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    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    OSF Ventures, the corporate investment arm of OSF HealthCare, is investing in Gauss Surgical, the developer of technology used to help save the lives of women giving birth. Gauss Surgical has developed Triton, a comprehensive monitoring solution that helps surgeons and other clinicians accurately estimate blood loss in real-time. This allows for early recognition of postpartum hemorrhage and an ...read more
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    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    UnityPoint Health®, Human Service Center and Tazwood Center for Wellness are pleased to announce a commitment to explore a partnership to create a new behavioral health care organization. The Boards of Directors of each organization are entering exclusive negotiations to enhance and advance behavioral health care delivery throughout Central Illinois. The organizations have signed a non-binding ...read more
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    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    Disney’s THE LION KING grossed over $2.4 million at the box office and entertained more than 29,000 theatergoers during its two-week premiere engagement at Peoria Civic Cetner. THE LION KING played 15 performances at the Center from October 2 through 13. It is estimated that the Peoria engagement of THE LION KING generated an economic benefit of more than $7.8 million to the Peoria area economy ...read more
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    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    Two-time Grammy nominees DISTURBED have announced the Evolution World Tour, an extensive international arena tour that kicks off January 9th in San Diego, CA, and will see the multi-platinum-selling rock band headlining venues across the U.S. and Canada with Three Days Grace supporting. That run will be followed by an overseas trek that’ll see the band bringing their incendiary live show to ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    The Center for Prevention of Abuse (CFPA) received a $20,000 donation from Ameren Illinois to help fund its new human trafficking prevention education programming in Peoria Public Schools (PPS). Manual Academy is the first site in the Greater Peoria Area to receive this brand-new programming beginning Wednesday, October 10, 2018 in an effort to educate students on this important human rights issue ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    Scott Reeise, the City of Peoria Public Works Director, has been invited to present two articles at the GeoMEast International Conference, to be held November 24 through November 28 in Cairo, Egypt. The articles, “Strategic Assessment for the Sustainable Combined Sewer Overflow Problem in Peoria, Illinois, USA” & “Sustainable and Green Solutions to The City of Peoria Combined Sewer Overflow ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    The OSF HealthCare Foundation has received a $1 million gift from Ed and Ann Rapp. The gift will be used to support neuroscience innovation focused on assistive technologies, improving access to care, and aiding in earlier diagnosis to benefit patients with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and other complex neurological conditions.Ed Rapp retired as Caterpillar Group President in 2016 after being ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    The “JA Scares & Spares Bowl-a-Thon” sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers is an event sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers to benefit local Junior Achievement programs.  Donors and participants can go online now to http://bit.ly/JABowl18 to donate or fundraise and bowl. The fundraising campaign will culminate in a celebration on October 25 at Landmark Lanes in Peoria with bowling, food, and ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    FE Moran Security Solutions, a nationwide provider of electronic security, life safety, and monitoring systems, and one of the largest security alarm companies in the Midwest, announces the addition of Joe Jordan to the leadership team as Chief Strategy Officer. Formerly President of Accelerent – Indianapolis, a business development system designed to help a variety of industries access decision ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    The Peoria Park District has several SPOOKTACULAR events happening throughout the month of October!  Here is a complete list of the un-BOO-leivable experiences:Hayrides & Hotdogs:  October 11, 18, & 25 from 5pm to 7pm at Sommer ParkEvery Thursday in October, come on out and have an old-fashioned good time with hayrack rides and hot dogs! (Vegetarian options available)$6/ages 11+, $4/ages 3-10, ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    Methodist College will hold its annual Healthcare Career Expo on Thursday, November 8, from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. The event will connect college students seeking careers in healthcare with employers looking to fill full and part-time positions.   In addition to hosting Methodist College students and alumni, the Healthcare Career Expo will also welcome healthcare students from additional central ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, has appointed Jeff Griffin, IOM, President and CEO of the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce & CEO Council, to vice chair the Midwest Board of Regents. As vice chair of the board, Griffin will help implement the policies created by the Institute’s National Board of Trustees. “A ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    America’s preeminent progressive rock band, KANSAS, will be touring select cities in the United States and Canada next spring, expanding the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of their massive hit album Point of Know Return. For the first time in history, the band is performing the album Point of Know Return in its entirety. The tour showcases more than two hours of classic KANSAS music including ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    On Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 10am to 4pm, the Peoria Park District and the Friends of Rocky Glen will host a grand opening celebration to commemorate the completion of the hiking trail, trail signage, and trailhead kiosk at Rocky Glen Park.  The trail signage, trailhead kiosk, and grand opening celebration are funded by the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation through a Public ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    Mercy Me will be taking stage in the Peoria Civic Center Arena on March 24th, 2019! Tickets will be made available to the public on October 19th, 2018 starting at 10:00 AM. Prices are as listed: $25, $30.50. $35.50, $42.50, $58.00, $68.00, $78.00 and on sale limit of 8.  
