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The Purple Bubble Fragrance Bar fits well in The Heights

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Most college students are busy enough with studies and other college-related things that they need nothing else in their lives. Then, there is Emily Russell.

PURPL Logo 4CA sophomore elementary education major at Bradley University, Russell, 20, recently opened her own business in Peoria Heights,...

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Oberhelman, other business leaders want more scientific research funding

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oberhelmanCaterpillar Inc. Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman joined more than three dozen other CEOs...

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Free lunchtime shuttle to start Oct. 3 in downtown Peoria

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Several downtown Peoria organizations have joined up to sponsor a weekday shuttle service that will take in downtown restaurants, starting Oct. 3.

The service, which is free and will include two bus lines, will operate from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday...

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Museum CEO Gappmayer leaving for new position

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Sam Gappmayer, president and CEO of Peoria Riverfront Museum for just under three years, is leaving for a new position in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, effective Oct. 14, the museum announced Thursday.

FAC Sam GappmeyerGappmayer will become director of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center,...

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Vice President Joe Biden Endorses Congresswoman Cheri Bustos

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Red Barn Tree Shop opens a new season Oct. 1

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redbarn165For 22 years, Barb Roth and Carol Troyer have worked close together to bring Christmas to life in a way so unique to central Illinois that the name Red Barn is usually sufficient to conjure visions of sugar plums, Santa Claus and, of course, the Christ child.

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Caterpillar to invest $1 Billion in Business, Education and Training across Africa

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600px Caterpillar logoCaterpillar Inc. Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman announced Wednesday that the company, its independent dealers and the Caterpillar Foundation will invest more than $1 billion in Africa over the next five years.

Oberhelman, who is currently taking...

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Gen Xers losing sleep because of money concerns

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ThinkstockPhotos 579223876Gen Xers are having trouble sleeping nights because of money worries, according to results of a new survey...

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Retailers, states file suits to stop new overtime rules

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The new overtime law set to take effect on Dec. 1 was hit with legal challenges from two fronts on Tuesday, including by retailers who believe the law could be a “career killer.”

The National Retail Federal filed suit in U.S. District Court on behalf of millions of employees and employees it says will be “drastically...

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