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5 hrs ago | Vision Monday
CHICAGO and E.PEORIA, Ill.-In the aftermath of several tornados that devastated Illinois communities last month, optical associations and industry members of the affected areas continue recovery efforts.
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The enterprise, aimed at developing businesses with a socially conscious impact, attracted more than $1 million in private equity funding from investors and hundreds of volunteers who helped paint and clean the former school building on Peoria's south side.
From groceries and winter coats, to volunteers and financial assistance, people from all over Illinois have come together to donate and help the victims of the central Illinois tornadoes that touched down on Nov. 17. "We have had a huge outpouring from people financially," Erin Miller, regional communications director at American Red Cross of ... (more)
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An employee holds a sign as shoppers form a line outside a Best Buy Co. store ahead of Black Friday in Peoria, Illinois, U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013.
Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll says 82-year-old Rosamund Allison of the north-central Illinois community of Washington died Thursday at a Peoria hospital.
When Washington, Ill., mayor Gary Manier was reached by phone Wednesday night, he had no idea of the $100,000 personal commitment made by Jim and Andrea Thome and the Thome family to help rebuild a city devastated by tornadoes on Nov. 17. Manier was overwhelmed by the generous act from one of the game's greatest sluggers and greatest people, who ... (more)
The practice of buying gifts for the holidays is one most adults probably take for granted, but those at Crittenton Centers, runners of the annual Stocking Stuffer Shop, think it can be a rewarding and empowering experience for young kids who do not get the chance to get presents for their friends and family.
"We didn't set out to write the definitive cradle-to-grave biography of Richard Pryor," say the Henry Brothers, "We chose to go exploring, mine the soil out of which he grew .
July 18-20, 2014, it's the BIGGEST country music festival Peoria, Illinois has ever seen! Three days, 16 acts and some of the biggest names in country music at Ravina On The Lakes right outside of Peoria.