|Nick in the AM: Proposed Northwest Peoria go-kart tracks problematic - Peoria Journal StarGoogle News / 1 h. 31 min. ago more|
Nick in the AM: Proposed Northwest Peoria go-kart tracks problematicPeoria Journal StarA proposed Northwest Peoria outdoor amusement park that features two go-kart tracks isn't gaining much traction, apparently. The complex is planned for unincorporated land along the east side of Orange Prairie Road between Illinois Route 91 and Wood ...
|F1: Pirelli goes pink for AustinPeoria News / 8 h. 41 min. ago more|
As the purple-banded ultrasoft prepares for its Circuit of the Americas debut, in a one-off move Pirelli has actually given its softest compound a pink band to support the Susan G. Komen foundation. "We're once again taking a softer range of compounds that we have done for previous races," said Mario Isola, "with the ultrasoft available in Austin for the first time: but in pink as a one-off, to highlight the brilliant work of the Susan G. Komen foundation.
|Victim of Peoria home invasion later attacked outside - Peoria Journal StarGoogle News / 10 h. 2 min. ago more|
Victim of Peoria home invasion later attacked outsidePeoria Journal StarPEORIA — About an hour and a half after daring a home invader to shoot her, a Peoria woman suffered an apparent broken nose when three men attacked her behind her residence, according to police. The home invasion occurred Oct. 9 in her apartment in ...
|EP council to vote Tuesday on police wage increases - East Peoria Times-CourierGoogle News / 13 h. 19 min. ago more|
EP council to vote Tuesday on police wage increasesEast Peoria Times-CourierEAST PEORIA — The City Council will vote Tuesday on a new contract with its police union that includes wage increases slightly higher than raises recently given other city employees. The increases were approved by an arbitrator last month after ...and more »
|Peoria home sales decline 2 percent in third quarter - Journal Star - Peoria Journal StarGoogle News / 14 h. 28 min. ago more|
Peoria Journal StarPeoria home sales decline 2 percent in third quarter - Journal StarPeoria Journal StarPEORIA — Despite a strong September, third-quarter home sales in the Peoria area declined 2.3 percent from last year, according to figures released Monday ...Busy September But Home Sales Still Lag In Peoria Area | WGLTWGLT Newsall 2 news articles »
|Homelessness: 'It could be a solvable problem here' - Peoria Journal StarGoogle News / 15 h. ago more|
Peoria Journal StarHomelessness: 'It could be a solvable problem here'Peoria Journal StarTheir paths converged at the Peoria Rescue Mission and have chosen to live on the street temporarily. Both have family in the area who help them when they need it. The men noted there are different levels of homeless people on the street. Mackey said ...
|Peoria police and firefighters surprise birthday boys - 3TV | CBS 5 - AZFamilyGoogle News / 16 h. 1 min. ago more|
AZFamilyPeoria police and firefighters surprise birthday boys - 3TV | CBS 5AZFamilyWhen over half the guests didn't show up for their birthday party, two boys got a special surprise when Peoria police officers and firefighters stopped by.When half the family didn't come to boys' birthday, Peoria police ...KPNX 12 News TVall 2 news articles »
|Smoke, but no fire in evacuation of Chase Bank building in Peoria ... - Peoria Journal StarGoogle News / 17 h. 37 min. ago more|
Peoria Journal StarSmoke, but no fire in evacuation of Chase Bank building in Peoria ...Peoria Journal StarPEORIA — Smoke from an elevator motor atop a Downtown Peoria building caused dozens of people to be evacuated Monday afternoon, although no injuries ...Smoke Prompts Evacuation of Chase Bank Building | Peoria Public ...Peoria Public Radioall 3 news articles »
|Word on the Street: Peoria County at the head of the FOIA class - Peoria Journal StarGoogle News / 1 d. 13 h. 25 min. ago more|
Peoria Journal StarWord on the Street: Peoria County at the head of the FOIA classPeoria Journal StarIf you're looking for information about your local county government, Peoria County is a darn good place to live. That's one of the bright spots found after research conducted by a Bradley University professor and student who did a study of Freedom of ...and more »
|A listing of fundraising events, Oct. 15, 2017 - Peoria Journal StarGoogle News / 1 d. 13 h. 56 min. ago more|
A listing of fundraising events, Oct. 15, 2017Peoria Journal StarEAST PEORIA — The Friends of Richland Youth are sponsoring a Haunted Trail and Hayrack Ride from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Spindler Marina, 3703 N. Main St., East Peoria. Admission is $5 per person and all proceeds benefit the Richland ...and more »
|Peoria, Springfield are examples for election consolidation - Bloomington PantagraphGoogle News / 2 d. 3 h. 4 min. ago more|
Bloomington PantagraphPeoria, Springfield are examples for election consolidationBloomington PantagraphRather than simply eliminating its city commission by referendum, officials pushed for a legislative change that allowed a referendum to both eliminate the Peoria Election Commission and immediately establish a Peoria County Election Commission in its ...and more »
|Sen. Tammy Duckworth slams Trump cuts to Obamacare subsidyPeoria News / 3 d. 2 h. 49 min. ago more|
PEORIA - U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth slammed the decision by President Donald Trump to halt payments for subsidies that help lower-income Americans afford coverage under the Affordable Care Act. "All it does is hurt everyday Americans," the freshman Democrat said in a phone interview Friday afternoon.
