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    Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    Illinois American Water is inviting 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classrooms within the Company’s service area to participate in an “Imagine a Day Without Water” art contest. Winning students will win their classroom a $100 donation. Artwork may also be featured in a future bill insert and other Illinois American Water communication pieces. This art contest is being offered in conjunction with the Value ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    UnityPoint Health® is proud to share Melanie Andrews, MD and Nancy Borum are 25 Women in Leadership Award recipients. Andrews and Borum received recognition at the 18th annual 25 Women in Leadership luncheon at the Par-A-Dice Hotel on September 6, 2018. “Dr. Andrews and Nancy’s relentless dedication to our community and improving the lives of the people we serve has truly made an impact on many ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    After a career that has spanned more than 50 years, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band will hit the road for one last time on their final tour. More dates are being added to Seger’s previously announced dates, giving fans one more opportunity to see Seger and the band live. The Travelin’ Man tour kicks off on November 21 in Grand Rapids. Tickets for the new dates in Buffalo, Cleveland, ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (CLA) is pleased to announce the following new hire to the Peoria office: Beka Schultz – Senior, Business Operations – Financial Services – Washington, IL About CliftonLarsonAllenCLA is a professional services firm delivering integrated wealth advisory, outsourcing, audit, tax, and consulting to help enhance our clients’ enterprise value and assist them in growing and ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    The City of Peoria now allows four convenient ways to pay the stormwater utility bills. Property owners now have the ability to pay online, by mail, through their bank or in person at several area walk-in locations. Online payments may be done via credit card or debit card. Online payments may be set up at https://selfservice.peoriagov.org/mss/. People wishing to pay online will need their ...read more
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    Monday, September 17, 2018
    The need for Pediatric Resource Center services has grown over the past 25 years. Over the past 25 years, the Pediatric Resource Center has provided specialized medical and social services to over 10,000 children with concerns of child physical abuse, sexual abuse or neglect. The Hope 2018 fundraising gala helps PRC ensure its clinics are staffed with special-trained providers and case ...read more
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    Monday, September 17, 2018
    Set to coincide with a highly anticipated new album release, JOHN MELLENCAMP will embark on a 2019 tour of “The John Mellencamp Show” which will feature the rock icon’s classics plus some new material. Hailed by critics and fans alike as one of music’s most authentic and crowd pleasing concert performers, Mellencamp will begin the tour February 7th in his home state of Indiana at South Bend’s ...read more
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    Monday, September 17, 2018
    Community Workshop Training Center, Inc. presented their “CWTC Pathway Awards” Tuesday evening at their annual banquet at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in East Peoria. The evening festivities paid tribute to the many people who have helped CWTC and have contributed in extraordinary ways.   This year’s awards and winners include:   Advocacy Award – Blue Ridge Community ...read more
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    Monday, September 17, 2018
    WHO: CityLink (Greater Peoria Mass Transit District) WHAT: Public Meetings WHEN/WHERE: o Monday, Sept. 24 at noon at the Peoria Public Library - Lincoln Branch (1312 W. Lincoln Ave, Peoria, IL 61605); o Wednesday, Sept. 26 at noon at the Peoria Public Library - North Branch (3001 W. Grand Parkway, Peoria, IL 61615); o Thursday, Sept. 27 at noon at the Peoria Heights Public Library (816 E ...read more
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    Monday, September 17, 2018
    UnityPoint Health® is proud to announce a new urgent care clinic is now open at UnityPoint Health – Pekin East. Pekin First Care will be open Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm and Saturday-Sunday, 9am-3pm at 3591 Griffin Avenue, Suite A, Pekin Illinois. “We’re very excited to be expanding our First Care model in Pekin. We are committed to serving the people in our community by providing outstanding health ...read more
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    Monday, September 17, 2018
    Area high school students and their parents are invited to Illinois Central College’s “College Night” on Wed., October 17, from 5:30 to 7 pm, in the ICC CougarPlex (the facility that encompasses the Lorene Ramsey Gym). “College Night” brings representatives from more than 60 colleges and universities and from a dozen different states, as well as representatives from the armed forces, to one ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 12, 2018
    People in Pekin will soon enjoy a newly renovated main lobby and Park Court Professional Building at the UnityPoint Health® - Pekin hospital campus. UnityPoint Health has launched multiple renovations for an overall $8M project set to be completed in Spring 2020. The various construction projects are the latest in a string of initiatives to improve access to primary care and specialty services, ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 11, 2018
    In a recording career that spans over four decades and 24 albums, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop and Latin to a jazz foundation solidifying his reputation as the premiere artist in contemporary jazz. Since the early ‘80s, his combination of unparalleled instrumental chops and indelible melodies has resulted in sales of more than 75 million records ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 11, 2018
    This week Alignment Peoria is excited to welcome Zac Bunchto the team as the new Public Relations and Marketing Intern.  Zac attends Midstate College and is currently studying Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. He is excited by stories that brands communicate to people through their touch points that lead to the creation of loyalty and meaningful bonds with customers. ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 11, 2018
