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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 ...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 in ...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 ...read more
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Sunday, September 10, 2017
Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington has been honored by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) with the 2017 Pursuit of Excellence Award. Only 165 firms from around the world received this prestigious recognition, placing the Deiters team among an elite group of funeral service providers. Pursuit of Excellence Award recipients raise the bar on funeral service excellence ...read more
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Sunday, September 10, 2017
Savant Capital Management, one of the nation’s largest independent registered investment advisory firms, announced today that CEFEX, the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence, LLC, has renewed the firm’s certification to the standard described in the handbook “Prudent Practices for Investment Advisors.” This is the tenth year of certification for Savant, and it was among the ...read more
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Sunday, September 10, 2017
Goodwill of Central Illinois and Bergner’s will hold their semiannual donation drive from Wednesday, September 13 through Saturday, September 30, 2017. During the drive, every item donated to Goodwill will earn the donor a 30% off coupon from Bergner’s. Donors can earn additional coupons during Triple Coupon Days. On the opening day of the sale, September 13, donors will receive ...read more
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Sunday, September 10, 2017
Fondulac District Library announces a new exhibit from local artist James Frey as the latest installment for its ongoing Fine Arts at FDL program. His portrait and wildlife series, Art for Enjoyment, will be on display through October. His paintings, drawings, and sculptures feature lifelike portrayals of wildlife and famous people. Frey's use of bold colors and his attention to detail ...read more
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Sunday, September 10, 2017
Illinois Central College is seeking artwork created by area veterans to be displayed in ICC’s upcoming 2nd Annual Veterans’ Art Exhibit, an event celebrating the creativity of local veterans. This exhibit is open to any veteran currently residing in Central Illinois. To allow for the maximum number of participants, only one piece of artwork will be allowed per artist. All entries must ...read more
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Thursday, August 31, 2017
The U.S. Department of Education last week awarded Illinois Central College the TRiO (Turning Roadblocks into Opportunities) Upward Bound grant, which is aimed at providing support for high school students aged 13-19 to enhance their grades, encourage them to complete high school, and put them on track to pursue a college credential. The more than $1.3 million award is spread out over the ...read more
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Thursday, August 31, 2017
Illinois Central College International Education Dept. recently welcomed Mohamed Mahmoud, of Mauritania, as its Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant in Arabic for the 2017-18 academic year. He will be part of the Language Studies, Government, and Humanities Dept. Mahmoud will lead various workshops, guest lectures, and language opportunities for ICC students, employees and the local community ...read more
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Thursday, August 31, 2017
General Motors recently donated two vehicles to Illinois Central College for its automotive training program. The 2016 Chevrolet Malibus will be used to train aspiring technicians enrolled in ICC’s General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (GM ASEP). “We are proud to support training programs that prepare the next generation of automotive technicians,” said Rick ...read more
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Wheels O’ Time Museum is open on Labor Day, September 4, 2017 from noon to 5 pm. The Blue Star Program for active military personnel ends after Labor Day for this season. (Any active military personnel and up to 5 members of their family are FREE through Labor Day.) A military vehicle called the MUTT is on display along with a display of military artifacts in one area of the museum. Many ...read more
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Monday, August 28, 2017
The Center for Prevention of Abuse hosted its 29 th Annual Duck Race today at Eastside Centre where 25,000 rubber ducks raced down a giant 750-foot water slide. Attendees participated in free activities for kids including a photo booth, face painting, bounce houses, refreshments from Papa Murphy’s and Kona Ice before the race began at 2:00 p.m. The owners of the first 15 ducks to cross the ...read more
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
The Center for Prevention of Abuse is hosting the 29th Annual Duck Race, which raises funds to provide services to help all women, men, and children live free from violence and abuse in Central Illinois. The family fun event has free activities for kids, including bounce houses, face painting, a photo booth, and more. Refreshments are available for purchase from Papa Murphey's and Kona Ice. ...read more
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
September is Ford Mustang month at Wheels O’ Time Museum, 1710 W. Woodside Dr., Dunlap IL (Rt. 40 & W. Woodside Dr.). In honor of the 53 rd anniversary of Ford Mustangs, the Early Ford V8 Club has a display of vintage Mustangs from three different decades: 1966 Black Mustang coupe 1971 Red Mustang coupe 2017 new Mustang from a local dealership Wheels O’ Time Museum has 30,000 sq. ...read more
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Join Illinois Central College’s “Between the Lines” program as it explores Sinclair Lewis’ novel, It Can’t Happen Here, Can It? , on Tues., September 5 at 7 pm in the Arbor Auditorium on the Peoria Campus. In 1935, with Fascism on the rise and on the march around the world, Lewis wondered how it might come about here, too. Even eighty-some years later, this novel, ...read more
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
September is Ford Mustang month at Wheels O’ Time Museum, 1710 W. Woodside Dr., Dunlap IL (Rt. 40 & W. Woodside Dr.). In honor of the 53 rd anniversary of Ford Mustangs, the Early Ford V8 Club has a display of vintage Mustangs from three different decades. 1966 Black Mustang coupe 1971 Red Mustang coupe 2017 new Mustang from a local dealership Wheels O’ Time Museum has 30,000 ...read more
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Monday, August 21, 2017
School is back in session and Neighborhood House is providing After School Meals when Peoria School District is in session. Children 18 and younger can come to Neighborhood House and receive a free meal and participate in fun activities! Any one is welcome at our open site, beginning August 16, 2017. The After School Meals Program will run from 4:00-5:15. Dinner will be served from 4:00-4:30. We ...read more
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Thursday, August 17, 2017
Peoria Academy students' artwork will be a featured mural in the Art Park located at C.T. Gabbert Remodeling & Construction in the Warehouse District. What started as a class assignment has turned into much more for four Peoria Academy Alumni. Each year in Spanish, 8th-grade students learn about the "Mural Movement" which took place in Mexico after the Mexican Revolution. In the ...read more
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Thursday, August 17, 2017
Illinois Central College’s 37 th Annual Landscape and Garden Day offers a variety of special programs and activities specifically designed for families with young children as well as the usual favorites for local gardening enthusiasts. This year’s theme is “Reclaim, Reseed, Regrow: An Adventure in Urban Horticulture”. The free event is set for Sat., September 9, from 9 am ...read more
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Facet Technologies announces graduation of Jacob Stafford with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science from Illinois Central College. Pursuing his degree with a focus on electronics technology, Jacob learned how to work on and design a variety of electrical systems. Among other areas, he learned about wiring circuit boards, wiring houses, working on industrial motors and equipment and ...read more
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Two new exhibits open on August 23 at the Illinois Central College art galleries, located on the East Peoria Campus. An exhibit of ceramics by Matt Ziemke opens in Gallery 336B, located in the Academic Building. In addition, an exhibit of photography by Jody Brown opens in the ICC Performing Arts Center Gallery, located in the lobby of the facility. A reception for the artist is scheduled for ...read more
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Wheels O’ Time Museum, 1710 W. Woodside Dr., Dunlap Il 61525 (Rt. 40 & W. Woodside Dr.) has new exhibit in the Early V8 Ford area for August. August is Model T month in the Early Ford V8 Club area of museum. Three vehicles from the 1920’s are featured. 1926 Tin Lizzie, called the Silver Streak, has just returned from re- creating a tour in Canada that the Gypsy Coeds from ...read more
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Friday, August 11, 2017
OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center has been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2017-18 by U.S. News & World Report. OSF Saint Francis is ranked 5 th in Northwestern Illinois, and is ranked nationally for Gynecology (#47), Pediatric Urology (#29), and Neonatology (#49). Additionally, the clinical team at OSF Saint Francis is rated high performing, the highest rating possible, in four ...read more
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Thursday, August 10, 2017
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the following closures are scheduled in the vicinity of the Cedar Street Extension in East Peoria: 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11 to 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14 The right lane of northbound U.S. 24/IL 29 (Main Street) will be closed at Cedar Street. 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11 to 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14 The right lane of southbound U.S. 24/IL 29 (Main Street) ...read more
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Thursday, August 10, 2017
Jakob Loescher, a financial advisor with Savant Capital Management, a leading independent, nationally-recognized fee-only wealth management firm, has been named to Forbes’ list of America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors. The first-ever ranking features 500 millennial advisors, naming Loescher #13. Loescher has spent his entire financial services career with Savant. In 2007, he ...read more
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Wednesday, August 09, 2017
The Illinois Central College Guest Artists Series opens the 2017-2018 season with a concert by Dogs of Society, the ultimate Elton John rock tribute, on August 19 at 7:30 pm in the ICC Performing Arts Center, located on the East Peoria Campus. Driven by the stellar musicianship of the five-member band, including the spot-on vocals of “Elton Juan”--lead singer John Gore-- the all-live, ...read more
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Tuesday, August 08, 2017
OSF HealthCare and Presence Health have signed a Letter of Intent for OSF HealthCare to take ownership of Presence Covenant Medical Center in Urbana and Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville, Illinois. The two organizations are currently finalizing the agreement and will then seek all necessary regulatory and canonical approvals. The transaction is expected to close during the ...read more
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Thursday, August 03, 2017
Savant Capital Management, a nationally-recognized fee-only wealth management firm headquartered in Rockford, IL, with offices in Peoria, Chicago, Freeport, Geneva, Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Sterling, and Wilmette, IL; McLean, VA; and Madison and Park Falls, WI, has been recognized by Financial Advisor, Financial Times and InvestmentNews as one of the leading Registered Investment Advisors ...read more
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Thursday, August 03, 2017
The Center for Prevention of Abuse has received a $20,000 donation from CEFCU to help fund the continuance of Prevention Education programming in Peoria Public Schools (PPS). The gift is an annual donation to provide violence prevention education to students in grades pre-kindergarten through twelfth in Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford counties. “We are very pleased to accept this donation ...read more
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Thursday, August 03, 2017
Illinois Central College is offering an expedited way for potential students to get through the steps of enrolling all in one day with its new QuickStart program on Saturday, August 5 from 9 am to 1 pm on the ICC East Peoria Campus. No appointment is necessary. Free parking is available in Lots A and B on the East Peoria Campus, as well as the Visitors Lot. During QuickStart, participants can ...read more
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Monday, July 31, 2017
Brave Launch is a business accelerator modeled off of the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps accelerator program and Steve Blank’s Lean LaunchPad. The foundation of the program is evidence-based entrepreneurship and agile development, which pushes teams out into the real world to gain insight and develop their business model through customer discovery. A seven week intensive ...read more
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Monday, July 31, 2017
Board games are now available for checkout at Fondulac District Library. The library’s collection of board games includes more than 70 popular and unique titles, including, but not limited to, Forbidden Island, Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, Codenames, and Munchkin. Gaming encourages social interaction, improves learning, and entertains players. Studies show that games aid perception, ...read more
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Monday, July 31, 2017
The East Peoria Times-Courier is in search of advertisers for their 2017 Friday Night Fever Football Flyers to be published in late August or early September. Advertisers will receive 25 magents at their business or given out on their behalf. For information on rates and more, click here or call the Times-Courier at 363-4444.
