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    Wednesday, February 21, 2018
    REALTORS® are primarily known for helping people buy and sell homes. They are also property owners biggest political advocates. The Peoria Area Association of REALTORS® (PAAR) advocates for policy initiatives at the local, state and federal level that promote and protect a fundamentally sound and dynamic local real estate market. Members are constantly monitoring issues related to homeownership, ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 21, 2018
    RSM is pleased to announce the addition of two new members in the firm’s Peoria office.  Maddie Waddock was hired in November 2017 as an assurance associate.  Waddock has a Master’s degree from the University of Illinois.  She recently passed the CPA exam and is working toward obtaining her CPA license.  Liz Sosnowski transferred from our Chicago office to our Peoria office in October 2017 as an ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 21, 2018
    The IHSA State Basketball Tournaments and the March Madness Experience will return to the Peoria Civic Center on March 8-10 and 15-17.  The Peoria Civic Center and IHSA are excited to unveil a new layout that includes select sections, including lower bowl and the front row behind the baskets, as general admission seats. With the goal of getting fans as close to the floor as possible, the General ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 20, 2018
    The Greater Peoria Mass Transit District (CityLink) officially donated a 35-foot Gillig diesel bus to the Diesel Powered Equipment Technology (DPET) program at Illinois Central College during a press conference on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.    Bus 1903 was initially placed into service in March 2004, and it was removed from CityLink’s active fleet in fall 2017.  The bus exceeded the average ...read more
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    Monday, February 19, 2018
    Evans Signature, a new subsidiary of the locally based Lorevas Companies, officially launched their new product line to the public at 12:00 p.m. CT today. Evans Signature has selected EP!C, a Peoria, IL-based non-profit, to handle nationwide shipping and distribution for the company’s web- based business line.  Co-founded by professional baseball umpire Zo Evans, Evans Signature is a nationwide ...read more
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    Monday, February 19, 2018
    The 15th Annual Mark Linder Walk for the Mind raised a record $80,000 in September for brain tumor and brain cancer research at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria.  A record number of people, about 1,000, participated in the September 30 Walk along the Peoria Riverfront, which included more than 50 brain tumor and cancer survivors. To date, the organization has raised nearly ...read more
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    Thursday, February 15, 2018
    Last month,Kevin Hart announced he was expanding his widely successful and massively hysterical ‘The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour,’ adding over 100 new dates across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia. And today, he’s announced a brand new date in Peoria at the Peoria Civic Center on April 26, 2018. Produced by Live Nation, the new tour dates kick off March 23 in Baltimore, MD and hit ...read more
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    Thursday, February 15, 2018
    Advanced Media Partners, LLC (AMP) is pleased to announce that Noah Sherwood has been named Program Director for Peoria’s heritage rock station, WWCT-FM. He will assume his responsibilities on February 19th. Noah most recently was Assistant Operations Manager for Cumulus’ WFYR and WZPW in Peoria. Previously he has held a number of programming jobs for Midwest Family Broadcasting, Townsquare Media, ...read more
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    Thursday, February 15, 2018
    Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that seventeen of our attorneys have been named to Illinois Super Lawyers® and Illinois Rising Stars 2018. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 14, 2018
    Students at Kellar Primary School are creating 19 ‘story boxes’ for the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired this week. This pay-it-forward reading activity is a way for Kellar students to give back some of the generosity they’ve enjoyed during the recent 25th Annual Guest Reader Week program. As Kellar students benefit each year from new books and visits from guest readers, students want ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 14, 2018
    This Friday, February 16 from 9:00-1:30, Franklin Primary (807 W. Columbia Terrace, Peoria, IL 61606) staff and students will welcome approximately 30 educators from Springfield, East Peoria, Harvard and Effingham at its Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Showcase. This is Franklin’s 5th AVID Showcase, which allows educators from other districts to see what AVID is all about and see ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 13, 2018
    McDaniels Marketing is proud to welcome Lisa Marovec to its team. In her role as Marketing Consultant, Marovec works out of a newly established South Haven, Mich. office, and serves travel, food and hospitality clients nationwide for McDaniels Marketing and its interactive division, McD Digital.  A professional with 25 years’ experience, Marovec is originally from Pekin, Ill., where the agency is ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 13, 2018
    The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP) has named Eric Dubrowski as the new Director of Fiscal Affairs.  Dubrowski, who resides in Peoria, served as the Chief Financial Officer of Peoria County for the past seven years. At UICOMP, he will oversee an annual budget of about $71 million.  “Eric’s excellent financial management experience and knowledge will be an asset to ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 13, 2018
    Peoria Police Chief Jerry Mitchell announced his retirement from the Peoria Police Department, effective today. Assistant Chief Loren Marion will be named Acting Police Chief. City Manager Patrick Urich stated, “I would like to thank Chief Mitchell for his more than 27 years of service to the Peoria Police Department. I wish him well in the future as he pursues other options.” Police Chief ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 13, 2018
