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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
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    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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    Wednesday, August 16, 2017
    (Katie Kim, CCIM, CEO, The Kim Group, Keller Williams Premier Realty, Peoria, IL) and the owners of Cooperage 214 are excited to announce that Cooperage 214 has been selected as the winner of the Richard Driehaus Preservation Award for Adaptive Use by Landmarks Illinois, a statewide nonprofit historic preservation organization. Cooperage 214, completed in 2016, is a development project in the ...read more
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    Monday, August 14, 2017
    Facet Technologies announces graduation of Jacob Stafford with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science from Illinois Central College. Pursuing his degree with a focus on electronics technology, Jacob learned how to work on and design a variety of electrical systems. Among other areas, he learned about wiring circuit boards, wiring houses, working on industrial motors and equipment and ...read more
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    Friday, August 11, 2017
    Common Place Family Learning Center is pleased to announce the start date of their After School Programs for grades K – 12. After School homework help and tutoring begins August 21. Our program begins immediately the student’s school day– 2:45 p.m. or 3:45 p.m. later closing schools and ends at 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. In addition to homework help and tutoring, ...read more
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    Thursday, August 10, 2017
    New Urban Agriculture Rain Water Collection and Transportation System to be launched August 15th at Common Place. The gitm Foundation (Gifts in the Moment) is excited toannounce the unveiling of their new Liquid Sunshine RainWater Harvesting System - an innovative and efficientrain water collection system that will help conserve andprovide water for Peoria’s urban agricultural sites ...read more
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    Thursday, August 10, 2017
    Kroeschell is pleased to announce the opening of a new office/warehouse in Peoria, IL. The new site moves Kroeschell’s Operations Division from its original Southwest Water Street location in downtown Peoria to its new facility at 458 W. Camp Street, East Peoria, IL. The space boasts a total of 25,000 SF, with a warehouse & fabrication shop just over 20,000 SF and offices totaling ...read more
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    Thursday, August 10, 2017
    Public invited to learn more as part of session on Wednesday, August 23 at 6pm at the Noble Center for Park District Administration At its public meeting last night, the Peoria Park District Board of Trustees directed that a public meeting be held to get input on the impact of the potential for private management of the District’s golf system. This meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August ...read more
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    Thursday, August 10, 2017
    OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center has been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2017-18 by U.S. News & World Report. OSF Saint Francis is ranked 5 th in Northwestern Illinois, and is ranked nationally for Gynecology (#47), Pediatric Urology (#29), and Neonatology (#49). Additionally, the clinical team at OSF Saint Francis is rated high performing, the highest rating possible, in four ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 09, 2017
    Food for the Hungry presents Chonda Pierce and the GETTING BACK TO FUNNY TOUR. The tour will visit 27 cities in the Fall of 2017 and will include special guest Karyn Williams. The GETTING BACK TO FUNNY TOUR will visit the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Sunday, November 5th at 7:00 pm. Tickets start at $27 and they are on sale now at the Toyota Box Office at the Peoria Civic Center, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 08, 2017
    Common Place Family Learning Center is celebrating 50 years of literacy, education, and outreach to our South Side Peoria Community in 2017. On Thursday, September 7, 2017 our annual Love in Action Reception will honor two local community leaders for their “Love in Action.” WEEK-TV personality, Garry Moore and his wife, District 1 Peoria City Council Member, Denise Moore have been ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 08, 2017
    OSF HealthCare and Presence Health have signed a Letter of Intent for OSF HealthCare to take ownership of Presence Covenant Medical Center in Urbana and Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville, Illinois. The two organizations are currently finalizing the agreement and will then seek all necessary regulatory and canonical approvals. The transaction is expected to close during the ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 08, 2017
