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    Monday, April 22, 2019
    PEORIA – Steve Martin and Martin Short played the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Saturday, April 20, 2019, becoming the highest grossing theater show in the venue’s 37-year history. The comedy duo broke the record previously held by John Mellencamp, who set it back in February.   “The Peoria Civic Center team is honored that we were able to be part of this historic and hilarious evening,” said ...read more
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    Monday, April 22, 2019
    Agreement with City and Caterpillar Moves OSF HealthCare Ministry Headquarters Project ForwardContacts:Shelli Dankoff – Media Relations Program Manager | OSF HealthCare  309.655.3897  shelli.dankoff@osfhealthcare.orgStacy Peterson – Communications Specialist | City of Peoria   309.494.8560   speterson@peoriagov.orgLisa Miller - Global Government & Corporate Affairs | Caterpillar  309.494.4566  ...read more
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    Monday, April 22, 2019
    PEORIA, Ill. – [April 18, 2019] Mark Linder Walk for the Mind recently donated a record $135,000 for brain tumor and brain cancer research at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria. This donation combined funds raised from two key events – the Mark Linder Walk for the Mind and The Mayor’s Roast benefit. The Walk for the Mind 2018 fundraiser included 1,000 participants along the ...read more
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    Monday, April 22, 2019
    STARRING:The TurtlesChuck Negron formerly of Three Dog NightGary Puckett & The Union GapThe BuckinghamsThe Classics IVThe Cowsills  PEORIA, IL - Music fans have been enjoying the hits of the sixties and seventies since the Summer of Love and beyond. They get to relive those moments on the renowned Happy Together Tour 2019, which is going on its 10th consecutive year and stops at the Peoria Civic ...read more
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    Sunday, April 21, 2019
    The Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce and Lettering Works to host a Third Anniversary Ribbon Cutting at The Nest Coworking. Peoria, Illinois  (Lettering Works) - An anniversary ribbon cutting will be held at The Nest Coworking in Peoria’s Warehouse District (820 SW Adams Street, Suite C) on Thursday, April 25th at 12:30pm. The event will feature special giveaways, the unveiling of local ...read more
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    Friday, April 19, 2019
        Illinois Central College will host informational recruitment events for potential students interested in training for a credential in a high-demand career and technical field. These “Earn and Learn” opportunities are employer-sponsored, apprenticeship-ready, and apprenticeship programs in which students can connect with employers from the beginning of their education and attend college for ...read more
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    Friday, April 19, 2019
    (Peoria, IL) -- CityLink recently welcomed Angel Marinich to its management team as an Assistant General Manager. Marinich joins the First Transit Inc. team that manages CityLink’s public transportation services for the greater Peoria area, including Peoria, West Peoria, Peoria Heights, East Peoria and Pekin. This is Marinich’s first position as an employee of First Transit; however, she has over ...read more
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    Friday, April 19, 2019
    FIRST ROWS OF ORCHESTRA SEATS FOR THE RENT 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR AVAILABLE FOR $23 DAY OF PERFORMANCE ONLY AT THE TOYOTA BOX OFFICE The Peoria Civic Center announced today that seats in the first rows of the orchestra section will be available for $23 for both performances of RENT, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical. The $23 tickets are available for in-person purchases at ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 17, 2019
    The Wheels O’ Time Museum (WOTM) will open the doors to its newest season (the 37th) on Wednesday May 1st, 2019 at 12pm. “We have been working hard behind the scenes to get ready for May 1st, there is a lot of planning ahead and lots of maintenance that are required to make things happening” said Marcia Johnson, the museum operations manager. The WOTM offers a glimpse of the life in Mid ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 17, 2019
    (Peoria, IL) – A revision in the curriculum of the online Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree at Methodist College will allow students in the program to complete the degree in less time. At its regular meeting on April 10, 2019, the college’s board of directors approved the revision that reduces the required credit hours from 43 to 30. The new program, known as the ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 17, 2019
    PEORIA – Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs today announced that Peoria resident Allen Mayer was recently awarded the Above and Beyond Award by the Unclaimed Property Professionals Organization (UPPO). Mayer, who serves as Frerichs’ Chief of Staff, was recognized for his work with advocates from the business community in the wake of a major revision to Illinois’ unclaimed property law ...read more
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    Monday, April 15, 2019
    In observance of the Easter Sunday holiday, CityLink will not have service on Sunday, April 21, 2019. On April 20, the last lineup will depart from the Transit Center at 8:45 p.m. All buses will return to the garage after reaching the end of the outbound route. Full service resumes on Monday, April 22. The Transit Center Customer Service windows will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on ...read more
