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Episode 8: Comic Capers: A conversation with Mary Simon

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tv8 thumb marysimonAn interview with Mary Simon, the owner of Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre in Goodfield about their Christmas show and 2012 season.

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Episode 7: Tracing history with the Peoria Historical Society

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An interview with Marilyn Leyland and Walter Ruppman of the Peoria Historical Society about upcoming events.

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Episode 6: Women's Lifestyle Show, a Conversation with Joy Miller

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Episode 6

An interview with Dr. Joy Miller, co-founder and owner of the Women's Lifestyle Show, which is celebrating 20 years.

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Better for a year than for good

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The revelation that the Hotel Pere Marquette will be closed for up to a year during renovations has many people concerned about what that will mean for local conventions and tourism.

The immediate future will be affected, of course, because of events already scheduled for the Pere Marquette and for the Peoria Civic Center. That will be 284 downtown rooms taken off the market for a while.

Some, however, say that could mean a loss...

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Episode 5: Wicked at the Civic Center! A chat with Marc Burnett

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Episode 2

An interview with Marc Burnett, director of marketing at the Peoria Civic Center, about "Wicked" and other events at the center.

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Good Novels That Turned Into Pretty Good Films, part 3

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The Godfather

The Book

Published in 1969, the novel The Godfather had a huge impact but for much different reasons than the famed film adaptation which followed in 1972. It has since become a modern-day classic.The book was a massive success not just because of its study of the Sicilian Mafia, but because...

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Help make wishes come true

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Who among us would not want to be able to grant a sick child his or her wish?

Anybody who would not want to do that please stop reading now.

Those of you who not only want to be able to grant such wishes but have the time to commit and the ability to handle a variety of family situations — including, possible, sad news — please read on. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois may want to meet you.

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