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Thursday, July 27, 2017
Join us at the historic Detweiller Park for Illinois’ favorite cross country style race, Detweiller at Dark powered by Saucony! Following the tremendous success and fantastic participation since our inaugural event, ShaZam Racing is continuing to make this race bigger and better! Last July, we hosted over 1,100 runners from all across the Midwest for one spectacular night of running! What ...read more
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
When you visit any Bard Optical between August 1 and September 30, you can donate school supplies to LOCAL PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. There are over one million students in the State of Illinois living in low-income situations. By simply providing school supplies, we not only help prepare students for a successful school year, but we can also help take some of the burden off struggling parents ...read more
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
The history of an organization that gives artists with special needs performance opportunities will be brought to life through words and music on stage at Illinois Central College. The Penguin Players, a collaboration involving Illinois Central College and the Penguin Project, presents three performances of Once Upon a Penguin: A Musical History of the Penguin Project on August 4, 5 and 6 in the ...read more
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
The Center for Prevention of Abuse now offers services for victims of human trafficking in Central Illinois. Heartland Human Care Services ( HHCS ) is partnering with The Center for Prevention of Abuse through an award with the Office of Victims of Crime (OVC) to provide a comprehensive array of services for all human trafficking victims – both sex and labor – identified within the ...read more
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Thursday, July 20, 2017
The annual Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day will be Thursday, July 27, 2017. This is the 12 th annual Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day, with $1 or more from every Blizzard® Treat sold at participating locations donated to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® (CMN Hospitals), including OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois. The 2016 DQ Miracle Treat day raised $32,305 ...read more
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Thursday, July 20, 2017
Go Baby Go ride-on toy cars helping kids with disabilities become mobile. On Saturday, July 22, 2017 five children with spina bifida who receive services through OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois will be presented with modified ride-on toy cars that give them the ability to move around like never before. Go Baby Go, a national, community-based research, design and outreach ...read more
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
The 2017-2018 Illinois Central College Guest Artists Series opens August 19 with a tribute to a rock and roll icon. Dogs of Society, an Elton John tribute band, will bring audiences the spot-on sound of classic Elton John music of the 1970s. The show features all the memorable tunes heard on the original vinyl records in an all-live concert experience. The Dogs of Society show is the first of ...read more
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Fondulac District Library announces a new exhibit from local artist Daniel Botkin as the latest installment for its ongoing Fine Arts at FDL program. His mixed media series, Visions of Johanna: The Life and Lyrics of Bob Dylan, will be on display through August. Botkin’s artwork portrays bold and vibrant interpretations of Dylan’s songs, and features thoughtfully executed elements of ...read more
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Monday, July 17, 2017
Blue October is known for its shimmering melodies and heartstring pulling lyrics, boasting a powerful line-up of players and one of the most emotionally charged and magnetic front men in music today is Justin Furstenfeld. Blue October has charted eight Top 40 singles over seven albums with songs like "Into the Ocean", "Hate Me", "Calling You", "Dirt Room”, ...read more
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Thursday, July 13, 2017
Illinois Central College will offer a fall session of its course to prepare individuals for employment as a pharmacy technician. The pharmacy technician course is 12 weeks of classroom instruction, which will give students a solid foundation in the skills necessary for employment as a pharmacy technician and will prepare students for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Exam. The ...read more
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Thursday, July 13, 2017
Tailgate N’ Tallboys, Central Illinois #1 Country Music Festival, has just announced that it will sell tickets to the four remaining 2017 dates of the festival, and the presale of the 2018 festival, without ANY online service charges. The announcement was made in response to the recent personal income tax rate hike that the State of Illinois recently announced (increasing the personal ...read more
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Monday, July 10, 2017
Heyl Royster is pleased to announce that Syed E. Ahmad and Seth A. TeBeest have joined the firm’s Peoria Office. Mr. Ahmad is a former Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Peoria who represented the City at the circuit court and appellate court levels. He also previously served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Peoria County State’s Attorney’s office ...read more
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Monday, July 10, 2017
OSF HealthCare has been recognized as one of the MOST WIRED in the country, according to results from the 19 th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey, released by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum. This marks the sixth consecutive year for this achievement by the Peoria-based, 11-hospital, integrated health system owned and operated by The Sisters of the ...read more
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Friday, July 07, 2017
Chamber member, Image Potential Training and Consulting is celebrating 15 years in business this month. Founded in July 2002 by Cindy Byrd, the business provides unique, interactive learning opportunities that encourage self-awareness, reflective thinking, and mindfulness, focusing on leadership and management development, professional etiquette, personal and business branding, communication ...read more
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Thursday, June 29, 2017
Neighborhood House was awarded $7,500.00 in grant awards to incorporate an Art Program for the children in the Summer Meals Program and the Summer Camp Program. By adding the Art Program to the Summer Meals and Summer Camp Programs, we are providing art exposure and experiences to the children in our community who may not have access to programming this summer. This program will introduce art ...read more
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Heart Technologies announced the winner of their eighth annual Great HEART Give today and the lucky non-profit is Neighborhood House. Great HEART Give is a contest focused on helping non-profit organizations (501c3) with technology grants and prizes. The campaign concentrates on Peoria, Decatur, Springfield, and Bloomington area. This year’s grand prize is a $10,000 technology grant, while ...read more
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE --- June 27, 2017 Illinois Central College Offers Evening Course Options for Four Programs Beginning Fall 2017 Beginning with the fall 2017 semester, Illinois Central College will offer four degree and certificate programs designed for those who need or prefer evening classes. Each program is designed to provide students with a timeline of coursework to complete a degree or ...read more
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Monday, June 26, 2017
Heart Technologies announced the winner of their eighth annual Great HEART Give today and the lucky non-profit is Neighborhood House. Great HEART Give is a contest focused on helping non-profit organizations (501c3) with technology grants and prizes. The campaign concentrates on Peoria, Decatur, Springfield, and Bloomington area. This year’s grand prize is a $10,000 technology grant, while ...read more
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Thursday, June 22, 2017
Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois has been awarded $230,000 from the Department of Labor to provide training and reintegration services to homeless veterans in Central Illinois. Goodwill is the only downstate Illinois agency to receive funding through this grant, which will allow the non-profit agency to provide veterans with occupational skills training, as well as job search and placement ...read more
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Thursday, June 22, 2017
Who: Carol Merna, Executive Director, The Center for Prevention of Abuse Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat, Superintendent, Peoria Public Schools Daetta Jones, Ameren Illinois Division Director What: The Center for Prevention of Abuse will hold a press conference to accept a generous donation from Ameren Illinois to benefit The Center’s Prevention Education services. Volunteers from Ameren will ...read more
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Thursday, June 22, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Stacy Campbell | Community Relations Coordinator | (309) 655-2321 (Peoria, IL / June 22, 2017) – The Illinois Department of Public Health and Illinois Emergency Medical Services for Children have awarded Stefani Clarke, RN, BSN, the 2017 Ron W. Lee Award for Clinical Excellence in Pediatric Care. The statewide award is given in memory of Dr. Ron W. Lee, who ...read more
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The Heart of Illinois Chorus, in residence at Illinois Central College, presents three free “girls’ night out” vocal lessons July 11, 18 and 25, from 7 to 9:30 pm in the ICC Performing Arts Center, located on the East Peoria Campus. Area females who are interested in singing and learning more about the four-part barbershop style of harmony are invited to participate. Advance ...read more
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Illinois Central College will hold several informational sessions for its Highway Construction Careers Training Program, with program applications and TABE testing available at each session. There is no registration or fees required for the informational and testing sessions. The Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP) at Illinois Central College is a grant-funded program sponsored ...read more
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The Friends of Fondulac District Library host their annual BIG Book Sale June 29 through July 1, 2017, at Fondulac District Library on 400 Richland Street in East Peoria. Hardback and paperback books, as well as other media for all ages, will be sold at reasonable prices. A Preview Night for members will be held Thursday, June 29, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Anyone can attend the Preview Night by ...read more
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Monday, June 19, 2017
In action today, the Illinois Central College Board of Trustees unanimously approved Dr. Emmanuel Awuah to become the next vice president of academic affairs. He is scheduled to begin his new role July 10. Dr. Awuah joins ICC after serving as the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at the College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Ill., since 2013. He replaces Dr. Lisa Stich, who has served in an ...read more
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Thursday, June 15, 2017
Registration for Illinois Central College’s popular College for Kids program for the July session is available through July 7. The summer program primarily features classes for students entering fourth through ninth grades. The second session of the program runs Monday ─ Thursday, July 10-20. ICC also offers off-site Friday Fun Trips from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm on each Friday of College ...read more
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Thursday, June 15, 2017
