The Peorian http://www.peorian.com/ Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:08:10 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) Bradley trustees elect Calvin Butler as chairman http://www.peorian.com/education/education-news/bradley/2526-bradley-calvin-butler Calvin Butler, a member of Bradley University’s Class of 1991, will be the new chairman of the board for the university.Butler Calvin HCAC 201204 08 2

Butler, who is CEO of Baltimore Gas & Electric, was

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Fri, 27 Oct 2017 19:50:42 GMT http://www.peorian.com/education/education-news/bradley/2526-bradley-calvin-butler
Business Briefs http://www.peorian.com/news/news/business/2524-business-briefs-1026 Business Briefs artAnnual Stuff-A-Bus campaign begins

The 30th Annual Stuff-A-Bus campaign, a food drive for the Peoria Friendship House, begins Friday at the Kroger store in Evergreen Square, 801 W. Lake Ave. in Peoria.

The goal this year is

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Thu, 26 Oct 2017 19:57:28 GMT http://www.peorian.com/news/news/business/2524-business-briefs-1026
Business Briefs http://www.peorian.com/news/news/business/2525-business-briefs-1026 Business Briefs artAnnual Stuff-A-Bus campaign begins

The 30th Annual Stuff-A-Bus campaign, a food drive for the Peoria Friendship House, begins Friday at the Kroger store in Evergreen Square, 801 W. Lake Ave. in Peoria.

The goal this year is

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Thu, 26 Oct 2017 19:52:44 GMT http://www.peorian.com/news/news/business/2525-business-briefs-1026
Rated PG: Getting back at it http://www.peorian.com/voices/voices-news/rated-pg/2523-ratedpg-getting-back hospital toonStarting over can be a challenge, depending on the circumstances. But in my case, returning to work after nearly eight months on disability, it is a challenge I look forward to facing.

Those of you who have followed The

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Wed, 25 Oct 2017 21:32:37 GMT http://www.peorian.com/voices/voices-news/rated-pg/2523-ratedpg-getting-back
Caterpillar reports strong third quarter http://www.peorian.com/news/news/business/2522-cat-q32017 600px Caterpillar logoIt was one heckuva third quarter for Caterpillar Inc. and the company expects the good financials to continue to the end of the year.

Caterpillar on

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Tue, 24 Oct 2017 23:43:04 GMT http://www.peorian.com/news/news/business/2522-cat-q32017
Molly Crusen Bishop: The West Bluff Water Tower Disaster http://www.peorian.com/history/history-news/local-history/2521-molly-westpeoria-water-tower The West Bluff Water Tower Disaster

By Charles Needham and Molly Crusen Bishop

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories from Molly Crusen Bishop that will be based on the essays about the West Bluff by her grandfather, Charles Needham.

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Tue, 18 Jul 2017 21:06:17 GMT http://www.peorian.com/history/history-news/local-history/2521-molly-westpeoria-water-tower
Molly Crusen Bishop: My grandpa witnessed history http://www.peorian.com/history/history-news/local-history/2520-molly-grandpa-history mollylogoThere were two guys named Charles living on Barker Avenue on Peoria’s West Bluff in the 1890s. One was Charles Duryea, the father of the American automotive industry, and the other m was my grandfather, Charles Needham. 

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Sat, 03 Jun 2017 23:46:36 GMT http://www.peorian.com/history/history-news/local-history/2520-molly-grandpa-history
Morris named to head Riverfront Museum http://www.peorian.com/news/news/local/2519-morris-riverfront-museum The Peoria Riverfront Museum decided to stay home for its new leader this time.

John Morris of Peoria, a former Peoria City Councilman and current director of The Ronald W. Reagan Society at Eureka College, was announced as the new president and CEO of the museum, beginning

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:23:09 GMT http://www.peorian.com/news/news/local/2519-morris-riverfront-museum
NASA: New habitable-zone planets discovered http://www.peorian.com/news/news/tech/2518-nasa-planets NASAlogoNASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star, the space agency

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Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:16:45 GMT http://www.peorian.com/news/news/tech/2518-nasa-planets
Illinois cities push their own legislative agenda http://www.peorian.com/news/news/politics/2517-illinois-cities capitol

From ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK

More cities across Illinois are using most, if not all, of their share of property taxes to pay for public safety pensions and the Illinois Municipal League says state mandated sweeteners don’t help.

