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    Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    The Caterpillar Foundation has awarded Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois a workforce development grant for the Peoria Metro Region. “This grant is about putting people to work through the skills and training needed to find and maintain quality employment,” said Don Johnson, Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois’ President and CEO. “Through this funding we will be able to hire an ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    The days and nights are starting to get very chilly and winter is right around the corner! The Neighborhood House will be hosting its 32nd annual Coat Giveaway on Thursday, October 26th, from 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., or until all coats have been given away. Last year, over 700 coats were given away to children and adults! Coats are collected throughout the community in September and October and also ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    Sunday, January 28th at 7:00pm  “When the Rat Pack gets together onstage, it’s magic….The Rat Pack is Back! takes audiences back to an era when the Strip had live music and entertainers knew how to work the crowd.” – What’s On: Las Vegas  “Catch this show, kids. They don’t make ’em like this anymore”. – The Charlotte Observer  The Rat Pack is Back! comes to the SMG-managed Peoria Civic Center ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    Illinois American Water has chosen the winners of its annual Imagine a Day Without Water art contest. The company offered the contest to 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classrooms within the Company’s service area. The contest is held annually in conjunction with the Value of Water Coalition’s “Imagine a Day Without Water” event to raise awareness about the value of water service. “It’s hard to imagine ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    Vance Joy will be co-headlining the 4th Annual CT Snow Ball Concert with Moon Taxi and JD McPherson on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 in the Peoria Civic Center Ballroom. Show time is 7:00 PM. Tickets to this All Ages Show go on sale on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 10 AM and are available at the Peoria Civic Center Box Office and online at WWCTFM.com. General Admission tickets are $35 in advance, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    Peoria Park District will hold their Fall Book Sale on Saturday, October 21 through Monday, October 23 in the lobby and downstairs auditorium of the Noble Center. You will find thousands of gently used books in all genres at great prices. Browse through hard cover, paperbacks, CDs, DVDs, and more! Genres include, but are not limited to mystery, religion, cookbooks, gardening, crafting, military, ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    Easterseals Central Illinois recently received three local grant awards supporting essential programs and services provided at its service centers in Peoria and Bloomington. -The PNC Foundation awarded $25,000 to help provide Family Navigation services for families with young children with disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorders across the region. -Ameren Illinois awarded $35,000 to ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    Illinois Central College will open registration for its spring minimester and spring 2018 semester on Mon., October 30. The schedule is available online at icc.edu/academics/class-schedule/. Classes for the spring minimester begin Tues., December 19, and the spring 2018 semester begins on Tues., January 16.ICC also is offering an expedited way for potential students to get through the steps of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    City of Peoria Police Chief Jerry Mitchell announces the retirement of Assistant Police Chief Lisa Snow, effective October 16, 2017, closing a 27 year career serving the citizens of Peoria. Assistant Chief Lisa Snow began her career with the Peoria Police Department in 1990 at the age of 22. She has served in numerous units including Patrol, PHA Walking Beat, Criminal Investigations, Problem ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    The Peoria Police Department is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Captain Loren Marion III to Assistant Chief. He served as interim Captain from July 6, 2014 to November 24, 2014 at which time he was permanently promoted to the rank of Captain. Assistant Chief Marion began his career on October 10, 1994. During his career, Assistant Chief Marion has worked in Patrol, the Community ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    Illinois Central College is seeking qualified adjunct faculty to teach its subject areas of high need. The College will host a webinar, “ICC Adjunct Faculty Job Fair: A Virtual Adjunct Faculty Recruitment Event” on two separate dates for the convenience of those interested in learning about teaching part-time at ICC.   Participants may choose from one of the following sessions:  ·        Tues., ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, October 13, 2017
    EP!C (a non-profit serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities) raised their pay rate for Direct Support Professionals (DSP’s) in the Peoria area recently to almost $11 per hour. The increase in wages came about through advocacy efforts by the Workforce Coalition which involve various statewide organizations including the network EP!C supports and a number of state ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Michael R. Lied has been appointed Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Trial Evidence Committee for the 2017-2018 bar year.  Mr. Lied will be working to promote the goals and core values of the Section of Litigation, as well as advancing the Section’s work through commitment to engaging the diverse members of the divisions, ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, October 10, 2017
    The 2017 City of Peoria Community Development Department will officially close the Paint Program on Monday, October 16 2017. Residents interested in applying will have until 5:00 p.m. on October 16th to apply. For more information or an application, please visit http://appreciatepeoria.com/opportunities/ A list of program requirements are below. Homeowner Guidelines -The City will only provide ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, October 10, 2017