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    Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    F&M Bank, a local icon, was just named one of the top extraordinary banks in the United States by The Institute for Extraordinary Banking™.F&M Bank was recognized with the Institute’s Banky® Award for their commitment to strong community banking.  In addition, F&M Bank was also awarded the Money Smarts Banky™ Award for Financial Literacy Education as a result of their extraordinary service to ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    Savant Capital Management, a nationally-recognized, fee-only wealth management firm headquartered in Rockford, Illinois, with an additional location in Peoria, has been ranked by Barron’s in its list of Top 40 Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) Firms and recognized by Forbes, naming Brent Brodeski, CEO of Savant, as one of America’s top wealth advisors.   Savant earned the No. 35 spot on the ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    Illinois Central College will open registration for its spring minimester, as well as its spring and summer 2019 semesters, on Mon., November 5. The schedule is available online at icc.edu/academics/class-schedule/. The release of the summer schedule is anticipated by November 1. Classes for the spring minimester begin Tues., December 18, and the spring 2019 semester begins on Mon., January ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    The Peoria Mustangs Hockey Club is hosting two Stuff-A-Bus Nights at their upcoming games on October 19 and October 20 against the St. Louis Jr. Blues at Owens Center (1019 W. Lake Ave, Peoria, IL 61614). Fans can bring a donation of a non-perishable food item and receive $1 off admission and a giveaway item courtesy of CityLink to either game. Game times for the 2018 Stuff-A-Bus Nights are as ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    John Butte, owner of the Silver Streak, will be at Wheels O’ Time Museum on Saturday, October 27, 2018, to have an informal time speaking and answering questions about the 1926 car in original condition.  The Gypsy Coeds drove the car around the country each summer from 1934-42. The car has been in several museums around the country since John located it in 2011.   Wheels O’ Time Museum, 1710 W. ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    The 6th Annual Tracy Trot will take off Saturday, Nov. 3. The Tracy Trot, a 4-mile run and 2-mile walk held at the East Peoria Levee District, is the primary fundraiser for the Theresa Tracy Strive to Survive charitable foundation – created to help in the battle against pancreatic cancer. Funds raised stay in the Peoria area for patient care and research.WHAT: 6th Annual Tracy TrotWHEN: Saturday, ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    Methodist College is hosting the Sixth Annual EDGE Run at the campus in northwest Peoria. The event features a 5K/10K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk. The races are set for Sunday, November 4, 2018, at 8:00 a.m. The race course will start at Methodist College and head north on Orange Prairie Road. Runners and walkers will return to Methodist College for the finish line. Place medals will be awarded for ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 09, 2018
    Over $77,000 will be shared by 78 Illinois fire departments through Illinois American Water’s 2018 Firefighter Grant Program. Since the program was created in 2010, over 500 grants totaling over $493,000 have 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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    Tuesday, October 09, 2018
    The Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, Christian music’s largest annual tour and one of the top first quarter tours in the world, made a series of major announcements during festivities held earlier this evening. Streamed around the world via Facebook LIVE, the event—at Nashville's Hard Rock Café—was attended by artists, industry personnel and national media. Revealing a historymaking tour first, Winter ...read more
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    Monday, October 08, 2018
    The Community Foundation of Central Illinois is pleased to welcome Sarah Fletcher as its new Director of Grants and Community Initiatives.  “I am thrilled to be back in the Peoria area and working with the Community Foundation of Central Illinois. I look forward to helping make a positive impact on our community in my new role,” said Fletcher.Fletcher has lived in Central Illinois for most of her ...read more
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    Monday, October 08, 2018
    McDaniels Healthcare Marketing, a communications firm headquartered in Pekin, recently received 7 Pinnacle Awards in a ceremony sponsored by its peers. The ceremony was held in the Wisconsin Dells as part of the 2018 Fall Tri-State Conference (September 20-21) for the Illinois Society for Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations (ISHMPR). Each year, the Pinnacle Awards are presented for ...read more
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    Monday, October 08, 2018