The IML announced its

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:42:37 GMT http://www.peorian.com/news/news/politics/2517-illinois-cities
Bob Michel remembered for civility, fairness http://www.peorian.com/news/news/politics/2516-bob-michel michelRobert Michel, who during his 38 years representing the Peoria region in Congress was known to always put country ahead of party, died Friday in Arlington, Virginia. He was 93.

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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:33:40 GMT http://www.peorian.com/news/news/politics/2516-bob-michel
Midwest, central Illinois farmland values fall http://www.peorian.com/news/news/agriculture/2515-land-values-fall From ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK

The Midwest has seen a third consecutive year of decreasing farmland values.

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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:37:33 GMT http://www.peorian.com/news/news/agriculture/2515-land-values-fall
AARP opposed to taxing retirement income http://www.peorian.com/news/news/politics/2514-aarp-retirement-income aarplogo

From ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK

A Chicago-based nonprofit says raising the Illinois income tax and taxing retirement income will fix the state’s budget mess. The nation’s largest advocacy group for retirees disagrees.

The Civic Federation released a

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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 23:57:48 GMT http://www.peorian.com/news/news/politics/2514-aarp-retirement-income
Rauner to discuss 'grand bargain' during budget address http://www.peorian.com/news/news/politics/2513-rauner-budget-address From ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK

Gov. Bruce Rauner will use his budget address Wednesday to sound off on the so-called “grand bargain” being constructed in the state Senate.

Rauner has applauded Democratic leaders in the Senate for recognizing the need for economic reforms to grow the economy, but up

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Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:22:28 GMT http://www.peorian.com/news/news/politics/2513-rauner-budget-address
Most consider pet needs when buying or selling homes http://www.peorian.com/lifestyle/lifestyle-news/home/2512-homes-pet-needs When making decisions about buying, selling or renovating their homes, Americans, by and large, take their pets' needs into cat and dog snuggleaccount, according

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Tue, 14 Feb 2017 22:47:42 GMT http://www.peorian.com/lifestyle/lifestyle-news/home/2512-homes-pet-needs
Molly Crusen Bishop: From County Kilkenny, Ireland to Peoria http://www.peorian.com/history/history-news/local-history/2511-molly-kilkenny mollylogoBelow is the Peoria Star Monday May 7th, 1923 obituary for my Great Aunt Maggie

Mrs. Margaret Nolan Caffyn

“On the hillside in old St. Mary’s cemetery there is a little mound of freshly turned

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Fri, 10 Feb 2017 23:14:40 GMT http://www.peorian.com/history/history-news/local-history/2511-molly-kilkenny
Thousands in Illinois still underwater on their mortgages http://www.peorian.com/news/news/money/2510-underwater-mortgages From ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK

underwaterIllinois residents are more commonly underwater on their homes than nearly any other state.

A report released Thursday by ATTOM Data Solutions shows that more than 16 percent of Illinois’ homes are what they called “seriously underwater,” meaning their

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Thu, 09 Feb 2017 23:30:55 GMT http://www.peorian.com/news/news/money/2510-underwater-mortgages
NRF predicts retail sales will grow in 2017 http://www.peorian.com/news/news/business/2509-nrf-2017 nrf logoA top retail trade association projects retail industry sales will increase between 3.7 percent and 4.2 percent in 2017; online sales could go up as much as 8 percent and 12 percent.

The National Retail Federation made the projections in its

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Thu, 09 Feb 2017 22:02:00 GMT http://www.peorian.com/news/news/business/2509-nrf-2017
Chris Kennedy announces run for Illinois governor http://www.peorian.com/news/news/politics/2508-kennedy-governor chris kennedyA big name in national politics has entered the race for Illinois governor: Kennedy.

Chris Kennedy, son of Robert F. Kennedy, announced on Wednesday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for governor. He could ultimately be pitted against Republican incumbent

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Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:19:36 GMT http://www.peorian.com/news/news/politics/2508-kennedy-governor
'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson' to rock Corn Stock http://www.peorian.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/theater/2507-preview-bloodybloody bbajWhen you think about rock musicals, the ones that may come to mind include “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Hair” and “Rent.” And these days, “Hamilton” usually enters the conversation.

One show that doesn’t, at least yet, is “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.”

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Wed, 08 Feb 2017 01:32:57 GMT http://www.peorian.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/theater/2507-preview-bloodybloody