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Local Legends

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.

2023 Local Legends

We are proud to announce our 2023 Local Legends: Seshadri Guha & Meenakshy Aiyer, MD, Deveraux Hubbard, Lorene Ramsey, Kevin & Lisa Schoeplein and Honorable James Shadid.

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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.


Peoria Magazine Local Legends Special 2022 - Photos of this years winners

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


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:

2019 Local Legends

2018 Local Legends

2017 Local legends

2016 Local Legends

2015 Local Legends

2014 Local Legends

2013 Local Legends