    The members of the Rotary Club of Peoria-North want to “Be the Inspiration” for those in need in the Central Illinois community. Rotary International has challenged all Roatrians to inspire change in the world and each other. Locally, The Rotary Club of Peoria-North Foundation is now accepting proposals from area nonprofits for this year’s Community Support Grants cycle. The Foundation seeks to ...read more
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    Monday, October 08, 2018
    On November 6 (and before for early voters!), the Peoria Park District is asking residents to vote yes to a referendum to sell a District-owned parcel known as Racoon Lakes.   Racoon Lakes is a 123.5 acre park located in Hollis Township, Illinois. It lies outside of the Park District's boundaries and is located approximately 4.5 miles southwest of the Peoria Airport and 9.2 miles southwest of ...read more
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    Monday, October 08, 2018
    Celebrating Halloween will bring a little more excitement to local children this year. Spirit Halloween has selected UnityPoint Health® Child Life Services to be its only Central Illinois hospital partner for the 2018 Spirit of Children program. Through the program, now through October 31, 100% of customer donations will be given to the Methodist campus Child Life Services program. “Hospitals can ...read more
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    Monday, October 08, 2018
    Lexus of Peoria and the Peoria Civic Center are proud to announce the renovation of the Lexus Club is complete. The Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 on the second-floor landing at the Peoria Civic Center. Later that evening, the Lexus Club will reopen with its first event hosting the VIP Party for the Keith Urban ...read more
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    Monday, October 08, 2018
    Cold weather is right around the corner. The Neighborhood House will be hosting its Annual Coat Giveaway on Thursday, October 25th, from 6:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., or until all coats have been given away. Last year, 400 coats were given away to children and adults! Coats are collected throughout the community in September and October and also purchased by donations. You can contribute by donating new or ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 03, 2018
    Betsy Yarcho was recently promoted to Vice President-Benefits at The Unland Companies after starting with the company in 2015 as the Manager of Client Services. As Vice President her primary focus will be on the management of the Benefits Department as well as serving on the management team at the agency level. She will continue to focus on the new business process, as well as coordinating all the ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 02, 2018
    Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois will hold its tenth annual Stand Down for Homeless Veterans. Goodwill, along with other local social service agencies, expect to serve between 150 and 200 homeless veterans with food, winter supplies, educational seminars and medical services.WHAT: 10th Annual Stand Down for Homeless VeteransWHEN: Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PMWHERE: Dozer ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 02, 2018
    Goodwill will hold its fifth annual Reception of Honor at Goodwill Commons on Wednesday, October 3. The evening will honor local military personnel, veterans, family members and supporting organizations.The event is invitation only; however, the press is welcome.WHAT: Goodwill’s Reception of HonorWHEN: Wednesday October 3, 2018 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.WHERE: Goodwill Commons 2319 East War Memorial ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 02, 2018
    In honor of PDC’s 90-year anniversary, the area’s leading environmental services company announces a way for recycling residents to easily donate to Easterseals Central Illinois.  When PDC’s City of Peoria customers signed up to recycle, a one-time $50 deposit was collected to receive a cart. With the new garbage contract beginning January 2019, no deposit is required. Instead, residents are ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 02, 2018
    The Peoria premiere engagement of Disney’s THE LION KING begins performances tonight at The Peoria Civic Center. The two week engagement plays from Tuesday, October 2 through Saturday, October 13. Tickets are available at The Toyota Box Office (201 SW Jefferson Ave) and online at LionKing.com. To charge tickets, call 866.870.2717. Orders for groups may be placed by calling 309.680.3550. VIP ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 02, 2018
    While many people are gearing up for the upcoming November 2018 election, the Peoria Park District has its eye on the April 2019 Consolidated Election. At the April 2019 election, the Park District will have four non-partisan seats up for election - three Central District Trustee seats and the President of the Board, which is elected at-large.  The Peoria Park District Board of Trustees is ...read more
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    Monday, October 01, 2018
