Columbia College recently announced its dean's list for the Spring 2021 Semester (January - April, 2021). To be named to the dean's list, a student must have completed 12 semester hours in a 16-week period and achieved a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0-point scale. Click here for a complete list…

Missouri University of Science and Technology's Combat Robotics Design Team recently earned second place at BotsKC, an industry-driven robotic fighting competition that was held in late April in Pleasant Valley, Missouri. 

When James W. “Bill” Oxford of Lenoir, NC, National Commander of the American Legion, came to Peoria’s downtown War Memorial on May 12, he honored those who have served the United States military or are presently serving in the U.S. military and those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.  …

More than 200 students were named to the Spring 2021 Dean's List at Iowa Wesleyan University. Students exemplifying academic excellence represent the United States and countries abroad. Criteria to be a part of IW's Dean's List include degree-seeking students taking 12 or more hours per seme…

The Peoria Heights Arts Collaborative has announced the 2021 Peoria Heights Fine Art Fair, featuring approximately 60 juried artists selling original works in a wide range of Media, will be held on Saturday, May 22, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Eureka Greater Area Kiwanis club will be holding a yard sale on Thursday, May 13 thru Saturday, May 15, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 411 E. Pearson Street, Eureka (the NW corner of Pearson and Henry streets). 

URBANA, Ill. – University of Illinois Extension continues to address the needs of Illinois communities affected by the pandemic, and its work is being recognized by the National Association for Community Development Extension Professionals. Extension’s Local Government Education program was …

 The best leaders are those who also serve others. 4-H offers a wide variety of opportunities for youth to develop those servant leadership skills. The four 4-H Federation groups in Fulton, Mason, Peoria and Tazewell counties have worked hard over the past year encouraging others through 12 …

The Go Getters 4-H Club held a donation drive to benefit TAPS (Tazewell Animal Protective Society) and delivered the items on April 30, 2021. The club was able to collect numerous food items, cleaning supplies, and bedding materials. Go Getters would like to thank the communities of Deer Cre…

This summer, children will have the opportunity to explore energy through hands-on activities during a new, virtual 4-H camp. C.L.U.E. (Children Looking Undercover for Energy) Camp will take place on June 10, 17 and 24. Participants will meet via Zoom from 10-11 a.m. to learn about energy, d…

Three Illinois Central College agricultural students received the first-place team award in the National Professional Agricultural Student Conference Overall Livestock Specialty Division held virtually in March. Teams were scored on written tests, problem-solving, and a team presentation. Te…

Since 2016, Kona Ice of Peoria has been a welcome addition to the central Illinois community.  With their fundraising model and patented serve yourself ‘Flavorwave’, their shaved ice trucks have given back over $100,000 to central Illinois schools, non-profits and other entities needing fund…

The McKendree University School of Business has presented Jacob Bachman of Eureka with its Award of Excellence in 2021. The award recognizes students' academic achievement in the study of accounting, business administration, economics and finance, entrepreneurship, human resource management,…

Miss Angela has some fun things planned for the Eureka Public Library Children’s Department! Beginning May 3, kids can pick up supplies to make a paper corsage for Mother's Day!

Hopedale Medical Complex (HMC) is proud to showcase the outstanding employees that are a part of their complex.  During the month of April, HMC was honored to give an Employee of the Month Award and a COO (Character of an Outstanding Organization) Award to employees who embrace and advance t…

For five years, 4G STEM Camp has helped young women overcome barriers by introducing girls to careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). This year, the tradition will continue with a new hybrid delivery model! 4G (Girls + Games + Gadgets = Genius) STEM camp will include fi…

After the great pause of 2020, The Barn III Dinner Theatre and Event Center is thrilled to get open with their first show since February 2020. “Hat’s Off to Mom” - A Mother’s Day Tribute will play for one week only, opening Thursday, May 6 and running through Sunday, May 9 (Mother’s Day). 

Hopedale Medical Foundation is currently accepting applications from current nursing students and high school seniors pursuing a nursing career for its 2021 Rural Hospital Nursing Scholarship.  This scholarship opportunity is in addition to the annual high school senior/college freshman scho…

The Peoria County Genealogical Society guest speaker will be Joe Hutchinson, great-grandson of Illinois Volunteer Infantry soldier and member of the Illinois Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War on May 13 at 6 p.m. with an online Zoom meeting open to the public

MONMOUTH, ILL. (04/24/2021) Drew Thaxton (Decatur, Illinois) set a school record with a shot put throw of 17.15m (56' 3.25') to highlight the Scots performances Friday at the Big Blue Open hosted by Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. The Scots took the top two spots in the event as An…

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The Germantown Hills Chamber of Commerce will be hosting on Saturday, May 1, their annual Spring Fling that includes their Pork Chop Cook Out, Craft and Vendor Sale, and Spring Plant Sale.  The event will be just off Jubilee Lane in Germantown Hills (right behind the Casey’s General Store lo…

Very little is known about what happened to Flying Tiger Line Flight 739, a military mission plane that went missing on March 16, 1962, with 93 US Army Soldiers on board and 11 crew members (including IL natives SGT Donald Aaron Barnes from Granite City, PVT Donald W. Henderson of Mount Aubu…

Hopedale Medical Foundation proudly announces its 2021 scholarship winners.  Candidate selections were made by an independent panel of judges who reviewed applications from graduating seniors from Olympia, Hartsburg-Emden, Tremont, Dee-Mack, Midwest- Central and Delavan high schools.

Illinois Central College agriculture students showcased their knowledge and skills in the 2021 Professional Agricultural Students (PAS) State Conference held virtually in February.

SPRINGFIELD – The annual Illinois Peace Officers Memorial Service to honor law enforcement officers killed in Illinois in the line of duty, including six who died in 2019 and 10 who died in 2020, will be held Thursday, May 6 at 11 a.m. at the Illinois Peace Officer Memorial sculpture on the …

For many cancers, early detection is the key to a full recovery from the disease. OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center strives to make life-saving cancer screenings available to everyone who needs one, and is holding a one-stop cancer screening event for uninsured community members be…

In 4-H, learning about horses means much more than learning to ride. Young people with a passion for horses participated in recent statewide educational contests related to the equine industry. 4-H’s educational programs enhance members’ knowledge of horse health, breed characteristics, mana…