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Want fries with that snow?

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Pepper Bauer has a happy tummy today, provided she was able to shovel her way out of Mapleton.

Pepper won The Peorian's inaugural "guess the date of the first 1-inch snowfall" contest. Her prize was a Roast Beef Classic Sandwich from our good friends at Arby's.

Pepper was the only one who entered who guessed Jan. 12 as most other entrants guessed dates in December or early January. So, way to go Pepper! (By the way, fries and a...

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Episode 17: Republican Strategy: A Conversation With Rudy Lewis

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tv17 thumb rudylewisAn interview with Rudy Lewis, chairman of the Peoria County Republican Party, about the 2012 election season.

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When it's time for giving, we all come through

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A bit of news came out during the past week that has to make a lot of us proud to be Americans, proud to be part of a culture that does what it can to help those less fortunate — even when our own chips may be down.

The Charities Aid Foundation, which reports annually on charitable giving throughout the world, reported that the United States is now ranked number one in the world for charitable giving despite the fact our economy still...

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Episode 16: Cat Going Strong: A Conversation with Doug Oberhelman

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tv16 thumb oberhelmanAn interview with Doug Oberhelman, chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc., about the company's future, including plans for a new plant.

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Episode 14: Jingle Bells: Talking and singing with Jim Maloof

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tv14 thumb maloofAn interview with Jim Maloof, former mayor of Peoria who will lead the singing at the Journal Star Christmas Sing for the 44th consecutive year on Dec. 22.

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Episode 15: Merry Christmas! A conversation with Monsignor Stanley Deptula.

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Episode 15An interview with Monsignor Stanley Deptula, vice chancellor of the Catholic Diocese of Peoria and head of the Archbishop Fulton Sheen Foundation.

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Episode 13: The Pere-Marriott Project

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tv13 thumb matthewsAn interview with Gary Matthews, president of EM Properties and developer of the Hotel Pere Marquette/Marriott Courtyard construction project.

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