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    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
    Tuesday, June 20, 2017
    The SMG-managed Peoria Civic Center and Ameren Illinois invite you to start a tradition of Broadway in your family with these 4 exciting shows: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, DIRTY DANCING, THE SOUND OF MUSIC and THE WIZARD OF OZ. New season tickets are on sale now at the Toyota Box Office at the Peoria Civic Center or online at PeoriaCivicCenter.com. The best way to secure new season tickets is to come in ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, June 19, 2017
    Blue Star Museums Program provides free admission to active-duty military and their families. This past Memorial Day, the Peoria PlayHouse and Ameren Illinois joined to kick-off the Blue Star Museums Program with a celebration honoring the brave men and women who protect our country. The Blue Star Program offers free museum admission to military ID holders and their immediate families from ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, June 19, 2017
    The City of Peoria Public Works Department will host a free mulch giveaway & electronics recycling event on Saturday, June 24th, from 8:00 a.m. to Noon (one day only) at the Lester D. Bergsten Public Works Facility located at 3505 N. Dries Lane. The event will consist of free mulch and free electronics recycling drop-off for City of Peoria residents only. Residents should bring their own ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, June 19, 2017
    The Tireless Project will hold its monthly collection of unwanted tires this Saturday, June 24. The collection site, located at 2301 S. Darst St., Peoria, is for PEORIA CITY RESIDENTS ONLY; hours of collection are 9:00–11:00 a.m. (may end earlier if the trailer is at capacity—approximately 1,000 tires). If tires are left after the designated hours, a $200 fine for littering will be ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, June 16, 2017
    On Tuesday, July 13, the City of Peoria Community Development Department will launch the Appreciate Peoria Postcard Project, an initiative that fosters community connection through storytelling. Peoria residents can write or illustrate personal, positive stories about their neighborhood on a postcard, which is then delivered at random to other residents in different neighborhoods throughout the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, June 16, 2017
    OSF Ventures, the corporate investment arm of OSF HealthCare, led the latest investment round in Regroup Therapy, a Chicago company that provides behavioral health services over live videoconferencing technology to health care systems and other providers of mental health services. OSF HealthCare was already working with Regroup Therapy on providing medication consults to embedded therapists ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, June 16, 2017
    Jump Simulation, a part of OSF Innovation, is hosting a tournament where medical school students compete against each other in simulated emergency patient scenarios. Teams of four students will face-off in front of a panel of experts in emergency medicine and simulation as well as their peers. Competing students will encounter several scenarios, such as simulated patients who require resuscitation ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, June 16, 2017
    Registration for Illinois Central College’s popular College for Kids program for the July session is available through July 7. The summer program primarily features classes for students entering fourth through ninth grades. The second session of the program runs Monday ─ Thursday, July 10-20. ICC also offers off-site Friday Fun Trips from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm on each Friday of College ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, June 16, 2017
    Illinois Central College is offering an expedited way for potential students to get through the steps of enrolling all in one day with its new QuickStart program now through August 8 (excluding July 4) from noon to 8 pm on the ICC East Peoria Campus. No appointment is necessary. Free parking is available in Lots A and B on the East Peoria Campus, as well as the Visitors Lot. During QuickStart ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, June 16, 2017
    Harant sworn in at June 14, 2017 Peoria Park District Board of Trustees Public Meeting At its public meeting on June 14, the Peoria Park District Board of Trustees appointed Joyce Harant to fill the Central District seat vacated by Kelly Cummings. Ms. Harant has a long history of community service and advocacy in Peoria. She currently serves on the Peoria County Board of Health and has extensive ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, June 13, 2017
    CEFCU announces the retirement of Sue Yoder-Portscheller. Portscheller has been an employee of CEFCU for 37 years. She started as a part-time teller and worked her way to Vice President of Marketing in 1995. During her time with CEFCU, Portscheller directed marketing, established a market research function, shaped and directed CEFCU’s community relations giving, and spearheaded scholarship ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, June 12, 2017