The Illinois Central College Performing Arts Center will present the classic movie The Wizard of Oz on Fri., June 23 at 6:30 pm. Tickets cost $2 per person. Admission is free for children 2 years of age or younger. Selected concessions will be available for purchase at the event. The event will be the first of three summer family movie nights offered. Disney’s Dumbo will be shown July 21, ...read more
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Cullinan Properties announces that the Levee District continues to grow with the addition of a new multi-tenant building currently under construction between Panda Express and McDonalds at 4015 Spinder Drive in East Peoria, IL. This multi-tenant building will be home to T-Mobile, beginning this fall, with additional tenants to be announced in the near future. T-Mobile has developed a unique ...read more
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
CEFCU announces the retirement of Sue Yoder-Portscheller. Portscheller has been an employee of CEFCU for 37 years. She started as a part-time teller and worked her way to Vice President of Marketing in 1995. During her time with CEFCU, Portscheller directed marketing, established a market research function, shaped and directed CEFCU’s community relations giving, and spearheaded scholarship ...read more
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Illinois Central College is offering an expedited way for potential students to get through the steps of enrolling all in one day with its new QuickStart program now through August 8 (excluding July 4) from noon to 8 pm on the ICC East Peoria Campus. No appointment is necessary. Free parking is available in Lots A and B on the East Peoria Campus, as well as the Visitors Lot. During QuickStart ...read more
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Monday, June 12, 2017
Beginning with the fall 2017 semester, Illinois Central College will offer four degree and certificate programs designed for those who need or prefer evening classes. Each program is designed to provide students with a timeline of coursework to complete a degree or certificate by attending evening classes one or two times a week, all on the same campus. Enrollment is now available for the fall ...read more
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Thursday, June 08, 2017
The Center for Prevention of Abuse kicks off fundraising for its 29 th Annual Duck Race tonight, Thursday, June 8, at Kelleher’s Irish Pub & Eatery on Water Street with buy one, get one free ducks beginning at 7 p.m. Kelleher’s will close down a block of Water Street for the duration of the outdoor event. There will be an appearance and photo opportunity with the Duck Race mascot, ...read more
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Monday, June 05, 2017
WHO: The Center for Prevention of Abuse INTERVIEWS: Carol Merna, Executive Director, The Center for Prevention of Abuse WHAT: The Center for Prevention of Abuse will host a kickoff party to mark the beginning of duck sales for annual fundraising event, the Duck Race, which raises funds to provide services to help women, men, and children live free from violence and abuse. Kelleher’s will ...read more
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Monday, June 05, 2017
Healing With Words is partnering with The Center for Prevention of Abuse in Peoria, Illinois, Thistle Farms, and local radio station, WZPW 92.3 FM “After touring The Center for Prevention of Abuse, I couldn’t help but think of those who’d walked the halls before me. The fact that such a facility needs to exist is chilling. Hence why, myself and three other fantastic volunteers ...read more
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Fondulac District Library celebrates the commencement of “Reading by Design,” its 2017 summer reading program, with a free event on Saturday, June 3. “Steam Day” is a free, all-ages community event that takes place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Fondulac District Library. Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math with demonstrations and hands on activities. The ...read more
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Neighborhood House provides free meals to children during the summer. Summer Meals will be held at the following locations: Neighborhood House Start Date: May 30-August 11, 2017 1020 S Matthew Time: 12:00-1:00 Peoria, IL 61605 Activities to follow 1:00-2:00 Open Site Sunnyland ...read more
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Friday, May 26, 2017
Illinois Central College installed today on its Peoria Campus the Sculpture Walk piece “Prairie Walker,” a gift from John and Sharon Amdall, of Washington, Ill. The 1200 lb., 12 ft. by 10 ft. by 6 ft. sculpture made of Cor-Ten steel was created by artist James Johnson, of Charleston, Ill., in 2011. Johnson is Emeritus Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities and Emeritus Professor ...read more
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Friday, May 26, 2017
Becker’s Hospital Review has released the 2017 edition of its list of 150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know, featuring financial leaders from the country’s prominent for- and nonprofit hospitals and health systems. Included in the top 150 is Michael Allen, OSF HealthCare’s Chief Financial Officer. Allen has more than 25 years of business and the health care experience, ...read more
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing awarded the following degrees during its May 2017 graduation ceremony: Seven Doctor of Nursing Practice; 28 Master of Science in Nursing; 87 Bachelor of Science in Nursing; and two Post Graduate certificates. DNP graduates (listed by hometown): Decatur: Susan Kiefer-Griffin Marion: Linda Christine Sharpless Peoria: Nancy Ruth Bailey; Ronald Lombard ...read more
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Monday, May 22, 2017
After 68 years of family fun, Wee Tee Golf Center is closing. The site will become Almost Home Kids, an affiliate of OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois . Almost Home Kids will bridge the gap between hospital and home by providing important community-based transitional care in a home-like setting to children with complicated health needs, training for their families, and ...read more
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Monday, May 22, 2017
At CEFCU’s recent Annual Meeting, the Credit Union reported outstanding achievements for 2016. At the end of the year, assets were over $5.6 billion, which is an increase of over 6% compared to 2015. And, total membership for 2016 grew by over 6,500 members. Credit Union Officers and Directors for 2017 are: Robert M. Metzinger – Chairman; Todd C. Gwillim – First Vice Chairman; ...read more
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
ICC will celebrate its 2017 Commencement on Saturday, May 20 at 9:30 a.m. at the Peoria Civic Center. Of the more than 2,100 students from the fall 2016, spring 2017 and summer 2017 semesters who qualified to receive degrees and/or certificates, more than 300 are expected to participate in the ceremony. The ceremony can be watched live via web streaming beginning at 9:30 am at ...read more
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Audience members are invited to “be our guest” when Central Illinois Ballet (CIB), in residence at Illinois Central College, presents its world premiere performance of Beauty and the Beast Sat., May 27 at 2 pm in the ICC Performing Arts Center, located on the East Peoria Campus. Based on the classic Disney fairy tale, the show will transport audiences to an enchanted castle full of ...read more
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
CEFCU is pleased to announce that members now have the ability to access Android Pay at hundreds of thousands of stores by using their smartphones with Android 4.4 KitKat and above. Any CEFCU Debit Mastercard or Credit Mastercard, may be used with Android Pay. Android Pay is simple to set up and easy to use. Simply add your CEFCU Debit Mastercard or Credit Mastercard and make your payments ...read more
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
UnityPoint Health – Pekin will host the fifth annual Dash at Dusk 5K and Kids’ Fun Run on July 21, 2017. The event promotes community wellness and raises funds for the hospital’s annual mission trip to provide medical assistance to underserved countries. Held on the UnityPoint Health – Pekin campus at 600 South 13 th Street in Pekin, Dash at Dusk includes a 5K run, a ...read more
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Monday, May 15, 2017
Dr. David Wang has been elected Chair of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Stroke and Vascular Neurology Section. Dr. Wang is the Director of the OSF HealthCare Illinois Neurological Institute Stroke Network; Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center; Director of the Stroke Fellowship Program; and Clinical Professor of Neurology at the ...read more
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Friday, May 12, 2017
The Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing Spring baccalaureate Mass and Commencement ceremony will take place Saturday, May 20, 2017 beginning at 9 AM at the Peoria Civic Center . Degrees will be awarded to 87 students who have earned their Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing, 28 students who have earned a Master’s of Science in Nursing, two students will be awarded a Post ...read more
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Thursday, May 11, 2017
Buddy Holly didn’t make it to his scheduled performance in Peoria in 1959, but musician Johnny Rogers will give audiences a feel for his music and more. The Illinois Central College Guest Artists Series presents Rogers and his backing band with their show Buddy and Beyond: The History of Rock and Roll on May 19 at 7:30 pm in the ICC Performing Arts Center, located on the East Peoria ...read more
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Thursday, May 11, 2017
Limited openings are still available for the fall 2017 semester for the Illinois Central College Automotive Technology and General Motors-Automotive Service Educational Programs (GM ASEP). The Automotive Technology program is a two-year, ASE/NATEF certified program that prepares students to become automotive technicians at new car and truck dealerships, repair facilities, automotive machine ...read more
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Center for Prevention of Abuse Executive Director Carol Merna is pleased to announce Camille Yameen has been named The Center’s new Director of Marketing and Communications. Camille is a Bradley University graduate and has spent the previous five years building her resume in national and international communications. "Camille is the perfect fit for the marketing and communications team ...read more
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
OSF HealthCare Illinois Neurological Institute has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines ® -Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll SM Elite Plus. The award recognizes the commitment and success of ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally ...read more
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Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Fondulac District Library announces a new exhibit from local artist Tomya Wilson as the latest installment for its ongoing Fine Arts at FDL program. Her abstract oil painting series, The Art of Tomya Wilson, will be on display through mid-July. Wilson developed an interest in art as a child and attended the University of Arkansas, Bradley University, and Illinois Central College. Wilson has ...read more
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Monday, May 08, 2017
Limited openings are still available for the fall 2017 semester for select Health Careers Programs. The original deadline for registering for most Fall 2017 Health Careers programs was January 15. However, additional applications are being accepted for the following programs on a first-come, first-served basis: Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Massage ...read more
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Monday, May 08, 2017
Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois will host its annual job fair on Friday, June 2, 2017. The job fair will be held at Goodwill Commons, 2319 E. War Memorial Drive, Peoria. Job fair hours are 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. More than 30 employers are slated to attend. All employers attending will have positions open. Currently, these employers will be available: 2 Men & A Truck Aerotek Bump Boxes ...read more
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Monday, May 08, 2017
