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High Tea and Hijinks

Moving is stressful. Moving to a foreign country is a whole different level of stress. But most people don’t expect...
A Washington resident looks over the devastation that destroyed homes on Sunday, Nov.17, 2013

Stormy times for insurance agencies

It’s climate change. It’s inflation. It’s a combination of both.Whatever the reason, one fact is plain as day. The property...
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Out & About November 2023

PEORIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY HENRI DE TONTI AWARD CELEBRATIONSEPTEMBER 21, 2023PEORIA RIVERFRONT MUSEUMGeorge Manias of George’s Shoeshine and Hatters was feted...

Frozen in time

Ihave a weird guilty pleasure: Reading old newspapers. I bet not too many of you do likewise. After all, it’s...

Setting goals the SMART way

I love setting goals. I always look forward to New Year’s Eve. As much as I enjoy counting down the...

An Interview with Robert Bruno

Robert BrunoWelcome to Peoria Magazine’s Econ Corner, a recurring feature in which we pose questions to...
Victor Lampe and Molly Haugen net fish on the Illinois River near Havana for research purposes

The Illinois River under a microscope

The Illinois River provides a multitude of recreational opportunities. Many like boating and just relaxing on the water. Others love...
Students and staff from Reservoir Gifted Academy volunteer

The lesson of community service

The last two weeks of September were a marathon for the families of Reservoir Gifted Academy (formerly Washington Gifted). A...
Mary Simon

Paying tribute to a star

All you need is love and dinner theater. That’s what sums up The Barn III Dinner Theater and Event Center...

Class of 2023

2023 has produced another stellar crop of Forty Under 40s, ranging in age from 27 to 39, cutting across multiple...
A neighborhood in the Devonshire subdivision of Washington after the November 2013 tornado tore through

11-17-2013

Jessica Uftring and her sons headed to church that morning while her husband, Grant, stayed home to get ready for...
Chris and Ed Monroe of Family Medical Equipment & Supply

How Would the Monroes Do This?

When your first job as a youngster is crawling inside a boiler to scrape away the lime build-up, a lifetime...

Autumn Bushel Basket

In the Peoria area, for many of us it is a seasonal tradition to make a trek to Speer, Illinois...
All four owners of the Coal Creek Brewing Company — Mike Grieve, Trevin Kenedy, Justin Stange and Danielle Bender — have ties to farming

Farm to Tap

The new Coal Creek Brewing Company in Princeton credits a fast start to deep roots in farming.The business’ four owners...
Hugh Higgins is the owner of Hearth restaurant in Peoria Heights

Hearth and Home

According to various sources, about 60% of new restaurants fail within a year of their grand openings. Almost 80% close...

From Pumpkin Patch to Grocery Store Shelf

Seeking a healthier diet, Jeremy Zobrist discovered a financial opportunity.Where? Inside a pumpkin.Zobrist runs Top Fox, a 3-year-old snack-food factory...
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