|Husker Men Take Third at Bradley ClassicPeoria News / 3 d. 9 h. 53 min. ago more|
The Nebraska cross country team completed its final regular-season invitational at the Bradley Classic on the Newman Golf Course in Peoria, Illinois. The Husker men placed third overall with 131 points.
|Bradley alumna rebrands Peoria: Tamms brings hand-crafted lettering art to cityThe Bradley Scout / 4 d. 8 h. 1 min. ago more|
Chelsie Tamms started her business, Lettering Works, while she was still a student at Bradley.Photo via Letting Works Instagram Tucked away in the Warehouse District of Peoria is Lettering Works, a custom lettering and design company. The business offers its clients a chance to have personalized hand-lettered artwork crafted for whatever needs they may have. Owner Chelsie Tamms, who graduated from Bradley in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in graphic design and a minor in marketing, said she did plan on staying in the area after graduation. But when Tamms started Lettering Works last year, she realized she had an important reason to stay. As a student, I never imagined I would live and work in Peoria after college, Tamms said. I became involved with both the art and entrepreneurship communities in the City of Peoria my senior year. The connections that I made throughout that time ultimately led to me staying and starting my own business here. According to Tamms, she was always passionate about the art of hand-lettering, but had to practice to gain the skills she has today. In high school, I created hand-lettered designs for my art classes while I learned the Adobe Creative Suite programs. Once I learned them, my high school art teacher still encouraged me to use my lettering in my work, Tamms said. Tamms said she started learning about entrepreneurship and participated in several competitions to sell her product much later in life. Tamms participated in the New Venture Poster Competition, for which she earned third place, Brave Pitch and Project Springboard, for which she earned first place for both, and was given the Presidential Award at the Student Scholarship Expo. In addition to the responsibility of running the business and creating art for the clients, Tamms also offers workshops to help others learn how to create their own hand-lettered art. Tamms said the workshops fall into her overall vision for Lettering Works. My goals for Lettering Works include creating meaningful and engaging designs to help amplify my clients’ and projects’ causes, educating the community through lettering and branding workshops and spreading positivity, Tamms said. Some of the clients she does work for include the City of Peoria, the Peoria Riverfront Museum and Jenna Scifres Handmade Jewelry. Tamms has also created several Snapchat filters. Though Tamms said Lettering Works is firmly placed in Peoria, there is potential of growth elsewhere. I would love to expand Lettering Works to other cities and be able to help build city and community pride in other places, Tamms said. Lettering Works is located on 820 SW Adams St. To look at Tamms previous works and see what the business offers, visit www.letteringworks.com.
