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Peoria is the largest city on the Illinois River, and has become famous as a representation of the average American city because of its demographics and its perceived mainstream Midwestern culture. On the Vaudeville circuit, it was said that if an act would succeed in Peoria, it would work anywhere. The question "Will it play in Peoria? " has now become a metaphor for whether something appeals to the American mainstream public.

Population: 113546
Local Newspapers: Peoria Journal Star
Local Sports Teams: Peoria Rivermen (AHL Hockey) Peoria Chiefs (Class A minor baseball league)
Local Colleges: Bradley University

Zip Codes associated with peoria, illinois: 61603 61604 61605 61606 61607 61610 61614 61615
Towns/Cities near peoria, illinois : Creve Coeur Pekin Bartonville Washington Bellevue Norwood

Peoria News
EPCHS alums donate $1,300 to students in need program

A group of East Peoria Community High School alums has given back to its community through donations to a program for students in need. Moms Who Care, a program that started in 2009 at East Peoria Community High School, provides needy students with essentials like food, clothing, hygiene products and school supplies.

Founding, and finding, Fort Crevecoeur

Among the earliest written records of Illinois and Tazewell County history are found in the journals of the French explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle , who is best known in Tazewell County for building a fort at the future location of Creve Coeur in January of 1680. The Pekin Public Library's Local History Room has resources that can help to bring that story to life.

120 years after his death, Peoria sailor will be memorialized

PEORIA - Nearly 120 years after his death in the Spanish-American War, a Peorian cut down in the thick of battle will be honored in his hometown. George Henry Ellis spent only a short time in the city after being born, by all accounts and historical records.

Marmion Men's Chorus sends Antonio Petrucci to All-State Conference

Antonio Petrucci, a junior at Marmion Academy in Aurora, will sing tenor at the All-State Illinois Music Education Association Conference Jan. 25-27 in Peoria. Marmion Academy junior Antonio Petrucci of St. Charles has been selected to sing tenor at the All-State Illinois Music Education Association Conference in Peoria.

Bernard W. McIntyre

This passage is to share with you the life of Bernard Walter McIntyre of Illinois, most recently in Sterling, but previously from Peoria, Dixon, and Rock Falls. Bernard, also known as "Bernerd", "Bernie", "Mac", "Bernie Mac", and even "Butch", was a very likable man.

St. Boniface choir joins top ranks with ILMEA All-State Elementary selection

St. Boniface's fifth- and sixth-grade students are making quite a name for themselves throughout the state in the choir ranks. Six St. Boniface School fifth- and sixth-grade students have been named to the Illinois Music Educators Association All-State Elementary Choirs.

Andy's Diner woven into Pekin's history

Threads that compose a fabric of Pekin's history are woven through a cozy family restaurant just north of downtown. They stretch as well into Peoria, where Andy Krakos opened three eateries in the early 1950's one on Main Street near Bradley University, another at Forrest Hill and Knoxville avenues, and a third on Farmington Road.

Reasons for producing art as varied as mediums for Peoria area veterans

Veteran Randy Prunty and Michael Gilmore, a member of U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood's staff, look at an exhibit during last year's 22VA Veteran's Art Show at the Peoria Public Library. 22VA is a group of veteran artists that want to help other veterans express themselves through visual and creative arts.

Peoria Heights man charged with murder in child's death

A central Illinois man has been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery in the October death of a 16-month-old boy. Police on Tuesday arrested 34-year-old Joshua A. Rutledge of Peoria Heights.

Peoria Heights man charged with murder in child's death

A central Illinois man has been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery in the October death of a 16-month-old boy. Police on Tuesday arrested 34-year-old Joshua A. Rutledge of Peoria Heights.

IL: CityLink's Proposed North Side Site Riles Residents

Dec. 06--PEORIA -- A meeting Tuesday about CityLink's proposed North Side Transfer Zone generated plenty of questions and answers, and frustration. "Do you even care about our concerns?" one woman asked officials from CityLink and TranSystems, a Kansas-City, Mo., based firm that has been consulting on the project.

Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic State

Hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state is a life-threatening emergency manifested by marked elevation of blood glucose and hyperosmolarity with little or no ketosis. Although there are multiple precipitating causes, underlying infections are the most common.

Vendor change delays Amtrak's new high-speed rail cars

PEORIA, Ill. - Plans to introduce new, high-speed rail passenger cars in Illinois are in motion, but a spokesperson for Amtrak says it could be two or three more years before they are in place.

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Visiting priest spearheading effort to build school in Uganda

During his eight-and-a-half years in the United States, Father Julius Turyatoranwa attended graduate school at Illinois State University, working on a master's degree and a subsequent PhD in Educational Administration and Foundations. His clerical duties with the Diocese of Peoria took him to parishes in Bloomington and Morton before he became a parochial vicar serving St. Patrick Catholic Church in Washington and St. Monica Catholic Church in East Peoria.

Illinois school involved in printable Martian homes contest

A central Illinois university is a key player in an ongoing competition aimed at deploying 3-D printers to build habitats on Mars if and when humans travel to the red planet. The Chicago Tribune reports Sunday that Bradley University in Peoria is a partner in the 3-D Printed Habitat Challenge organized by NASA.

Preparing your car for winter

Local Impact: Extreme temperatures associated with winter and summer can cause a vehicle to break down more readily than it would during the moderate weather conditions of spring and fall. Preparing a privately-owned vehicle for the winter months could spell the difference between arriving at a destination safely or becoming a stranded motorist.

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