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Consumer confidence improved in June

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Situation worsens for agencies affect by state budget

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A new survey conducted by United Way of Illinois (UWI), the statewide association of 52 local United Ways and the largest non-governmental funder of health and human services in the state,...

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Economy showing resilience, bouncing back

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stockmarkettest3The American economy is showing its resilience, bouncing back with...

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Cahill named to lead Peoria Park District

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emily cahillEmily Cahill, interim executive director of the Peoria Park District since the retirement of Bonnie Noble, was named to the position permanently on Monday.

The Park Board voted to fill the position from within the district this time. Earlier, the board...

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Manpower: Stable hiring practices expected in Q3

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manpower logoU.S. employers indicate stable hiring plans for the third quarter of 2016, according to the latest  Read more...

Health care costs eroding Social Security benefits

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socialsecurityUnexpected health care costs and other life events have many recent retirees...

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Fulton Sheen's family intervenes in beatification cause

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Fulton SheenThe family of the late Archbishop Fulton Sheen has petitioned the New York Supreme Court to allow Sheen’s remains to be relocated to Peoria, an event that would expedite the cause for sainthood for the Peoria-area native.

If granted, Sheen’s remains would be removed...

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Cat employees giving back in Summer of Service

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catclean1It was a beautiful morning on Friday, the kind of day that would make anyone want to get away from work and stay outdoors. For 22 employees in Caterpillar Inc.’s Global Supply Network division, that’s what happened.

But they would have been at Glen Oak Park on the east side...

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Expanded Duryea Festival this weekend in the Heights

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duryealogoThe annual Duryea Festival in Peoria Heights is growing, with two venues planned for this year’s event on Saturday, organizers announced.

With plenty of arts and crafts events planned along with live music and great food, the festival will be held at Tower Park and at Heritage Square,...

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