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Monday, January 29, 2018
Cindy Byrd, founder and owner of Image Potential Training and Consulting, and Melissa Smith, founder and owner of Cadence22 Business Coaching, co-hosts of the new Business Minds talk show, are excited to announce their theme and topics for February.  February’s theme, “Infusing Heart into Your Business,” coincides with it being Heart Month, specifically Heart Health month, and they will ...read more
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Friday, December 15, 2017
Each year, the City of Peoria recognizes neighborhood leaders through the Neighborhood Awards Program. James Bryson was nominated and selected to receive the 2017 Pride in Peoria Award.  This is awarded to individuals, groups, or organizations that have made a significant contribution to improve the City of Peoria.  He was nominated for his work in partnering and collaborating with many non-profit ...read more
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
On Friday, November 17, the fourth annual “Day of Stuffing” will be held at the Kroger store located at 801 W. Lake Ave. in Peoria. Part of the Stuff-A-Bus food drive, this event is held to encourage donations for the 30th annual campaign that benefits the food pantry at the Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service. The pubic is asked to bring donations, or purchase items at Kroger, and place ...read more
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Monday, October 16, 2017
Savant Capital Management, a nationally-recognized fee-only wealth management firm headquartered in Rockford, IL, with 11 additional offices in three states, including Peoria, has been recognized by Barron’s as one of the top independent advisory firms in the nation and by Forbes, naming the firm’s CEO as one of America’s top wealth advisors.Barron’s, an American weekly newspaper that reports on ...read more
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Monday, October 16, 2017
The Caterpillar Foundation has awarded Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois a workforce development grant for the Peoria Metro Region. “This grant is about putting people to work through the skills and training needed to find and maintain quality employment,” said Don Johnson, Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois’ President and CEO. “Through this funding we will be able to hire an ...read more
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Monday, October 16, 2017
ICC will kick off its annual Student Sustainability Presentation Contest with keynote speaker Christine Nannicelli, senior campaign representative for Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign in Illinois, who will discuss “Igniting a Just Transition to Clean Energy.” Her  presentation and the student contest will be held Thurs., Oct. 26 from 2 to 4 pm in the Lecture Recital Hall on the East Peoria ...read more
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Monday, October 09, 2017
Illinois Central College will host approximately 200 high school students for its 43rd Annual Power Show. Cars, trucks, heavy equipment, and race vehicles will be on display. Participants will have the chance to hear about career opportunities in the automotive industry. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 10 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM. At 10 AM, students will participate in automotive ...read more
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Monday, October 09, 2017
Illinois Central College Adult Community Programs will offer a new, noncredit class, “English for Everyday Life,” Tuesdays and Thursdays October 24 through December 5, from 10 am to noon at Hickory Hall 105 on the ICC Peoria Campus, 5407 N. University St., Peoria. The class is geared toward non-native English speakers and is taught by Sally Plattner. Course objectives include: practicing ...read more
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Monday, October 02, 2017
In March of 1957, Melvin Getz started Getz Fire Equipment to satisfy the needs of his customers with the highest quality service and products.  Sixty years later, the same family dedication exists.   Melvin began part-time by selling Red Comet fire extinguishers door-to-door to local farmers in the Eureka area of Central Illinois.  After a few months, Melvin decided to leave his full time job of ...read more
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Monday, October 02, 2017
Illinois Central College will host Campus Visit Days from 9:30 am to noon on Fridays this fall to give potential students information on various program options and the chance to see the College up close and personal. ICC will feature the following programs on these dates:Agriculture/Horticulture: October 27, East Peoria Campus, Agricultural & Industrial Technologies Building, Room ...read more
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Monday, October 02, 2017
Due to a scheduling issue, the October 14 Illinois Central College Guest Artists Series event featuring Rumours: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show has been rescheduled for Friday, January 19 at 7:30 pm in the ICC Performing Arts Center, located on the East Peoria Campus. Tickets sold for the original date will be honored at the January 19 event. Patrons who bought tickets but who cannot ...read more
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Monday, September 18, 2017
Ameren Illinois has recognized OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center and other OSF HealthCare facilities for their energy reduction efforts over the past nine years by presenting them with the Ameren Illinois Energy Saving Projects Excellence and Environmental Award. The projects have lowered electric and natural gas usage, reducing OSF HealthCare’s carbon footprint, resulting in a positive ...read more
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Monday, September 18, 2017
Patrick Taphorn, CIC, CSRM, president of The Unland Companies, recently completed the Certified Insurance Counselors Program, earning his certification for 20 years in a row. The CIC certification assures agents have the most current information in an ever-changing insurance industry. CIC certified agents are trained not only in the most important industry standards like licensing, state and ...read more
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Monday, September 18, 2017
The Center for Prevention of Abuse recently welcomed back Safe from the Start, a program that provides services for young children ages 0-5 years old who have been exposed to violence at home or in the community. The Center received a one-year grant from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority for $121,500.   Safe from the Start was initiated at The Center in 2001, but went on hiatus ...read more
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Monday, September 18, 2017
Inked Entertainment has just released the dates for their 2018 Tailgate N’ Tallboys Music Series. It will, again, be held downtown Peoria on the Riverfront. The series will span 6 different days with 2 festivals. June 15 – 17 will be the first festival. July 20 – 21 will be the second and Sep 15 will be the final day of the music series. Each date will have multiple big-name acts, along with many ...read more
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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 by ...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 first Investment Advisors to ...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 triple coupons. ...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 harmonize ...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 have been ...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 Jackson, manager for ...read more
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Monday, August 28, 2017
The Center for Prevention of Abuse hosted its 29th 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. The ...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 53rd 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. ft. of ...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, which was the first American winner ...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 Mural ...read more
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Thursday, August 17, 2017
Illinois Central College’s 37th 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 to 3 pm, at ICC’s ...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 hydraulic ...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 Bradford, did in 1939.  ...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 5th 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. 14The 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. 14The 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 served as an ...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, '70s rock ...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 from ...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 program, the ...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 makes ...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 Peoria, Tazewell, ...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 12th 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 for OSF ...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 surrealism. ...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”, “Say It”, "Bleed Out" and ...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 income tax ...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 (2011-2013). Mr. Ahmad ...read more
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Monday, July 10, 2017
OSF HealthCarehas been recognized as one of the MOST WIRED in the country, according to results from the 19th 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 Third Order of St. ...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 the ...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 ...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 the ...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 RELEASEContact: 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 was the ...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 registration is not ...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 for ...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, and the ...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 29th 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, Super Quacky, ...read more
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Monday, June 05, 2017
WHO: The Center for Prevention of AbuseINTERVIEWS: 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 close ...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 strive to make ...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 American Chemical Society ...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               ...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 of Art at ...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, including eight years ...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-GriffinMarion: Linda Christine SharplessPeoria: Nancy Ruth Bailey; Ronald ...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 respite ...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; Erec D. ...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 ...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 dancing ...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 ...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 13th Street in Pekin, Dash at Dusk includes a 5K run, a one-mile walk and a fun run for ...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 Graduate ...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 shops, ...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 at ...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 RollSM Elite Plus. The award recognizes the commitment and success of ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, ...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 ...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 ...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 $20 ...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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