Facet Technologies announces the Certification of Completion for Dave Jacobs from the Cell Phone Repair Academy. Dave has successfully completed 32 course hours in intermediate and advanced repair training in the following modules of mobile electronic repair: General Cell Phone Structure, Software and Programming, Assembly and Disassembly Procedures, Diagnoses and Troubleshooting, Water Damage ...read more
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Monday, May 08, 2017
For the third year in a row, OSF HealthCare has been named one of the top performing health care systems in the country by Truven, an independent health care analytics research company. OSF HealthCare is ranked in the top 20 percent of large health care systems in the United States, and is one of only three in that category from Illinois. The 2017 study analyzed 109 large systems, using unbiased, ...read more
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Thursday, May 04, 2017
IT360 Announces Additions to Its Team Peoria, IL May 3, 2017 - IT360 is pleased to announce David Reynolds and Jerod Thousand have been hired as Service Desk Technicians and Jamie Skinner has been hired as a Project Manager. As Service Desk Technicians, Reynolds and Thousand will be responsible for providing first level support on service requests relating to all technology including: ...read more
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Thursday, May 04, 2017
We are pleased to continue our partner with Thirty Thirty Coffee Co. to produce this high quality coffee which is conditioned in a fresh Young Buck Bourbon Barrel. The bourbon flavor is infused into the green coffee bean while in the barrel & intensified in the roasting process to create a robust and unique flavor. This batch is made with Columbia Gran Galope beans & is now available for ...read more
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Thursday, May 04, 2017
Award Winning - Muddy Waters Whiskey This year J.K.'s Muddy Waters Whiskey received a Silver medal during the annual Washington Cup! This unique idea came from a partnership with Thirty Thirty Coffee Co. to produce high quality coffee which is conditioned in used Young Buck Bourbon barrels. This process puts the flavor of our bourbon in the coffee - so why not put the flavor of this wonderful ...read more
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Wednesday, May 03, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE --- May 3, 2017 ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLLEGE CHILDREN’S CENTER RECEIVES EXCELERATE® ILLINOIS GOLD CIRCLE OF QUALITY DESIGNATION THIRD YEAR IN A ROW Illinois Central College Children’s Center has once again received the Gold Circle of Quality designation from ExceleRate Illinois, the state's quality rating and improvement system for early learning and ...read more
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Monday, May 01, 2017
UICOMP Faculty Receives Humanism Award for Establishing South Peoria Clinic PEORIA, Ill. [May 1, 2017] – A University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria faculty member was selected to receive the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award for establishing the C ó rdoba Health Clinic, a clinic located in South Peoria providing specialty care to patients with little or no insurance at ...read more
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Friday, April 28, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE --- April 28, 2017 NOTE TO MEDIA: THIS RELEASE ALSO CONTAINS PHOTOS. ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES SEATS NEW MEMBERS, REORGANIZES Illinois Central College Board of Trustees conducted a yearly reorganization at its April 27 regular meeting. Recently elected Carl Cannon of Peoria, Kelly Daniels of Peoria, Paula Davis of Groveland, were seated as new trustees ...read more
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Sunday, April 23, 2017
From Monday, April 24 to Friday, April 28, 2017, three priests - Fr. Tom Otto, Fr. Adam Cesarek, and Fr. Michael Pica - rode the length of the Peoria Diocese to raise awareness and spiritual support for vocations. Along the way they shared messages of encouragement with school children and parishes throughout the Diocese. This ride wasn’t a fundraiser. It was a prayer-raiser. Learn more ...read more
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE --- April 19, 2017 ICC Music Program Presents Classical Music Recital by The Estampes Trio April 24 The Illinois Central College Music Program presents a classical music recital by guest performers, The Estampes Trio, on April 24 at 10 am in Lecture/Recital Hall Room 127F, located in the Academic Building on the East Peoria Campus. The event is free and open to the public. ...read more
Categories: Member event, Press Release
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE --- April 19, 2017 NOTE TO MEDIA: THIS RELEASE ALSO CONTAINS A JPG FILE OF THE SHOW’S POSTER. Central Illinois Ballet, In-Residence at Illinois Central College, Presents “Romeo and Juliet” April 29 and 30 A timeless story of star-crossed lovers comes to the stage when Central Illinois Ballet (CIB), in residence at Illinois Central College, presents its ...read more
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Thursday, April 06, 2017
S&S Signs Lighting and Electrical would like to welcome its newest member of their team, Robert Bosley, in the new role of the Operations Manager. Robert Bosley was the owner of New Image Sign Group for the past 2 ½ years and partnered up with S&S Signs Lighting & Electrical for the rebranding of The Lube Stop signs, the WCIC “HOPE” sign and several other local high ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release
Monday, April 03, 2017
On Saturday, April 8 from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm, residents of the Richland Neighborhood in East Peoria will be partnering with a number of community and municipal organizations for a neighborhood-wide beautification and improvement day. Planned improvement projects include preparation of a community garden, yard work and lawn care for those residents who require assistance, preparation of flower ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, March 20, 2017
We are happy to announce our new address: PCM + Design Architects 2400 N. Main St., Suite G East Peoria, IL. 61611 We will moving during the week of March 20 and will be on site full time by Monday 27, 2017. We look forward to the opportunity to continue to provide quality design service to our group of local clients. Keep a look out for an open house in the new future!
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
The Peoria Area World Affairs Council and the Peoria Riverfront Museum off this Sunday’s Oscars celebration with a special screening of the Academy Award nominated documentary “The Look of Silence” on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Nominated for an Oscar in 2016, “The Look of Silence” focuses on the 1965 Indonesian genocide. Movie begins at 2:00 PM in the Giant Screen ...read more
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Illinois public high schools are now required to administered the SAT to high school juniors instead of the ACT or PARCC exams. Illinois Central College will offer a series of four, three-hour review courses to help students prepare for the SAT test, as well as informational sessions for students and their parents or guardians on this transition. All SAT Prep course sessions and the Introductory ...read more
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Monday, February 20, 2017
ShaZam Racing has announced a new running event, the Whiskeydaddle Races. This new event will feature a Boston-qualifying marathon (The Barrel), half marathon (The Bottle), marathon relay (The Bootlegger), 5K (The Shot), and kids ’ run (The Skidoo). The race weekend will be Saturday, October 7 th through Sunday, October 8 th in Peoria, IL. The 5K and Kids ’ run will take place ...read more
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Monday, February 20, 2017
Savant Capital Management, a nationally recognized fee-only wealth management firm with 12 offices in three states, announced today it has been named one of the Top 9 Best Financial Advisors in Chicago for the second consecutive year. The selection process was conducted by AdvisoryHQ and was based on a wide range of criteria including fiduciary duty, independence, transparency, level of ...read more
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Monday, February 20, 2017
Area students are invited to learn about the effects of smoking from the inside out at this interactive day of activism. ‘Kick Butts Day’ is an annual OSF Saint Francis Medical Center event that aims to empower kids in the fight against tobacco use. This year’s event will be held at Jump Simulation & Education Center on Tuesday, March 14 from 6-9 p.m. Students from fourth ...read more
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Monday, February 20, 2017
Illinois Central College’s visiting Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant from Egypt, Nahed Shata, will offer a class in conversational Arabic and Middle Eastern and Islamic Cultures with a focus on Egypt. The program will be offered Monday evenings, read Monday, March 20 through May 8, from 4:30 to 6 pm in Hickory Hall on the ICC North Campus, located at 5407 N. University St., ...read more
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Monday, February 20, 2017
High school juniors and seniors and their parents are invited to “Discover ICC” on Tuesday, March 21, from 5─7 p.m., in the ICC Cafeteria located on the East Peoria Campus. The “college fair” event offers information about the college and its programs and includes quick presentations, including a “How to Enroll” presentation at 6 p.m. Students can learn ...read more
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Monday, February 20, 2017
By all accounts, Matt Goodyear, of Morton, Ill., has a bright future ahead, full of opportunities he wouldn’t have ever imagined a few years ago. After graduating from Morton High School in 1994, Goodyear enrolled at Illinois Central College but soon ran out of motivation and dropped out. Though he worked as an over-the-road truck driver for several years, Matt knew there had to be more he ...read more
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Monday, February 20, 2017
The Illinois Central College Theatre Program presents the psychological thriller The Bone House, opening on February 24 for six performances over two weekends in the main stage theatre of the ICC Performing Arts Center, located on the East Peoria campus. The show is directed by Robin Berkley and is rated R for mature themes and language. No one under 16 years of age will be admitted. Written ...read more
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Monday, February 20, 2017
Grammy-nominated singer Angela Brown will present a master class on Fri., Feb. 24 from 3 to 5 pm in the Illinois Central College Performing Arts Center Studio Theatre, located on the East Peoria Campus. Admission to this event is free. In addition, Brown will hold a recital titled Watch and Pray on Sun., Feb. 26 at 4 pm at the First United Methodist Church, located at 116 NE Perry Avenue in ...read more
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Thursday, February 16, 2017
Area students are invited to learn about the effects of smoking from the inside out at this interactive day of activism. ‘Kick Butts Day’ is an annual OSF Saint Francis Medical Center event that aims to empower kids in the fight against tobacco use. This year’s event will be held at Jump Simulation & Education Center on Tuesday, March 14 from 6-9 p.m. Students from fourth ...read more
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Thursday, February 16, 2017
Savant Capital Management, a nationally recognized fee-only wealth management firm with 12 offices in three states, announced today it has been named one of the Top 9 Best Financial Advisors in Chicago for the second consecutive year. The selection process was conducted by AdvisoryHQ and was based on a wide range of criteria including fiduciary duty, independence, transparency, level of ...read more
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Thursday, February 16, 2017