|Griege galvanizes campus communityThe Bradley Scout / 4 d. 8 h. 3 min. ago more|
H-O-P-E, an acronym for How Ordinary People Endure, was the inspirational message speaker Teri Griege brought to Bradley on Thursday night. Students and faculty members gathered in Neumiller Hall at 7 p.m. to hear the story of how she completed the Ironman World Championship while battling a six percent chance to live. Caleb Weisman, a junior sports communication major, was responsible for bringing the speaker to campus, who has also appeared on The Today Show, NBC and ESPN. Teri is a long-time close family friend. I reached out to her last year, and [I] was so excited she was willing to come to Bradley and share this amazing story, Weisman said. The Ironman World Championship is the ultimate long-distance triathlon; it consists of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride and a marathon run with no breaks. This was the competition 48-year-old Griege was training for when she discovered she had Stage 4 Colon Cancer. My first thought when I got home was to get on the internet and Google, and the number I found was six percent, Griege said. [Doctors] gave me a six percent chance to live, but when I saw that number, I remember thinking thats not me. Griege said she was determined to fight cancer and be around for her husband and two kids, and set out to defy that number as well as fulfill her life-long goal of completing the Ironman. At that time, I knew I had three things on my bucket list. First: to celebrate 25 years of marriage. Second: to see my children married. [Third:] to complete the 2011 Ironman Competition, Griege said. Despite enduring rounds of extensive chemotherapy, Griege said she never stopped pushing herself to train. I would ride my bike into chemotherapy every day, Griege said. My nurse once looked at me and said Youre extraordinary. Its funny that word is just ordinary with an extra in front. Im ordinary but I endure. Thats how I came up with H-O-P-E. Mikki Tran, a junior health science major, said she was moved by Grieges dedication and pure persistence. I was inspired by the enthusiasm and just the passion she had for accomplishing her goal, Tran said. This passion turned into success when Griege overcame all odds, crossing the tape of the National Ironman Competition cancer-free with her family waiting to celebrate. My dream is for all of you to feel that sense of accomplishment some day, Griege said. You should all have a big goal to work towards, whether its swimming across an ocean or painting a masterpiece. As she closed, Griege left the audience with three final pieces of advice to carry with them. One: you’re never too old or too young, two: youre never alone, and three: never, ever let anything allow you to give up your dream, Griege said.
|Humans of the Hilltop: William FunkhouserThe Bradley Scout / 4 d. 8 h. 3 min. ago more|
William Funkhouser began teaching at Bradley in 2003.Photo via William Funkhouser Ive never applied for a job in my life, William Funkhouser, a finance and quantitative methods executive in residence, said. These are strong words from someone who has held positions people wait a lifetime for: home equity manager, vice president senior credit officer, president city executive the list continues. Like many of the accomplishments in his life, Funkhousers career path was spontaneous. I really didn’t plan out my career. Sometimes I think it was all by accident, Funkhouser said. My wife [Kathy] and I got married when we were 20. I had just completed my sophomore year at Millikin University. Kathy got a full-time job at a bank in Decatur, and shortly thereafter, the bank offered me a part-time job in the consumer credit department. Unbeknownst to Funkhouser, this was an opportunity to turn the part-time job into an ideal corporate ascension that would eventually elevate him to executive positions he previously could not fathom. He credits both the help of his wife and a few essential ideas to helping him accumulate success in his career in banking over the years. I live by three rules in my life, Funkhouser said. The first is to always presume innocence. Make sure you know the facts, the circumstance and the motivations before you make a judgement. The second is ethics and integrity are important The third: Once you have an objective, everything else is just details. What that means is there are lots of ways to achieve your goals, [but] establishing the goals is the hard part. By following his list of rules, Funkhouser said he was soon able to become hired full-time after graduating from Millikin University. It was because of these values he received a full-time offer, according to his boss at the time, Phil Weiss. With strong appraisal of Funkhousers work ethic, Weiss said he knew Funkhouser would accomplish many important goals in his lifetime from early on in his career. [I could tell] he had a strong character and was a fearless guy, Weiss said. He was very committed to what he was doing. He was goal-oriented and tackled [every task] the same way. I know he started off working part-time while he attended Millikin University doing collection work, which is usually a task for the beginners, but he worked with enthusiasm. At the time I held an executive position, and it was noticeable that [Funkhouser] was advancing quickly I knew he would [eventually] have a top position, and it was obvious he had what it took to excel in nearly anything he wanted. Now, it seems Bradley [is what motivates him]. Funkhousers enthusiasm for building strong relationships is evident to Weiss who said their work relationship has transformed into a friendship over the years. Similar to his roots in the banking industry, Funkhousers start at teaching occurred by mere chance, which began during the kickoff of his banking career. My first opportunity in teaching