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:

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, …

Alysa Greenwood, daughter of Aaron and Caitlin Greenwood of East Peoria, and Andrew Almasy, son of James Almasy and Kathy Bolander of East Peoria announce their engagement.

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…

Community members who have experienced the death of a family member or friend are invited to register for the GriefShare program held at Crossroads United Methodist Church in Washington. The group is led by people who have personal experience with grief that accompanies the death of a loved …

The Counseling Department at Washington Community High School (WCHS) has announced the following schedule for current high school students to register for classes for the 2020-21 school year.

The Washington Community High School Counseling Department will meet with current eighth grade students at their respective grade schools to begin the course registration process the week of January 20. The counselors will give the eighth-grade students their registration materials at this t…

The new business, @BAT, located at 1744 Washington Road, Washington, was welcomed at their grand opening as a new 1-Star Member by the Washington Chamber of Commerce on December 13, 2019. @BAT is a top of the line indoor baseball and softball hitting center. Present for the welcome were (fro…

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 …

Wishing Star Boutique by Tabatha, 104 Walnut Street, Washington, was welcomed by the Washington Chamber of Commerce as a 1-Star Member on November 15, 2019 with a ribbon cutting. Wishing Star Boutique by Tabatha opened its doors just off the Washington Square on Friday, September 13, and has…

Political strategist and commentator Angela Rye will headline the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, January 24, 2020, in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center. Reservations are required. Seats are $15 for students and $35 for non-students. Reservations c…

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Airman Corbin Caccia, from Washington, Illinois, chisels nonskid on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in Norfolk, Virginia, Nov. 21, 2019. The John C. Stennis is in port conducting routine operations in support…

Thursday, November 21 marked the 25th annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, hosted by the Washington Chamber of Commerce. It was an inspirational morning for the 298 guests who attended the program held at Countryside Banquet Facility.