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    Friday, June 22, 2018
    Neighborhood House is so thankful for the Community Foundation of Central Illinois! We received two grant awards for our Art Program and our Critters Meals on Wheels. The Art Program has been made possible by a grant from the Fritz and Doris S. Reuling Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Illinois. The Critters Meals on Wheels Program has been made possible by a grant from the ...read more
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    Friday, June 22, 2018
    60 minutes. Can you escape? A new immersive, interactive experience is coming to Peoria! Escapetown Peoria will open its doors to escape room enthusiasts and newcomers alike July 5, 2018. An escape room is a real-life puzzle game with a series of clues and locks. Teams will attempt to solve the puzzles to advance through and eventually escape from the room, all within a 60-minute time ...read more
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    Thursday, June 21, 2018
    UnityPoint Health® Pekin Medical Mission will travel to Puerto Rico for this year’s trip in October. For the past six years, a group of approximately 35 nurses, physicians, and auxiliary volunteers travel abroad to offer medical aid to communities in need. UnityPoint Health Pekin Medical Mission raises funds for all trip expenses. Dash at Dusk 5K run on July 13, 2018 is their largest fundraising ...read more
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    Thursday, June 21, 2018
    The Well Farm at Voris Field, a new urban farm in Peoria’s First District, opens to the public with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony and community barbeque on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. A USDA NRCS-funded pilot project, The Well Farm demonstrates how urban agriculture can reduce stormwater runoff that pollutes the Illinois River, and showcases many of the community benefits that result from ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    WHEN/WHERE: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in the Le Vieux Carre′ Park (across from the State Street Post Office in Peoria).            On July 4th Le Vieux Carre′ Park and Water Street from State to Walnut Streets becomes an intimate festival area for our guests. Gates open at 5:00 pm and the festivities roll on through the evening’s fireworks display provided by the City of Peoria. Pre-purchased ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    OSF HealthCare Illinois Neurological Institute is looking for healthy volunteers to participate in a study investigating a new kind of stroke treatment. Participation could help start the process for approval of a new investigational product by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration which may help improve stroke care.Participants must:• Be 18 to 55 years old• Be in healthy condition and on no ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    Informational recruitment events slated for June 26 and 29Jobs in technical or industrial careers in our region are going unfilled due to the gap between the skills employers need and the skills potential employees have. Illinois Central College has programs that pay your tuition and/or provide a paid workforce experience. These opportunities address the need for high demand jobs resulting in a ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that 34 of our attorneys have been named to Illinois Leading Lawyers and Illinois Emerging Lawyers 2018. Leading Lawyers is a rating service of top lawyers from more than 100 practice areas who have been recommended by their peers. The annual selections are made using a multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, research, ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    Peoria City/County Health Department advises residents to take precautions during extremely high temperatures. During a heat wave, individuals who have no access to a cool environment should use cooling centers for relief from the heat. Heat related injuries such as heat exhaustion, heatstroke, and dehydration may develop with or without feelings of discomfort. Young children, particularly ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    WHO:  Central Illinois Media and general public  WHAT:  World's Largest Swim Lesson™  Join the Peoria Park District for a FREE 30 minute swim lesson!  The goal of this lesson is to set a new World Record.  You could be part of the Guinness World Record Book!  Since this event first started in 2010, each year's World's Largest Swim Lesson™ has set a new record.    For more information about ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    UnityPoint Health® is proud to announce a new addition to the Cardiovascular service line. A Comprehensive Vascular Clinic dedicated to vascular disease is now open to patients. The only vascular clinic in the area with the most inter-disciplinary approach to care, the Comprehensive Vascular Clinic provides multi-specialty care in one convenient location. The clinic provides a full spectrum of ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    Illinois American Water’s Peoria District is investing over $14 million to improve its water service distribution system. The investment includes replacing and installing over nine miles of water main across the Peoria District. A map of the proposed work can be viewed here – http://arcg.is/1SCKWL. According to Roger Goodson, senior manager of field operations and production, Illinois ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    This month, Illinois American Water will begin installing over 7,100-feet of water main to upgrade Pekin’s water distribution system. This investment of $2.3 million includes installing 16-inch water main to enhance