was part-time at a community college, teaching economics courses, Funkhouser said. I wanted to do more and put aside a little more cash toward a young family. Funkhousers second encounter with teaching came in 2002 when he had lunch with Phil Horvath, who is currently a professor of finance at Bradley and was at the time of meeting Funkhouser, the department chair of finance and quantitative methods. Horvath said Funkhouser having tremendous experience in the banking industry, previous teaching experience and a notoriety for exemplary character molded a strong desire for Funkhouser to be on Bradleys campus. He added that those traits remain apparent today. [Professor Funkhouser is] truly a valuable asset to our students, the finance and quantitative methods department, the Foster College of Business and the University [as a whole], Horvath said. His wealth of banking and financial knowledge from practice and leadership at the executive level enhance his students and colleagues experience and understanding. [He] brings a great deal to the classroom and the department. Funkhouser eventually became an official full-time faculty member as an executive resident in 2005. I had just left the banking industry after 25 years. I wanted a new challenge, Funkhouser said. Having taught at a community college in the past, real world experience in banking and a CPA certification, the transition into full-time teaching at Bradley worked out well. Funkhouser said being a professor at Bradley has been a gratifying experience where he is able to give back to Peorias community. Interaction with students is the most rewarding part of teaching at Bradley, Funkhouser said. I spend more time with students outside of the classroom than inside.I’m always providing career guidance to students, prepping students for job interviews, answering questions about current events I welcome those opportunities.I have several students that have graduated, [and] I maintain contact [with them].I had a lot of great mentors throughout my career. This is time to pay it forward. Funkhouser said he makes an effort to maintain strong interaction with his students, which is not only shown through his mentoring but also through inviting his students to attend social events, such as home-cooked dinners over the holidays. I formerly served as the faculty advisor for FMA [Financial Management Association], and in that capacity, Kathy and I would host students at our home every December for a holiday party and every May for a cookout, Funkhouser said. You have to remember that, in addition to being a faculty member, I’m also a dad.
|Brief: University hosts diversity in STEM symposiumThe Bradley Scout / 4 d. 8 h. 4 min. ago more|
Road Less Traveled, one of a five-part event series focusing on diversity in leadership will be held Oct. 18 at 5 p.m. in the Garrett Center. The event is meant to inspire development of leadership in careers for underrepresented groups. The events panel will consist of professionals of color in careers in STEM, financial management, marketing and law. Panelists will share knowledge of successful college resources, tips to becoming successful and inform students of leadership opportunities with diverse backgrounds.
|Trash club keeps campus cleanThe Bradley Scout / 4 d. 8 h. 4 min. ago more|
Members of the BU Clean Up Crew work early hours on Fridays to pick uptrash on campus and the surrounding area.Photo via Malini Wijesinghe The BU Clean Up crew, also referred to as the BU Trash Club, has been helping the community clean up its act since the beginning of the school year. The organization was founded in hopes of creating a cleaner city by senior Malini Wijesinghe. Club members gather on Friday mornings in different areas around campus and the surrounding areas of Peoria to clean up litter. The goal was primarily to help the community and the environment making the earth look clean, Wijesinghe said. [It] fosters a lot of positive feelings for the community. People will walk down the street and say, Thank you for doing that. Bradley students arent the only ones invited to help better the environment. Peoria citizens often join the students to help reach their goal of making the city a cleaner place to live. One of the clean-up dates included the mayor of Peoria. Because of this, Wijesinghe said cleaning up the city inspires a greater sense of community between the citizens of Peoria by creating a stronger relationship for the people in the city and the students at Bradley. I used to do this alone, Wijesinghe said. But now, I get to watch my friends and everyone else do [it]. I was able to help bring everyone together and get to see everyone be excited about what Im excited about. According to Wijesinghe, the future goal of the club is to create a more efficient recycling program for the university. Wijesinghe also said she believes holding recycling competitions between dorms could be a smart way to aid in the recycling issue at Bradley. Members of the BU Trash Club said that giving back to the community is a valuable part of the clubs membership. [My favorite part is] working with the kids, Michael Timm said. Im from Peoria and its always something Ive taken for granted and its what I owe to the place I call home.
|Brief: Fair hosted for undecided studentsThe Bradley Scout / 4 d. 8 h. 5 min. ago more|
For students who are still unsure about their major or need help choosing a minor, Bradley will host the Majors and Minors Fair where students are able to explore various academic curriculums. On Monday, Oct. 16 at 3 p.m. in Renaissance Coliseum, students will have opportunities to interact with representative faculty and upperclassmen in specific fields of academia. Students will also be able to receive feedback on the department perspectives and career options each field of study brings to the table.
