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    Results Found: 42
    Thursday, November 15, 2018
    On Friday, November 16, the fifth 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 31st annual campaign that benefits the food pantry at the Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service.   The public is asked to bring donations, or purchase items at Kroger, and ...read more
    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    The Peoria Train Fair pulls in to the Illinois Central College East Peoria campus on schedule, this Sunday, November 18th. The fair runs from 10AM to 3PM and is sponsored by the Illinois Valley Model Railroad Club in Peoria and Pekin’s River City Model Railroad Club. Admission is just $3 for adults. Kids, 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Refreshments will be available.   The ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    Young artists across the state participated in Illinois American Water’s annual “Imagine a Day Without Water art contest.” Entries from 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students depicted what a day without water meant to them and included a related phrase. Of the many entries received, Illinois American Water chose 19 winners, earning those classrooms a $100 donation to be used for supplies or a ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, November 12, 2018
    As temperatures drop in central Illinois, the Peoria Civic Center has rolled out collection barrels for the 33rd Annual Coats for Kids program with the Salvation Army. Now through Friday, December 7, 2018, the community is invited to drop off new or used coats in children and adult sizes at the Peoria Civic Center. Mittens and scarves are also accepted. Collection barrels at the Civic Center are ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, November 12, 2018
    Methodist College is hosting an Open House to feature its Medical Assistant program. Established in Fall 2017, the Medical Assistant program educates students to become professionals who can work in a variety of healthcare settings. The Open House will be Thursday, November 15 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on the Methodist College campus at 7600 N. Academic Drive.   During the open house, visitors will ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Monday, November 12, 2018
    WHAT:           Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Peoria’s Annual Fill the Treasure Chest Community Service Awards  WHEN:           On Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Mt. Hawley Country Club the following individuals were recognized for their outstanding service to Peoria area youngsters.  The 2018 Boys and Girls Clubs award winners include:  Children’s Charities Award Presented by Caterpillar – ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, November 12, 2018
    Weird Al” Yankovic: The Strings Attached Tour 2019, presented by SMA will play the Peoria Civic Center theater stage on Friday, August 30, 2019 at 8:00 pm. Tickets start at $52.50 and go on sale to the general public on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 10:00 am. Tickets will be available online at suemclean.com, at Ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 800-745-3000. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind experience ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Monday, November 12, 2018
    On Friday, November 16, the fifth 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 31st annual campaign that benefits the food pantry at the Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service. The public is asked to bring donations, or purchase items at Kroger, and place ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, November 12, 2018
    Businesses and organizations are busy collecting toys for the 83rd Annual Toy Shop! Neighborhood House is proud to continue the tradition of helping parents who are working or going to school, or grandparents raising grandchildren provide toys for their children this holiday season. Parents can pre-register for the Toy Shop November 26-30 or December 3-7 at Neighborhood House, Monday through ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, November 07, 2018
    CityLink will offer free rides to veterans on Sunday, November 11, 2018 in honor of Veterans Day. Passengers are asked to present valid veteran identification or a CityLink half-fare ID to the bus operator upon boarding the bus. Since November 2012, CityLink has offered half-fares to veterans. CityLink encourages veterans to visit the Special Services office on the second level of the Transit ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, November 07, 2018
    Family House is pleased to announce its newly-elected Officers and Board of Directors.  Leading the board for 2018-2019 is Bryan O’Neal, President; Amanda Lowry, Vice President; Tara Kocsis, Treasurer; Janet Stephens, Secretary; and Leslie Williams-Seiler, Past President.  Directors are Bob Anderson, Logan Block, Amy Braet, Steve Hank, Seth Major, Amanda McDaniel, Matthew Ryan, Jitendra Shah, ...read more
    Categories: Business Brief, General News Article, Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, November 06, 2018
    The City of Peoria Community Development Department has been awarded the 2018 International Code Council Community Service Award for its innovative efforts to educate the community and raise the profile of building safety. https://www.iccsafe.org/about-icc/periodicals-and-newsroom/extraordinary-building-safety-professionalshonored-at-the-2018-international-code-council-annual-conference/ The ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, November 05, 2018
    UnityPoint Health® is celebrating an important final step in the affiliation between Proctor Hospital and UnityPoint Health with the coming together of the Proctor Legacy Foundation and UnityPoint Health – Methodist ǀ Proctor Foundation. Proctor affiliated with UnityPoint Health in November of 2013. “The affiliation of the two health care providers has been a model of how to bring together two ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, November 05, 2018
    A new study presented by Susan G. Komen and the Ad Council is revealing African American women have a 40% greater chance of dying from breast cancer compared to Caucasian women. UnityPoint Health® Radiation Oncologist, Candace Correa, MD says this study matches local statistics and encourages African American women to follow routine mammograms. The cause for this disparity is largely because ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, November 05, 2018
    Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois has received a Community Health Award from The University of Illinois College of Medicine. The award was in recognition of Goodwill’s Stand Down for Homeless Veterans. The event takes place every year to serve the needs of area homeless veterans. “The much needed resources and support provided annually by this program to homeless veterans was deemed to be ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, November 05, 2018
    OSF HealthCare has been recognized as one of the MOST WIRED in the country, according to the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) HealthCare’s Most Wired survey results. This marks the seventh consecutive year for this achievement for OSF, a 13-hospital, integrated health system owned and operated by The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis.Hospitals and health ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, November 05, 2018
    The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria and UnityPoint Health – Methodist have expanded their existing partnership to include Proctor and Pekin hospitals. The revised affiliation agreement, which governs the relationship between the two entities, reflects the recent growth in enrollment at UICOMP and the greater need for additional clinical experiences and physician mentors for ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, November 05, 2018
    Get The Led Out, a Led Zeppelin tribute band, presented by NiteLite and WGLO will return to the Peoria Civic Center theater stage on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 8:00 pm. Tickets start at $30.50 and go on sale to the general public on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 10:00 am. Don’t miss a night of rock and roll with your favorite Led Zeppelin songs! For a full listing of upcoming events in the Peoria ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, November 05, 2018
    Brooke Martin, AIA, LEED Green Associate, NCARB, has been named an Emerging Professional of the Year by the American Institute of Architect’s (AIA) Prairie Illinois Chapter. Recipients of this award are selected based on their influence in the industry, their community, and the profession. Martin, who has 13 years of experience, has been with Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Monday, November 05, 2018
    Lutheran Hillside Village has been certified by Vohra Wound Physicians as a Center of Excellence for Wound Management. Since 2017, Lutheran Hillside Village has partnered with Dr. Christopher Dickinson, a Vohra wound physician, to create an interdisciplinary team that works with primary care physicians, physical therapists, staff nurses and other specialists to ensure residents receive excellent ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, November 05, 2018
    The final week of Yard Waste collection will be the week of December 10, 2018 (December 10th – 14th). Peoria, IL - The yard waste collection program is now extended longer into the year. Residents can now set out yard waste for collection through the week of December 10th. Yard waste will continue to be picked up weekly, on the same day as trash pickup, by Peoria Disposal Company (PDC). Why is ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    From his team members on The Voice to veteran country artists, Blake Shelton has a history of demonstrating his support for the people in whom he believes; when he realized that fans across the country needed to hear music from his friends and heroes, he decided to bring them all out on the road. “Friends & Heroes 2019” will kick off on February 14 in Oklahoma City, OK and will span 18 dates ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    Exhibitions Opening: Music at the Museum: Music & Art Reimagined Date & Time: Thursday, Nov. 8, 5:15 - 7:30 p.m. Location: Grand Lobby & Galleries · Peoria Riverfront Museum · 222 S.W. Washington St. · Peoria, Ill. Cost: $50 per person “Music at the Museum: Music and Art Reimagined,” Thursday, November 8, 5:15 - 7:30 p.m., continues the Peoria Riverfront Museum’s unique concert series which ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    WHAT:  Annual Fill the Treasure Chest Community Service Awards DinnerWHEN:  Saturday, November 10, 2018 – 6:00 PM cocktails, 7:00 PM dinnerWHERE:               Mt. Hawley Country Club, 7724 N Knoxville, Peoria IL.WHY:                    Presentation of Annual Recognition Awards  Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Peoria will host its 16th annual Fill the Treasure Chest fundraiser on Saturday, November ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    CityLink is once again partnering with the Peoria Rivermen to offer a discount for tickets to Friday and Sunday home games for the 2018-2019 season. Fans can receive up to four lower bowl tickets for $12 each when they present a CityLink bus pass at the Rivermen box office for Friday or Sunday home games all season long beginning on Friday, November 2, 2018. The limit is four tickets per game and ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Monday, October 29, 2018
    UnityPoint Health® patients diagnosed with a Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) now have additional resources to help them manage their disease. UnityPoint Health is offering a free class to help patients learn more on their diagnosis, the benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation, how to manage COPD, smoking cessation, diet and exercise, and proper use of inhalers. During the class a ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, October 29, 2018
    Illinois American Water encourages customers to participate in the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Residents are encouraged to drop off their unwanted medications at approved collection sites so they can be incinerated, which is the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recommended approach for pharmaceutical disposal. Flushing medications down the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, October 29, 2018
    Illinois CancerCare, a comprehensive practice treating patients with cancer and blood diseases, is pleased to announce the relocation of their Pekin practice to 1641 Broadway Street, Pekin. The new state-of-the-art building will continue to provide patients with groundbreaking services in addition to providing on-site CT scans, a retail pharmacy and a full on-site laboratory. The new office ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, October 29, 2018