    The Community Development Department acquired 2310 N Maryland through a Judicial Deed after a demolition order was placed on the property and the property was declared abandoned. While the structure met the criteria to be demolished, an interior inspection was conducted by a Building Inspector and found no substantial structural damage to the house. The demolition of this property would have ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, June 12, 2017
    David’s one-man show brings his unique brand of entertainment, promising to be an unforgettable interactive experience that both shocks and amuses. An experiment in and of itself, the tour will evolve as it moves across the country as Blaine continues to push the limits and attempt new feats for the first time live in front of his audiences. No two shows will be exactly the same. ###
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, June 12, 2017
    Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the USA. From 4:00-7:00pm on June 16, Logan Recreation Center will hold a FREE celebration in Logan Park. Learn more about the history of Juneteenth, enjoy entertainment by various individuals and groups, and receive limited health screenings by different agencies. Logan Recreation Center, located at 1414 S Livingston St in Peoria, is a Peoria Park ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, June 09, 2017
    With temperatures expected to rise across the region, reaching into the 90s this weekend and next week, Illinois American Water is reminding customers to use water wisely. “From keeping hydrated to water sprinklers, as well as running air conditioning and watering lawns, water plays an important role in summertime fun and responsibilities. We are proud of the service we provide and want to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, June 09, 2017
    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: Press Release, Community
    Friday, June 09, 2017
    A “Summer of Light” that includes a rare solar eclipse and a visit by a National Geographic hi-tech cameraman begins at Peoria Riverfront Museum with the opening of the new exhibition “Playing with Light: The Magic of Lasers, Holograms and Kaleidoscopes,” June 17 (through September 10, 2017). Offering a unique and illuminating behind-the-scenes journey into the magical ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Thursday, June 08, 2017
    CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (CLA) is pleased to announce the following new hire to the Peoria office: Kent Sorenson — Senior About CliftonLarsonAllen CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (CLA) is a professional services firm delivering integrated wealth advisory, outsourcing, and public accounting capabilities to help clients succeed professionally and personally. Our team members are immersed in the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Business Brief
    Thursday, June 08, 2017
    David Vaughan Investments, Inc. (DVI) is pleased to announce that – effective today ‐ it has moved its Winter Park, Florida office to 399 Carolina Avenue from its current 222 Comstock Avenue location. The new office is a significant upgrade in both size and facility, and it also provides for much easier client access. “We are very excited about this new location for our Florida ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, June 08, 2017
    On Thursday, November 30th, 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
    Wednesday, June 07, 2017
    AUGUST 1 — SEPTEMBER 30, When you visit any Bard Optical between August 1 and September 30, you can donate school supplies to LOCAL PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. There are over one million students in the State of Illinois living in low-income situations. By simply providing school supplies, we not only help prepare students for a successful school year, but we can also help take some of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, June 06, 2017
    The City of Peoria Community Development Department is happy to announce applications are now available to Peoria homeowners who want a dusk-to-dawn alley light installed on their house or garage. Funding is limited to the installation of 80 lights. Although there are no fees required for the residents who apply for the lights, those who receive the lights will be responsible for the care and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, June 06, 2017
    Applications for the Paint Program Project are now available to Peoria homeowners who would like paint for exterior improvement projects. Each property is eligible for 20 gallons of exterior paint, available in 5 gallon increments. The homeowner must provide labor, painting materials and other items necessary to complete the project. Paint will be provided until the funding is no longer available. ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, June 06, 2017
