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Monday, May 14, 2018
CityLink is offering free rides to passengers traveling with a bicycle on fixed route buses during Bike to Work Week starting on May 14, 2018 through May 18, 2018.  May is National Bike Month, and the week of May 14-18 is dedicated to the promotion of biking to work instead of driving. This free ride offer during Bike to Work Week is in conjunction with CityLink’s continued support of the local ...read more
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Monday, May 14, 2018
A $25,000 grant from Ameren Illinois will help ensure that more area youth can participate in Dream Center Peoria after school programs. The funds were utilized by Dream Center to purchase a bus to transport additional young people to and from the facility in downtown Peoria. "We have a saying at the Dream Center: 'find a need and fill it'", said Andy King, Executive Director of Dream Center ...read more
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Monday, May 14, 2018
Are you seeking business solutions?  The Illinois Small Business Development Center is accepting applications for the Fall 2018 semester for anyone wanting to participate in the Senior Consulting Project program. Our student-run, faculty-led program has provided organizations with customer solutions for a variety of business needs:      - marketing strategy    - feasibility study    - ...read more
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Monday, January 29, 2018
Cindy Byrd, founder and owner of Image Potential Training and Consulting, and Melissa Smith, founder and owner of Cadence22 Business Coaching, co-hosts of the new Business Minds talk show, are excited to announce their theme and topics for February.  February’s theme, “Infusing Heart into Your Business,” coincides with it being Heart Month, specifically Heart Health month, and they will ...read more
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Friday, December 15, 2017
Each year, the City of Peoria recognizes neighborhood leaders through the Neighborhood Awards Program. James Bryson was nominated and selected to receive the 2017 Pride in Peoria Award.  This is awarded to individuals, groups, or organizations that have made a significant contribution to improve the City of Peoria.  He was nominated for his work in partnering and collaborating with many non-profit ...read more
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
On Friday, November 17, the fourth annual “Day of Stuffing” will be held at the Kroger store located at 801 W. Lake Ave. in Peoria. Part of the Stuff-A-Bus food drive, this event is held to encourage donations for the 30th annual campaign that benefits the food pantry at the Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service. The pubic is asked to bring donations, or purchase items at Kroger, and place ...read more
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Monday, October 16, 2017
Savant Capital Management, a nationally-recognized fee-only wealth management firm headquartered in Rockford, IL, with 11 additional offices in three states, including Peoria, has been recognized by Barron’s as one of the top independent advisory firms in the nation and by Forbes, naming the firm’s CEO as one of America’s top wealth advisors.Barron’s, an American weekly newspaper that reports on ...read more
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Monday, October 16, 2017
The Caterpillar Foundation has awarded Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois a workforce development grant for the Peoria Metro Region. “This grant is about putting people to work through the skills and training needed to find and maintain quality employment,” said Don Johnson, Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois’ President and CEO. “Through this funding we will be able to hire an ...read more
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Monday, October 16, 2017
ICC will kick off its annual Student Sustainability Presentation Contest with keynote speaker Christine Nannicelli, senior campaign representative for Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign in Illinois, who will discuss “Igniting a Just Transition to Clean Energy.” Her  presentation and the student contest will be held Thurs., Oct. 26 from 2 to 4 pm in the Lecture Recital Hall on the East Peoria ...read more
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Monday, October 09, 2017
Illinois Central College will host approximately 200 high school students for its 43rd Annual Power Show. Cars, trucks, heavy equipment, and race vehicles will be on display. Participants will have the chance to hear about career opportunities in the automotive industry. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 10 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM. At 10 AM, students will participate in automotive ...read more
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Monday, October 09, 2017
Illinois Central College Adult Community Programs will offer a new, noncredit class, “English for Everyday Life,” Tuesdays and Thursdays October 24 through December 5, from 10 am to noon at Hickory Hall 105 on the ICC Peoria Campus, 5407 N. University St., Peoria. The class is geared toward non-native English speakers and is taught by Sally Plattner. Course objectives include: practicing ...read more
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Monday, October 02, 2017
In March of 1957, Melvin Getz started Getz Fire Equipment to satisfy the needs of his customers with the highest quality service and products.  Sixty years later, the same family dedication exists.   Melvin began part-time by selling Red Comet fire extinguishers door-to-door to local farmers in the Eureka area of Central Illinois.  After a few months, Melvin decided to leave his full time job of ...read more
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Monday, October 02, 2017
Illinois Central College will host Campus Visit Days from 9:30 am to noon on Fridays this fall to give potential students information on various program options and the chance to see the College up close and personal. ICC will feature the following programs on these dates:Agriculture/Horticulture: October 27, East Peoria Campus, Agricultural & Industrial Technologies Building, Room ...read more
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Monday, October 02, 2017
Due to a scheduling issue, the October 14 Illinois Central College Guest Artists Series event featuring Rumours: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show has been rescheduled for Friday, January 19 at 7:30 pm in the ICC Performing Arts Center, located on the East Peoria Campus. Tickets sold for the original date will be honored at the January 19 event. Patrons who bought tickets but who cannot ...read more
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Monday, September 18, 2017
Ameren Illinois has recognized OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center and other OSF HealthCare facilities for their energy reduction efforts over the past nine years by presenting them with the Ameren Illinois Energy Saving Projects Excellence and Environmental Award. The projects have lowered electric and natural gas usage, reducing OSF HealthCare’s carbon footprint, resulting in a positive ...read more
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Monday, September 18, 2017
Patrick Taphorn, CIC, CSRM, president of The Unland Companies, recently completed the Certified Insurance Counselors Program, earning his certification for 20 years in a row. The CIC certification assures agents have the most current information in an ever-changing insurance industry. CIC certified agents are trained not only in the most important industry standards like licensing, state and ...read more
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Monday, September 18, 2017
The Center for Prevention of Abuse recently welcomed back Safe from the Start, a program that provides services for young children ages 0-5 years old who have been exposed to violence at home or in the community. The Center received a one-year grant from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority for $121,500.   Safe from the Start was initiated at The Center in 2001, but went on hiatus ...read more
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Monday, September 18, 2017
Inked Entertainment has just released the dates for their 2018 Tailgate N’ Tallboys Music Series. It will, again, be held downtown Peoria on the Riverfront. The series will span 6 different days with 2 festivals. June 15 – 17 will be the first festival. July 20 – 21 will be the second and Sep 15 will be the final day of the music series. Each date will have multiple big-name acts, along with many ...read more
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