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    Thursday, January 18, 2018
    At a surprise pop-up show last night in Nashville, Grammy Award winner Keith Urban announced his “GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR 2018” with special guest Kelsea Ballerini. He also took the opportunity to announce that his forthcoming album will be called GRAFFITI U. The tour will kick off in June and will run through November, making stops in 58 cities, including a stop at the Peoria Civic Center Arena on ...read more
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    Thursday, January 18, 2018
    The application process is now open for Illinois American Water’s 2018 Environmental Grant Program. The program supports innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds through partnerships. Diverse activities like watershed cleanups, reforestation efforts, biodiversity projects, wellhead protection and hazardous waste collection efforts are supported ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    McDaniels Marketing is proud to welcome Kate McDaniels-Baumann to its staff. In her role as Marketing Consultant, McDaniels-Baumann works out of the Rockford office, with easy access to Chicago O’Hare airport, and serves clients nationwide for all divisions within McDaniels Marketing, including the interactive division, McD Digital.  McDaniels-Baumann joins the agency with over 30 years’ ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    The OSF HealthCare Foundation holds the Angel Ball every five years, a black-tie fundraiser for a major initiative. This year, nearly 1,200 attendees and sponsors helped raise an Angel Ball record $5,254,675 to support a new OSF Comprehensive Cancer Center to be built in Peoria on the campus of OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center. The vision is to bring a truly exceptional, ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 16, 2018
    In 2017, Illinois American Water’s Peoria District partnered with local farmers to apply over 32,000 tons of residuals, rather than sending them to a landfill. In total, 32,948 tons of water treatment residuals from Illinois American Water’s Main Station Water Treatment Plant and the San Koty Water Treatment Plant were applied to 160 acres of agricultural fields northeast of Peoria in Medina ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 16, 2018
    The Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Development Corporation and Greater Peoria Economic Development Council will be celebrating their grand opening with an official ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 4:30pm. There is an Open House immediately preceding the ribbon cutting beginning at 3:30pm. The new offices are located at 401 & 403 NE Jefferson Ave. All ...read more
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    Friday, January 12, 2018
    Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Sherneka Cagle, IOM, Director of Events & Programming, of the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce, has graduated from the program and has received the recognition of IOM. Awarded to all graduates of the Institute program, the IOM Graduate Recognition ...read more
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    Thursday, January 11, 2018
    Gimme Shelter is an event hosted by the South Side Office of Concern (SSOC) to raise awareness of the challenges faced by those without a place to call home.   On Friday, January 19, community members will spend the night, from 6:00 pm in the evening until 6:00 am the next morning, in a cardboard box outside the Peoria Civic Center.    As part of the event, SSOC is offering a series of ...read more
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    Thursday, January 11, 2018
    POLLSTAR Magazine has released the top 200 theater venues worldwide and the SMG-managed Peoria Civic Center Theater was listed 120th in the world and 95th in the nation. This ranking is based on total number of ticket sales in 2017. The last time the theater was featured on this list was 2015 when it placed 148th in the world and 114th in the nation. “The Peoria Civic Center Theater is a huge ...read more
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    Thursday, January 11, 2018
    Heyl Royster is pleased to announce that the firm has elected two attorneys to the firm’s partnership, Keith Hill (Edwardsville) and Tyler Robinson (Springfield). Hill has defended clients in cases involving toxic torts, product liability, premises liability, professional liability, automobile accidents, employment and labor law, and civil rights. He has tried numerous cases in state and federal ...read more
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    Thursday, January 11, 2018
    Council Member Denise Moore (District 1) and Councilmember Tim Riggenbach (District 3) are holding a series of town hall meetings on Saturday, January 13, 2018 to discuss community efforts to attract new grocery stores and develop alternative healthy food strategies for the East Bluff and Southside areas due to the closing announcement of two Kroger stores in Peoria. The meetings will be held at ...read more
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    Thursday, January 11, 2018
    Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has been recognized with four awards in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Illinois Prairie Chapter Design Awards program for 2017. The firm’s Peoria office was recognized for its work in architecture, adaptive reuse and preservation, and interior design. The firm won the chapter's top award, the Excellence in Design award, for the ...read more
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    Thursday, January 11, 2018
    The City of Peoria Community Development Department has launched a new Code Enforcement notification system for property owners. Property owners who sign up for the notification system will be notified via text message and/or email the same day an ABATE or work order has been issued at their property. To sign up for the notification system, visit www.PeoriaCodeViolations.com. Property owners will ...read more
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    Thursday, January 11, 2018
    Peoria City/County Health Department monitors seasonal influenza and has designated the Peoria Region as having widespread flu activity. As the seasonal flu spreads throughout the area, local hospital Emergency Departments and the emergency 9-1-1 number are responding to requests from higher numbers of individuals with flu-like symptoms. To provide the appropriate emergency care in our community, ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 10, 2018
    Peoria Fire Department Fire Chief Charles Lauss announced his resignation to the City Council and Department Heads in a statement on January 8, 2018. His last day of work will be January 31, 2018. Chief Lauss stated “This has been a tremendous 4 years serving the City of Peoria. I have truly been blessed to have worked with such a great group of professionals within the Peoria Fire Department. I ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 10, 2018
    Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois is proud to announce three new members to their Board of Directors. Goodwill welcomes Stephanie Hassett. Stephanie is an employee of TEK Systems and brings experience in employment and staffing. Her expertise will be invaluable with regard to Goodwill’s employment services. A member of the National Labor Relations Board, Ashley Miller brings with her ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 10, 2018
    Becker’s Hospital Review has recognized OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center on its annual list of “100 Hospitals & Health Systems with Great Women’s Health Programs.” The hospitals included on the list support award-winning programs in women’s health, breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, gynecology and women’s heart care. The list also recognizes hospitals with forward-thinking labor and ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 10, 2018
    U.S. News & World Report has ranked Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing among the best in online programs for graduate nursing degrees. The college is ranked 83 out of 115 ranked programs. It’s the third time in the last four years the program has made the list.For the 2018 edition of the Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs rankings, U.S. News ranked schools using five categories, ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 09, 2018
    If you have not made it down to PNC Winterfest yet this season, you have one week left to skate under the stars in Downtown Peoria! PNC Winterfest’s last day will be January 14, 2018. The rink will be open for skating and ice sliding:  5pm to 9pm Monday the 8th through Thursday the 11th  4pm to 10pm on Friday the 12th  noon to 10pm on Saturday the 13th  noon to 9pm Sunday the 14th The Peoria ...read more
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    Monday, January 08, 2018
    We are excited to announce that Ashley Taylor has joined the EP!C team as our new Director of Marketing. Ashley comes to us with an extensive marketing background and her most recent experience as the Assistant Director of CEO Council. She can be reached at 309.689.3605 or ataylor@epicpeoria.org For more than sixty-five years, EP!C has refused to accept a diagnosis as an identity. We are a leader ...read more
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    Monday, January 08, 2018
    It’s a girl! Vivian the Giraffe welcomed her second baby at 2:38am on January 7, 2018. The baby girl weighed in at 122 pounds and 5 feet, 10 inches tall. Both mother and daughter are doing well. The baby girl is welcomed by big brother Finely and father Taji. “We are so pleased for Vivian. It is always wonderful to welcome new additions to our zoo family and we look forward to introducing the ...read more
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    Monday, January 08, 2018
    Benedictine University at Springfield’s School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education proudly announces the following December 31, 2017 MBA graduates: Dawn-Marie Bremenkamp, Stephanie Doss, Kathrine Duffy, Heather Fowler, Fawna Gillam, Bryon Griffin, Joseph Hersemann, Amy Hill, Stacy Hutchinson, Meropi Langley, Blake Long, Holly Miller, Richole Ogburn, Jennifer Reid, Jennifer Robertson, ...read more
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    Monday, January 08, 2018
