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Health assessment identifies problem areas

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medical symbolDrug and alcohol use among young people and poor eating and exercise habits are the greatest health issues in central Illinois, according to the first-ever Tri-County Community Health-Needs Assessment released on Monday.

The year-long assessment, done in a collaborative effort by leaders from UnityPoint Health Methodist-Proctor, OSF Saint Francis...

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CWTC receives grant for job training

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cwtcCWTC, Community Workshop and Training Center Inc., has received a $25,000 grant from the Caterpillar Foundation. The grant will be used by the Employment Services Program to help individuals with disabilities seek, obtain and retain jobs.

CWTC does contract work for Caterpillar Inc., packaging parts to be distributed worldwide.

Patti Gratton, CWTC executive...

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OSF To host 'Party with a Purpose'

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osf-logoTo continue its efforts to  educate the community about lung cancer, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center will host the Third Annual Party For a Purpose. on Sunday on Peoria's riverfront.

The Lung Cancer Awareness event will be from 5 to  9 p.m. Organized by the Comprehensive Lung Cancer Center at OSF Saint Francis in conjunction with the Illinois...

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Train Fair at ICC on Sunday

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trainThe Peoria Train Fair pulls in at the Illinois Central College campus on schedule, this Sunday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Train Fair is sponsored by the Illinois Valley Model Railroad Club in Peoria and Pekin's River City Model Railroad Club.

This Sunday's fair will feature several operating model railroad layouts, swap meet tables, videos and more. Admission...

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Celebrating Fogelberg this weekend

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071217-dan-fogelberg-vmed-7aA concert by the Don Campbell Band, which recently released a two-CD set that was a tribute to Peoria native Dan Fogelberg, will highlight the Fourth Annual Dan Fogelberg Celebration Weekend this Friday and Saturday.

The Campbell Band is from Maine, where Fogelberg lived the last years of his life. The tribute...

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River Sweep is Saturday

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Volunteers from Chicago to Grafton will gather along the Illinois River on Saturday to clean up the banks and beautify one of the state's top natural resources.

The annual Illinois River Sweep, coordinated by the Friends of the Illinois River since it began in 1999, begins at 9 a.m. and continues until noon. Locally, volunteers will meet at Forest Park Nature Center in Peoria Heights.

Registration is available at (309) 686-3360...

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Beat the heat: Cooling centers open

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Cooling centers are opening throughout the region to provide relief from the extreme temperatures and humidity hitting central Illinois this week, according to several sponsoring agencies, including the American Red Cross Central Illinois Chapter.

The cooling centers are to help those who have little or no access to a cool environment, particularly during the hottest hours of the day.

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Proctor Hospital will merge with UnityPoint - Methodist

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proctor2Proctor Hospital will merge with UnityPoint Health-Methodist in a move that will form one health system and keep both Proctor and Methodist campuses and their affiliated offices operating.

The affiliation of the hospital campuses, outpatient clinics and other sites of care will create a stronger, broader system of care to better serve patients in the region,...

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The Great Race a big draw in Peoria

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greatrace-005Rich McKone wasn't about to let a little pain stop him...

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