|Fight the Blight one lot at a timeThe Bradley Scout / 4 d. 8 h. 5 min. ago more|
Bradley students will team up with the City of Peoria to make use of a vacant lot on North MacArthur Highway this Sunday.Photo via Jenna Niedzwiedz Bradley students are teaming up with the City of Peoria to rebuild and repurpose a vacant lot on the southside of Peoria in the upcoming weeks. Alongside Moja Southern Kitchen & Creamery (located adjacent to the lot) and the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council, Bradley public relations students are hosting the Fight the Blight project to find new uses for the many vacant lots in Peorias First District. Were thrilled to be able to do something to bridge the gap between Bradley and the neighborhoods around us, Jenna Niedzwiedz, a senior public relations major, said. Its important for us to participate in this community and raise awareness of the issue of vacant spaces. This particular lot gets a lot of foot traffic, and could really use some beautifying. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, Peorians and Bradley students are invited to come to the ground-breaking event of the vacant lot at 301 N. MacArthur Highway to participate in this hands-on project. We are looking forward to working with the students of Bradley University on a project that can be a benefit to the entire community, Stacy Peterson, communications specialist for the city of Peoria, said. According to Niedzwiedz, the event is aimed not only to be fun for the community, but also to serve as a public forum to field community thoughts and ideas for the vacant lots. She also said she wants to see more Bradley students get out of the campus bubble and engage with other parts of the community. The public relations group said it has many ideas of their own, but believes by incorporating the people who will actually be utilizing the space, they will be able to create something worthwhile for the neighborhood. Intially, we wanted to create a sort of pocket park, but then realized we wanted to do something more unique, Sarah Brashear, a senior public relations major, said. Now, were thinking about a zen garden, since mindfulness is huge right now, but we want feedback [from other people as well] on Sunday. The days events will include family-friendly games, face-painting and the opportunity to participate in a new community art project. Fight the Blight is free and open to the public. For any questions or concerns, please contact Niedzwiedz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Brief: 5K to kick out cancerThe Bradley Scout / 4 d. 8 h. 5 min. ago more|
Bradley CureSearch will be sponsoring a 5k tomorrow at Markin Family Recreation Center in effort to raise money for childhood cancer research. While registration for the event begins at 8:15 a.m., the race officially kicks off at 9 a.m. with a sign-up fee of $10. Registration includes a complimentary bandana. Participants may either walk or run the 5k and are encouraged to dress in their favorite superhero costume. Winners of both the race and costume contest will receive gift card prizes.
|Scout on the Street: What did you do over fall break?The Bradley Scout / 4 d. 8 h. 6 min. ago more|
Paige Holland Freshman | Biomedical Sciences Honestly, the first couple of days, I just stayed in bed cause I was really stressed out about school, and I felt like I needed a break. Sarah Samuel Sophomore | Accounting I attended a close friends wedding in St. Louis As the groom was Chinese, the reception was Asian themed which included a custom called the tea ceremony where the couple served tea to their respective families and the families in return showered them with gifts. Jonathon Roth Freshman | Accounting I got home Friday night and had dinner with the family But I got sick for the rest of the break. Meghan Galvin Freshman | Biochemistry For most of the break, I just hung out a lot with my high school friends and went shopping. One of my friends also gifted me with a scrapbook, which consisted of all our pictures, which made me really happy. Megan Leigh Freshman | Undecided I finished my English and philosophy paper, making sure Im ready for classes the next day.
|A Revolutionary New ED Treatment Has Arrived in the Quad CitiesPeoria News / 4 d. 17 h. 45 min. ago more|
PEORIA, Ill: Midwest Urological now offers GAINSWave, a drug-free, noninvasive medical therapy that enhances sexual performance and treats Erectile Dysfunction! The GAINSWave protocols use high-frequency acoustic waves to improve sexual performance. As men age, the vessels in their penis weaken, contract and fill with micro-plaque.
|Peoria Library celebrates 75-year legacy of Little Golden BooksChronicle Media / 4 d. 20 h. 24 min. ago more|
Five-year-old Augie Augspurger clutched a copy of his favorite Little Golden Book, “The Saggy Baggy Elephant,” while the adults around him celebrated the iconic book series’... The post Peoria Library celebrates 75-year legacy of Little Golden Books appeared first on Chronicle Media.