    Event : Paul Kengor presents “ A Pope, a President and a Bishop: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and Fulton Sheen – and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20 th Century” Date & Time: August 15, 4:00pm – 5:00pm (book signing to follow in the Main Lobby) Location: Giant Screen Theater - Peoria Riverfront Museum · 222 S.W. Washington St. · Peoria, Ill. ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, August 07, 2017
    It’s time to hang the stockings and trim the tree – all-vocal Country standouts Home Free are bringing their signature sound and the spirit of the season back on the road as they embark on the 2017 A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS Tour. Home Free comes to the SMG-Managed Peoria Civic Center Theater on Wednesday, December 13 th 2017 at 7:30pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 11 th at 10:00am. ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, August 07, 2017
    MISCHIEF LIVE , a brand new touring show starring the world’s greatest comedy magicians makes its debut in Peoria on Saturday, October 7 th . The one-night-only special engagement will take place at Peoria Civic Center Theater at 7:30 PM . MISCHIEF LIVE stars all of the funniest magicians from TV’s top shows including America’s Got Talent, Last Comic Standing, Ellen, Penn and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, August 07, 2017
    Peoria Riverfront Museum has exceeded 4,000 active members for the first time in the museum’s history. Building on momentum from the 900 new members gained from “Titanic,” the “Playing with Light: The Magic of Lasers, Holograms & Kaleidoscopes” exhibition this summer has drawn even more new members, allowing the museum to grow to 4,059 as of July 31, up more ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, August 07, 2017
    Illinois American Water is accepting applications for its 2017 Firefighter Grant Program. Through this program, the company provides financial assistance to fire and emergency organizations serving communities in its service areas. According to Bruce Hauk, president of Illinois American Water, the Firefighter Grant Program is another opportunity for Illinois American Water to support fire ...read more
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    Friday, August 04, 2017
    The Coalition of Central Illinois Motorcyclists will hold its 27TH ANNUAL BIKERS AGAINST STREET HUNGER (BASH) event on Saturday, September 16th. The event will feature a parade of motorcycles beginning at 11:00 am at the Itoo Hall on Farmington Road in Peoria and ending at the Kingston Mines Park Pavilion. Activities at Kingston mines include music , a huge auction, a free bike show, food and fun. ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, August 03, 2017
    Ruyle Mechanical Services, Inc. and Hawk Energy Solutions have again worked together to develop 25 kW solar PV array for a facility here in Peoria. Richwoods High School will host 88 PV modules covering 1,547 sq ft of roof space. The solar array will be connected to the Ameren utility grid and will produce approximately 32,500 kWh’s annually. The project is financed by third party investors ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, August 03, 2017
    Event : Paul Kengor presents “A Pope, a President and a Bishop: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and Fulton Sheen – and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20 th Century” Date & Time: Tuesday, August 15, 4:00pm – 5:00pm (book signing to follow) Location: Giant Screen Theater - Peoria Riverfront Museum · 222 S.W. Washington St. · Peoria, Ill. Sponsors: ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, August 02, 2017
    South Side Bank had a very successful Blood Drive in July. We are grateful to the American Red Cross for the opportunity to help serve our community. ###
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, August 02, 2017
    Producers Kevin McCollum , Doug Morris and Motown Founder Berry Gordy, and the Ameren Illinois Broadway Series are proud to announce that single tickets for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will go on sale Monday, August 7 th at 10am . Tickets will be available at the Toyota Box Office at the Peoria Civic Center, Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play at the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 01, 2017
    Please consider sharing your literacy skills with another English-speaking adult who wants to improve their reading and writing. The Adult Literacy Program staff at Common Place will offer two Volunteer Orientation and Tutor Training Workshops: *Saturday, September 23, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. *Saturday, September 30, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. *Bring sack lunch All orientations and workshops ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 01, 2017
    The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) appointed Jason Marks of Peoria City/County Health Department to serve on NACCHO's Preparedness Planning and Outcomes Measurement Workgroup. NACCHO is comprised of nearly 3,000 health departments across the nation and focused on being a leader, catalyst, and voice for change to improve the public's health. The NACCHO ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 01, 2017
