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Convention and Visitors Bureau reaching new pinnacles

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The Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau has been awarded one of the industry's most prestigious award at the same time it received accreditation only a relatively few similar organizations receive.

And the two combined could bode well for future convention prospects in Peoria, particularly as new and improved downtown hotel space becomes available, said Bob Marx, CEO of the PACVB.

The bureau was recently named winner of...


City seeks neighborhood leaders

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The City of Peoria is looking for a few neighborhood leaders. It wants to honor them for the work they do.

Nominations are being sought for the 2011 Neighborhood Leadership Awards, which will be presented at a banquet Oct. 13 at Four Points by Sheraton in downtown Peoria.


Focus on the Future

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Road construction pains eventually turn to gains

Eric Brinker expects that by mid-November cheers will replace jeers regarding the reconstruction of the intersection of University Street and Glen Avenue, as traffic moves easily and safely when the holiday shopping season gets into full throttle.

Brinker, president of the Metro Centre and a positive thinker, said he...


Vrooom! Vrooom!

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63rd Annual Peoria Grand National TT headlines a big weekendpeoriatt

The familiar and loud Vroom! Vroom! that can belong only to motorcycles will permeate the air surrounding Peoria this weekend for the 63rd annual Grand National TT Races at the Peoria Motorcycle Club race park in Bartonville.

The motorcycle races will culminate a busy...


For the kids

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St. Jude’s Memphis-to-Peoria run reaches 30 years; Value to research, survival rates continue growing

mccoy-garciaFor 30 years, in some of the hottest weather of the summer, Mike McCoy has formed a posse he uses to chase what he says is the worst of all evildoers, cancer in children.

The Peoria County...