    It’s time for the adults to play! You’re invited to the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum for the third annual HopScotch event on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 6:00-9:00pm. Newcomers will get to see the PlayHouse from a whole new perspective. They’ll enjoy signature cocktails prepared by local restaurants and bartenders from Edge, Hearth, Noir, Zion, and Tannins and Hops. HopScotch attendees ...read more
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    Thursday, January 04, 2018
    South Side Bank recently celebrated 41 Pekin High School students for completing the South Side Bank Financial Scholars Program! ###
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    Wednesday, January 03, 2018
    Midwest Food Bank is pleased to announce a number of position changes at its Peoria location, effective January 1, 2018.  Monica Scheuer of MFB Peoria has been chosen as Executive Director at Midwest Food Bank, Peoria. Scheuer has been with MFB since 2014. As Executive Director, she will be responsible for ensuring MFB’s food service programs are executed with efficient use of facilities, ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 03, 2018
    Dewberry's Carey Mayer, AIA, LEED AP, was recently elected to the executive committee of the Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA). Mayer is an associate and senior project architect in Dewberry’s justice architecture practice, based in the firm’s Peoria, Illinois, office.A two-time member of IMSA’s board of trustees, Mayer was appointed by former Illinois Democratic Governor Pat Quinn in 2013 ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 02, 2018
    Christian Volz, Engineering Manager, was recently selected to serve on the Sun Foundation’s Board of Directors.  The Sun Foundation, founded by educator/artists Joan Root and Robert Ericksen in 1973, is an arts and science educational organization. Their mission is to strengthen and advance the arts and environmental sciences in rural and urban communities by providing quality and innovative ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 02, 2018
    Doug Sanders, President and CEO of F&M Bank is pleased to announce that Thomas Schlink has been hired as Peoria Market President.  In this capacity, Tom will report to Doug Sanders and will be responsible for all banking activities of the Peoria marketplace with a special focus on managing all commercial activities including: supervision of lenders, guiding all new commercial business development ...read more
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    Friday, December 22, 2017
    CityLink will not offer bus service on Christmas Day, Monday, December 25, or New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1. On Sunday, December 24 and Sunday, December 31, the last line up will depart from the Transit Center at 7:30 p.m. All buses will return to the garage after reaching the end of the outbound route. The Transit Center Customer Service hours of operation on those days are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 ...read more
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    Thursday, December 21, 2017
    The City of Peoria Community Development Department would like to invite citizens to participate in one last organized 2017 litter clean up, Thursday, December 21st at 2:00 PM. Multiple members of the City of Peoria Community Development staff will take advantage of the warmer than average weather (and the lack of snow accumulation) and will be picking up litter on North Street from Richmond to ...read more
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    Thursday, December 21, 2017
    The Greater Peoria Mass Transit District (CityLink) has made the decision to re-evaluate the proposed location at 4310 N. Brandywine Drive for the North Side Transfer Zone facility site. CityLink, in conjunction with the consulting firm TranSystems, held a public meeting on December 5 at First Federated Church’s Life Together Center to provide information on the proposed site. Residents of that ...read more
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    Thursday, December 21, 2017
    OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center is pleased to announce the most recent winners of the DAISY Award, which recognizes outstanding nursing care. Winners are nominated by patients and their families.The August 2017 Daisy Award was presented to Camille San German from Hannah City. She works in the Neuro Intermediate unit. Her nomination from the family member of a patient reads: When ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 20, 2017
    Illinois Central College will hold several informational sessions for its Highway Construction Careers Training Program, with program applications and TABE testing available at each session. There is no registration or fees required.   The Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP) at Illinois Central College is a grant-funded program sponsored by the Illinois Department of ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 19, 2017
    Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announced that Bruce A. Omtvedt, AIA, has been hired as an associate principal and market segment leader for the firm’s justice architecture practice. Omtvedt joins the firm with more than 36 years of experience as an architect, with a focus on planning and designing jails, prisons, and law enforcement, government office, courthouse, and ...read more
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