    Savant Capital Management , a nationally-recognized fee-only wealth management firm headquartered in Rockford, IL, with offices in Peoria, Chicago, Freeport, Geneva, Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Sterling, and Wilmette, IL; McLean, VA; and Madison and Park Falls, WI, has been recognized by Financial Advisor, Financial Times and InvestmentNews as one of the leading Registered Investment Advisors ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 01, 2017
    On Sunday, August 13, from 12-5pm, the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum is highlighting Peoria’s diversity of families with All Families Day! It will be a celebration of all kinds of families, including families comprising of adopted/fostered children, single parents, same-sex parents and more. This is a Peoria PlayHouse original “holiday.” Family activities will be ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 01, 2017
    Learning about pollinators means appreciating those things in nature that help produce both beauty to our landscapes and much of our food supply. This year, Peoria Park District has added bees to the traditional Hummingbird Festival held each August. The Festival will be from 9:00am-1pm on August 12 in Sommer Park. Ornithologist Vern Kleen, one of the few licensed hummingbird banders in the U.S. ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 01, 2017
    Have you made a trip to the Zoo this summer? August is a great month to visit! Here’s what’s happening: August 5 & 6: Breakfast with…the Giraffes/9:00-10:00am – Learn about giraffes while enjoying a light breakfast with your family. Then head out to see them and the rest of the Zoo! Member cost is $9/adult and $6/child. Non-member cost is $18/adult and $12/child. ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 01, 2017
    The Perseids is the name of a prolific meteor shower that is visible from Earth beginning in July of each year and peaking in the second week of August. Cross your fingers for no cloud cover on August 12 and come to Tawny Oaks anytime from 9:00pm until midnight to see how many shooting stars go by! This meteor shower is expected to peak with one meteor per minute. The skies at Tawny Oaks are dark, ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 01, 2017
    Howard & Howard, a Royal Oak, Mich.-based law firm, has announced the official formation of its Cannabis Industry Group. The newly formalized group provides a broad range of services to clients operating in the rapidly expanding legal medical and adult use cannabis industry. “Our cannabis group offers services required by the businesses starting-up or already operating in this vibrant ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 01, 2017
    On August 30, 2017, the Peoria County Trustee will hold an auction of properties acquired through the tax process system. While this sale has the potential for citizens to acquire a home, invest funds for rehab and return property to tax rolls, it also has the potential to attract inexperienced buyers who do not have the means or expertise to make a home code-compliant and livable. In an effort to ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 01, 2017
    Dream Theater has announced the third and final leg of their “Images, Words & Beyond 25th Anniversary Tour,” which sees the pioneering group celebrating the 25th anniversary of their milestone RIAA gold-certified album, Images & Words . The tour comes to the SMG-managed Peoria Civic Center Theater on Saturday, November 4 th at 8pm. Tickets start at $39.50 and go on sale ...read more
    Monday, July 31, 2017
    The City of Peoria’s Innovation Team (i-team) is excited to announce the area’s first Civic Hackathon in conjunction with Ignite Peoria on Saturday, August 12, at the Peoria Civic Center! This event will engage the local tech community for the purpose of creating new civic tech solutions with the potential to positively impact residents of the city through collaboration and innovation. ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, July 31, 2017
    Common Place Family Learning Center is celebrating 50 years of literacy, education, and outreach to our South Side Peoria Community in 2017. On Thursday, September 7, 2017 our annual Love in Action Reception will honor two local community leaders for their “Love in Action.” WEEK-TV personality, Garry Moore and his wife, District 1 Peoria City Council Member, Denise Moore have been ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, July 31, 2017
    The worldwide icons synonymous with one-of-a-kind family entertainment – the Harlem Globetrotters will bring their show to the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 3 p.m. as part of their 2017 World Tour . The Globetrotters are continuing an epic 2017 season as they prepare to bring their awe-inspiring talents to Peoria. This season alone, the Globetrotters conquered ...read more
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    Thursday, July 27, 2017
