Peoria, IL – January 17, 2020 – Surveillance video and victim reports have made it clear the recent rash of criminal activity on and around Bradley’s campus is being committed by the same people. All of these cases happened after dark where the victim was walking alone; several where they we…

Georgetown Middle School and the Greater Peoria Chess Federation will be sponsoring the 42nd Annual Tazewell County Chess Tournament on Saturday, February 22, 2020, in Marquette Heights. Tazewell County students in grades three through eight will compete at Georgetown Middle School. Tom Brow…

Illinois Central College will host free Campus Visit Days this spring to provide potential students information on programs and degree options.  The spring 2020 Campus Visit Days below will be held from 9 a.m. to noon with an 8:30 a.m. check-in:

Morton’s Gameball Run Executive Committee is gearing up for the eighth year of fundraising for the OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois. To date, the event has raised over $470,000 and has helped raise awareness of the positive impact the hospital has on the community.

The Morton Public Library will have a SHIP Counselor and Central Illinois Agency on Aging volunteer to assist those individuals, who qualify, to apply for the Benefit Access Program.  This Illinois program provides for a license plate sticker to be purchased for $24 and a Ride Free Transit C…

The Morton Economic Development Council will be hosting their 2020 Annual Symposium on Thursday, January 30 at Caterpillar Global Parts Distribution in Morton from 7:30 - 9 a.m. The event is sponsored by Morton Community Bank.

Kick off the new year with fun, free workouts from local gyms and studios with the Library's Get Fit series in January. Farrell's Extreme Body shaping will be at the library on January 20 at 6 p.m. for PLYO. PLYO combines strength and power moves for an intense "jump training" workout. Gold'…

Children and parents in the Deer Creek community and the surrounding areas are invited to attend the January 17 family movie night beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Deer Creek Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, located at 207 N Main Street in Deer Creek.

On January 7, 2020, the Morton Economic Development Council presented a Microgrant to Unum Fine Wine & Whiskey Lounge to support the expansion of their new outdoor patio. Pictured are (from left) Courtney Eeten, Morton EDC; Nancy Evans, Unum; Terry Evans, Unum; and Leigh Ann Brown, Morton EDC. 

Olivia Remmert drives down the court against East Peoria in the Potterdome on January 10.  The Lady Potters defeated the Raiders 60-17.  Morton then hosted Metamora the following afternoon and came away with another victory, 48-32.  The Lady Potters are currently 19-0 overall, 6-0 in the Mid…

Morton standout runner Sam Lange celebrated the signing of his national letter of intent on January 7, 2020, at Morton High School.  Lange capped off a stellar senior season with a second-place finish at the state championship meet last November.  He will continue to run and study at Michiga…

The following area students achieved the Dean's List at Belmont University for the Fall 2019 semester. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5, with no grade below a C.

The League of Women Voters of Greater Peoria is sponsoring a candidate forum for Democratic candidates in the March primary, at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at the North Branch of the Peoria Public Library, 3001 W. Grand Parkway, Peoria (off Allen Road behind Menards).   

The Partnership for a Healthy Community is encouraging residents to test the radon level in their home. The best time to test for radon is during cold weather when windows and doors are closed. Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally in most soil. As radon travels through the soil, …

DivorceCare recovery DVD seminar and support group for those separated or divorced will meet at Grace Church, 1325 E. Jefferson, Morton each Thursday from 6:45 – 8:30 p.m. for 13 weeks beginning January 9 through April 2. One can join the group at any time.  

The Deer Creek Unit of Home & Community Extension will hold its January 9 meeting at 1 p.m. at the Deer Creek District Library.  Program for the day will be “Communicating with People with Dementia.”

On November 22, 2019, the Hopedale Medical Foundation Governing Board appointed Emily J. Whitson as Chief Operating Officer (COO) to replace outgoing COO Mark Rossi.

The January 10 Senior Adult Ministry Luncheon will be held at the Deer Creek Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Deer Creek.  A potluck luncheon will be served at 11:30 a.m.  Featured entrée will be Anna’s favorite meatloaf recipe.  Coffee will be provided.  Those attending are requested to br…

The holiday season of 2019 marked 12 years of Russell’s Cycling & Fitness, located in Washington, and their customers partnering with the Children’s Home of Peoria.  On Thursday, December 19, Russell’s “Operation Christmas Bike” delivered 62 bicycles of all sizes to children and adults f…

All youth ages 8-18 are invited to sign up and attend the 4-H Clover Clinic on Saturday, February 15, at Illinois Central College in East Peoria.  This multi-project workshop day is sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension in Fulton, Mason, Peoria and Tazewell counties.  A 4-H membe…

GriefShare is a 13-week Bible-based DVD and discussion series designed to give hope and encouragement to anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one. This support group provides a safe and caring place to meet with others who are on this journey of grief and who understand the heartaches …

The Central Illinois Memorial Kidney Fund (CIMKF) is pleased to announce the start of its 2020 Fundraising year with rehearsals for "Encore" January 6, 2020 at 7 p.m.  at the Peoria Christian Fellowship Church, located at 610 Abington Street, Peoria, IL.  

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The Morton Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host its next meeting with a soup supper on January 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Community United Church of Christ, 200 North Main Street in Morton. The program will begin at 7 p.m. with a presentation by Stefanie Clarke, a …

Morton Junior Raquel Frakes (#10) jumps for a defensive rebound against Sycamore on December 21 in the Potterdome.  Sycamore made their very first shot of the game and kept it close for the first few minutes, but the Lady Potters were already pulling away at the end of the first quarter, 24-…

Mayor of Morton, Jeff Kaufman, presents a check from the Building Façade Improvement Grant to Emerald City Investments during the Morton Village Board meeting held December 16, 2019. The grant program allows for a 50 percent grant up to $10,000 for work and exterior improvements made to olde…

St. Ambrose University held its 2019 Winter Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 14, at the RiverCenter, 136 East Third St., Davenport. A total of 224 degrees were conferred, including 131 bachelor’s degrees, 56 master’s degrees and 37 doctoral degrees. 

The Food-A-Rama will have a new name and a clean new look for the 2020 Illinois State Fair thanks to a $10,000 sponsorship from Reisch Charities, Brewer of Reisch Gold Top Beer.  The funds will go toward fixing the pavilion’s roof, sandblasting the metal support structure and a fresh coat of…

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) recently announced $597,742 in grant funding for development, rehabilitation, operations and maintenance for snowmobile trail projects in the state through the Illinois Snowmobile Grant Program (SNOW) and the Snowmobile Trail Establishment …