    Heartland Bank and Trust Company announces Laura Essex has been hired as Vice President-Commercial Lending to serve local business customers in Peoria and surrounding communities. Located at the bank’s branch at 3501 W. War Memorial Drive in Peoria, Essex has experience in the financial industry with over 14 years in business banking and credit analysis. Essex earned a bachelor’s degree in ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 11, 2018
    The Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) is partnering with Illinois Central College to bring area employers and adult education students together for a Career Fair on Thursday, September 27 from 10 a.m. to noon at Arbor Hall on the Peoria Campus, located at 5407 N. University St., Peoria. This event is free and open to the public.   Adult education students will have a chance to explore ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 11, 2018
    The 19th annual Kourage Kids grief day camp is scheduled for October 6, 2018 at Camp Manitoumi. The registration deadline is September 21, 2018. This is a free camp service provided by UnityPoint Health for children ages 5 to 18 years old. Kourage Kids was founded by UnityPoint Health – Hospice as a resource for area children needing guidance on how to handle grief at the loss of a loved one. ...read more
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    Monday, September 10, 2018
    Community Workshop Training Center, Inc. is proud to announce our 2nd Annual Make A Scarecrow – Make A Difference event, 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 ...read more
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    Monday, September 10, 2018
    On Monday, September 10TH, 10:00 AM, at the Peoria Heights Village Hall (4901 North Prospect), Peoria Heights Mayor Michael Phelan, the Heights Trustees and the Heights Community, will host a News Conference to introduce Internationally known Artist/Sculptor Bruce White and his wife Poet Gail White, to Peoria Heights and Central Illinois. Nine of Bruce White’s Works are in the Peoria area:  Three ...read more
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    Monday, September 10, 2018
    The Peoria Civic Center, the Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and Peoria's Heart of Illinois Skating Club are pleased to announce the 2019 Upper Great Lakes Regional Figure Skating Championships. The competition will take place October 3-7th, 2018 at Carver Arena.  Members of the media are invited to a media event announcing the details of the event.   Where: Carver Arena (Enter ...read more
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    Monday, September 10, 2018
    Midstate College is proud to announce the commencement of the Master of Business Administration degree program. The first cohort for the program will launch at the start of the winter term, beginning November 12, 2018, and applications are now being accepted. The MBA program will be offered on-campus at night and online. The program can be completed in as little as 12 months, and the full-time ...read more
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    Monday, September 10, 2018
    The Shop Local committee will hold a press conference on Tuesday, September 25 at 10 a.m. at the Sunbeam Building located at 923 N. Sheridan Rd. in Peoraia to launch their regional “Shop Local 365” campaign which encourages each community in Central Illinois to build a vibrant and more sustainable region by shopping local 365 days a year. This campaign is the culmination of recent shop local ...read more
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    Monday, September 10, 2018
    The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria was awarded $1.8 million by the National Institutes of Health to expand a series of preclinical research studies over the next five years involving ischemic stroke. Researchers at the UICOMP campus have identified a specific blood enzyme typically not found in healthy brains but that becomes prevalent following an ischemic stroke. Called ...read more
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    Thursday, September 06, 2018
    The Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois announced today that ground-breaking of the Peoria Ronald McDonald House will begin Mon., Sept. 17, 2018. A brief ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the planned location at the corner of Spalding and Monroe in the heart of the downtown medical district. The ceremony is open to the public and will include major donor recognition as well as ...read more
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    Thursday, September 06, 2018
     Five Points Washington is proud to announce the Win Your Own Concert contest! One lucky person will win a free, private concert with the Joe Stamm Band for themselves and 100 friends, plus free Kitchen Cooked snacks. Enter to win at winaconcert.com. Sponsored by Kitchen Cooked and Krogers, the contest runs through October 19 and the concert will be on Nov. 10 at Five Points Washington. A random ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 04, 2018
    Every year, hundreds of critically ill newborns are cared for in the neonatal unit at OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois. Many of them spend days, weeks, even months receiving life-changing and lifesaving treatment.  The 12th annual Small Wonders Miracle Walk benefiting the OSF Children's Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit will be held Saturday, September 22, at EastSide Centre in ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 04, 2018
    Jump Simulation, a part of OSF Innovation and a collaboration of OSF HealthCare and the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria, has been recertified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as an outstanding center for simulation education.Open since 2013, Jump is one of the largest purpose-built simulation and health care engineering center in the world. It achieved an initial 3-year ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 04, 2018
