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‘Farming While Black’

Few African Americans till the land in central Illinois, but the state is trying to boost those numbers. Minorities have

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Inequality

An Interview with Dr. Joshua Lewer, Chairman of the Economics and Finance Department at Bradley University Welcome to Peoria Magazine’s Econ Corner, a recurring feature in which we pose questions

Webster family

‘My stomach leads the way’

The ch-ching of cheesecake sales in Chillicothe has the Websters chuckling all the way to their Germantown java shop. Looking for a hobby, Harreld Webster found a new career, along

Salt Cave

A breath of salty air

Pioneer Parkway in Peoria is not where you might expect to find a calming oasis or a centuries-old healing practice. Yet that’s what visitors discover at Peoria Himalayan Salt Cave.

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An Interview with Julian Reif

…associate professor of finance and economics at the Gies College of Business, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Welcome back to Peoria Magazine’s Econ Corner, a recurring feature in which we pose

The times they are a changin’

Farm-hers are taking their rightful place next to the guys in rural, food-growing America. Growing up on the farm is an experience I’ll never take for granted. I’ve learned about

Businessman hand trying to stop dominoes. Protection finance from domino effect concept.

An Interview with Dr. David Cleeton

Dr. David Cleeton is chairman of the Department of Economics at Illinois State University. Welcome to Peoria Magazine’s Econ Corner, a recurring feature in which we pose questions to experts

Hand and Money

ECON Corner: An Interview With Dr. Joshua Lewer

  Chairman of the Department of Economics and McCord Professor of Executive Management Development at Bradley University Welcome to Peoria Magazine’s Econ Corner, a recurring feature in which we pose

Katie VandenBerg

The Art of Going With the Flow

From selling coffee to divorce coaching, Katie VandenBerg says curiosity is key to a successful business 

Maybe I’m Amazed

Corn mazes confound – and thrive — in central Illinois

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So Far, So Good for Central Illinois Farmers

As of the first week in July, the corn and soybean crops look good in Peoria County. There were numerous 90-degree days in June and early July. High temperatures, low

Cartoon of a man with a whip and chair taming dollar sign monsters

An Interview with Dr. Jeffrey R. Brown

Welcome back to Peoria Magazine’s Econ Corner, a recurring feature in which we pose questions to experts about various economic issues and how they affect our lives and careers here

A man in a comic store holding action figures

Peoria’s comic book king adjusts with the times

As an independent operator, Bob Gordon has learned an important business lesson: “The chains always catch up to you.” But in fact there was always competition, even before the major

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