Practice. For the past five years, Ashenhurst was an Assistant General Counsel in the Law Department of UnityPoint Health -- a network of hospitals, clinics and home care services in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin -- where he provided advice on healthcare regulatory compliance and other corporate legal issues for ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, July 14, 2017
    Integrated Audio Systems, a 24-year audiovisual industry company has undergone a comprehensive rebranding effort, the result being a new logo and company name: IAS Technology. As a full-service audiovisual integration firm that uniquely fuses audiovisual technology and information technology, the rebranding consists of four key upgrades: revamped approach, advanced technology investment, new ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, July 14, 2017
    Vision Care Center, P.C. of Peoria, IL is proud to announce its expansion with the acquisition of Thomas Eye Care of Washington, IL. Dr. Roger Fitch, optometrist and founder of Vision Care Center, is excited for this new opportunity. “We are thrilled to expand into Tazewell County to be able to provide our service-focused vision care to patients throughout Central Illinois.” Dr. Tina ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, July 14, 2017
    Peoria Park District will host the 11 th Annual Jack Sweney Youth Tennis Tournament and Carnival on July 20 starting at 9:00am at the Bradley Park tennis courts to conclude the 2017 program. Last year, approximately 160 took advantage of the free lessons and equipment, and more than 70 kids participated in the end-of-the-season tournament and various tennis games. This program is supported by a ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, July 14, 2017
    Event : “ Illuminations: Light in Art” exhibition opens Date & Time: July 15, 10 a.m. (through October 2017) Location: Peoria Riverfront Museum · 222 S.W. Washington St. · Peoria, Ill. Paintings of light go on display alongside the world’s blackest substance, Vantablack, and the world’s “glitteriest glitter” when the “ Illuminations: ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Thursday, July 06, 2017
    On Sunday, July 9, from 12-5pm, the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum is highlighting Peoria’s diverse Muslim community with an opportunity to learn about Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month Ramadan. Eid involves prayer, zakat (charity), lots of food, and jubilation! During this event at the PlayHouse, visitors can receive henna temporary tatoos, learn about Islamic ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 05, 2017
    The Illinois CancerCare Foundation announced the appointment of Julie A. Lagacy to its board of directors. She is Chief Information Officer and Vice President of the Global Information Services division at Caterpillar, Inc. Ms. Lagacy's appointment expands the Board to 8 directors. "As a breast cancer survivor, Julie brings a passionate commitment to our organization and mission," ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, July 05, 2017
    Boy Scout activities, camping, weddings, family reunions…many people have a special connection to Camp Wokanda through its history as a Scout camp and a variety of events, activities, programs, or simply a great place to enjoy the outdoors. Camp Wokanda will be celebrating its 80 th anniversary in July and all those who want to reconnect to this place of cherished memories and friends are ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 05, 2017
    What would summer be without a visit to Peoria Zoo? And with a variety of special events in the summer months, you will want to go several times! Here’s what’s happening in July: July 6: Adult Night Only/5:30-8:30pm – Leave the kids at home and grab your significant other, friends and co-workers for an evening of keeper chats and animal meet and greets. Enjoy an adult beverage ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Thursday, June 29, 2017
    Neighborhood House was awarded $7,500.00 in grant awards to incorporate an Art Program for the children in the Summer Meals Program and the Summer Camp Program. By adding the Art Program to the Summer Meals and Summer Camp Programs, we are providing art exposure and experiences to the children in our community who may not have access to programming this summer. This program will introduce art ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, June 29, 2017
    ADVANCED MEDIA PARTNERS HIRES JONATHAN STEELE AS WPIA PROGRAM DIRECTOR Advanced Media Partners (AMP) is pleased to announce its recent hire of Jonathan Steele, who will join the AMP team as Program Director of WPIA (98.5 KISS-FM). Within this role, Steele will take over the day to day operation of the market's leading Top 40 radio station, working on developing talent and growing brand on air ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017
    Peoria Public Library will host four community discussions, moderated by Dennis Anderson, Executive Editor of the Peoria Journal Star , on how we discern whether a news item is legitimate and how “fake news” influences society. These free discussions will take place: Wednesday, June 28 at 6:00 p.m. at Peoria Public Library Lakeview Branch Monday, July 10 at 6:00 p.m. at Peoria Public ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017
    Wheels O’ Time Museum, 1710 W. Woodside Dr., Dunlap, Il (Rt. 40 & W. Woodside Dr.) is open on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, from Noon to 5pm. Participation in the Blue Star Program continues on thru the summer. This is the 8 th season the museum has participated in the Blue Star Program. Any active military personnel and up to 5 members of their family are our guests. The program is through ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017