|Huskers Gear Up for Bradley ClassicPeoria News / 5 d. 16 h. 10 min. ago more|
The Nebraska cross country team will compete in its final regular season invitational this Friday at the Bradley Classic in Peoria, Ill. The races will be held on the Newman Golf Course.
|Peoria County News BriefsChronicle Media / 6 d. 0 h. 7 min. ago more|
STATE Opioid overdose reversal drug more readily available A drug that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose is now more readily available to first responders and communities.... The post Peoria County News Briefs appeared first on Chronicle Media.
|OSF, Blue Cross part waysPeoria News / 6 d. 17 h. 8 min. ago more|
As of Jan. 1, OSF HealthCare's hospitals will no longer belong to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois' PPO network. "It is our hope that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois will realize the value of having OSF HealthCare hospitals in its network for its members and rescind its termination," OSF announced on its website.
|Peoria County Calendar of Events Oct. 12 – 19Chronicle Media / 6 d. 23 h. 6 min. ago more|
OCT. 12 Hayrides & Hotdogs Thursday, 5-7 p.m. Sommer Park, 6329 N. Koerner Rd., Edwards $6 for age 11+; $4 for ages 3-10 Enjoy a hayrack ride and a wiener roast which includes hot... The post Peoria County Calendar of Events Oct. 12 – 19 appeared first on Chronicle Media.
|Culture Shock: Precious Microbe Collections Languish in Threatened Bio-LibrariesPeoria News / 7 d. 0 h. 10 min. ago more|
Freeze-dried and locked away in liquid nitrogenfilled vaults around the world are hundreds of thousands of microbial cultures. In the U.S. these living libraries include 91,000 bacterial and fungal strains in Peoria, Ill., as well as 13,000 fungal strains in Ithaca, N.Y., and 7,500 wild yeasts at the University of California, Davis.
|Pekin, Peoria among Illinois cities chosen for Bloomberg projectChronicle Media / 8 d. 1 h. 2 min. ago more|
Nine Central Illinois cities are among the among 23 in Illinois competing in the 2017 Mayor’s Challenge, a nationwide ideas competition sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies. The... The post Pekin, Peoria among Illinois cities chosen for Bloomberg project appeared first on Chronicle Media.
|Undertakers' records a 'missing link' in Peoria genealogyPeoria News / 8 d. 20 h. 32 min. ago more|
For years, dusty, battered volumes of records from the 19th and early 20th century have been stored in boxes in a forgotten corner of the Peoria County Courthouse. The dirty, yellowed and rodent-chewed pages were on the verge of becoming useless.
|FL: Cops abduct man over parody account that allegedly hurt police department's 'brand'Peoria News / 9 d. 12 h. 55 min. ago more|
"A Florida man has been arrested for running a parody Twitter account impersonating a Miami Beach Police Department spokesperson - a story we've already seen play out with two similar cases over the past few years. Although it has never ended well for authorities, police officers arrested 48-year-old Ernesto Orsetti on Wednesday at his Miami Beach home, the Miami New Times reports.
|Miami Beach Police Arrest Man for Making Parody Police Twitter AccountPeoria News / 11 d. 16 h. 16 min. ago more|
A few months ago, Miami Beach Police Spokesperson Ernesto Rodriguez joked over the phone with a New Times reporter that someone had made a parody Twitter account pretending to be him. At the time, the page seemed like a gag.
|Fun and free inquiry as Great Burr Oak Science club digs into varied topicsChronicle Media / 13 d. 1 h. 2 min. ago more|
Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood is a frequent speaker at local clubs and organizations, but his presentation to the Great Burr Oak Science Club on a recent Saturday night was unique.... The post Fun and free inquiry as Great Burr Oak Science club digs into varied topics appeared first on Chronicle Media.
|Judge: Prosecutors must list other 'falsehoods' in Aaron Schock casePeoria News / 13 d. 5 h. 7 min. ago more|
PEORIA - A federal judge has ordered the region's top prosecutor to answer, in writing, within two weeks about any additional "falsehoods" or "misstatements" made to a federal grand jury investigating former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock. The order, handed down Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Colin Bruce strongly takes the government to task after prosecutors admitted - after first denying - that their team commented 11 times on Schock's decision not to testify before either grand jury investigating the Peoria Republican who resigned in 2015.