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    Monday, April 15, 2019
    On Friday, April 19, 2019, CityLink will celebrate its 11th Annual Passenger Appreciation Day to honor Jerome Lilly by providing free rides to passengers all day on all fixed routes. Lilly, a beloved General Manager of CityLink, passed away unexpectedly in 2007. Passenger Appreciation Day is typically observed on April 20 in honor of Lilly’s birthday anniversary; however, this year the event is ...read more
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    Friday, April 12, 2019
    Illinois Central College presents a week of demonstrations, exhibits, concerts and other events, as the Arts and Behavioral Sciences Department presents Arts Week 2019 from April 15 through April 19 on the East Peoria Campus.                The week kicks off with several April 15 activities highlighted by the 7th Annual Jim Maloof’s Legacy of Love for the Arts in Central Illinois event at 6:30 ...read more
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    Friday, April 12, 2019
    Peoria County – As of year-end 2018, the number of pending child abuse and neglect cases in Peoria County was 1,072. The Youth Services Network Panel, in partnership with Peoria County, invites you to “Hands Around the Courthouse” on Friday, April 26 at 12 p.m. in the Peoria County Courthouse Plaza as we join hands to raise awareness and draw attention to these cases of child abuse.  The event, ...read more
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    Friday, April 12, 2019
    PEORIA, Ill. [April 10, 2019] – A local “Food for Health” project funded by a grant from the Community Foundation of Central Illinois hopes to encourage food pantry guests to choose healthier food options and boost availability of healthy food choices at Peoria food pantries. “We know that food insecurity and poverty are linked to childhood and adult obesity and subsequently diabetics and high ...read more
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    Friday, April 12, 2019
    Peoria County – The Peoria County Highway Department announces ongoing road work on Blue Ridge Road near Chillicothe, IL, between Truitt Road and W. County Line Road. Tilling began on the north section of Blue Ridge Road this week and will continue the length of the road (4.24 miles), ending at Truitt Road. While tilling operations are in progress there will be flaggers, and the road will be open ...read more
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    Friday, April 12, 2019
    Peoria County – Jennifer Groves Allison was appointed Peoria County Board Member for District 17 at the April 11, 2019 Peoria County Board Meeting.  Allison is the District Director for Illinois State Senator, Assistant Majority Leader David Koehler. Allison was a Peoria County Board of Health member since 2013, most recently serving as President. With her appointment to the Peoria County Board, ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 10, 2019
    CWTC, Community Workshop and Training Center, Inc., presents the “Inspiring Abilities Art Show,” Wednesday, May 8th, from 5:30 to 8:30PM. This year's event moves to the Peoria Art Guild, located at 203 Harrison Street in Peoria. The evening showcases the many talents of our CWTC consumers through their paintings and pottery. Pieces will be on display and for sale during our silent auction with ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 10, 2019
    Actor/Comedian/Writer Tom Segura announced the second half of his worldwide tour today, including a show at the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Friday, July 26 at 7:30 PM.Tom Segura has quickly become one of Hollywood’s most in demand and highly regarded talents. He is best known for his three Netflix specials - Disgraceful (2018), Mostly Stories (2016), and Completely Normal (2014). Paste Magazine ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 10, 2019
    Peoria Public Library North BranchMonica Hendrickson, Public Health Administrator at Peoria City/County Health Department, will share information from a recent national conference she attended regarding how various states have dealt with the legalization of marijuana issue. The floor will then be open to further discuss the topics she introduces. Free and open to the public.Peoria Speaks is a ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 10, 2019
    Event: Music in the Museum: 50,000 Notes Presto, Encore!Date & Time: Sunday, April 14, 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)Location: Grand Lobby · Peoria Riverfront Museum · 222 S.W. Washington St. · Peoria, Ill.Cost: $20 museum members, $25 public PEORIA, Ill. – One of the world’s foremost piccolo virtuosos, Jean-Louis Beaumadier, will return to Peoria for “Music at the Museum: 50,000 Notes Presto, ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 10, 2019
    Belleville, Ill. (April 8, 2019) – Lori Stenzel, senior water quality and environmental compliance specialist for Illinois American Water, was awarded the 2019 Illinois Section of the American Water Works Association (ISAWWA) Women in Water Outstanding Woman award (WiWOW). The award was presented at ISAWWA’s annual conference, WATERCON, in March. This award was created to honor an individual ...read more
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    Monday, April 08, 2019
    Alexandria, IN - On Friday, June 21, 2019, at the Peoria Civic Center Theater in Peoria, IL, multi-Grammy Award-winner Bill Gaither will host a spectacular evening of music, laughter and encouragement featuring the talent of the prestigious Gaither Vocal Band (pictured in attached jpg).The Gaither Vocal Band will share timeless gospel classics, as well as refreshing, inspiring new favorites ...read more
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    Monday, April 08, 2019