    Illinois American Water announced today that results published in the company’s 2016 Consumer Confidence Report indicated water quality surpassed regulatory standards in the company’s service areas. Customers can search by zip code for their community report online at www.illinoisamwater.com. “The reports show that we continue to supply water to our customers that is of higher ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, June 05, 2017
    GRAMMY® nominated MercyMe will bring the second leg of their “Lifer Tour” to 14 markets October 7 – 29. Carrying the namesake of their latest No. 1 album, LIFER, the American Music Award winners will perform fan favorites such as “I Can Only Imagine,” “Flawless,” “Greater” and more, including their current chart-topper “Even If” ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, June 05, 2017
    It was announced that the City of Peoria were the recipients of federal funding designated for an Illinois AmeriCorps Program. The City of Peoria program, entitled Peoria Corps, was co-created by Peoria’s Innovation Team and the department of Public Works. Using the proposed green infrastructure solution to the combined sewer overflow problem as a catalyst, the City’s Peoria Corps ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, June 02, 2017
    Through gifts given to the OSF HealthCare Foundation in Galesburg, six students have been awarded scholarships to attend a week-long Summer Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Camp at Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center from June 5-9. The summer STEM camps for middle and high school students are an extension of the STEM Saturdays program Jump Simulation, a part of OSF ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, June 02, 2017
    South Side Bank was presented with the People’s Choice Award in the Peoria Journal Star’s Best of the Best contest in the Bank category! ###
    Categories: Business Brief, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, June 01, 2017
    With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Neighborhood House provides free meals to children during the summer. Summer Meals will be held at the following locations: Neighborhood House Start Date: May 30-August 11, 2017 1020 S Matthew Time: 12:00-1:00 Peoria, IL 61605 Activities to follow 1:00-2:00 Open Site Sunnyland ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, June 01, 2017
    Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs today announced that Peoria resident Allen Mayer was recently awarded the Presidential Distinguished Service Award by the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA). Mayer, who serves as Frerichs’ Deputy General Counsel, was recognized for his advocacy during the drafting of the Uniform Law Commission’s Revised Uniform ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, May 30, 2017
    The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum turns two years old in June! To celebrate the occasion, admission is free on June 11, and the PlayHouse will be holding a farm-themed party! Join us from 12:00-5:00pm for indoor and outdoor activities. Meet farm animals from Barnyard Discoveries, learn about where food comes from, listen to bluegrass music from New Cats, share healthy lunch ideas, and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, May 30, 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 June: June 8: World Ocean Day/11:00am-2:00pm – Learn about the importance of the ocean and waterways to our world and what you can do to help. June 11: Star Wars Day/11:00am-2:00pm – Calling all Jedis, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, May 30, 2017
    June is Tractor Month in the Early Ford V8 Club area of the museum. This season three Ford Tractors from the 1950’s are featured: Model 960 Ford Tractor from 1956 with three bottom plow (owned by the same family since it was new) Model 8 N Ford Tractor with V8 engine conversion Model 501 Ford Tractor The museum has 4 buildings with 30,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space. Many exhibits with items ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, May 26, 2017
    Becker’s Hospital Review has released the 2017 edition of its list of 150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know, featuring financial leaders from the country’s prominent for- and nonprofit hospitals and health systems. Included in the top 150 is Michael Allen, OSF HealthCare’s Chief Financial Officer. Allen has more than 25 years of business and the health care experience, ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, May 26, 2017
    Peoria Charter Travel is opening a new location on College Avenue in Normal, IL. Peoria Charter Travel is owned and operated by Central Illinois’ Bill & Cindy Winkler. The Winkler family has been providing services to the travelers in Central IL for over 75 years with their charter bus company, Peoria Charter Coach. Peoria Charter Travel is a full-service travel agency that offers more ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, May 26, 2017
