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Millikin University is pleased to welcome Holocaust Survivor Sami Steigmann for a community-wide educational presentation on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bob and Debi Johnston Banquet Rooms located on the third floor of the University Commons on Millikin’s campus. 

The following students achieved the Dean's List at Belmont University for the fall 2022 semester. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours (exclusive of audit and pass/fail courses this semester) and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C (inclusive of …

Northern Illinois University recently announced its fall 2022 Dean's List students. To earn this distinction, students must meet a minimum semester grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale in the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology or a minimum of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale in the co…

The Monmouth College men's and women's track & field teams kicked off their indoor season on Friday night, Jan. 13, 2023, by hosting the Midwest Invitational against Augustana and Knox. The Scots came away with multiple first place finishes and a handful of individual career high perform…

The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) began accepting 2022 state individual income tax returns on Monday, Jan. 23, the same date that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) begins accepting federal individual income tax returns.

The Augustana Choir, under the direction of Dr. Jon Hurty, will perform concerts in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa in March and April 2023. The 52-voice ensemble will sing a selection of traditional and contemporary choral works. The choir is known for its innovative programming, at…

Birth to Five Illinois has issued $575,000 in planning grants that will help to establish nine Local Early Childhood Collaborations in 22 counties across the state. The grants are funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) and the Early Childhood Governance and Finance Projec…

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation recently announced two key updates for the upcoming Social Equity Criteria Lottery for the next round of adult use cannabis dispensary licenses in Illinois. First, the application deadline has been extended through Friday, Marc…

The Eureka CUSD 140 will hold kindergarten pre-registration for the 23-24 school year that includes the Congerville, Davenport and Goodfield elementary schools. Pre-registration for kindergarten is scheduled for February 2, 2023.

Heather Calcara, a representative from the Illinois Attorney General’s office, will be speaking at the Eureka Greater Area Kiwanis Club on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, at 12:30 p.m. in the Eureka Michael’s Restaurant. 

First Security is happy to share that Nathan Cronkhite has joined the bank as a credit analyst. In this position, he will be responsible for analyzing financial statements and preparing loan presentations with the goal of evaluating the financial condition of customers and those applying for…

Col. Seth Hible, of Winfield, Illinois, assumed command of the Illinois National Guard’s 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) from Col. Michael Eastridge on Jan. 8, 2023, at the Illinois National Guard Readiness Center in Urbana.

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Illinois regulations require food establishments to have at least one Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) on staff. The University of Illinois Extension offers the Food Protection Manager Certification course and examination, which is required every five years. The University of Illinoi…

High-achieving students were named to the Knox College Dean's List for the 2022 Fall Term. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must have earned at least 2.5 credits in the term, with a grade point average of 3.6 or better (on a 4.0 scale).

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Three Airmen from the 126th Air Refueling Wing based at Scott Air Force Base and an Airman from the 182nd Airlift Wing based in Peoria earned top honors from the Illinois Air National Guard during its Outstanding Airmen of the Year ceremony on Jan. 7 at the Illinois State Military Museum in …

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 A team of Southern Illinois University Carbondale students bested more than 930 teams in an international trading challenge, earning fourth place in North America and 12th place in the world.It’s the first time in recorded history that an SIU team has even competed in Bloomberg’s Global Tra…

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The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will welcome potential new members of its amazing volunteer team at an orientation session Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023.

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Midwest Food Bank of Peoria has hired Audrey Kamm as the new Executive Director. Audrey will assume the role effective Feb. 1, 2023. She most recently served as the Vice President of Operations for the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Be inspired to plant a pollinator garden or patio container, fall in love with a new plant at the garden centers this year, or even learn the basics of everyday gardening at the University of Illinois Extension McLean County Master Gardeners’ 21st annual Home, Lawn, and Garden Day on Saturda…

MTHS Seniors Alayna Ruach and Ben Wallace have signed to play college sports after graduation. Alayna Ruach will run cross country and track at North Central College in Naperville, and Ben Wallace will continue his "Redbird" status on the football team at Illinois State University in Normal.…

Nearly 1,800 graduates received degrees from Iowa State University in December. Graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies were held Dec. 16-17 at Hilton Coliseum.

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Georgetowne Middle School and the Greater Peoria Chess Federation will be sponsoring the 43rd Annual Tazewell County Chess Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 18 in Marquette Heights. Tazewell County students in grades three through eight will compete at Georgetown Middle School. Tom Brown, Princip…

A total of 1,103 undergraduate students enrolled at Western Illinois University were named to the Fall 2022 Dean's List. The total includes 98 students at the WIU-Quad Cities Campus.