    Based on feedback from residents, the City of Peoria will be introducing updates to the trash, recycling, and yard waste programs which will start in January 2019. To prepare for the updated program, the City first needs to ensure that all households have a trash cart, in addition to identifying the location of all of its carts. Each household will also receive a bag of information on the new ...read more
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    Monday, October 01, 2018
    Ron Miller, UnityPoint Health® – Pekin Board Chairand Debbie Simon, UnityPoint Health Regional CEO are pleased to announce Todd Baker has been named President of UnityPoint Health – Pekin and Senior Vice President of Physician Services, effective January 1, 2019. “Pekin is an amazing community and I’m proud to continue serving the people of Pekin and Central Illinois. Our team is dedicated to ...read more
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    Monday, October 01, 2018
    BizPAC of Central Illinois, a non-partisan political organization comprised of area businesses, has announced its slate of endorsements for the November 2018 Peoria County elections. The endorsed candidates were interviewed by a diverse group of Central Illinois business leaders which make up the BizPAC Board of Directors and selected for having pro-growth governing principles. The BizPAC ...read more
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    Monday, October 01, 2018
    Matthew Grashoff has joined The Unland Companies as an Agent. He is located in the Pekin office and licensed to sell Commercial and Personal Property & Casualty, Life, Health and Employee Benefit Programs, along with offering Human Resource solutions to his customers. Matt has over 15 years of management experience in the insurance and financial services industry. He has led teams in retirement ...read more
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    Monday, October 01, 2018
    A research article detailing a central Illinois poison outbreak involving synthetic cannabinoids earlier this year and the therapy provided is featured in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. A study involving 34 patients at OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center between March and April of 2018 were identified as having synthetic cannabinoid-associated bleeding disorders. ...read more
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    Monday, October 01, 2018
    On Sunday, October 14, 2018, Wheels O’ Time Museum will have the 7th Annual Fall Festival from noon to 4 pm. Where history is fun!   Location:  1710 W. Woodside Dr., Dunlap, Il 61525, (N. Knoxville & W. Woodside Dr.)   Special attractions include:   Music by Dave Berchtold, blacksmithing demonstration, Pontiac sports cars, Dave Harms with steam engines, vintage fire trucks, ambulance tours ...read more
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    Monday, October 01, 2018
    Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C., is pleased to announce that Craig S. Young has been elected as the firm’s next Managing Partner effective October 1, 2018. Young succeeds Timothy L. Bertschy, who has served as the firm’s Managing Partner since September of 2014.   Young is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and he formerly served as chair of the firm’s Workers’ Compensation Practice. ...read more
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    Monday, October 01, 2018
    Empowering People Inspiring Capabilities—will host their 8th Annual Bon Appétit at the elegant Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette. Bon Appétit has become a premier event on Peoria’s social calendar with proceeds benefitting the many services and support EP!C provides to over 400 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. This will be another sensational, gourmet ...read more
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    Monday, October 01, 2018
    UnityPoint Health® employees are organizing the launch of a new softball tournament Don’t Let Cancer Steal Second Base – Softball for Ta-Tas on October 20, 2018. Proceeds will be donated to Bikers for Ta-Tas, a non-profit organization founded by UnityPoint Health employee Nancy Borum, covering breast health screening fees for uninsured and underinsured women and men in Central Illinois. The ...read more
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    Monday, October 01, 2018
    Peoria’s premiere engagement of Disney’s THE LION KING begins performances tomorrow, Tuesday, October 2 and runs through Saturday, October 13. The Peoria Civic Center announced today that it will offer special military and college rush $25 tickets available at the box office only. To purchase rush tickets, please bring your valid military or college student identification to The Toyota Box Office ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 26, 2018
    More Americans than ever are using their smartphone to find a job. A 2015 Pew Research Center survey found that 28 percent of U.S. adults, including 53 percent of those 18-29, have used a smartphone as part of a job search. In addition to exclusively accepting online applications, OSF HealthCare has embraced this trend by making its new careers site 100 percent mobile friendly. “OSF HealthCare ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 26, 2018
    CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (CLA) will be participating in the 9th annual CPA Day of Service on Friday, September 28, 2018 from 8 a.m. –  4 p.m.  CLA will be partnering with Habitat for Humanity to contribute in revitalizing Peoria’s North Valley neighborhood at 1029 NE Madison Street, Peoria. Almost 35 volunteers will be painting, building a fence, and hanging vinyl siding to assist in re-establishing ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    CWTC presents our 2nd Annual Make A Scarecrow – Make A Difference event, THIS Saturday September 29, 2018. The event will be held in the CWTC parking lot at 3215 N. University Street in Peoria next to Walmart and begins at 11AM.   The public is invited to make their very own scarecrow to take home and display as part of their fall decorating. The cost is just $20 and includes everything you need ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    Wheels O’ Time Museum, 1710 W. Woodside Dr., Dunlap IL (Rt. 40 & W. Woodside Dr.), is decorated for fall and Halloween for October.   The Early Ford V8 Club has a display of Fords from three different decades.   1926 Model T Silver Streak.  From 1934-42, each summer six girls from Bradford over eight years traveled the county in the car for two to three weeks to visit local men in the ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    WHO:  Central Illinois Media and general public  WHAT:  Fall French Market at Luthy Botanical Garden  The flavor of a French Market is the theme for this autumn event, a partner to the annual Spring Market on Moss, with antiques, art, plants and herbs, vintage finds, furniture, food and more!  Music and treats in the traditions of France, sweet and savory, will be on hand.  A creative community ...read more
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    Monday, September 24, 2018
    Holiday rock ensemble the WIZARDS OF WINTER – featuring former members of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Rainbow and the bands of Alice Cooper and Ted Nugent – are coming to the Peoria Civic Center theater on December 20th, 2018. Tickets will go on sale Friday, September 21st at 10am. Tickets can be purchased at The Toyota Box Office, by phone at 800-745-3000, or online at ...read more
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    Monday, September 24, 2018
    Red Tail Live and the Peoria Civic Center are pleased to announce, that CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND, a dazzling holiday spectacular, is coming to the Peoria Civic Center on Friday, December 14th at 7:30 pm for one show only! Tickets go on sale Friday, September 21, 2018 at 10:00 am to what is quite simply one of the most delightful and enchanting Christmas shows ever. CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND features ...read more
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    Monday, September 24, 2018
    The Peoria Park District is excited to announce the schedule of events for the upcoming Be Anything! fundraiser at the Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum! Be Anything! is an innovative program that propels "Take Your Child to Work Day" to a new level. Help a child in your life explore the careers that excite them!Be Anything! kicks off with an online auction where you can bid on over 50 ...read more
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    Monday, September 24, 2018
    Caterpillar, Inc. has certified Muir Omni Graphics as a Gold level Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) facility. Certification recognizes suppliers that exhibit excellence in their process control, are committed to on-going improvement, and continually provide quality products to their Caterpillar customers especially in its commitment to Caterpillar’s objective to implement a culture for ...read more
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    Monday, September 24, 2018
    Starting September 17, area schools have cast over 483,000 votes for a chance to win $25,000 from UnityPoint Health. The “Imagine the Amazing” online contest is open to K-12 schools within the 99 counties of Iowa and the primary counties served by UnityPoint Health in Illinois, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The school with the most votes will win the grand prize of $25,000, which will be ...read more
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    Monday, September 24, 2018
    OSF Ventures, the corporate investment arm of OSF HealthCare, was part of an investor syndicate helping medtech company, Endotronix, Inc., close a $45 million Series D round of financing. The financing will support the commercialization of the Cordella™ Heart Failure System and clinical development of the Cordella™ Pulmonary Artery Sensor, including FDA Premarket Approval. Founded in Peoria, ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 19, 2018
    The Peoria Civic Center announced they will host a Downtown Peoria Cookout on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 11:30am to 1:30 pm as part of their United Way campaign. The cookout will take place on the Sonar Tide Patio*, which is located on the northwest side of the Civic Center by Peoria City Hall. Chefs from the Civic Center will grill brats and hot dogs, and serve with chips and a drink. ...read more
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