    WHO:  Current District volunteers AND those who are interested in becoming a volunteer  WHAT:  Volunteer Appreciation Fair and Open House  Please join us as we celebrate National Volunteer Week with our 2019 Volunteer Appreciation Fair and Open House on April 9th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm!  We will be thanking our current volunteers for their time and dedication, while also talking about ongoing ...read more
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    Monday, April 08, 2019
    During 2019 Season CityLink is once again partnering with the Peoria Chiefs to offer a discount for tickets to select Chiefs home games during the 2019 season. Fans can receive up to four tickets for $5 each when they present a CityLink bus pass at the Dozer Park box office for “Bang for Your Buck” Wednesday home games all season long beginning on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. The limit is four ...read more
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    Monday, April 08, 2019
    Peoria, IL – Ameren Illinois and the Peoria Civic Center will be bringing Broadway to Peoria with five award-winning shows as part of the 2019-2020 Ameren Illinois Broadway Series. Included in this season are THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, JERSEY BOYS, WAITRESS, BLUE MAN GROUP, and BEAUTIFUL. Also added to this season’s lineup are WE WILL ROCK YOU and Peoria Ballet’s THE NUTCRACKER.Season ticket renewals ...read more
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    Friday, April 05, 2019
    The Wheels O’ Time Museum Board of Directors, staff and volunteers recently welcomed Jim Baldwin as the new Board President of the organization, and Laura Evancho as its first Executive Director since it became a nonprofit organization in 2017. This year, the Wheels O’ Time celebrates its 37 years of continuous operation dedicated to portraying the life of the 20th century in Central Illinois. Its ...read more
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    Friday, April 05, 2019
    WHO: The Illinois Valley Yacht and Canoe (IVY) Club will host “Cocktails for a Cause” on April 6 from 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. with LifeLine Pilots as the beneficiary.  WHAT:Once a month, the IVY Club is opening the doors to non-members who want to support their favorite local non-profits. Cocktails for a Cause will support local non-profits through cocktails, live music and a good time. During the ...read more
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    Friday, April 05, 2019
    Local company will use investment to enhance infrastructure and support growth strategies.  April 3, 2019, Peoria, IL - Central Illinois Angels, a membership-based angel investment organization composed of business leaders and professionals in Central Illinois, has invested in Peoria, IL based TADA Cognitive Solutions.   “We are excited to invest in a startup that’s here in our backyard and has ...read more
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    Friday, April 05, 2019
    April 4, 2019 –  A total of $21,179.00  was raised to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois as a result of their inaugural All-In Donation Day on Thursday, March 21, 2019. A goal was set to raise $20,000 to support the chapter in doubling their impact with the opening of a second House and continuing to provide the essentials of home to hundreds of families each year with a ...read more
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    Friday, April 05, 2019
    PEORIA, ILLINOIS - April 3, 2019 – Sure, innovation is a popular word these days. Everyone strives for their culture, company or community to be driven from an innovative spirit and mindset. And understandably so, true innovation can change the world. However, innovation is not simply a switch one can turn on. It is deeply rooted in who you are, what drives you and your vision for the future. It ...read more
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    Friday, April 05, 2019
    PEORIA – Multi-platinum rockers Styx plays the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Thursday, June 27 at 7:30 pm.Averaging 100 shows per year, each Styx live show is better than the last. As the first group to accomplish four consecutive triple-platinum albums their international fame is undeniable. With over four decades of revolutionary hits the band’s music draws on an unlimited cache of ways to ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 03, 2019
    Illinois Central College’s international students will host its 15th Annual International Fair on Sat., April 13 from noon to 3 p.m. in the Student Center on the Peoria Campus, located at 5407 N. University St., Peoria. The event offers an opportunity for the community to meet international students and celebrate their cultures through displays, food, music, and dance. Additional entertainment ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 03, 2019
    Event:  “Joel Barber: The Most Susceptible Bird,” featuring Kory Rogers, Chief Curator, Shelburne Museum Date & Time:  Thursday, April 4, 6 p.m. Location:  Giant Screen Theater · Peoria Riverfront Museum · 222 S.W. Washington St. · Peoria, Ill.Cost:  Free and open to the public  PEORIA, Ill. – The world’s leading museum expert on waterfowl decoy art and history, Kory Rogers, chief curator, ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 03, 2019
    “Peppa Pig’s Adventure” is Latest Rendition of Record Breaking Live Tour   Tickets on Sale April 5 at 10am  PEORIA – ARPIL 2, 2019 – Peppa Pig, George and their friends are back with a brand new live show, Peppa Pig’s Adventure. The latest rendition of Peppa Pig Live!, one of the most successful family theater tours in North American history, will visit cities coast to coast in the United ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 03, 2019
