Their legacies are legendary, their impact profound. By sharing their stories, we hope to inspire the rest of us who are living out our own legacies, each and every day.
2022 Local Legends
We are proud to announce our 2022 Local Legends: Dr. Rick Pearl, Chris Reynolds, Doug and Vicky Stewart, Steve Thompson, and Monica Hendrickson.
LOCAL LEGENDS Broadcast SPECIAL
Join WTVP and Peoria Magazine in celebrating the 2022 Local Legends. This half-hour television special applauds the legacies of six legendary people with central Illinois roots. Their impacts on our area are profound, and WTVP is proud to share their stories. This special television presentation will surely inspire all of us who strive for the best daily.
2021 Local Legends
2020 Local Legends
- Sid & Flo Banwart: Partners in Philanthropy
- Bob & Joan Ericksen: Connections to Nature
- Junior & Jackie Watkins: Paying It Forward
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were unable to celebrate our 2020 Legends in person. Instead, we honored them through an exhibit at the Peoria Riverfront Museum and an in-depth interview on Facebook Live. Check out the archived videos below:
- July 15, 2020: Bob & Joan Ericksen
- July 22, 2020: Junior & Jackie Watkins
- July 29, 2020: Sid & Flo Banwart