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…

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 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, …

The Germantown Hills eighth grade Lady Warriors basketball team was crowned IESA 3A State Champions on December 19 on their own court.  They beat Washington Middle to win Regionals, and Fieldcrest to win Sectionals. At the State Tournament, they went 3-0 to take the State title, beating Robi…

The Metamora High School boys’ basketball team had an impressive showing at the Bloomington State Farm Classic over their holiday break. The team went 3-1 to finish third overall in the prestigious annual Christmas tournament. 

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…

Join University of Illinois Extension for the January Diabetes Clinic, “Eating Well as You Age” class. January’s program will be held from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 16 in the Woodford County Extension Office, located at 109 E. Eureka Ave., Eureka, IL.

The University of Illinois Extension and the Eureka Public Library invite you to kick off your New Year with the “Exploring Current Diet Trends” class this January. The program will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 9 at the Eureka Public Library.

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 …

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Metamora Square was bustling with Christmas spirit as people of all ages greeted each other and entered business after business during the “Village Christmas” celebration on Sunday, December 1.  The Historic Metamora Courthouse, where Abraham Lincoln once practiced law, joined in the fun by …

Five dancers were awarded a Rising Star medal last Saturday, December 14, at the IDTA Dunlap regional. Rising Stars are performers with outstanding showmanship, execution and enthusiasm who are selected by the head judge at each regional contest. Becca Noe of Eureka (second from right) and M…

The Germantown Hills Middle School Dance Team took home two first place trophies last weekend at the IDTA Dunlap Regional contest. The contest, held at Dunlap High School on Saturday, December 14, featured more than 300 dancers from several schools around the area. Members of the GHMS dance …

The Eureka Public Library, 202 S. Main, will be closed on the following days for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays: December 24, 25, 26, 31; and January 1. For more information, call the library at 309-467-2922.

Grant Carlson from Eureka, IL, a student who is studying biology at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, is among the scholarship recipients receiving financial awards for the 2019-20 academic year.

The Illinois 4-H Foundation provided $29,000 in college scholarships and awarded another $20,000 in national conference travel scholarships to 4-H members honored at a ceremony held recently in Champaign. The annual celebration recognized over 100 of the top participants in the state’s most …

Young volunteers, stationed outside of Bass Pro Shops in East Peoria, helped to raise money for the Salvation Army's annual Red Kettle Campaign this past weekend.  The Campaign, started in 1981 as a mission to feed poverty-stricken people in San Francisco, now helps 4.5 million people nation…

Snyder Village Home Care celebrated the opening of their new office located at 215 W. Mt Vernon Street in Metamora.  This location will allow for more visibility and awareness about Snyder Village Home Care services.  The Metamora Area Business Association (MABA) held a ribbon-cutting ceremo…

Young adult and children’s author Brock Eastman will be giving a special presentation on his journey to becoming a writer and give a reading from a recent book at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 2 at the Eureka Public Library, 202 S. Main.

The Woodford County Health Department (WCHD) requires all operational food establishments to renew their food permit and remit fees annually. Permit fees are based on the Illinois Department of Public Health risk category that apply to the food establishment as determined by the Woodford Cou…

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…

Thousands gathered in downtown Peoria to watch the 132nd Annual Santa Claus Parade. The parade, traditionally held the day after Thanksgiving, is the longest running holiday parade in the country.