    Savant Capital Management, a nationally-recognized fee-only wealth management firm headquartered in Rockford, IL, with 11 additional offices in three states, including Peoria, has been recognized by Barron’s as one of the top independent advisory firms in the nation and by Forbes, naming the firm’s CEO as one of America’s top wealth advisors.  Barron’s, an American weekly newspaper that reports ...read more
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    Monday, October 09, 2017
    Over $75,000 will be shared by 78 Illinois fire departments through Illinois American Water’s 2017 Firefighter Grant Program. Since the program was created in 2010, over 425 grants totaling over $417,000 has been awarded to fire and emergency organizations serving customers in Illinois American Water’s service area. “We are proud to partner with our local firefighters. Illinois American Water ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 04, 2017
                Illinois Central College Chinese Language Institute and Peoria Area World Affairs Council will co-host the 11th annual China Town Hall event, an eighty-city webcast featuring former National Security Advisor and U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice. The local, live webcast takes place Tues., Oct. 24 from 5:45 to 8 pm in the Arbor Hall Auditorium, Room 111, on the ICC Peoria Campus, ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, October 04, 2017
    The Peoria City/County Health Department is reminding residents of the availability of the Illinois Tobacco Quitline and the new QuitGuide phone app as free smoking cessation support programs for the general public and in particular for emergency responders.  Research shows that as first responders to disasters, both natural and manmade, emergency workers are at risk of stress which often leads ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 04, 2017
    The Real Tools exhibit at the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum will soon be even more effective at inspiring the next generation of builders and makers thanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for $87,567. Though the grant covers a two-year program, the benefits will continue beyond that time period by investing in research, training, and evaluation to support ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 04, 2017
    Put on your party spirit and brightest neon or white workout clothes, and prepare to glow under the black lights in the RiverPlex arena! Bring your friends…this event is free for non-members, too.On Friday, October 13 from 6:00-7:30pm, you’ll shake and groove to new music and moves in the dance formats of Sh’Bam and WERQ. Come back the next morning on Saturday,October 14 from 7:15-10:45am, where ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, October 04, 2017
    The Peoria Park District will hold French Market in the Park, a well-attended annual fall event. The theme this year is “The Flavor of a French Market.” Visitors will be among a community of artists, craftsmen, foodies and collectors.What:                                 An open-air French market, partner to the annual Spring Market on Moss. There will be antiques, art, plants and herbs, vintage ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Monday, October 02, 2017
    Illinois Central College Library will host Asayo Horibe, President of the Buddhist Council of the Midwest; and Rev. Jonathan Thomas, Co-Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Peoria; for “Perspectives on Joy in Our Daily Lives.” The program is Thurs., October 19 from 12:30-1:30 pm in Room 212 C/D on the ICC East Peoria Campus.  The presentation is part of the ICC Library’s “One Book, One ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, October 02, 2017
    On Friday, October 13th, Heartland Bank and Trust Company will host its Fall into Free Event. Local offices are extending an open invitation to customers, residents and businesses to join in celebration with refreshments, gifts, one-day-only offers and a chance to win a $500 Visa® Gift Card. Local Heartland Bank offices are located at 212 S.W. Adams St., 3501 W. War Memorial Dr., and 9010 N. Allen ...read more
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    Monday, October 02, 2017
    The Peoria Police Department requests help from the public in locating a missing 26 year old female, Shawna D. Gadd. Gadd is a white female, 5’4” tall, 120lbs, with green eyes and long brown hair. Family members report not having seen or heard from Gadd in several days. This incident does not appear to be related to any other missing person cases. If you have seen or know the whereabouts of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, October 02, 2017
    Becker’s Hospital Review, the leading magazine for hospital news and analysis, announced today OSF Innovation is on the 2017 list of 58 Hospitals and Health Systems with Innovation Programs. Launched in 2016, OSF Innovation is a multidisciplinary center and program focused on internal and external innovation to re-invent the health care delivery system of the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, September 29, 2017
    In March of 1957, Melvin Getz started Getz Fire Equipment to satisfy the needs of his customers with the highest quality service and products.  Sixty years later, the same family dedication exists.  Melvin began part-time by selling Red Comet fire extinguishers door-to-door to local farmers in the Eureka area of Central Illinois.  After a few months, Melvin decided to leave his full time job of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, September 27, 2017
    Don’t lock your doors and hide… be brave! Get out and enjoy these hair-raising Peoria Park District events!October 1-15 (costume drop off) October 21 (Costume Swap)/Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum: Have old costumes you no longer need? Drop off your gently used costumes at the Peoria PlayHouse anytime during the museum’s open hours from October 1-15. In exchange, you will receive a “Costume ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, September 27, 2017
    Stroll through an open air market in “France” here in the heartland on October 7 from 9:00am-3:00pm! Located in the beautiful surroundings of Luthy Botanical Garden, visitors to the Fall French Market in the Park will be among a community of artists, craftsmen, foodies and collectors. “The Flavor of a French Market” is the theme for this popular autumn event, a partner to the annual Spring Market ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, September 27, 2017