    Media is invited to attend the arrival of ISU’s Sigma Nu fraternity to the lobby of OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois tomorrow at approximately 12:30 p.m. You may want to arrive closer to 12:15 p.m. to make sure you catch them.   Members of the fraternity will be dribbling a basketball from Bloomington to Peoria as part of their annual Gameball Run fundraiser that benefits the OSF ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 13, 2018
    Entertainment One (eOne) and Round Room are proud to announce that ‘PJ Masks Live! Time to Be a Hero,’ the hit musical production, will head back to the stage, touring across North America starting in April 2018.‘PJ Masks Live! Time to Be a Hero,’ is heading to the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Friday, May 4th at 6:00pm. Tickets start at $35 and go on sale Friday, February 16th at 10:00am at the ...read more
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    Thursday, February 08, 2018
    On Wednesday, February 7th students at Roosevelt Magnet learned ways to overcome their own “dragons” thanks to a visit from Stacey Glorioso, author of Joshua’s Dragon.  In an energetic assembly Glorioso shared her book with the children to encourage students to overcome obstacles and challenges in their lives.   “Everyone is wired differently… everyone battles a different dragon.  Whether it is ...read more
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    Thursday, February 08, 2018
    We are thrilled to announce the results of our 11th Annual Rookie Food Drive to benefit Heart of Illinois Harvest! New member food drive chairs Jason Mott (Peoria Chiefs) and Jen Funk (EP!C) did a great job of encouraging membership participation and challenged teams to friendly and stiff competition. Today, Thursday, February 8th, 2018, we will announce to the club members and the community that ...read more
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    Thursday, February 08, 2018
    The Peoria Public Schools Foundation is holding a Uniform Fundraiser tonight, Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Tavern on Prospect, 5901 North Prospect Road, Peoria, IL 61614 from 5-7 p.m. Historically, the Peoria Public Schools Foundation has supplied uniforms for students in need. Last year, the Foundation supplied close to a 1,000 uniforms to local students. Due to an increase in requests and a ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 07, 2018
    Peoria Area Emergency Medical Services (PAEMS), in collaboration with the City of Peoria Fire Department (PFD) and the Firefighters Union (IAFF Local #50), has launched an Advanced Life Support First Response pilot program within the city of Peoria. The pilot, which began January 1, enables two Peoria Fire Department engines (Rescue 1 and Engine 3) to provide Advanced Life Support (ALS) care ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 07, 2018
    The Great American Cleanup, an annual event that provides an opportunity to build on community pride and stewardship in our neighborhoods, is scheduled to occur in the City of Peoria on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Hours will vary, depending on your neighborhood association. Please check with your individual associations. The Community Development Department, along with Keep Peoria Beautiful, will ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 06, 2018
    Peoria Speaks is a new monthly community discussion program meeting on the second Thursday of each month at North Branch at 6:00 p.m., which will focus on topics of interest to Peorians. Funding for Peoria Speaks is being provided by Illinois Humanities through their Illinois Speaks program. Illinois Speaks is a small group discussion program founded in November 2015 aimed at strengthening the ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 06, 2018
    Muir Omni Graphics today announced that is has achieved Gold Level Certification as part of the Caterpillar Supplier Quality Excellence Process. 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. “We are honored to be recognized by Caterpillar,” said ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 06, 2018
    99.9 WWCT presents The Decemberists with special guest Tennis at the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Wednesday, April 11th at 7:30pm. Tickets are $36, $46, $56, $76 and go on sale Friday, February 9th at 10:00am at the Toyota Box Office at the Peoria Civic Center, Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.  The Decemberists explore a new sound with a new producer on their inspired eighth ...read more
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    Thursday, February 01, 2018
    Rhonda Carter Adams has joined Illinois American Water’s leadership team as Supplier Diversity Program Manager. In this role, Adams will enhance the company’s relationships with diverse organizations. She will focus on broadening the utilization of minority, women and veteran suppliers, and attracting diverse candidates to the company. Adams will report to Illinois American Water President Bruce ...read more
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    Thursday, February 01, 2018
    Dry Goods specialty store is pleased to announce that it will open its eighth Illinois location in March 2018 at The Shoppes at Grand Prairie in Peoria. This move is a part of a strategic growth plan for the company, focusing on further establishing its Midwestern roots and eventually expanding its presence nationwide. This will be the twenty-eighth location for the specialty chain since its ...read more
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    Thursday, February 01, 2018
    Facet Technologies would like to congratulate Michael Gillespie, Software Analyst, on receiving the 2017 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award. Sean M. Cox, special agent in charge of the FBI Springfield Division, announced that Michael Gillespie, creator of ID Ransomware and Malwarehunters.com of Bloomington, Illinois, has been selected as the recipient of the FBI Director’s Community ...read more
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    Thursday, February 01, 2018
    Event:  “Celebrate Illinois: 200 Years in the Land of Lincoln” bicentennial exhibition press conference & media exhibition walkthroughDate & Time:  Fri., Feb. 2, 10 a.m.Location:  Peoria Riverfront Museum · 222 S.W. Washington St. · Peoria, Ill.  Peoria Riverfront Museum will hold a press conference and media walkthrough Feb. 2, 10 a.m., prior to the opening of a comprehensive exhibition ...read more
