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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
Area farmers markets not limited to healthy, locally-grown foods

Jacob Spring from the Unique Twist hands 6-year-old Aubree Taylor a balloon creation at the East Peoria Farmers Market recently. Market manager Theresa Unzicker said the market is designed to be kid-friendly.

Richmond Author Shelley Briggs Callahan's New Book Chronicles a Medical Crisis in Haiti

The first time that Dick and Barb Hammond held a medical clinic in Haiti, so many people showed up that they had to do crowd control, in addition to triage. Shelley Briggs Callahan signed on as a volunteer at the Hammonds' clinic in November 2011 doing laundry, cooking and counting pills.

Seventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Hospital Foreclosure Claims with ...

The Seventh Circuit, on June 9, 2017, affirmed summary judgment against a hospital's antitrust claims that it was substantially foreclosed from the market by its rival's exclusive contracts with payors. The panel concluded that such contracts, which covered more than half of the commercially insured patients in the market, were permissible for the following reasons: Methodist Health Services Corporation brought federal and state antitrust claims in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois against Saint Francis Health System , its chief rival in Peoria, Illinois.

A Democrat shows how to win over Trump voters

Rep. Cheri Bustos of Illinois, who works shifts alongside factory workers in her district, is poised to help her party learn from its 2016 loss - and potentially regain control of the House next year. Jason Williams trains Rep. Cheri Bustos on the shop floor of Performance Pattern & Machine in Peoria, Ill.

Police 6-19-17

The Times relies on reports furnished by police in our coverage area. If you know of a police matter but do not see it reported in The Times, contact us at 815-431-4050, 815-431-4082 or newsroom@mywebtimes.com .

From I-474 bridge to Route 116 in Hanna City, roadwork halt could have wide impact

PEORIA - More than $100 million in local road projects hang in the balance if state lawmakers don't pass some form of a budget by July. The state Department of Transportation has warned that all road projects it's involved in - either directly or through funds flowing to local governments - could be halted at the end of the month.

Face of Defense: Airman Wins Big in Chili Competition

Air Force Staff Sgt. Nicholas Freeman's recipe won three awards May 17 at the 182nd Airlift Wing's ninth annual chili cook-off here.

CIBM Bank Announces Promotions to Executive Vice President

Today, CIBM Bank announced the promotion of four employees to Executive Vice President, including: Mr. Mark Wilmington - EVP & Director of Retail Banking, based in Peoria, Illinois; James Mullaney - EVP & Director of Corporate Banking, based in Wheaton, Illinois; Mr. Gary Maughan - EVP & Mortgage Banking Director, based in Naperville, Illinois; and Ms. Joanne Blaesing - EVP & Director of Community Development, based in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

DNA tests planned on man's skull found along Illinois River

Central Illinois authorities are planning DNA tests on a human skull found along a riverbank in hopes of identifying the individual. The skull was found Monday along the Illinois River by a property owner at the Rivers Edge Campground in the Peoria County village of Kingston Mines.

Seventh Circuit OKs Exclusive Network Agreements Between "Must-Have" Hospital and Health Insurers

In an opinion written by Judge Posner, the Seventh Circuit on Friday gave its stamp of approval to a "must-have" hospital's bargaining to exclude competitors from certain narrow-network payor contracts in and around Peoria, Illinois. The Court affirmed OSF Saint Francis Medical Center's summary judgment win in a $300 million antitrust suit brought by a smaller competitor alleging unlawful exclusive dealing and attempted monopolization.

Looking Back

INFORMATION PROVIDED by the Streatorland Historical Society, the Sheridan Historical Society and Stan Dziedzic, a local historian. People wishing to submit photos for this feature can contact Mike Murphy at 815-431-4031 or mikem@mywebtimes.com .

Heading to #TBT2017? So are we

You are probably just as excited about The Basketball Tournament as the rest of the #FAMILY at K-State for a few reasons. We are looking forward to covering this year's tournament just like we did last year, hopefully with a longer run for Purple and Black this time around.

Power Wagon rally attracts out-of-towners

The Annual Vintage Dodge Power Wagon Rally is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and the event is attracting a number of visitors from far and wide. Brendan and Deanna Schuller of Peoria, Illinois, drove their 1942 WC-51 to the rally.

Mystery on the Mississippi highlights cruise season

Murder. Mystery. Mississippi River. It all comes together in an evening packed with twists and turns during this year's Murder Mystery Dinner Theater aboard the Spirit of Peoria paddlewheel boat when it makes a return visit to the Meeting of the Great Rivers Sept.

Five Lincoln students make Dean's List at Bradley

The following area students have received recognition on the Dean's List for the spring semester at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.

IL Firefighters Developing Knack for Duck Rescues

Firefighters in East Peoria have recently gone out on several duckling rescues, and Assistant Fire Chief Ryan Beck says the total number of rescues is now up around 30. The East Peoria Fire Department has responded in recent weeks to a spike in rescue calls in an outbreak confined to Conference Center Drive near the Illinois River. Monday evening's rescue, documented in a post to the department's Facebook page, was the most recent in its string of duckling rescues.

Former Farm Broadcaster Colleen Callahan Honored By U Of Illinois

FORMER FARM BROADCASTER COLLEEN CALLAHAN HONORED BY U OF ILLINOIS Jun. 7, 2017 National Association of Farm Broadcasting reports: 2002 NAFB President COLLEEN CALLAHAN BURNS was one of three Distinguished Service Award recipients honored by the University of Illinois at the 2017 Commencement activities in May. Bestowed upon alumni, faculty, staff and friends by the UI Alumni Association on behalf of the University, the award is presented to individuals or couples whose consistent, exceptional and meritorious service to the University of Illinois has made a significant impact on the institution's overall welfare and the advancement of its mission.

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