water service, fire protection, and system hydraulics. The project will occur over two years. The 2018 water main will be installed along the following route: Sheridan Road – from ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    The Village of Peoria Heights is proud to host the Illinois Shakespeare Festival (ISF)and its Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) troupe’s performance of Double, Double on July 4 at 10 a.m. in Tower Park.Double, Double tells the story of a young Abraham Lincoln and his discovery of the joy and genius of Shakespeare’s writings, its strong impact on the President’s life and work. The play is free and ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    A demonstration of a waste grass-powered commercial heating system is scheduled for 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Wednesday July 18, at the Country Arbors Nursery, 1742 County Rd. 1400 N., Urbana, IL 61802. The open house and demonstration is for those interested in the potential for heating agricultural buildings, schools, churches and other structures with grass and other biomass fuels.For more than four ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 13, 2018
    The Peoria Police Department requests help from the public in locating missing 10 and 12 year old siblings. Dru Harvey (10) is a black male, 4’2” tall, 60 lbs, with brown eyes and black hair. Dru was last seen wearing a yellow striped shirt. Aleigha Harvey (12) is a black female, 5’ tall, 80 lbs, with brown eyes and black hair. Aleigha was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and gray ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 13, 2018
    MY NAME IS JIM MELDRUM AND I’M WITH YELLOWBLUE LED LIGHTING. YELLOWBLUE LED IS A THREE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLAR COMPANY, BASED IN THE MIDWEST, WITH OFFICES RIGHT HERE IN PEORIA AREA. HERE AT YELLOWBLUE LED, WE HELP LOCAL BUSINESSES MAKE THE CONVERSION FROM OUTDATED LIGHTING TO HIGHLY EFFICENT LED LIGHTING. WE DO THIS WITH NO MONEY DOWN, AND YOU CAN LET YOUR ENERGY SAVINGS PAY FOR YOUR LIGHTS, WHICH ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Economic
    Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    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 January 2018 Daisy Award was presented to Timothy Sphar from Germantown Hills. He works in  Cardiac Cath Services. His nomination from a patient reads: I've been through several tests, ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    UnityPoint Health® is proud to announce Will Stevens has been named Vice President of the UnityPoint Health – Methodist ǀ Proctor Foundation, effective May 21, 2018. “We are thrilled to have an experienced executive in Will Stevens to continue the important work of the UnityPoint Health – Methodist ǀ Proctor Foundation. The foundation raises critical funds that go directly to improving patient ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    Illinois Central College received a $25,000  grant from Lumina Foundation’s Fund for Racial Justice and Equity, a project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, to hire a project coordinator and trained facilitators, who will lead staff, students and community members in discussions aimed at discovering racial disparities in college policies and practices. In collaboration with Peoria Public ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    Girl Scouts of Central Illinois was recently awarded $2,500 from Ameren Illinois. This funding will be put to great use, providing outreach and STEM programming throughout 38 Central Illinois counties. Like Ameren, Girl Scouts believes in making a difference, and being a factor in the combination of resources needed to strengthen a community. Girl Scouting focuses on five skills and abilities that ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
    Monday, June 11, 2018
    CityLink will participate in the 13th Annual Dump the Pump Day on Friday, June 15. This is a national event recognized by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), and it is celebrated by transit agencies across the United States. According to the APTA June Transit Savings Report, the average annual savings is $10,160 for a person who switches his or her daily commute from driving to ...read more
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    Monday, June 11, 2018
    DEREK HOUGH: LIVE! THE TOUR  SPRING 2019 TOUR ANNOUNCED WITH EXCLUSIVE TODAY SHOW PERFORMANCETICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018Following the sold-out successes of the Move Live on Tour and Move – Beyond – Live on Tour acclaimed shows, including multiple sellouts at large prestigious venues such as Radio City Music Hall, DEREK HOUGH returns with a monumental experience for 2019 – DEREK HOUGH: ...read more
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    Monday, June 11, 2018
    A Pale Tour Named Death  Friday November 2, 2018 at  the Peoria Civic Center TheaterTickets on sale this Friday, June 15 at 10:00 amLast December, Ghost released the live double-album Ceremony And Devotion, which was recorded during their critically exalted  Popestar  tour during the summer of 2017, and features fan favorites spanning the band's entire catalogue from Opus Eponymous (2010) ...read more
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    Friday, June 08, 2018
    The Peoria Riverfront Museum announced an increase from 1,800 to 8,000 Peoria Public Schools students participating in educational field trips at the museum this past school year, as part of the museum’s curricula-based Every Student Initiative program for all Central Illinois students. Last summer museum and school staff came together to build the program that, in its first year, began with an ...read more