    What: Peoria Riverfront Jazz and Art Festival Where: Peoria Riverfront, CEFCU stage When: Saturday, June 10, 2:00-10:00 pm Free ALL EARS Improvisation Workshop: 2:00-3:00 pm with Dr. Todd Kelly (Music Professor at Bradley and Jazz Trumpeter) in Gateway Bldg. Tickets: $8 between 2:00-4:30 pm; $10 after 4:30 pm. For more info on the artists and to get tickets: ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, May 26, 2017
    Blue Star Museums Program provides free admission to veterans and families Kick-off event on Memorial Day; opportunity for photos, video, and interviews PEORIA, IL – This Memorial Day, Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum and Ameren Illinois are joining to kick off their Museums Program with a celebration honoring the men and women who protect our country. The launch event aims to ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, May 26, 2017
    Sommer Park is the place to be for history in live action! The following events are great for individuals, families and groups such as Scouts and Youth Groups. Here are two opportunities coming in June: June 3 & 4: WWII Comes Alive – Relive the desperate battles of World War II. Allied and Axis troops will present authentic displays of equipment, weapons, tanks, and vehicles. Public ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, May 26, 2017
    The Tireless Project will hold its monthly collection of unwanted tires this Saturday, May 27. The collection site, located at 2301 S. Darst St., Peoria, is for PEORIA CITY RESIDENTS ONLY; hours of collection are 9:00–11:00 a.m. (may end earlier if the trailer is at capacity—approximately 1,000 tires). If tires are left after the designated hours, a $200 fine for littering will be ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, May 26, 2017
    The City of Peoria has scheduled the second set of work groups based on previous engagement with residents. The Community Conversations on Race and Economic Opportunity, scheduled in December 2016 and January 2017, had over 400 attendees. From those discussions, the below themes and work groups emerged. At these meetings, attendees share ideas and learn about programs and services that are in ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017
    Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that several of our attorneys have been appointed/reappointed to various committees within the Illinois State Bar Association for the 2017-2018 term. The attorneys and their appointments/reappointments are as follows: Timothy D. Gronewold has been reappointed to serve as a Member on the Labor & Employment Law Section Council. Thomas ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017
    Illinois Eye Center is pleased to welcome Tim McCormack as Executive Director, responsible for providing strategic leadership to its practice. Time served over 30 years in various management roles at UnityPoint/Methodist prior to joining Illinois Eye Center. About Illinois Eye Center Founded by the late George Wyman, M.D. over 70 years ago, Illinois Eye Center has grown to become a primary ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017
    SEASON 24 MIRRORBALL CHAMPTION AND NFL RUNNING BACK RASHAD JENNINGS JOINS THE CAST OF DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE! – HOT SUMMER NIGHTS! THE HOTTEST DANCE SHOW ON TV TOURS AMERICA THIS SUMMER, IN ‘DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE! – HOT SUMMER NIGHTS’ All New Show to Feature “Dancing with the Stars” Season 24 Pro Dancers Lindsay Arnold, Sharna Burgess, Artem ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    On June 3, 2017, from 1 to 5 p.m., the third annual Peoria Zero K Race, benefitting Peoria Promise, will take place at Junction City. Be a part of the only Zero K race in Illinois that combines minimal effort for maximum fun! Enjoy an afternoon party with live music by Dexter O’Neal and the Funkyard, food, refreshments, a raffle and a silent auction. Peoria Zero K solo cup coozies will be ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    Brad Beesley, Executive Vice President, Trust and Wealth Management with First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust, has been named one of Bank Investment Consultant’s Top 25 Program Managers*, ranking 12th in the nation. Beesley is one of nine investment program managers associated with Raymond James that made the prestigious list of 25, compiled annually by Bank Investment Consultant. Factors ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    Illinois Eye Center Welcomes Tim McCormack, Executive Director Illinois Eye Center is pleased to welcome Tim McCormack as Executive Director, responsible for providing strategic leadership to its practice. Tim served over 30 years in various management roles at UnityPoint/Methodist prior to joining Illinois Eye Center.
    Categories: Press Release
    Thursday, May 11, 2017
    Lincoln College, Sandburg Announce New Transfer Agreement Simplifies Transfer Process for Community College Grads GALESBURG — Lincoln College and Carl Sandburg College on Thursday, May 11, announced an articulation agreement that simplifies the transfer process for Sandburg students seeking to complete their bachelor’s degree at Lincoln College. Under the agreement, Sandburg graduates ...read more
    Categories: Education, General News Article, Press Release, Community