    The following individuals successfully earned a degree from Methodist College at the conclusion of the Summer 2018 semester. In addition, Liza Barrick and Sheri Wineburner graduated Summa Cum Laude; Katie White graduated Magna Cum Laude; and Kimberly Sams and Lindsay Sotelo graduated Cum Laude.      NAME                                      CITY                            STATE             ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 04, 2018
    OSF HealthCare is looking for cancer survivors in remission for a new study designed to address the specific needs and emotional challenges of cancer survivors in remission. The study is a collaboration between OSF HealthCare Illinois Neurological Institute, Jump Simulation, and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria.All cancer survivors in remission are welcome to attend an ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 04, 2018
    A ribbon cutting and community celebration for Peoria GreenSplash is scheduled for Wednesday, September 12, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the northwest corner of the intersection of S. Griswold Street and S. Friedan Street in Peoria. This project was funded through a $150,000 Building Better Communities grant from the American Water Charitable Foundation (AWCF) and the National Recreation and ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 29, 2018
    What: The Illinois Valley Yacht & Canoe Club (IVY Club) is hosting the annual IVY Club Invitational Cardboard Boat Race benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association, Central Illinois Chapter. Handmade cardboard boats will be on display for crowd voting and then will racing to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Prizes will be awarded for the top three boats in racing ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 29, 2018
    The Common Place Family Learning Center 2018 Love in Action Reception will honor two individuals who have devoted their careers to the advancement of education for young people and adults in South Side Peoria; State Representative Jehan Gordon-Booth and Mr.  Derrick Booth.  The 2018 Love in Action Reception will be held at The Warehouse on State Street on Thursday, September 6, from 5:00 – 7:30 ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 29, 2018
    Savant Capital Management, a nationally-recognized, fee-only wealth management firm headquartered in Rockford, Illinois, with an additional location in Peoria, today announced the launch of its new Women’s Wealth Initiative, an inclusive program developed to empower more women toward achieving their life and financial goals. The mission of the Women’s Wealth Initiative is to inspire, inform, and ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 29, 2018
    Goodwill of Central Illinois and Christopher and Banks have partnered to offer coupons for donations. When you donate at any Goodwill of Central Illinois or Christopher and Banks location, between 8/30 and 10/3/18, you will receive coupons from Christopher and Banks. Donors will receive 2 coupons. One is good from 8/30– 9/9/18 and the other is valid 9/16 through 10/03/18. Coupons are available ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 28, 2018
    Midstate College is now offering a dual credit program to students from Manual Academy high school. The students are studying for a Medical Billing and Coding Diploma which will enable them to graduate from high school with highly marketable skills in two years. Midstate College is offering this dual credit program to eight students with full scholarships. The dual credit program was developed in ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 28, 2018
    Council Member Denis Cyr will be hosting his Coffee with Councilman from 7:00 to 8:00 am on Tuesday, September 4th at Le Peep Restaurant, 7501 N. University Street, #130, Peoria, IL  61614.  Please come meet with Peoria Council Member Denis Cyr and discuss issues that primarily impact the 5th district residents.  The community is welcome to attend to discuss issues that impact their home, ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 28, 2018
    UnityPoint Health® Surgical Technologists traveled to Montemorelos, Mexico with Christian Ophthalmic Surgery Network (CHOSEN). With assistance from surgical technologists, the CHOSEN surgical mission completed 490 cataract surgeries, 150 retinal surgeries, and 19 oculoplastic surgeries. “I’m so proud of my team’s eagerness to serve others. Their dedication and passion for our patients inspired ...read more
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    Monday, August 27, 2018
    A blessing and ribbon cutting for the new Almost Home Kids at OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois home in Peoria was held Friday, August 24. Almost Home Kids (AHK) at OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois will bridge the gap between hospital and home by providing important community-based transitional care in a home-like setting to children from newborns to 22-years old with ...read more
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    Monday, August 27, 2018
    In observance of the Labor Day holiday, CityLink will not provide service on Monday, September 3. The CityLink Transit Center, located at 407 SW Adams, and the Administrative offices, located at 2105 NE Jefferson, will both be closed for the holiday. On Sunday, September 2, the last lineup departs from the Transit Center at 7:30 p.m., and then all buses will return to the garage after reaching ...read more
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    Monday, August 27, 2018
    The IVY Club will host the IVY Club Invitational Cardboard Boat Race on Monday September 3, 2018 3 at 2:00 p.m. to benefit the Alzheimer's Association, Central Illinois Chapter. Boat presentation and voting will occur from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.   More than 25 boat and yacht clubs along the Illinois River are invited to test their cardboard boat building skills and fight for bragging rights for ...read more
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    Monday, August 27, 2018
    Junior Achievement of Central Illinois is pleased to announce it has received a $8,000 contribution from Ameren Illinois through the Ameren Cares program.  This generous gift will fund 10 classes in public schools in Peoria and Springfield, impacting approximately 275 students with financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship education.  Ameren’s investment defrays costs including ...read more
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    Monday, August 27, 2018