The Illinois Central College Theatre Program presents the psychological thriller The Bone House, opening on February 26 for six performances over two weekends in the main stage theatre of the ICC Performing Arts Center, located on the East Peoria campus. The show is directed by Robin Berkley and is rated R for mature themes and language. No one under 16 years of age will be admitted. Written by ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Grammy-nominated singer Angela Brown will present a master class on Fri., Feb. 24 from 3 to 5 pm in the Illinois Central College Performing Arts Center Studio Theatre, located on the East Peoria Campus. Admission to this event is free. In addition, Brown will hold a recital titled Watch and Pray on Sun., Feb. 26 at 4 pm at the First United Methodist Church, located at 116 NE Perry Avenue in ...read more
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The Friends of Fondulac District Library announce a request for book donations, specifically paperbacks, to support our military troops. The Friends mail donated books to military bases overseas and stateside for the troops and their families through the program, Operation Paperback. The most requested books are mystery, sci-fi, biographies, and nonfiction on a variety of topics, including ...read more
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Illinois Central College Culinary Arts Program received notification this month from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) that it has achieved accreditation for its Associate in Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts Management. The Culinary Arts Institute is located in Dogwood Hall on the North Campus, at 5407 N. University St., Peoria. “The Culinary Arts Program ...read more
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
– It may be something you think about for elderly, grandmotherly types – that hunched-over look. Stooped posture is the classic appearance when osteoporosis affects the bones of the spine. But did you know about 54 million Americans have osteoporosis or low bone mass, which puts them at increased risk for osteoporosis? Studies suggest that approximately one in two women and up to one ...read more
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Join Illinois Central College’s “Between the Lines” program as professors Paul Resnick and Margot Vance, Peoria Public Library Assistant Director Roberta Koscielski, and Wayne Cannon of Commonplace explore the meaning of family in Tayari Jones’ novel Silver Sparrow . Be part of the discussion about parent and teenage relations, the meaning of family, and the great ...read more
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The Unity Point Health – Pekin Auxiliary is now accepting scholarship applications from local students enrolled in a health care professions program. Each year the Auxiliary’s scholarship committee reviews applications and awards funds based on course of study, scholarship achievements, course requirements, letters of recommendation and financial need. The committee awarded a total ...read more
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Thursday, January 26, 2017
Illinois Central College Massage Therapy clinic, located in Arbor Hall on the ICC North Campus at 5407 N. University St., Peoria, is now accepting appointments for the spring 2017 semester. The clinic is staffed by students in ICC’s Massage Therapy Program, and services are offered under the supervision of faculty and licensed massage therapists. Appointments are available now through April ...read more
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Thursday, January 19, 2017
Fondulac District Library announces a new exhibit from local artist Marina Wirtz as the latest installment for its ongoing Fine Arts at FDL program. Her oil painting series, Vivid , will be on display through the end of February. Wirtz explores her lifelong passion for art by developing and improving her oil painting techniques and style. She enjoys implementing unusual paint supplies, such as ...read more
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Thursday, January 19, 2017
Ryan Spain has been named Vice President of Economic Development for OSF HealthCare. Spain will be responsible for leading the work of OSF HealthCare to enhance economic activity within the State of Illinois and the communities and regions served by OSF HealthCare. He will lead the development and execution of strategic economic development initiatives and the management of OSF economic ...read more
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Thursday, January 19, 2017
Illinois Central College will host Campus Visit Days from 9:30 am to noon on Fridays this spring 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: Fine and Performing Arts : January 20, East Peoria Campus, Room 212C/D Graphic Design : February 3, East Peoria Campus, ...read more
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Friday, January 13, 2017
Progressive Health Systems and UnityPoint Health – Peoria Finalize Affiliation Agreement Pekin, IL (January 10, 2017) – The Boards of Directors of Progressive Health Systems and UnityPoint Health – Peoria have finalized and approved an affiliation agreement, which became effective January 1 st , 2017. The agreement brings the two systems together, allowing for enhanced ...read more
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Friday, January 13, 2017
The 14 th Annual Mark Linder Walk for the Mind raised $50,000 in September for brain cancer research at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria. About 750 people, including about 50 brain cancer survivors, participated in the September 24 event held along the Peoria Riverfront. To date, the organization has raised about $550,000 for brain cancer research since the Walk began in ...read more
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Friday, January 13, 2017
The 14 th Annual Mark Linder Walk for the Mind raised $50,000 in September for brain cancer research at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria. About 750 people, including about 50 brain cancer survivors, participated in the September 24 event held along the Peoria Riverfront. To date, the organization has raised about $550,000 for brain cancer research since the Walk began in ...read more
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Friday, January 13, 2017
Illinois Central College will have extended enrollment hours for potential and current students during “Sign-Up Saturday” on January 14 from 9 am to 2 pm at the Student Services Departments on the East Peoria Campus. Participants can apply, test, enroll, purchase books, and speak with an academic advisor and financial aid representatives. No appointment is necessary. Spring semester ...read more
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Friday, January 13, 2017
Illinois public high schools are now required to administered the SAT to high school juniors instead of the ACT or PARCC exams. Illinois Central College will offer a series of four, three-hour review courses to help students prepare for the SAT test, as well as informational sessions for students and their parents or guardians on this transition. All SAT Prep course sessions and the Introductory ...read more
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Friday, January 13, 2017
ICC Youth Programs’ Minecraft Designers course is back by popular demand. If you love the game Minecraft and have always wanted to design your own characters and buildings for your games, this class is for you. Open to students currently in grades 4 through 6, this class meets on Monday evenings beginning Feb. 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in Hickory Hall on the ICC North Campus, located at 5407 N. ...read more
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Emma Vandeveer, Vice President Marketing and Sales at South Side Trust and Savings Bank in Peoria, IL, was reappointed to the Illinois Bankers Association (IBA) 2016-2017 Communications and Marketing Committee by IBA President and CEO Linda Koch. As a member of the Committee, Vandeveer will review IBA communication vehicles such as the Illinois Banker magazine, e-newsletters and the website; ...read more
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016
The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria is pleased to announce OSF HealthCare has committed $750,000 to support UICOMP’s expansion to a four-year medical school. OSF HealthCare has a long history of partnering with the College of Medicine for student and resident education, patient care, and research. The UICOMP expansion in 2017 will bring 55 first-year medical students to ...read more
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016
The Marketing Communications team at OSF HealthCare was recently recognized for campaigns and projects during the previous year. The “Stroke. Time Is Critical. Know the Signs” campaign for the Illinois Neurological Institute received the award of Distinction in the category of Best Marketing Campaign for a Health System at the eHealthcare Leadership Awards held in November in Las ...read more
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Illinois Central College Board of Trustees has reviewed candidate applicants for the Trustee vacancy. The Board intends to appoint Doug Stewart, pending Board approval, to fill the vacancy following the death of James Polk. Polk passed away in November at the age of 77. Polk, whose term was set to expire in April 2017, served nearly 20 years on the Board. During closed session at the December ...read more
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Former Illinois Central College student, Ronda Guyton, is happy to announce that she hopes to serve the community on the Illinois Central College Board of Trustees in the upcoming April 2017 election. “ I want to work with the current board to continue to shape the mission, vision and purpose of ICC and align with the community ’ s needs, ” states Guyton, who is a public ...read more
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Illinois Central College will hold several informational sessions for its Highway Construction Careers Training Program, with program applications and TABE testing available at each session. There is no registration or fees required for the informational and testing sessions. If selected for the program, applicants will be eligible to attend classes, which will begin on February 20, 2017, and end ...read more
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Illinois Central College will offer “Express Enrollment” Monday through Wed., Jan. 9, 10 and 11 from 8 am to 4 pm, on the East Peoria Campus. Those interested in enrolling at ICC can complete the process of applying and enrolling in just one day. No appointment is necessary, and free parking is available in Lots A and B and in the Visitors Lot. Classes for the spring 2017 semester ...read more
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016
The Center for Prevention of Abuse’s Prevention Education program recently got a boost from Archer Daniels Midland Company. The $1,500 donation will go toward supporting The Center’s Prevention Education program in schools throughout Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford County. Educators teach students age appropriate lessons about important issues such as keeping their bodies safe, ...read more
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Pekin Hospital and Progressive Health Systems are pleased to announce Sue Silcox as Director of Surgical Services. Silcox brings more than 35 years of medical leadership experience to Pekin Hospital. Previously she served as Interim Director of Surgical Services for Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, VA, Director of Surgical Services for Spring View Hospital in Lebanon, KY, and Senior ...read more
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Thursday, December 01, 2016
The Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing Winter baccalaureate Mass and Commencement ceremony will take place Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 beginning at 9 AM at the Peoria Civic Center . Degrees will be awarded to 85 students who have earned their Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing, 20 students who have earned a Master’s of Science in Nursing, while one student will be awarded a ...read more
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Thursday, December 01, 2016
It is with deep regret that the employee-owners of Morton Community Bank acknowledge the loss of friend, co-worker, President and Co-CEO Jim Mamer. “I had his 30-year pin here in my drawer, ready for our ESOP celebration next week,” said Gordon Honegger, Chairman Emeritus. “Jim joined MCB in 1986 and established our Bank’s first location in East Peoria. He was appointed ...read more
