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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

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

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

Farmer silhouetted in Field

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

Dr. David Cleeton

ECONCorner: An Interview with Dr. David Cleeton

Welcome 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 in

Owner Jimmy Spears

Iconic Irish Bar Reaches its Ruby Anniversary

Who goes to Jimmy’s Bar? Owner Jimmy Spears could drop name after name from the legion of celebrities who have dropped by. He also could brag about international attention sparked

Farm tractor on road

Please Share the Road Safely with Farmers

A friend of mine who happens to farm near a busy city — Danielle Wainwright of New Jersey — had a lightbulb moment last year during planting season. She grabbed

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