    UnityPoint Health is standing out as an organization boldly committed to tackling the biggest challenges in health care. Leading information and technology service firm, Optum, awarded UnityPoint Health a winner in the 2018 Inspiration in Health Care Awards, specifically in health care delivery. “UnityPoint Health is developing new and innovative ways to coordinate care for patients,” Sue ...read more
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    Friday, August 24, 2018
    Community Workshop Training Center, Inc. presents its annual “CWTC Pathway Awards Dinner,” Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center in East Peoria.   “Sports" is the theme of this year’s event and attendees are invited to "sport" their favorite athletic team apparel or team colors. We will be honoring our "MVP's" (the consumers), that have made extraordinary ...read more
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    Thursday, August 23, 2018
    OSF HealthCare and a group of the nation’s leading health systems are joining forces to identify, develop and scale financially sustainable solutions that improve health care for underserved individuals and families in their communities. The Medicaid Transformation Project is a national effort to transform health care and related social needs for the nearly 75 million Americans who rely on ...read more
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    Thursday, August 23, 2018
    It is with great sorrow that RLI announces the passing of its founder, Gerald D. Stephens, on August 20, 2018 in Peoria. He was 86. “All of us at RLI are deeply saddened by the loss of our founder and friend,” said RLI Corp. Chairman & CEO Jonathan E. Michael. “Jerry was a visionary leader whose passion for the specialty insurance business was inspirational to the thousands of employees, ...read more
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    Thursday, August 23, 2018
    In every trade agreement, there are winners and losers.  In today’s trade climate, both agriculture and manufacturing are bracing for potential challenges, and the current battle of tariffs and counter-tariffs is not allaying any concerns for either sector.   “NAFTA: Past. Present. Future?” features a panel of experts from agriculture, the Chambers of Commerce, and the International Trade Center ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 21, 2018
    Millions of women in the U.S. and worldwide suffer from some form of pelvic floor dysfunction such as urinary incontinence. OSF Ventures is recognizing this epidemic with its latest investment in Renovia Inc.  Renovia is a Boston-based company dedicated to discovering and delivering first-line digital therapeutic and diagnostic devices to help women overcome these issues without undergoing a ...read more
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    Monday, August 20, 2018
    The Peoria Park District is excited to welcome Christian Naven as the new Director of the Dance Department!  Christian fell in love with dance as a young child and has not stopped since.  She attended Illinois State University where she majored in dance and theater.  She has been coaching for more than 25 years and has coached teams with ISU, Bradley, the Philadelphia 76ers, and with a few Peoria ...read more
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    Monday, August 20, 2018
    Ten Heyl Royster attorneys are listed in the 25th edition of Best Lawyers in America 2019. In the latest edition of this highly regarded, national publication, six partners from the firms Peoria office were again named as Best Lawyers. They are: Tim Bertschy for Commercial Litigation (since 2010); Roger Clayton for Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants (since 2014); Steve Heine for Railroad Law ...read more
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    Monday, August 20, 2018
    The City of Peoria has announced the hiring of the Assistant City Manager and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. Debra O’Fallon has been selected to fill the position of Assistant City Manager, a position left vacant since January when Chris Setti took theposition of CEO of the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council. Ms. O’Fallon most recently resided in Seattle, Washington where she ...read more
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    Monday, August 20, 2018
    Beatles tribute band The Fab Four to perform on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at the Peoria Civic Center located at 201 SW Jefferson Avenue., Peoria, IL 61602. This show is all ages and begins at 8:00PM with doors opening at 7:00PM.   Tickets are $35.00, $45.00, & $55.00 and all price levels will increase by $5.00 on the day of the show. Tickets go on sale Monday, August 27th, 2018 at 10:00AM and ...read more
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    Monday, August 20, 2018
    Phillips Investments, LLC is proud to announce the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Villas of Holly Brook Assisted Living and Reflections Memory Care community.  Join the celebration Wednesday, August 23rd at 5103 West Dirksen Parkway, Peoria, IL. Everyone is invited to share in the festivities and learn about the Bellevue project.Morton Community Bank is financing this assisted living project. It ...read more
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    Monday, August 20, 2018
    Today, AbbVie, a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, announced a donation of $100 million to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). This donation, the largest single gift in RMHC’s history, will be used to build family-centered spaces and more than 600 new guest sleeping rooms at 32 Ronald McDonald Houses the United States. The Peoria Ronald McDonald House was selected as one of the ...read more
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    Monday, August 20, 2018
    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8th PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER Peoria, IL Hailed as one of the "most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era" by former President Bill Clinton, the legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago, came in at #4, the highest charting American band in the chart’s history, in Billboard Magazine's recent Top Bands And Duos. And Chicago is the first ...read more
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