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Thursday, December 01, 2016
On November 16, 2016 Canton, Illinois made national news. Unfortunately, it was due to a massive explosion, which had a major impact on Canton’s downtown and severely affected over 100 small businesses, service organizations and City services. Though the clean-up efforts have been amazing, the community is still feeling the residual effects, and will continue to do so well into the future. ...read more
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Thursday, December 01, 2016
Fondulac District Library hosts its first ever Author Fair on January 21, 2017, at 1 p.m. Local authors will discuss their books, answer questions, and sell and sign copies of their books. Paranormal author Sylvia Shults will present a keynote address, and horror author Joe Chianakas will answer questions about the publication process. Attendees are invited to enjoy an author meet and greet as ...read more
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Thursday, December 01, 2016
Fondulac District Library announces the installation of new artwork located above the library fireplace . Commissioned by the library, “ Monarch Metamorphosis ” is a ceramic relief wall sculpture created by artist Jacob Grant. Grant states that “Monarch Metamorphosis” is intended to reference the growth and transformation of the city of East Peoria, as well as the ...read more
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Thursday, December 01, 2016
Illinois Central College is encouraging potential students to stop, drop everything, and come to the college for its “Stop. Drop. Enroll.” event, where potential students can enroll in just a few hours. This free event takes place on Thursday, December 15, from 1 to 7 p.m., at Arbor Hall on the ICC North Campus, located at 5407 N. University St., Peoria and provides extended business ...read more
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Thursday, December 01, 2016
Illinois Central College Board of Trustees, in action during closed session at last night’s meeting, determined the process it will follow to fill the seat formerly held by James K. Polk. Polk, who died on Nov. 8 at age 77, was appointed to the Board in 1997 and was elected in his own right to the position in 1999. He continued in this role until his death. His current term would have ...read more
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Thursday, December 01, 2016
Congratulations Rosemary Heuermann, RN, Proctor Pre-Op/PACU, UnityPoint Health – Methodist | Proctor Daisy Award winner for November 2016. The Daisy Award is presented monthly to outstanding nurses. Recipients are nominated by patients or family members for providing extraordinary care and the winner is selected by his/her peers. Heuermann has been an RN for 33 years and resides in ...read more
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Friday, November 25, 2016
Illinois Central College will offer “Express Enrollment” Monday through Wednesday, December 12, 13 and 14 from 8 am to 4 pm, on the East Peoria Campus. Those interested in enrolling at ICC can complete the process of applying and enrolling in just one day. No appointment is necessary, and free parking is available in Lots A and B and in the Visitors Lot. Classes for the spring 2017 ...read more
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Thursday, November 17, 2016
Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois has announced Mike Nauth as the organization ’ s new Director of Retail. Mike started his career with Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois in 2012 as the Pekin store manager. He was later promoted to one of the organization’s district managers. Nauth attended Palm Beach State College and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1973 through 1977. ...read more
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Thursday, November 17, 2016
Congratulations Penny Maher, CCRN, CSC, October 2016 Daisy Award winner. Penny works on CVICU and has been a nurse for ten years. She is married with three children and the family resides in Roanoke. Among Penny’s kind nomination comments were these: “Penny has a heart of gold and truly loves being a nurse. Our family will never forget her initiative and her caring soul. Penny is one ...read more
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Thursday, November 17, 2016
OSF Healthcare Foundation unveiled a new interactive donor experience wall at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria during during a special blessing and unveiling Monday, November 14, 2016. Honoring those whose philanthropic gifts have helped changed the face of health care throughout the OSF Ministry, the donor experience wall showcases stories of care and compassion patients and families ...read more
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Thursday, November 17, 2016
Chicago’s legendary comedy theatre, The Second City, will appear November 26 at 7:30 pm at the Illinois Central College Performing Arts Center, located on the East Peoria Campus. The Second City's Dysfunctional Holiday Revue delivers a healthy dose of seasonal satire where neither holiday film classics, family gatherings nor Christmas carols are too sacred for a show that is the perfect ...read more
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Thursday, November 17, 2016
Beginning this spring, Illinois Central College will offer five programs which students can complete in a year or less. The “Job Ready” programs can prepare students to enter the workforce in a fast growing career field. Enrollment is now open, and classes for the Spring 2017 semester begin Tues., January 17. Students can choose from Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Computer ...read more
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Monday, November 14, 2016
ICC Culinary Arts Program Open House --- Tues., Nov. 15 through Thurs., Nov. 17 9 am to noon --- Dogwood Hall ICC North Campus Illinois Central College Culinary Arts Program will host an Open House for high school students on Tuesday, Nov. 15 through Thursday, Nov. 17, 9 am to noon. Students will receive a food passport to sample 10 different tasting stations staffed by current Culinary Arts ...read more
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Thursday, November 10, 2016
Illinois Central College mourns the death of Board of Trustees member James K. Polk, 77, who passed away on Tues., Nov. 8. Polk was appointed to the Board in 1997 and was elected in his own right to the position in 1999. He continued in this role until his death. “The ICC family is deeply saddened at the passing of our Mr. Polk, and we extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and ...read more
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Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Local technology leader Facet Technologies announces the addition of Joe Lahart to their business solutions team. Joe looks to assist in bringing new clients peace of mind with technology solutions custom fit to each company’s needs. He brings with him ten years of experience in the insurance industry as well as a professional background in marketing, and is enthusiastic to bring his ...read more
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Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Fondulac District Library joins more than a thousand libraries around the world on November 19, 2016, from 12 to 4 p.m., for the ninth annual celebration of gaming in libraries – International Games Day @ Your Library. Like so many other libraries across the country and around the world, Fondulac District Library will offer special gaming programs and events suitable for the whole family. ...read more
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Thursday, November 03, 2016
Join Illinois Central College’s “Between the Lines” program as it explores two American postmodern writers, bell hooks and Edwidge Danicat, and their writings on identity and feminism. “Two Women Writers Speak” is set for Mon., Dec. 5 at 2:30 pm in Room 212C/D on the ICC East Peoria Campus. English, Humanities, and Language Studies Professor Edwina Jordan and Adjunct ...read more
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Thursday, November 03, 2016
(Peoria, IL / Nov. 2, 2016) - A variety of handmade items and homemade baked goods will be available at the annual Motherhouse bazaar sponsored by The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis. When: Friday, November 18, 2016 9 AM - 5 PM Saturday, November 19, 2016 9 AM - 2 PM Where: The Motherhouse 1175 St. Francis Lane, East Peoria (Access road #14 off of Route 116) Among the items to be ...read more
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Thursday, November 03, 2016
Michelle Carrothers, CPA, Vice President, Strategic Reimbursement for OSF HealthCare has been chosen as one of the 2016 Women to Watch Award recipients by the Illinois CPA Society. Carrothers is one of five women selected by the Illinois CPA Society’s Women's Executive Committee and the American Institute of CPAs Women's Initiatives Executive Committee for the honor. The women are ...read more
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Thursday, November 03, 2016
New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades , which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S., have been announced by The Leapfrog Group , a national patient safety watchdog. OSF Saint Francis Medical Center was one of 658 hospitals to receive a “B”, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United ...read more
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Thursday, November 03, 2016
If you’re looking for something to do with the kids, what better way to spend some quality family time than by helping make someone feel better? OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Illinois are holding a community card making session for its Cards That Care program. Cards That Care provides cards to patients throughout the year. We are inviting community ...read more
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Thursday, November 03, 2016
(EAST PEORIA, IL – Oct. 31, 2016) The City of East Peoria has been selected by Ameren Illinois as a 2016 Progressive City for its success in implementing forward-looking initiatives to better the quality of life for its residents and businesses. In recognition of the award, Ameren Illinois is providing the city with a $2,500 grant towards a community-related project and road signs that ...read more
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Thursday, November 03, 2016
Peoria, IL (November 2, 2016) – Savant Capital Management , a nationally-recognized fee-only wealth management firm, has once again been recognized with two certifications by the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence ® (CEFEX ® ). This is the ninth consecutive year Savant has had its certifications renewed. This comes after Savant’s recognition of the Service Provider ...read more
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Tuesday, November 01, 2016
UnityPoint Health – Methodist | Proctor is pleased to announce the association of Jolyne Kaar, MD, to UnityPoint Clinic - Family Medicine – Peoria located at 815 Main St., Suite A, Peoria. Dr. Kaar is board certified in Family Medicine. She is a graduate of Bradley University, and received her Doctor of Medicine at Rush University, Chicago. Dr. Kaar completed her fellowship in ...read more
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Monday, October 31, 2016
Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois has announced Lori Johnson as the organization ’ s new Director of Program Services. Johnson comes to Goodwill from OSF Healthcare Systems where she served as e-health Project Director. Prior to that Johnson was the Chief Information Officer for Pearl Companies. She holds an under graduate degree from Illinois State University and an MBA from Bradley ...read more
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Monday, October 31, 2016
The Pekin Hospital League will host its annual Holiday Splendor Gift Show on November 4 th and 5 th in the lobby of Pekin Hospital, 600 South 13 th Street. Friday’s event will run from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday’s event will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds from the two-day event will benefit the Pekin Hospital Foundation. The Holiday Gift Show features handmade items, floral ...read more
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Sunday, October 30, 2016