    The Peoria Civic Center, the Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and Illinois Music Education Association are pleased to announce the All-State Music Conference will continue to be hosted in Peoria 2021 through 2025.  Members of the media are invited to a contract signing to commemorate the occasion.  Where: The Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau office, 456 Fulton Street, Suite ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 03, 2019
    WHAT:           Beatles Versus Stones – A Musical ShowdownWHEN:           Wednesday, April 10, Doors open at 6pm Concert starts at 7pmWHERE:         Monarch Music Hall, 8102 N University, Peoria IL.WHY:              Fundraiser for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Peoria and Peoria Promise.COST:             Tickets are $50.00 and can be purchased at www.monarchmusichall.com   Two of the Country’s ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 03, 2019
    April 25th-May 5th Adapted by Kate Hamill from the novel by Jane AustenNever out of print since its 1807 debut, Jane Austen's classic first novel comes to vibrant life in this acclaimed stage adaptation. Facing bleak prospects, the disinherited young Dashwood sisters discover love, endure heartbreak, and achieve triumph as England swerves between the reason ("Sense") of the late 18th century and ...read more
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    Monday, April 01, 2019
    March 29, 2019 (Peoria, IL) – In conjunction with Arbor Day, the city of Peoria Public Works Department will be hosting a FREE Mulch Giveaway event on Saturday, April 27th, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Lester D. Bergsten Public Works Facility located at 3505 N. Dries Lane. This is a one day only event while supplies last but is for either City of Peoria or Peoria County residents. During ...read more
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    Friday, March 29, 2019
    The Public is Invited to Weigh In on Riverfront Plan Peoria, IL (March 28, 2019) The city of Peoria will hold a public meeting on Thursday, April 4th on the Riverfront Master Plan, the planning study for the downtown riverfront area running from the Bob Michel Bridge to the Riverplex, and from the river to Water Street. The planning effort will also explore land use, access, transportation and ...read more
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    Friday, March 29, 2019
    March 27, 2019 (Peoria, IL) – As the seasons transition from winter to spring, the Community Development Department would like to encourage residents to develop a maintenance plan for yard work and commonly seen property maintenance issues. Putting a plan together in early spring will ensure your property is maintained year-round and your neighborhood will continue to look beautiful. An ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 27, 2019
        Illinois Central College Dental Hygiene Clinic will offer free screenings April 1-4 from 6-8 p.m. to patients who have not had their teeth cleaned within the last four years. The clinic is located in Arbor Hall South, Room 110 on the ICC Peoria Campus, 5407 N. University St., Peoria. It is handicapped accessible, and free parking is available.     “This is a new program we are offering at the ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 27, 2019
    Event: “What is the Future of Medicine?” A panel discussion featuring Dr. Matt Bramlet, Dr. Pat Elwood, Dr. Keith Knepp, Dr. Jim McGee, Dr. Rick Pearl and Dr. John Vozenilek; moderated by Dr. Sarah ZallekDate & Time: Thursday, March 28, 6 p.m. (reception with light refreshments follows)Location: Giant Screen Theater · Peoria Riverfront Museum · 222 S.W. Washington St. · Peoria, Ill. Cost: Free ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 27, 2019
        Illinois Central College Theatre Program will hold its tuition waiver auditions for the fall 2019 semester on Sat., April 13 at 9 am in the ICC Performing Arts Center on the East Peoria Campus. Successful candidates will receive a waiver for partial or full tuition at ICC. Reservations are required.     Participants must be enrolled or are intending to enroll as a full-time student for the ...read more
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    Monday, March 25, 2019
    PEORIA, Ill. - It’s the 7th Annual race against child abuse. Commemorating April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Pediatric Resource Center is raising awareness and much-needed funds in the fight against child abuse and neglect with the 7th Annual Kick Abuse at Kickapoo 5K Trail Run/Fun Walk. Back this year is a Kids Fun Run for children, ages 10 and under to start immediately after the ...read more
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    Monday, March 25, 2019
    MercyMe played the Peoria Civic Center Arena on Sunday, March 24, becoming the highest grossing contemporary Christian music show in the venue’s 37-year history. MercyMe’s stop in Peoria is part of the group’s Imagine Nation Tour. The contemporary Christian stars last performed at the Peoria Civic Center in October of 2017.  “The Peoria Civic Center team is so honored that we were able to be part ...read more
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    Monday, January 28, 2019
    United Stroke Alliance is proud to announce that 2019 marks the 15-year anniversary of Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camps! This year they have 35 camps scheduled in 21 different states. In addition to weekend retreats for stroke survivors and their care partners, United Stroke Alliance offers a variety of other programs focused on the Prevention, Awareness, and Recovery of stroke in the Peoria area ...read more
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