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Goodwill mentoring program stands ready

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goodwill logoJanuary is National Mentoring Month, and this year Goodwill is celebrating 15 years of the...

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Girl Scouts begin 100th year of cookie sales

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Girl Scouts of the USA announced Tuesday that the 2017 cookie season has started, marking the 100th year of the first known sale of cookies by Girl Scouts.

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CDC: Traffic fatalities can be reduced with proven strategies

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cdc logoAbout 90 people die each day from motor vehicle crashes in the United States, resulting in the highest death rate...

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42 Million Americans Face Hunger This Holiday Season

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feeding america logoFamilies and friends will gather across America in the days to come to celebrate the holiday...

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Red Cross issues emergency appeal for blood donations

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RedCrossLOGOThe American Red Cross issued an emergency appeal today asking eligible blood...

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Community Trauma Team officially launched

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trauma teamA group formed from not-for-profit organizations using trained volunteers to help local people in need of support after trauma has touched their lives is now available across the region.

The Community Trauma Team was...

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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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Community Foundation awards grants

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The Community Foundation of Central Illinois announced Friday it will grant more than $130,000 to meet the needs of many community and women’s organizations in central Illinois.

The foundations’s Board of Directors approved 28 grant proposals during its 2016 Community Needs and Women’s Fund Success Grants funding cycles. 

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5 things parents should know about teen drivers

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National Safety Council poll found 76 percent of parents are unaware that...

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Ritschel named interim CEO of Riverfront Museum

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DebbieRitschelDebbie Ritschel will be interim CEO of the Peoria Riverfront Museum for the second time, the museum’s board of directors announced Monday.

Ritschel, former general manager of the Peoria Civic Center, served...

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No Kid Hungry reaches milestone

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Monday marked a significant achievement in the fight to end childhood hunger in America: After two years in the making, one million more kids are now eating school...

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Wounded Warrior Project to continue filling gaps in FY2017

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Having recently surpassed its monumental goal of serving more than 2,500 post-9/11 combat warriors – including their families and caregivers – through its mental health...

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Washington woman named new executive director of Peoria Park District

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A Washington woman with experience directing athletic activities at the state and federal levels has been hired to guide the Peoria Park District.

susan knoblauchSusan Knoblauch will begin her duties as district executive...

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Red Cross to install record number of smoke alarms this month

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RedCrossLOGOThe American Red Cross and its partners plan to install a record number of smoke alarms –...

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Analyses show Earth's surface temps were the warmest ever

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earth1Earth's 2015 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880,...

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Wheels O' Time museum opens new exhibit

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wheels2The importance of the Illinois River and the railroads in making the Peoria area what it is today is emphasized in a new exhibit just opened at the Wheels O’ Time Museum in Dunlap.

The centerpiece of the exhibit is the 1/8th scale model of the TP&W Steam Locomotive, Tender and Caboose that traveled...

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Canoe and kayak trail open

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The new Illinois River Canoe & Kayak Trail, built through a joint effort of union volunteers and a charitable foundation, opened Thursday.

sportsmens allianceThe Union Sportsmen’s Alliance, armed with a grant from...

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Boy Scouts, U.S. Chamber teaming to enhance career development

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bsa logoWith studies showing that youth participation in mentorship programs before college...

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MDA to discontinue Labor Day telethon

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jerry lewisThe Muscular Dystrophy Association on Friday announced it will no longer do...

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OSF Healthcare takes over Great Plains Orthopaedics

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OSF Healthcare officially takes ownership of Great Plains Orthopaedics on Sunday, July 17, the organization announced Friday.

osf logoGreat Plains ends nearly 50 years of physician ownership, since the formation of Orthopedics Association...

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Women to Women Leadership Luncheon scheduled

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women fund new logoThe annual Women to Women Leader Luncheon, at which four women will be presented with leadership awards, is scheduled for noon at Wednesday, May 13 at the Par-A-Dice Hotel.

Presented by the Community Foundation of Central Illinois (CFCI) and the Women’s Fund, awards...

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