A Publication of WTVP

May 2023

Bushwhacker, in business nearly a half century

The ‘math nerd’ became an outdoorsman, and the rest is history and happiness for Rich Pestien As a kid growing up in Lombard, a suburb of Chicago, Rich Pestien had little experience in the great outdoors. He had been to Starved Rock hiking a couple of times. That was about

A Game for the Ages (All of Them)

WooshBall’s high-tech bat and unique rules ‘flip the script’ on baseball Woosh. That’s the sound made when swinging the high-tech bat used in a new game called WooshBall. The game’s inventors say that it can be played anywhere — outdoors and indoors, in areas large and small — with different

Small in size, big in flavor

Cuco’s Tacos is serving up authentic Mexican eats and drinks, on Cinco de Mayo and beyond At Cuco’s Tacos, owner Alin Aranda relies on her roots. That means stressing two important things: authentic recipes of her native Mexico, and the insistent advice of her wise mother. “My mom always told me,

Building Peoria …

one soul-saving, belly-filling, neighborhood-protecting project at a time Spring can be a coming out of sorts for central Illinoisans. Many shed winter’s layers of clothing with the arrival of warm weather. Others head to the ballpark for opening day and another season of Peoria Chiefs baseball. May also signals a

Walking in her footsteps

Some daughters embrace the careers in which their mothers have thrived Even in the best of circumstances, mother-daughter relationships can be complex. Combine the personal with the professional, and it can get even more complicated. Alas, as we approach another Mother’s Day in this month of May, Peoria Magazine went
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