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UHaul: Illinois leads nation in people moving out

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uhaul truckTexas is the No. 1 U.S. Growth State for 2016, according to the latest U-Haul migration trends report.

That makes for quite a turnaround from 2015, when Texas was a net-loss state and ranked No. 39 on this list. The year-over-year arrival of one-way U-Haul truck rentals rose...

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Time to Fall Back, then change some batteries

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fall back 2016No, we are not going to recite the hickory dickory dock nursery rhyme.  But we are going to remind...

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Happy 4th of July!

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fourthOn this day in 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road...

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Tread carefully this Halloween

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Dressing-up and gorging on candy are just two of the many reasons why Americans enjoy Halloween.

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Bishop Sheen moves closer to beatification

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Fulton SheenArchbishop Fulton Sheen is but two steps from beatification in the quest to have him canonized a saint, the Peoria Diocese said Tuesday.

With the validations of medical experts and now theologians that a miracle involving a newborn nearly four years ago should be attributed to Sheen, it now is up to the Pope’s...

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Men must be involved with ending domestic abuse

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abuseDomestic violence is not just a women's issue. That's the key message that resonated among more than 850 domestic violence...

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Employment in ground transportation business grew showing solid growth

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Shuttle services, vanpools and similar businesses employed 17,719 people in 2012, an increase of 51 from rise from 11,696 in 2007, according to the first 2012 Economic Census industry...

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More Than 1 Billion People Will Be Involved in Earth Day

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ThisEarth Day,April 22, more than one billion people in 192 countries will take action to protect our shared environment. 

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Census Bureau: Bicycle commuting on the rise

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bicyclingMany U.S. cities are seeing an increase in bicycle commuters, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released...

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Duryea Festival riding high on Saturday

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duryea4 duryea1Marty Potts keeps a...

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Deadline for Women Leader nominations May 5

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The deadline for nominations for the 2014 Women to Women Leader Awards is May 5, with the awards to be presented May 28.

The Women’s Fund of the Community...

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AARP Livability Index rates U.S. cities, neighborhoods

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The AARP Public Policy Institute on Monday launched the AARP Livability Index, a first of its kind resource that allows people to determine how well their communities...

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CWTC receives grant for job training

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cwtcCWTC, Community Workshop and Training Center Inc., has received a $25,000 grant from the Caterpillar Foundation. The grant will be used by the Employment Services Program to help individuals with disabilities seek, obtain and retain jobs.

CWTC does contract work for Caterpillar Inc., packaging parts to be distributed worldwide.

Patti Gratton, CWTC executive...

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By the numbers: Earth Day 2015

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By The Numbers: Earth Day

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Train Fair at ICC on Sunday

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trainThe Peoria Train Fair pulls in at the Illinois Central College campus on schedule, this Sunday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Train Fair is sponsored by the Illinois Valley Model Railroad Club in Peoria and Pekin's River City Model Railroad Club.

This Sunday's fair will feature several operating model railroad layouts, swap meet tables, videos and more. Admission...

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Halloween safety tips

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carvingWhether you're planning to hang spooky decorations from your front porch, carve pumpkins with the family...

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River Sweep is Saturday

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Volunteers from Chicago to Grafton will gather along the Illinois River on Saturday to clean up the banks and beautify one of the state's top natural resources.

The annual Illinois River Sweep, coordinated by the Friends of the Illinois River since it began in 1999, begins at 9 a.m. and continues until noon. Locally, volunteers will meet at Forest Park Nature Center in Peoria Heights.

Registration is available at (309) 686-3360...

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State grant will enable Lakeview Rec Center work

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parklogoThe Peoria Park District was awarded a $2.5 million state grant to be used toward rehabilitating Lakeview Recreation Center in Lakeview Park.

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Celebrating Fogelberg this weekend

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071217-dan-fogelberg-vmed-7aA concert by the Don Campbell Band, which recently released a two-CD set that was a tribute to Peoria native Dan Fogelberg, will highlight the Fourth Annual Dan Fogelberg Celebration Weekend this Friday and Saturday.

The Campbell Band is from Maine, where Fogelberg lived the last years of his life. The tribute...

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Just the facts: Labor Day

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labor day logoThe first observance of Labor Day was likely on Sept. 5, 1882, when about 10,000 workers assembled...

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The Great Race a big draw in Peoria

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greatrace-005Rich McKone wasn't about to let a little pain stop him...

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