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    Friday, June 08, 2018
    OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The Award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific ...read more
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    Friday, June 08, 2018
    OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center nurse Justin Zobrist, RN, has won a 40 Under 40 Emerging Nurse Leader Award. The award, handed out by the Illinois Nurses Foundation, is based on a candidate’s achievement in their profession, leadership qualities, and community involvement. Zobrist has been with OSF Saint Francis since 2004 and currently serves as the supervisor in the GI Lab. He’s a ...read more
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    Friday, June 08, 2018
    Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, a Peoria Park District facility, partnered with Blue Star Families and Ameren Illinois to kick-off the summer Blue Star Museums Program. Blue Star Museums at the Peoria PlayHouse was made possible through a grant from the Ameren Cares Program, which connects Ameren Illinois to the communities it serves.  Rebecca Shulman Herz, Director of the Peoria PlayHouse ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 06, 2018
    Methodist College Interim Chancellor and President Deborah Garrison, Ph.D., introduces the following faculty promotions:Octavian Gabor, PhD to Professor of Philosophy in the Division of Arts and SciencesTheresa Schwindenhammer, PhD, RN to Professor of Nursing in the Division of Nursing and  Health ProfessionsLisa Pumfrey, MS to Assistant Professor of Biology in the Division of Arts and ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 06, 2018
    Join us for the best Riverfront Jazz & Art Festival yet! With the phenomenal Marquis Hill, PhanieRae, Nathan Taylor Band and Illinois Central Jazz Train, we will be seeing and hearing some incredible musicians this beautiful Saturday in June by the river. Additionally, a variety of artists will be featuring their work for sale once again this year.  Gates will open at 3:00pm, with the first ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 06, 2018
    Robert Holmes, executive vice president of Commerce Bancshares, Inc. announced today several leadership transitions in the Illinois market. Effective June 8, Jonathan Williams will become president of Peoria as Brent Eichelberger has been named CEO Commerce Bank Illinois. Brent and Jon will continue to office in downtown Peoria with new headquarters in the Becker building scheduled to be completed ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 05, 2018
    Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois (RMHCCI) is coming to Peoria and is excited to announce its plans to build a $7 million, 22-bedroom Ronald McDonald House (RMH) in the heart of the Peoria medical district! The new RMH will be located on the corner of Spalding Avenue and NE Monroe Street. Based on a medical feasibility study completed in the region, the new House will serve over ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 05, 2018
    Last spring the Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, captured the attention of youth globally and created discussions about suicide, mental health and bullying. After the show aired, concerns were raised by mental health advocacy groups and experts about whether the series presented risks to some viewers because of how the show addressed some of these import and complex issues. 13 Reasons Why, Season ...read more
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    Monday, June 04, 2018
    Wheels O’ Time Museum is open Wednesday-Sunday and summer holidays.  
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, June 01, 2018
    Training for the future of ambulatory care, better known as primary care, within OSF HealthCare just got a little easier with the addition of more than 3500 square feet of educational space at the Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center. The new environment is designed to replicate a medical office building, urgent care or PromptCare facility and includes eight outpatient rooms, a reception ...read more
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    Friday, June 01, 2018
    Councilman Sid Ruckriegel will introduce the 2018 Mayor’s Youth Program at a press conference on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Gateway Building, 2nd floor located at 200 NE Water Street. Andrea Klopfenstein, Public Works Stormwater Engineer and Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat, Superintendent of Peoria Public Schools are also featured speakers. The 2018 Program is a collaborative effort ...read more
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    Friday, June 01, 2018
    First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. recently announced recipients of the 2017 Chairman’s Award for Excellence. Anne Nelsen, Regional Retail Loan Processor, at the First Mid banking center in Peoria, is a recipient of this distinguished award.  The Chairman’s Award for Excellence, is First Mid’s most prestigious award and recognizes those individuals who go beyond expectations and achieve ...read more
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    Thursday, May 31, 2018
    This Saturday, June 2, 2018, the Peoria Park District will host two unique opportunities  for patrons to experience and celebrate the games of  pickleball and handball!    From 8:00am to 12 noon, Charter Oak Park will host a grand opening celebration for four pickleball courts.  Visitors can participate in a pickleball clinic where they will learn the basics of the game, enjoy refreshments, ...read more
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    Thursday, May 31, 2018