    The 31st Annual Stuff-A-Bus food drive to benefit the Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service officially began on Thursday, October 25 at 10:00 a.m. with a press conference at the Kroger store located at 801 W. Lake Avenue in Peoria. Representatives from CityLink, the Peoria Friendship House and Kroger were on hand to kick off the annual food drive. The goal this year is to collect 11 tons of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, October 29, 2018
    Halloween is a time for candy and UnityPoint Health® is reminding parents of a few easy tricks to help keep children safe. Inspecting trick-or-treat candy and managing food allergies can make a big difference in ensuring a child’s safety. “On the whole, when inspecting candy from the trick-or-treat collection, check the wrappers. If the wrapper is damaged, discard it. The candy may have been ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, October 29, 2018
    Doug Sanders, President and CEO of F&M Bank is pleased to announce that Randy Weatherly has been hired as Vice President, Brimfield Market.  In this new role, Randy will be responsible for the overall operation of the Brimfield office, including commercial, ag, mortgage and consumer lending, as well as assuming responsibility for consumer lending for the Peoria office.  Randy’s extensive lending ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, October 29, 2018
    JAR Public Relations Agency has announced its new campaign, “Unitas y Fuerte,” which means “together we survive” to empower Latina women in the East Bluff area. JAR PR has partnered with the nonprofit organization the Center for Prevention of Abuse and local for-profit small business Lit on Fire Used Books to bring women of the East Bluff area together for a planned event centering on a reading ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, October 29, 2018
    WHAT: The Methodist Service League, a volunteer organization that supports the services of UnityPoint Health – Methodist, will hold its annual holiday-themed Gift Show on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3. Items for purchase at the gift show include baked goods, baby clothes, jewelry, toys, and much more. All proceeds benefit UnityPoint Health®.WHEN: Friday, November 2 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, October 29, 2018
    Julie Locke with The DAX Foundation will be hosting a Gala on November 9th to raise funds for the new Peoria Ronald McDonald House. The special guest speaker will be Charles Tillman, one of the greatest defensive backs in Bears history and the NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2013. The Gala will take place at the Warehouse on State with a VIP cocktail reception starting at 5:30 p.m. Several ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, October 29, 2018
    More than 100 faculty and physicians throughout the community will be honored for their service and dedication to the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria at the 2018 Celebration of Excellence. Also recognized will be the 2018 Community Health Award recipients: the Goodwill Stand Down for Homeless Veterans, an annual program targeting area homeless veterans, and Peoria’s first ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    Following the highly successful 2018 THE JOKE’S ON US TOUR, Lewis Black has added Spring 2019 dates to his THE JOKE’S ON US TOUR. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 26, 2018 @ 10am local time. Ticket prices are starting at $35, $45, and $55 and available at the Toyota Box Office or Ticketmaster.com. LEWIS BLACK, GRAMMY Award-winning, stand-up comedian, is one of the most prolific and popular ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    The Peoria Train Fair pulls in to the Illinois Central College East Peoria campus on schedule, Sunday, November 18th. The fair runs from 10AM to 3PM and is sponsored by the Illinois Valley Model Railroad Club in Peoria and Pekin’s River City Model Railroad Club. Admission is just $3 for adults. Kids, 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Refreshments will be available.   Whether ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    This high-octane journey of discovery romps through the 1990s world of fantasy role-playing games. Agnes Evans has tragically lost her prents and little sister, Tilly. When she discovers Tilly's Dungeons and Dragons notebook and learns that her nerdy young sibling was a celebrated D&D master, she embarks on a quest to discover Tilly's secret world: a girl-geek's paradise of woman warriors, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, October 22, 2018
    EP!C is excited to announce two promotions on our Executive Leadership Team.   Stephany Buhs has been promoted from Director of Program Admissions and Recruitment to Program Director of Residential Services and will oversee all residential programs for EP!C.   Doris Hayes has been promoted from Senior Vice President of Day and Employment Services to Chief Operating Officer (COO) and she will ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Monday, October 22, 2018
    On October 23, Dream Center Peoria will be launching a 60-day challenge called Love Peoria. Everyday for 60 days, Dream Center Peoria will challenge everyone in this region with a specific act of love they can do for those around them. We are believing that together, we can raise the tide for this region and send ripples of love into all corners of our city. The challenge is launched at a massive ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Monday, October 22, 2018
    Candy and sugary treats can make Halloween a fright to parents of children with diabetes. But it doesn’t have to be scary. Medical students at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria are organizing their annual, special event for local children with diabetes – an opportunity to enjoy an array of activities and contests with prizes and without all the pressures not knowing what the ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Monday, October 22, 2018
    Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to return to Peoria, Illinois with its coolest arena show yet—CRYSTAL. This unique arena production—Cirque du Soleil’s first-ever experience on ice—showcases synchronized, freestyle and extreme skating alongside circus disciplines such as swinging trapeze, aerial straps, balancing on chairs and hand-to-hand. CRYSTAL will perform at the Peoria Civic Center from ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community