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    Thursday, February 01, 2018
    Peoria Public Schools life skills students have participated in Special Olympics and the district’s Courageous Pacers program for many years. This year, they added a basketball program to their athletic agenda, and the excitement is contagious! Jamieson School staff Mr. Shaquille Scott and Mr. Cobretti Smith began building what has grown to be a popular basketball program for high school life ...read more
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    Thursday, February 01, 2018
    The Peoria Fire Department would like to promotions within the command staff. Assistant Chief Ed Olehy has been named Chief effective February 1st. Chief Olehy joined the fire department in 1989. Prior to becoming the Assistant Fire Chief he served as Division Chief of Operations for four years and then spent two years as Assistant Chief. Chief Olehy has served on numerous local and state ...read more
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    Monday, January 29, 2018
    The Peoria Civic Center is thrilled to announce that Grammy Award Winning guitarist, Peter Frampton, will play the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Wednesday, March 28th at 8:00pm. Tickets start at $49.50 and go on sale Friday, February 2nd 2018 at 10:00am at the Toyota Box Office at the Peoria Civic Center, Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Peter Frampton remains one of the most ...read more
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    Monday, January 29, 2018
    The City of Peoria will hold a lottery for the available funds in the 2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Roof Program. This annual program is to assist low income homeowners unable to afford needed roof repairs. There are 20 available openings for the roof program this year. Interested applicants may come to City Hall, 419 Fulton Street, Room 300 during regular business hours from 8:00 ...read more
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    Friday, January 26, 2018
    Event:  “Celebrate Illinois: 200 Years in the Land of Lincoln” bicentennial exhibitionDate & Time:  Opens Sat., Feb. 3, 10 a.m. (runs through June 3) Location:  Peoria Riverfront Museum · 222 S.W. Washington St. · Peoria, Ill.  Media alert:Press conference & exhibition walkthrough:Fri., Feb. 2, 10 a.m. with Peoria Riverfront Museum CEO John Morris, museum curators and Illinois Bicentennial ...read more
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    Friday, January 26, 2018
    Recent warm temperatures, combined with lack of snow, have resulted in an increase of pothole filling requests in the City of Peoria. As a result, Public Works employees have been filling potholes and completing other street maintenance tasks to provide the best travel possible for our roadway users, and we are asking the public to be aware of these road projects for the safety of themselves and ...read more
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    Thursday, January 25, 2018
    The City of Peoria is seeking public input on a proposed Economic Development Incentive Policy. The City’s goal in developing the incentive policy is to leverage private investment to attract, retain, and grow Peoria businesses.  The incentive policy includes information on available economic development programs and services that support Peoria’s key industry clusters and regional workforce, ...read more
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    Thursday, January 25, 2018
    Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois has announced Susan Walker as the organization’s new Director of Retail. An Illinois State University graduate, Susan spent much of her career with Walgreens. While with the drug store corporation, she managed 5 locations and was a regional top talent acquisition lead. In addition, she was a district recruiter, placing individuals in leadership and pharmacy ...read more
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    Thursday, January 25, 2018
    Beginning on Friday, January 26, the public will be invited to vote for their favorite of six possible names for the baby giraffe born at Peoria Zoo on Sunday, January 7. Votes can be placed on the Peoria Zoo website (www.peoriazoo.org) for a $1 donation with proceeds supporting the Giraffe Conservation Fund and the care and enrichment of the baby, mother Vivian, dad Taji, and brother, Finely. ...read more
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    Thursday, January 25, 2018
    Heyl Royster is pleased to announce that 16 attorneys joined the firm in 2017. “The talent of our new attorneys is truly outstanding, and they fit in perfectly to the collegial culture at Heyl Royster,” said Managing Partner Tim Bertschy. In Peoria, five attorneys joined the firm, Syed E. Ahmad and Tony Ashenhurst joined as Of Counsel and Anne L. Mergen, Jessica R. Sarff, and Seth A. TeBeest ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 24, 2018
    The Peoria Civic Center is gearing up for a full facility on Thursday, January 25th with over 14,000 people anticipated to come through the doors. In the Convention Center and Theater, the Illinois Music Education Conference is one of the largest conventions that Peoria hosts annually. In the Arena, the Avenged Sevenfold, Breaking Benjamin and Bullet for My Valentine “The Stage World Tour” is ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 23, 2018
    Crawford, Murphy & Tilly (CMT) has added to its team a senior level urban and regional planning professional to help expand our Missouri & Illinois market capabilities. Scott Hanson, MPA, MSP, AICP brings over 15 years of local government planning and community development experience with fast-growing municipalities known for strong economies, steady growth and well-planned urban environments.  ...read more
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    Monday, January 22, 2018
    The RiverPlex is excited to offer specials through the month of January for members and non-members.  Waived Initiation FeeThrough January 31, 2018, new members may join the RivePlex without an initiation fee. This is a savings of $100 when you sign up before the end of the month!Whatever your needs are, RiverPlex memberships are competitively priced and give you the most comprehensive fitness ...read more
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