    Pioneer Industrial Park will be getting a $5.0 million “face-lift.”  A one-mile stretch of North University Street from Pioneer Parkway to Townline Road will be reconstructed and modernized. The announcement comes after the City received notice of a $2.0 million grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) today, with prior grant approval of $2.0 million from the Illinois Department of ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 27, 2017
    Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announced that Mike Breitbach, PE, ENV SP, has been hired as an associate and the civil engineering department manager in the firm’s Peoria, Illinois, office. As the civil engineering department manager, Breitbach’s responsibilities include project and budget oversight, technical guidance and leadership, and acting as the liaison on a variety ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 27, 2017
    Wizard World Comic Con announced that they will be postponing several shows due to scheduling issues. This includes their event scheduled at the Peoria Civic Center November, 3rd – 5th 2017.  Other shows rescheduled include Biloxi, Mississippi, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Montgomery, Alabama and Springfield, Missouri.  These shows have been added to the 2018 schedule with October/November dates ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 27, 2017
    Garrett Vygantas, M.D., MBA, joins OSF Ventures, a part of OSF Innovation, as a Managing Director. He will partner with innovative health care companies seeking to make an impact in the provider-patient ecosystem.  With more than two decades of health care experience as a physician, investor and entrepreneur, Vygantas brings a broad spectrum of knowledge to OSF Ventures. He has worked in ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 27, 2017
    The Illinois CancerCare Foundation is hosting its 8th annual CUREageous event on Friday, November 10, 2017 at the Par-a-Dice Hotel & Casino, East Peoria, IL from 6:00-11:00pm. CUREageous honors area Physicians and Affiliated Medical Professionals who excel in their field of research. These professionals are nominated by employees, co-workers, patients, and community members. The winners are ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 27, 2017
    WORLD SIGHT DAY CHALLENGE, OCTOBER 12, 2017 — When you visit any Bard Optical before October 12, you can make a donation to OPTOMETRY GIVING SIGHT. Please look for the donation box located in every office.  Optometry Giving Sight is the only global fundraising initiative that specifically targets the prevention of blindness and impaired vision due to uncorrected refractive error – simply the need ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 27, 2017
    Bradley is once again named one of the best in the country for student engagement according to the 2nd annual edition of The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (THE) College Rankings. Bradley is 8th in the nation for student engagement among all schools. The WSJ/THE rankings, released this week, gathered the views of more than 200,000 current college and university students on a range ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 27, 2017
    Quest Charter Academy High School teacher, Mrs. Colleen Donlan, has been named the Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) High School Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Donlan received her award at the INCS Gala in Chicago on Monday.  This award is presented annually to a high school teacher who is committed to the charter school model and improving education outcomes for all children; who inspires ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 27, 2017
    Illinois Central College will host Campus Visit Days from 9:30 am to noon on Fridays this fall to give potential students information on various program options and the chance to see the College up close and personal. ICC will feature the following programs on these dates: Agriculture/Horticulture: October 27, East Peoria Campus, Agricultural & Industrial Technologies Building, Room ...read more
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    Friday, September 22, 2017
    Jeffry Hecht, a resident project representative at Hanson Professional Services Inc.’s Peoria office, recently celebrated 45 years of service with the firm.  Hecht joined the company in 1972 and has provided laboratory and field tests; testing on soil, concrete and high-strength bolts; and construction inspections and observations. He also has served as survey party crew chief. He has worked on a ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, September 22, 2017
    A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, produced by NETworks Presentations, is making its Peoria premiere February 6th and 7th at the SMG-managed Peoria Civic Center Theater as part of a North American tour. Tickets go on sale Monday, September 18th at 10:00 am at the Toyota Box Office at the Peoria Civic Center, Ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Ticket prices range from ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, September 22, 2017
    The greatest family musical of all time, THE WIZARD OF OZ, is touching down in Peoria at the SMG-managed Peoria Civic Center Theater April 25thand 26th.  Tickets for THE WIZARD OF OZ go on sale Monday, September 25th at 10:00 am and start at only $40. Tickets are available online at Ticketmaster.com, at the Toyota Box Office at the Peoria Civic Center or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.  Groups of 10 ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, September 22, 2017
    Event:  “Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois” exhibitionDate & Time:  Opens Sept. 30, 10 a.m. (runs through Jan. 14, 2018)Location:  Peoria Riverfront Museum · 222 S.W. Washington St. · Peoria, Ill.  Central Illinois as a national center for the arts is the focus of a new exhibition opening Sept. 30 at Peoria Riverfront Museum. “Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois,” ...read more
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    Friday, September 22, 2017
    OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center President Dr. Michael Cruz has been recognized as an outstanding leader in Becker’s Hospital Review’s 2017 list of Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems to Know. The list of 112 leaders features hospital and health system presidents and CEOs who also hold medical degrees. All honorees have demonstrated outstanding leadership and clinical ...read more
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