    First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: FMBH) (the “Company”) announced today that Michael L. Taylor has been named Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Taylor joined the Company in 2000 and has been serving as the Chief Financial Officer since that time. Taylor’s expertise in the financial, operational, risk management, and regulatory compliance of the Company have been and will ...read more
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    Thursday, July 27, 2017
    We would like to invite you to attend the Closing Session for the 2017 Mayor’s Youth Program on Friday, July 28th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. at the Gateway Building Ballroom, located at 200 NE Water Street. Director of Public Works Scott Reeise, Deputy Director of Operations Sie Maroon and Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat, Superintendent of Peoria Public Schools will be featured speakers. ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 25, 2017
    POLLSTAR Magazine just released the top 200 arena and theater venues worldwide for midyear ticket sales, with the SMG-managed Peoria Civic Center landing in the top 200 for both the theater and arena venues. The Peoria Civic Center came in 192 nd internationally and 113 th in the nation for the arena, and 147 th internationally and 114 th in the nation for the theater. The figures for tickets ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 25, 2017
    Gailey Eye Clinic is pleased to welcome Optometrist, Robert Quilleash, to their team of physicians. Dr. Quilleash began practicing at Gailey’s offices in Peoria, Pekin and Galesburg, IL in early July. Dr. Quilleash was born and raised in Sioux City, IA. After graduating from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science degree, he continued his education at Illinois College of Optometry ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 25, 2017
    The Peoria County Board of Health is accepting Applications of Interest to serve as a member on the Board of Health which governs the Peoria City/County Health Department. The Board of Health is responsible for policy issues that guide strategies and activities toward the goals and mission of the Health Department. Applications will be reviewed by the Board of Health and recommendations forwarded ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 25, 2017
    National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign through National Night Out Against Crime (NOAC) which promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Visit one of the Peoria Park District locations listed below to show your support for this community initiative: Proctor Recreation Center/309 S. DuSable, ...read more
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    Monday, July 24, 2017
    Inspiring musical masterpieces, world-class guest artists, an imaginative concert experience, and exciting community engagement highlight the 2017-2018 Peoria Symphony Orchestra (PSO) 120th Anniversary concert season. George Stelluto, PSO Music Director says; “We are celebrating our past and embracing our future for the PSO’s 120th. We will be commemorating many international, ...read more
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    Monday, July 24, 2017
    Peoria Civic Hackathon What In the spirit of community and creativity, the City of Peoria will host the area’s first civic hackathon in conjunction with Ignite Peoria. This event is being held to engage the local tech community for the purpose of creating new civic tech solutions that may positively impact residents of the city through collaboration and innovation. Where Verizon Lobby Peoria ...read more
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    Monday, July 24, 2017
    Wheels O’ Time Museum, 1710 W. Woodside Dr., Dunlap Il 61525 (Rt. 40 & W. Woodside Dr.) has new exhibit in the Early V8 Ford area for August. August is Model T month in the Early Ford V8 Club area of museum. Three vehicles from the 1920’s are featured. 1926 Tin Lizzie, called the Silver Streak, has just returned from re- creating a tour in Canada that the Gypsy Coeds from Bradford, ...read more
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    Monday, July 24, 2017
    Heart Technologies, Inc. recently welcomed Eric Coontz to their ranks. Eric Coontz joined the team as a Sales Engineer. With more than 20 years of experience, Eric brings an extensive expertise in distributed telecommunications and networking technologies. Eric Coontz will be especially focused with clients in the Education sector and driving the extension of Heart’s northern reach. ###
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    Monday, July 24, 2017
    On August 1, 2017, at 9 am, Wheels O’ Time Museum, 1710 W. Woodside Dr., Dunlap Il 61525, is having a thank you celebration for all who participated in donations and restoration of the 1931 Ahrens Fox Pumper stationed at Peoria’s Central Station house as #1 engine from 1931-1956. For over four years volunteers from Heart of Illinois Fire Truck Enthusiasts and Collectors, and Wheels ...read more
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