    Warm temperatures and rainy days that produce standing water help create the perfect conditions in Peoria County for breeding mosquitoes that can carry the disease-causing West Nile virus (WNV). Several types of mosquitoes can be responsible for different diseases. In Illinois, some mosquitoes that appear after heavy rains can be a nuisance, but generally don’t carry WNV that can cause ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, June 27, 2017
    Heart Technologies announced the winner of their eighth annual Great HEART Give today and the lucky non-profit is Neighborhood House. Great HEART Give is a contest focused on helping non-profit organizations (501c3) with technology grants and prizes. The campaign concentrates on Peoria, Decatur, Springfield, and Bloomington area. This year’s grand prize is a $10,000 technology grant, while ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, June 26, 2017
    The CIWC is open to all female amateur golfers who reside in Illinois. Participants must be at least 12 years of age by the first date of the tournament, July 14, 2017. The 54-hole stroke play tournament will be played Friday, July 14 at Madison Golf Course, Saturday, July 15 at Kellogg Golf Course, and Sunday, July 16 at Newman Golf Course. There is a 9-hole division offered for those who would ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, June 23, 2017
    The Illinois Department of Public Health and Illinois Emergency Medical Services for Children have awarded Stefani Clarke, RN, BSN, the 2017 Ron W. Lee Award for Clinical Excellence in Pediatric Care. The statewide award is given in memory of Dr. Ron W. Lee, who was the Director of Emergency Medicine at Loyola University Medical Center. It recognizes individuals and organizations dedicated to ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, June 23, 2017
    Community Workshop Training Center, Inc. is proud to announce that it has been accredited by CARF International for a period of three years for its programs and services. CWTC achieved 100% conformance to CARF International standards. According to CARF, this accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, June 22, 2017
    Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois has been awarded $230,000 from the Department of Labor to provide training and reintegration services to homeless veterans in Central Illinois. Goodwill is the only downstate Illinois agency to receive funding through this grant, which will allow the non-profit agency to provide veterans with occupational skills training, as well as job search and placement ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, June 22, 2017
    The Peoria Park District will host its annual 3 rd of July Fireworks Spectacular on Monday, July 3 at the Glen Oak Amphitheatre. Festivities will begin at 4 p.m. and conclude with a patriotic fireworks show over Glen Oak Park Lagoon. Guests will enjoy performances from the following: 4:30 p.m. Peoria Park District Explosion Dance Team 5:00 p.m. Dexter O’Neal and the Funk Yard 7:15 p.m. ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, June 22, 2017
    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 Fords from different decades on display in their display area. 1928 Model A Ford Mail Truck 1964 Ford Galaxy 2 door hardtop 1972 Ford Torino station wagon, one owner The museum has 4 buildings with ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Thursday, June 22, 2017
    Press Conference: Peoria Riverfront Museum Announces First-Ever Comprehensive Museum Education Initiative Participants: John D. Morris, President & CEO, Peoria Riverfront Museum; Sid Paul Ruckriegel, Board Chair, Peoria Riverfront Museum; and Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat, Superintendent, Peoria Public Schools Date & Time: June 29, 11 a.m. Location: Main Lobby, Peoria Riverfront Museum ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017
    On Thursday, June 22, 2017, thousands of kids and adults at aquatics facilities around the world will unite to set a new global record for The World’s Largest Swim LessonTM (WLSL). Gwynn Family Aquatic Center is an official Host Location for the 2017 WLSL record-setting event at 10:30am. Admission to this 30-minute lesson is free. The event started in 2010 and since then, each year has set a ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017
    The public is invited to observe experts during the survey. On June 30 at 12:00pm, an all-out scientific investigation will begin at Singing Woods Nature Preserve to document as many living things as possible in a 24-hour period. The majority of investigators will be from state agencies and universities, but there will be ample opportunities for the public to observe the survey and learn from ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017
    The Peoria County Board of Health announces that Monica Hendrickson, MPH has been hired as the new Public Health Administrator for the Peoria City/County Health Department. Ms. Hendrickson has served as Epidemiologist and previously as Emergency Preparedness Planner for the Peoria City/County Health Department. Hendrickson brings additional outside experience in public health management, as well ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017
    There's a New BNI chapter forming in the Peoria Area and their first informational meeting will be July 19th, 11:00 AM at Family House (1339 E Nebraska). At this meeting, Jeff Ensinger (Central IL Executive Director) will explain everything you need to know about BNI and they're Active Networking concept. How it works, why it works, the costs, and the committment. He has 17 years ...read more
    Categories: Business Brief