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    Thursday, November 29, 2018
    Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois has received two years’ worth of grants from Community Foundation of Central Illinois. For 2017/2018 Goodwill was awarded $6,500 and for 2018/2019 the nonprofit received $15,000. The funding is designated for assisting clients in gaining and maintaining employment in the Peoria and Pekin area. “While we are supported by the generous donations of our ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    UnityPoint Health® is proud to announce Kate Carroll has been named Director of Development of the UnityPoint Health – Methodist ǀ Proctor Foundation. Carroll began her career as Greater Peoria Economic Development Council’s first-ever Director of Workforce Solutions. The Central Illinois native developed a team and launched impact strategies in a 5-county region to help companies develop, ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    Loren Marion, III has been named the Police Chief of the Peoria Police Department, City Manager Patrick Urich announced today. Previously the Interim Chief, Chief Marion assumes his position November 14, 2018. Chief Marion began his career with the Peoria Police Department in October, 1995. During his career, Chief Marion worked in Patrol, the Community Area Target Team, the Street Crimes Unit, ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    Illinois Central College Professional Development Institute (PDI) recently welcomed Pam Hilliard, of Metamora, Ill., as its new Business Solutions Learning Consultant. In this newly created position, Hilliard will assist local businesses in achieving their desired outcomes with regard to training, within a culture of engagement and life-long learning. She joins the Professional Development ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    The 2018 New Year’s Eve Countdown presented by Better Built will take place at the Peoria Civic Center for the second year on Monday, December 31st. Beginning at 3:00 pm, the PNC Kids Countdown activities will take place in the Great Hall with a variety of events and entertainment for the whole family. Activities will include Wild Style Face Painting, superhero appearances, Game On, Unique Twist ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    First Mid Bank & Trust is pleased to announce that Melissa Engle has been promoted to the position of Branch Manager. In her new role, she will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations and ensuring financial and business goals are met at the Bartonville banking center located at 1101 W Garfield Avenue. Engle joined First Mid in 2017 and served as Assistant Branch Manager prior to her ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    On July 9th, 2018 Detectives issued a message to all Officers that probable cause existed for the arrest of Luis Cruz in connection to a shooting that occurred on June 21st, 2018 in the 2700 block of N.E. Madison (18-13798). The arrest message (10-49 message) was for Aggravated Battery with a firearm, Aggravated Discharge of a firearm, and Aggravated Assault. Mr. Cruz also had an active arrest ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    The IVY Club celebrated the conclusion of the IVY Club Open Race Fleet (IORF) sailing season on Saturday, November 3 with dinner and awards ceremony along with stories from the sailing season.  The 2018 sailing season began on May 19 and concluded on September 15with crews sailing on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. The weather conditions varied from very light to moderate winds. Several ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    In remembrance of the five year anniversary of the Washington tornado, Homeway Homes is celebrating the rebuilding of Washington and the “Rebuild Washington” initiative.After the 2013 tornado, Homeway was one of the first home builders to complete a new home – a total of 13 homes were built in Washington alone.  This November, the Goodfield-based builder is breaking ground on another home in ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    The same receptors that tell your brain when something is hot may provide new answers to addressing chronic pain, researchers at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria say. The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria was awarded $235,000 by the National Institutes of Health to expand a series of studies over the next five years that focus on two “heat sensitive channels” ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    Illinois Central College will host a Health Careers Exploration Fair for potential students to explore its state-of-the-art facilities and career program options on Mon., Dec. 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the ICC Peoria Campus, located at 5407 N. University St., Peoria. Registration begins at 5 pm in Cedar Hall. The event is free and open to the public. High school students and their parents, as ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    Today, the multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning, Zac Brown Band announced dates extending their highly successful summer 2018, “Down the Rabbit Hole Live Tour” to include Spring 2019 dates. The “Down The Rabbit Hole Live Tour,” spring 2019 tour will follow this past summer’s epic, 31-stop tour that brought the band to some of the nation’s most iconic Major League Baseball stadiums, including ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    Sales Locations: TICKETMASTER.COM 1-800-745-3000 PEORIA CIVIC CENTER BOX OFFICEOn Sale: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30 AT 10AM Rodney Carrington is a multitalented comedian, actor, and writer who has recorded eight major record label comedy albums selling over 3 million copies. “Morning Wood” has been certified gold and “Greatest Hits” has been certified Platinum by the RIAA. Rodney starred in his own TV ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    November has brought both a new addition and a sad loss to Peoria Zoo.    On November 14, 2018, the Zoo welcomed a second female takin, Bing Leng, from Minnesota Zoo.  Bing Leng will be a companion to Meg, the Zoo's other female takin, until both are able to be in physical contact with the male.  Unfortunately, shortly after celebrating the new animal addition, the Zoo's male zebra, Hogan, died ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    Presented at the Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (IACCE)Annual Celebration & Awards Dinner Thursday, November 8, 2018, this award honors an outstanding Illinois Chamber Executive."Jeff Griffin embodies the qualities of a true leader – not only in his chamber but just as importantly, in the wider community. Under his leadership, the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce has ...read more
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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