September 2022

Cover of the September 2022 Peoria Magazine - Photo of a fisherman with a large Asian Carp in a fishing net.

09-2022 The Turners behind the Turner Center Mike Bailey Bob and Carolyn Turner share their good fortune to tip the dominoes in Peoria’s economic favor Digital Edition Spotlights Features Commentary

August 2022

08-2022 Summer Vacation Shrinks in Peoria Public Schools Peoria Magazine New school calendar meets with mixed opinions Digital Edition Spotlights Features Commentary

June 2022

Peoria Magazine Cover - a woman and children hiking down a trail.

06-2022 The Antidote to What Ails Us: GET OUTSIDE Mike Bailey Julie Robinson is on a one-woman quest to drive central Illinoisans outside. The retired schoolteacher also is on a crusade to put the lie to the oft-heard contention that there’s “nothing to do” in these parts. To the contrary, her Local OPAL website,, […]

July 2022

07-2022 From Anonymous Administrator to Media Celebrity Phil Luciano Monica Hendrickson became a calm and reassuring voice during COVID 07-2022 ‘Children Deserve the Best’ Lisa Coon And that’s what Steve Thompson at Easterseals has been providing for four decades 07-2022 The Whole is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts Lisa Coon Doug and Vicky […]

May 2022

05-2022 From The Farm, Growing A Media Empire Mike Bailey To beans, corn, the Sharkeys add microphones, cameras Digital Edition Spotlights Features Commentary

April 2022

Peoria Magazine April 2022 Cover

04-2022 New School, Meet Old School Mike Bailey Since the Great Depression, Peoria’s ‘Ag Lab’has been shaking up the world, and it’s still going strong Digital Edition Spotlights Features Commentary

March 2022

03-2022 A New Downtown HQ Mike Bailey “It’s a reminder that Peoria, Illinois is a headquarters city…we are a strong city.” Ryan Spain, OSF HealthCare Vice President of Economic Development Digital Edition Spotlights Features