UnityPoint Health – Methodist | Proctor is pleased to announce that Holly Stoner, RN, has been selected as the 2016 Preceptor of the Year Award recipient. Holly works as a preceptor and lead nurse on 8 Crescent and has been with UnityPoint Health – Methodist since 2011. Preceptors play a critical role in nursing education and mentoring. Holly has consistently demonstrated a commitment ...read more
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Sunday, October 30, 2016
Illinois Central College Criminal Justice Program will host a Town Hall Community Conversation on “Race, Inequality, & Policing” on Thurs., Nov. 3 from 6 to 8 pm at Manual Academy High School Auditorium, located at 811 S. Griswold St., Peoria. The free event is part of the Arts & Communications Dept.’s annual Lecture & Art Series and is open to the public. “The ...read more
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Sunday, October 30, 2016
- The Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing will hold its Fall Open House on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 9 AM – Noon at the college, 511 NE Greenleaf St . , adjacent to the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center campus. Tours of the campus and the state-of-the-art Learning Resource Center will be available along with information about the curriculum for the various nursing ...read more
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Sunday, October 30, 2016
Illinois Central College will offer an Emergency Medical Responder (formerly First Responder) EMS 112 course this spring at its Pekin Campus, located at Riverway Business Park, 225 Hanna Dr., Pekin. Students in the Emergency Medical Responder class will learn how to meet the emergency care training needs of police officers, firefighters, industrial health personnel, and teachers responding to an ...read more
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Sunday, October 30, 2016
Children’s Hospital of Illinois is pleased to announce the guest speaker for their 4 th Annual Richard Knepp Endowed Lectureship. It’s Dr. Stuart Berger, Executive Director of the Willis J. Potts Heart Center at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Berger will speak next Thursday, November 3 at 8:00 a.m. at Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center, 1306 N. Berkeley ...read more
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Monday, October 24, 2016
(October 22, 2016) – ProHealth Medical Group is hosting an Open House for members of the community to meet Dr. Arie Shaw, the first physician for the newly formed ProHealth OB/GYN medical practice, and Certified Nurse Midwife Susan Lock. The free event will take place November 1 st from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Pekin Hospital, Medical Office Suite D. Refreshments will be served, and tours of the ...read more
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Monday, October 24, 2016
Ameren Illinois will honor the City of East Peoria as a 2016 Progressive City with a $2,500 grant to be used toward a community project that will improve services or enhance the quality of life for our residents and businesses. The City will also receive road signs announcing our designation as a Progressive City. You are invited to attend the brief ceremony on Monday, October 31, at 10:00 a.m. at ...read more
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Monday, October 24, 2016
Peoria, IL / October 27, 2016) – Children’s Hospital of Illinois is pleased to announce the guest speaker for their 4 th Annual Richard Knepp Endowed Lectureship. It’s Dr. Stuart Berger, Executive Director of the Willis J. Potts Heart Center at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Berger will speak on Thursday, November 3 at 8:00 p.m. at Jump Trading Simulation & ...read more
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center has been regionally ranked number ten in northwestern Illinois by U.S. News & World Report . OSF Saint Francis has also been rated High Performing – the top ranking possible - in its treatment of eight common medical conditions: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Colon Cancer Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, ...read more
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016
The Peoria chapter of Mended Hearts will meet Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 5:30 PM at the Jump Simulation & Education Center, located on the campus of OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. The evening will feature a special presentation by Timir Baman, MD, Cardiac Electrophysiologist with HeartCare Midwest. Dr. Baman will discuss contemporary management of Atrial Fibrillation. Please ...read more
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016
The Pekin Hospital Foundation will host the 2016 Jewels & Jeans Gala on November 19 th at the Par-A-Dice Hotel in East Peoria starting at 6 p.m. The annual event is the Foundation’s largest fundraiser each year. The Jewels & Jeans Gala will include live music from West MacQueen Street Band, silent auction items, a photo booth and more. Individual tickets for the Jewels & Jeans ...read more
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Sunday, October 16, 2016
Diane Cullinan Oberhelman, Chairman of Cullinan Properties, announced today that Cullinan’s portfolio continues to expand as the company aggressively moves forward with new projects in the retail, office, medical, and multi-family sectors throughout the Midwest and Texas. With the expansion, Cullinan also announces promotions and the addition of key executives to its leadership team. ...read more
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Sunday, October 16, 2016
The Illinois Central College Guest Artists Series will feature classic songs from one of the most popular duos in music history with Scarborough Fair: A Simon & Garfunkel Experience, performed by brothers Jeb and Jock Guthrie, on October 21. The show begins at 7:30 pm in the ICC Performing Arts Center, located on the East Peoria Campus. “We’ve always been attracted to harmony ...read more
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Sunday, October 16, 2016
Pekin Hospital Director of Obstetrics (OB) and Manager of House Supervisors Darlene Hammond, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CPPS, has been recognized by the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) as a Certified Professional in Patient Safety. Hammond earned this credential in part by passing a rigorous, evidence-based examination that tests candidates on their competency in patient ...read more
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Sunday, October 16, 2016
Two new exhibits open on October 19 at the Illinois Central College art galleries, located on the East Peoria Campus. An opening reception from noon to 2 pm for all will fragment , an exhibit featuring drawings and paintings by Peoria-based artist Bethany Carlson, takes place in Gallery 336B, located in the Academic Building. In addition, a veterans’ art exhibit featuring works by military ...read more
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Congratulations to Brittany McGill, RN, September Daisy Award Winner. McGill resides in East Peoria. The Daisy Award is nursing recognition award presented monthly to a nurse nominated by patients or family members for providing extraordinary care. The winner is chosen by peers, a group of staff nurses, who read all through the nominations received throughout the month.
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Sunday, October 16, 2016
Illinois Central College will open registration for its spring minimester and spring 2017 semester on Tues., November 1. The schedule is available online at icc.edu/academics/class-schedule/ . The College also will offer “Express Enrollment” Monday through Wednesday, November 14, 15, and 16 from 8 am to 4 pm, on the East Peoria Campus. Those interested in enrolling at ICC can complete ...read more
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Sunday, October 16, 2016
Illinois Central College will host its annual Cover Crop Field Day on Thursday, November 3, from 1-3:30 pm, on the East Peoria Campus. The field day will include short presentations and plot tours for area farmers and agricultural businessmen. Presenters include Gordon Roskamp and Pete Fandel, who are all currently working with cover crop research at various locations in Central Illinois. A ...read more
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Wednesday, October 05, 2016
The Neighborhood House needs help collecting new and gently used coats and other winter wear for their 31st Annual Coat Giveaway. Coats are needed for children and adults of all sizes. Last year Neighborhood House was able to give away over 500 coats to people who couldn’t afford to buy them. Businesses, churches, schools and civic groups are encouraged to help collect coats that are in ...read more
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Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Pekin Pain Management Center and Boston Scientific are hosting a community pain management seminar entitled “Control Your Pain” on October 27 th from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Pekin Hospital (600 South 13 th Street; Pekin, Illinois). The free event will feature a special presentation from Justin Minyard, a first responder at the 9-11 Pentagon attacks who has been dealing with ...read more
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Thursday, September 22, 2016
Area high school students and their parents are invited to Illinois Central College’s “College Night” on Wednesday, October 19, from 5:30-7:30 pm, in the ICC CougarPlex (the facility which encompasses the Lorene Ramsey Gym). “College Night” brings representatives from more than 80 colleges and universities and from a dozen different states, as well as representatives ...read more
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Thursday, September 22, 2016
Calling all future coders, programmers, and designers! Students in grades 4 through 6 can join the Code Breakers class to learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on the way to becoming the next tech star! The class will meet on Monday evenings beginning October 10 through November 21 (no class on ...read more
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Thursday, September 22, 2016
(Peoria, IL / Sept. 21, 2016) – OSF HealthCare is pleased to announce Dwight Stapleton, MD, has joined the OSF family as Vice President, Medical Services for OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg, OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth, and OSF Saint Luke Medical Center in Kewanee. Prior to joining OSF, Dr. Stapleton was Chief of Cardiovascular Services, Chairman of the Department ...read more
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
(Peoria, IL / September 19, 2016) – OSF HealthCare is expanding services in Pekin by establishing a new medical facility at 3500 Court Street at East Court Village Shopping Center. OSF Center for Health – Pekin will open in early 2017 and offer primary care with same-day access to a team of providers that treat patients of all ages; provide clinical access to a variety of ...read more
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
It’s ballet…with a bite! The Central Illinois Ballet (CIB), a new in residence ensemble at Illinois Central College for 2016-2017, brings a resident professional ballet company back to Peoria with a sensational season premiere featuring two performances of Dracula: Dance on the Dark Side . Performances will feature Central Illinois Ballet professional dancers, as well as guest ...read more
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
The Pride of Peoria Barbershop Chorus, in residence at Illinois Central College, presents Roger Remembers Royce! A salute to the Peoria’s own Royce Elliott , on Sunday, October 9 at 2 pm in the ICC Performing Arts Center, located on the East Peoria Campus. Elliott, often called “America’s funniest clean comedian,” performed nationally, opening for entertainers such as ...read more
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Sunday, September 18, 2016
The building that houses Children’s Hospital of Illinois and services for OSF Saint Francis Medical Center has won a 2016 American Architecture Award from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. The Milestone Building was chosen from a list of 380 buildings, and is one of 74 to win the award. It ...read more
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Sunday, September 18, 2016
