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Peoria Basketball Feature

The golden era of Peoria hoops

For 15 years, Peoria went ‘eye to eye with any basketball town in America,’ says Chicago-area author About 35 years have passed since the beginning of the greatest era of

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Alexis McNally

‘Representation really does matter’

A Q&A with Peoria lawyer and children’s book author Alexus McNally Peoria Magazine (PM): First off, tell us about your background. Alexus McNally (AM): I am a first/second generation —

Ken Zurski

Ken Zurski lands on his brand

Local author comes out with ‘my little pandemic book,’ the second installment of his Unremembered series. Ken Zurski has always found history to his liking. His first book, The Wreck

Reising Shepler Book Lola and the Tree of Life

Lola and the Tree of Life

Illustrated book helps children—and adults, too—cope with grief. Everyone experiences grief. It can bring overwhelming physical and emotional suffering. While mental health professionals say this is a natural response to

Laurie Pillman

Healing With Words

Local book signing event connects authors, readers and survivors

Steve Tarter

Review: In The Spirit Of Wetlands

Sometimes, environmental progress is just a matter of forgiveness. That’s one of the messages of “In The Spirit of Wetlands,” a book by Clare Howard and David Zalaznik of Peoria,

Kathryn Miles

Peoria Native Explores True Crime Genre

In May 1996, Julie Williams and Lollie Winans were brutally murdered while backpacking in Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park, adjacent to the world-famous Appalachian Trail.