    Peoria Heights will host a free Family Movie Night featuring “Jumanji” on Saturday, June 2nd at dusk. This community event is sponsored by Richwoods Township and will include free popcorn, toys for the children, face painting and balloons. Also, Trailin’ Smoke BBQ will be serving dinner!     Come on out for Family Movie Night and see all that Peoria Height has to offer. For more information, ...read more
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    Thursday, May 31, 2018
    Peoria residents are invited to participate in the Citizen Police Academy which will be held at the Peoria Police Department from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. every Wednesday beginning June 6th through July 25th. The purpose of the academy is to provide citizens with an enhanced understanding of the Peoria Police Department through education and hands on activities. Academy presentation topics ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    Sunday, June 3 is National Cancer Survivors Day. OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center Cancer Support Services is recognizing survivors with a special celebration at George L. Luthy Memorial Botanical Garden, 2520 N. Prospect Rd. in Peoria.The event takes place from 2-4 p.m. with a butterfly release at 3 p.m. Butterflies are a symbol of renewal, joy and new beginnings. “It really signifies ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    On June 1st there will be an official groundbreaking for Peoria GreenSplash, a new splash park and educational play area. The park was made possible through a Building Better Communities grant from the American Water Charitable Foundation and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The City of Peoria applied for and received the grant in 2017. The $150,000 grant will be used to build ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that two of our attorneys have been appointed/reappointed to committees within the Illinois State Bar Association for the 2018-2019 term.    The attorneys and their appointments/reappointments are as follows:    Timothy D. Gronewoldhas been reappointed to serve as a Member of the Labor & Employment Law Section Council. He was also appointed ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    On June 5, 2018, at the Gateway Building located at 200 NE Water Street from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. the City of Peoria will host an informational open house to discuss the progress of the development of the Downtown Wayfinding Plan. Through a grant from Tri-County Regional Planning, Corbin Design was hired to provide expertise for this project. Corbin Design staff will be on hand to discuss the ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    The Peoria Police Department would like to remind the public of the curfew ordinance and hours. Peoria City Curfew Ordinance, Sec. 20-71 is as follows:12 and Under All Evenings – between 9:00 pm – 6:00 am13-16 Years Old Sunday 11:00 pm – 6:00 am Monday 11:00 pm – 6:00 am Tuesday 11:00 pm – 6:00 am Wednesday 11:00 pm – 6:00 am Thursday 11:00 pm – 6:00 am Friday 12:01am – 6:00 am Saturday ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    WHAT: Team members from UnityPoint Health® in Peoria and Pekin will be spreading a message of positivity and love by handing out flowers at the Metro Centre Farmer’s Market in Peoria and Pekin Farmer’s Market on Wednesday, May 30. UnityPoint Health employees will give each individual two flowers – one to keep and one to pass on to someone who matters to them.WHEN: Wednesday, May 30th 11:30a.m. – ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    EP!C would like to recognize and thank Mike Cheesman our VP of Community Options for 30 years of dedicated service to our organization and to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities!  
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, May 25, 2018
    GRAMMY® nominee, Dove Award winner, and Capitol recording artist, Danny Gokey is gearing up for his first-ever headline tour with this fall’s Hope Encounter. Also featuring GRAMMY® nominee Tauren Wells and breakout artist Riley Clemmons, the tour will hit 29 markets across the country, including Los Angeles, Atlanta, Seattle, Phoenix, Oklahoma City, and more. Produced by general market powerhouse ...read more
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    Friday, May 25, 2018
    The 20th Annual Soul Fest is set for August 10-August 12, 2018 on the Peoria RiverFront   The Peoria Park District and Inked Entertainment are thrilled to announce that the Friday night line-up for the 2018 River City Soul Fest has been set!  Friday night has been dubbed "Blues and Jazz Night" and will include performances by The Kinsey Report, Mississippi Heat, and Chicago R&B Kings!    The ...read more
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    Friday, May 25, 2018
    People who have suffered a stroke will benefit from new diagnostic software now being offered at OSF HealthCare hospitals in Bloomington, Peoria, and Rockford, Illinois. Recently published medical guidelines show there is an expanded window of treatment opportunity for stroke patients who could benefit from mechanical thrombectomy (physical removal of a blood clot inside an artery or vein). ...read more
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    Friday, May 25, 2018
    With temperatures expected to rise across the region, reaching into the 90s this weekend and next week, Illinois American Water is reminding customers to use water wisely. “From keeping hydrated to playing in water sprinklers, as well as running air conditioning and watering lawns, water plays an important role in warm-weather fun and responsibilities. We are proud of the service we provide and ...read more
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