A Publication of WTVP

Adventures in Nature

Sankoty Lakes

With so many opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors, central Illinois is rapidly becoming an ecotourism destination. A wealth of natural beauty and wildlife await! 

The Competitive Tradition

Dozer Field

Whether professional, collegiate or amateur, nearly every sport imaginable can be found in central Illinois—and our facilities our second to none.

A Creative Renaissance

Black Dog Metal Arts and the Peoria Art Guild

The arts are vital to the health of any community. With exciting, new initiatives joining longstanding cultural institutions, Peoria’s arts scene has never been more vibrant.

A Booming Medical Community

The OSF HealthCare Illinois Neurological Institute

Greater Peoria is the hub of downstate Illinois’ healthcare network, home to high-tech facilities, clinical research and state-of-the-art patient care. 

Convenience & Connectivity

A boat on the Illinois River

Whether biking locally, traveling the Midwest or connecting to destinations around the world, Greater Peoria offers a multitude of ways to get from here to there.

From Preschool to PhD

Illinois Central College

In Greater Peoria, there is no shortage of opportunities for learning and growth. From professional certificates to post-graduate programs, we have everything you need to launch your next career.

Shop Local, Dine Local

Roastmaster Tristan Popadziuk at CxT Roasting Company

From mom-and-pop shops and farm-to-table restaurants to regional and national chains, central Illinois is full of unique options for shopping and dining local.

Rebirth & Renaissance

OSF HealthCare’s new downtown Peoria headquarters are currently under construction

From new construction to small-scale development to historic preservation, an abundance of exciting projects are underway and in the works.

A Thriving Economy

Peoria Made shop

From cutting-edge startups to Fortune 100 firms, a range of innovators and entrepreneurs are making waves in Greater Peoria.

Living the Good Life

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

Centrally located in the heart of the Midwest, Greater Peoria is a great place to put down roots, build your career and raise a family.