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Morris named to head Riverfront Museum

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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 April 10.  

Morris, who once worked at Lakeview...

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Roelfs named general manager at Transit District

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ROELFS DOUG resized for webDoug Roelfs will be the new General Manager of Greater Peoria Mass Transit District (CityLink), effective Feb. 1. 

Roelfs has been the Assistant General Manager of Operations for CityLink...

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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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Another stellar year at Downing Peoria International Airport

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planeNot every year can be a record setter, but 2016 was nonetheless a stellar one for the General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport.

The airport announced Tuesday that 623, 134 passengers used it in 2016,...

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OSF HealthCare Expanding Services in Pekin

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osf logoOSF HealthCare is expanding services in Pekin with a new medical facility at East Court Village Shopping Center, 3500 Court St.

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LeTourneau home donated to CILF; to be moved to Wheels O' Time

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steelhouse2Perhaps the country’s first termite-proof house is about to get its due in the city where it was created.

One of the original all-steel Carefree Homes built in the 1930s by R.G. LeTourneau will be moved from the site of his Peoria factory to the Wheels O’ Time Museum in...

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Texting 9-1-1 now possible in Peoria County

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text911logoIf you ever find yourself is a situation where you need help but cannot call 9-1-1 for fear of being heard, there is now a solution in Peoria County.

Text to 9-1-1 is now available in Peoria County for those individuals who cannot safely...

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Survey: There's no place like home for the holidays

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tdbankgraphicMore than two-thirds of Americans believe there's no place like home for the holidays, according to a new...

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Tourism finding what's Illinois Made

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Hiram Toraason couldn’t keep the grin off his face Wednesdayenjoyillinois3 morning after watching himself on a video shot on behalf of the Illinois Office of Tourism as he did his own brand of magic – making objects of glass in his studio on Evans Street in Peoria.

“I don’t...

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State Historic Preservation Tax Credit extended for a year

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city logoPeoria will continue to be able to offer Historic Preservation Tax Credits for another year, which will enable restorative work on old buildings in the River Edge Redevelopment Zone to continue.

Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday signed an amendment to Senate Bill 1488 to allow the extension of...

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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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Census Bureau: Illinois has largest population loss in U.S.; Utah is fastest growing state

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census logoIllinois lost more residents than any other state in the country, according to figures released Tuesday by the...

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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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Older generations more likely to recycle to help the planet

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recycle logoA new survey finds older generations are more likely to believe that recycling can help the planet and to go...

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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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Area home sales cool in third quarter

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Home sales were off more than 10 percent in the third quarter from a year ago, which brought down year-to-date numbers, as well, according to the Peoria Area Association of Realtors.

Third quarter home sales...

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Beat the heat at cooling stations

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Temperatures are expected to be near or above the century mark this weekend and into next week, meaning dangerous situations because of the excessive heat.

city logoThere are cooling centers available to the public, the city of Peoria announced.

The lobby...

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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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Park district looking for new leader... again

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susan knoblauchSusan Knoblauch has decided against taking the position of executive director...

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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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What the new nutrition label mean to you?

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foodpicIn the first major overhaul of the Nutrition Facts Panel since 1993, the Food and Drug Administration announced Friday changes...

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