Bartons Earmark Seven-Figure Gift for Proposed Sustainability Center at ICC Funding for a future sustainability center at Illinois Central College will receive a sizable boost, thanks to a seven-figure donation from Glen and Polly Barton. In his letter to the College this summer to formalize the gift, Glen Barton said he and his wife were impressed by what they had seen and heard about the ...read more
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Thursday, September 15, 2016
The Illinois Central College Theatre Program 2016-2017 season of four shows gets underway with the comedy farce The House of Blue Leaves , which opens on September 23 for six performances in the main stage theatre of the ICC Performing Arts Center, located on the East Peoria Campus. Written by John Guare, The House of Blue Leaves takes place in 1965 on a day when the Pope visits the home borough ...read more
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Thursday, September 15, 2016
Veteran Central Illinois banker Leon Hinton has joined Morton Community Bank as Market President for Champaign-Urbana. Hinton will be based at the Lending Center the Bank has opened at 301 N. Neil Street, Suite 105, in downtown Champaign. “Leon knows the Champaign-Urbana market extremely well,” said Bob Dittmer, Group President and Chief Lending Officer of Morton Community Bank. ...read more
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Thursday, September 15, 2016
(September 12, 2016 | Peoria, Ill.) – An OSF HealthCare-offered procedure will now bring new hope to more patients, after the FDA approved Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, or TAVR, for intermediate risk patients. TAVR improves quality and quantity of life for patients with aortic stenosis and is offered in Peoria only at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Previously TAVR was only ...read more
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Thursday, September 15, 2016
Peoria, IL / Sept. 14, 2016) - Sister Judith Ann Duvall, O.S.F., Chairperson of OSF Healthcare System, has announced that Kevin Schoeplein, Chief Executive Officer of OSF Healthcare System and Vice-Chairperson for the Boards of OSF, has announced his intention to retire at the end of 2017. To facilitate a smooth transition, Bob Sehring, Chief Executive Officer, Central Region, will assume the ...read more
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Monday, September 12, 2016
Savant Capital Management , a nationally-recognized fee-only wealth management firm headquartered in Rockford, IL, has been named to Barron’s Top 20 Independent Advisory Firms list. The inaugural ranking named Savant #18. Brent Brodeski , CEO of Savant, was asked by Barron’s for his comments on the firm’s advisory practice. “The solo practitioner is well suited to ...read more
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Monday, September 12, 2016
East Peoria, Illinois – East Peoria Community High School announces the Distinguished Achievement Award. The award was established to recognize distinguished alumni, staff members, and volunteers who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in the areas of academics, lifelong learning, career/profession, leadership, service, and character. The EPCHS Distinguished Achievement Award will ...read more
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Monday, September 12, 2016
ProHealth Medical Group Welcomes New OB/GYN Physician (September 8, 2016) – ProHealth Medical Group, Pekin Hospital and Progressive Health Systems are pleased to announce Dr. Arie Shaw as the first physician for the newly formed ProHealth OB/GYN practice at 600 South 13 th Street, Suite D, in Pekin, Illinois. Dr. Shaw received her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of ...read more
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Monday, September 12, 2016
September 12, 2016 – Goodwill of Central Illinois and Bergner’s will hold their semi - annual donation drive from Wednesday, September 14 through Saturday, October 1. During the drive, every item donated to Goodwill will earn the donor a 25% off coupon from Bergner’s . Donors can earn additional coupons during Triple Coupon Days. On the opening day of the sale, September 14, ...read more
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Monday, September 12, 2016
The Center for Prevention of Abuse will receive a $20,000 grant from Verizon as part of the company’s HopeLine program, which provides support for domestic violence awareness and prevention. The Center for Prevention of Abuse plans to use the grant to continue its mission to help all people- women, men and children- live free from violence and abuse. This grant will be particularly used for ...read more
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Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Peoria, Illinois — Hope. Help. Recovery. Montana country legend Jason DeShaw is the 2014 recipient of NAMI’s (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Lionel Aldridge Champions Award. This award recognizes an individual living with a mental illness who has exhibited courage, leadership, and service on behalf of all people living with mental illness. In selecting DeShaw for this award, ...read more
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Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Join Illinois Central College’s “Between the Lines” program as English, Humanities, and Language Studies Assistant Professor Andrew Bonvicini explores the “Lost Books of Long Ago: World-Building and Authority in Fantasy Literature” on October 3 at 2:30 p.m. in Room 212C/D on the ICC East Peoria Campus. The Lost Tales of Middle Earth , the Necronomicon of Abdul ...read more
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Tuesday, September 06, 2016
36 th Annual Landscape and Garden Day “Pollinators, Plants and People – A Great Combination” --- Saturday, September 10, 2016 9 am to 3 pm --- ICC Horticulture Land Lab, East Peoria Campus Free Parking in Lot G Illinois Central College’s 36 th Annual Landscape and Garden Day offers a variety of special programs and activities specifically designed for families with young ...read more
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Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Illinois Central College’s Professional Development Institute (PDI) will host several workshops aimed at providing parents the tools they need to parent children in specific age groups. “Your Parenting Tool Kit” workshops are facilitated by Lisa Gentry, a public school teacher and private practice counselor with more than 20 years of experience working with children and families. ...read more
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Tuesday, September 06, 2016
(Peoria, IL / September 6, 2016) – OSF HealthCare has been selected as one of 100 Accountable Care Organizations to Know by Becker's Hospital Review . The listing, released today online , applauds health care organizations for their efforts to significantly improve quality of care, care management, patient satisfaction, and cost savings. OSF HealthCare created an ACO under the CMS ...read more
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Tuesday, September 06, 2016
The following individuals have recently received the Daisy Award. The recognition is presented monthly to a nurse, nominated by patients or family members, for providing extraordinary care. Congratulations to Megan Ferguson, Melissa Patterson, and Tasi Mackie, RN.
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Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Two art shows open September 21 in the Illinois Central College art galleries, located on the East Peoria Campus. An exhibition of the paintings of Lowell Levene-Sims, will be on display in the ICC Performing Arts Center Gallery, located in the lobby of the ICC Performing Arts Center. A Paper Boat , an installation featuring print making and drawing by Jerry Phillips will be on display in ...read more
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Monday, September 05, 2016
PEORIA [Sept. 1, 2016] More than one child every day for the past five years: That’s the number of central Illinois children who have been evaluated for concerns of physical abuse, sexual abuse or neglect by the Pediatric Resource Center. That daily reality translates into over 2,000 area children who have received the specialized, child-friendly medical services only available at the PRC ...read more
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Monday, September 05, 2016
Laura & Allen Cullinan cordially invite you to attend the inaugural Farm To Table Peoria fundraising evening benefitting the American Cancer Society and their partnership with Illinois Cancer Care Thursday, September 29 th . As hosts, we are limiting attendance to preserve the experience so act fast to reserve your spot! Farm to Table Peoria, an inspired open air dining experience, based ...read more
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Monday, August 29, 2016
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: · Health Careers : September 23, Downtown Campus, Thomas Building, Room 210 · Financial Aid : September 30, ...read more
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Monday, August 29, 2016
Peoria - Bloomington, August 29, 2016 – Easter Seals Central Illinois announces Lauren Hardy as Marketing Manager. She joined the Easter Seals team in 2014 in the development department. Hardy will be responsible for development, coordination and implementation of agency-wide marketing and communication efforts. Hardy states of her new position, “I am excited to continue my career ...read more
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Monday, August 29, 2016
Summary: Barrack's is honored to have been selected as the caterer for the newly re-opened Packard Plaza, located at 211 NE Adams Street in Peoria. The facility is located next to the Mark Twain Hotel and is highlighted by a beautiful scenic view of the Illinois river. The Packard Plaza Ballroom can accommodate up to 350 guests and is available for weddings, banquets, conferences, meetings, ...read more
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Sunday, August 28, 2016
(Peoria, IL /August 25, 2016) -- OSF HealthCare is pleased to announce that effective August 28, 2016 Pekin Family Practice, the office of Dr. C. William Fisher, will become part of OSF HealthCare and will be known as OSF Medical Group – Pekin. The office will remain in its current location at 2355 Broadway St. in Pekin, and the phone number will stay the same – 309.347.2700. Pekin ...read more
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Sunday, August 28, 2016
Brodeski Ranked by Forbes as One of America’s Top Wealth Advisors Savant Capital Management CEO recognized for outstanding quality, competence and core values Peoria, IL (August 25, 2016) – Brent Brodeski , chief executive officer for Savant Capital Management , a nationally-recognized fee-only wealth management firm, has been named to Forbe s’ 2016 list of ...read more
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Sunday, August 28, 2016
Illinois Central College recently welcomed Nahed Shata of Egypt for the 2016-17 academic year to teach Arabic and take courses at the College as part of a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTLA) Program grant. While in the United States, Shata will share her language and culture in the local community to inspire students and residents to travel and study overseas to better engage ...read more
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Sunday, August 28, 2016
Peoria Woman is Winner of this year’s Sold-out Duck Race EAST PEORIA, Ill —An amazing duck race capped off our two month duck adoption season at the 28 th Annual Duck Race end very fast and furiously! 25,000 ducks raced down the street leading to Eastside Centre in East Peoria. The first 14 ducks won their owners some great prizes. The first duck to reach the finish line belonged to ...read more
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Sunday, August 28, 2016
ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLLEGE OFFERS S.A.T. PREP CLASSES AND INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS Beginning with the 2016-17 school year, Illinois public high schools are required to administered the SAT to high school juniors instead of the ACT or PARCC exams. Illinois Central College will offer a series of four, three-hour review courses to help students prepare for the SAT test, as well as informational ...read more
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