|High tech ICU at OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony's Health CenterPeoria News / 13 d. 9 h. 11 min. ago more|
OSF HealthCare has rolled out OSF ConstantCare at OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony's Health Center. The remote monitoring technology provides an added level of clinical support and helps hospitals prevent potential patient complications within the intensive care unit.
|Plans for Peoria Portillo's call for 204-seat, 9,000-square-foot restaurantPeoria News / 13 d. 13 h. 12 min. ago more|
PEORIA - Some basic details have emerged about the proposed Portillo's restaurant at the outskirts of Westlake Shopping Center as city officials have entered the early stages of reviewing plans for the site. Though the early plans have been submitted for city review, company officials are remaining closed-lipped about the property, declining to add any additional detail Tuesday.
|Peoria airport gets $2 million federal grant for runway lighting rehabPeoria News / 13 d. 17 h. 31 min. ago more|
The funds from the Department of Transportation's Airport Improvement Program were announced by U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth on Tuesday morning. Gene Olson, director of the Gen.
|Peoria County Calendar of EventsChronicle Media / 14 d. 1 h. 1 min. ago more|
OCT. 6 CIAO First Fridays Artists’ Tour Friday, 5-9 Contemporary Art Center Free ciaopeoria.com OCT. 6-7 Haunted Infirmary Friday & Saturday, 7p.m.-1... The post Peoria County Calendar of Events appeared first on Chronicle Media.
|Bloody hell! Its quidditch seasonThe Bradley Scout / 18 d. 8 h. 1 min. ago more|
While the story ended with a book series and movie franchise, J.K. Rowlings Harry Potter universe remains alive in the hearts of some students as they gear up to revive Bradleys Quidditch club. Quidditch, a popular sport in Rowlings fictional wizarding world, is a mixed gender contact sport with a unique mix of elements from rugby, dodgeball, and tag when adopted into a real-life sport, according to the U.S. Quidditch website. Although it doesnt have the same magic as the book version, Alex Cline, president of the Bradley Quidditch club, said its opportunities are endless. Im definitely excited to play it, but I want this club to grow even after Im gone. From what I understand, the [past Quidditch] club ended after the people who started it left, said Cline, a freshman game design major. To kick off the re-establishment of the club, an informational meeting was held on Wednesday evening, during which students were invited to Meinen Field and given a chance to practice their Quidditch skills. Quidditch is played at universities all over the country and can be played for competition or just for fun. Secretary of the club, Susan Falk, said the unanimous goal of the Quidditch club is to be inclusive. I really hope that a lot of people from everywhere, from all departments, come, and I hope they can participate and get to know people that they never could have before, Falk, a freshman theater performance major, said. The sport includes four different positions with three different types of balls used to represent the snitch, quaffle and bludgers from the books. Despite its earthly tethers, Falk said she hopes playing Quidditch can serve as a form of escape for students. I think [Quidditch] is just one thing where its like [students] can just take [their] minds off of all the schoolwork [they] have to do and all of [their] other obligations and just play and have fun and know that [they] are doing something that [they] love, Falk said. One thing that separates Quidditch from most sports is the gender rule. According to the U.S. Quidditch website, each team is allowed a maximum of four players, [out of a starting seven], who identify as the same gender in active play on the field at the same time. While this may be a hard rule to maintain, Cline said he is determined to make sure everyone who joins the club feels like they can freely express themselves and their interests. Our main objective is to grow a safe community around Quidditch, Cline said. Falk also said there are no restrictions as to who can join the club. Anyone can come. Anyone can play. Anyone can participate, Falk said. All you really need is a broom or a stick. Quidditch club will meet at 3 p.m. this upcoming Wednesday, Thursday and Friday on Meinen Field.
|Peoria pediatric center reports increase in child abuse, neglect casesChronicle Media / 20 d. 1 h. 2 min. ago more|
A sky-blue wall painted with fluffy white clouds, whimsical flowers and a squirrel scampering up a tree helps patients feel more comfortable in the examination room at Peoria’s Pediatric... The post Peoria pediatric center reports increase in child abuse, neglect cases appeared first on Chronicle Media.
|Tests confirm remains are those of Pekin boy; investigation into death continuesChronicle Media / 20 d. 22 h. 40 min. ago more|
Human remains found scattered about a south Pekin backyard two months ago have been conclusively linked to missing Pekin teen, Robert Bonsai Bee, Jr., through his parent’s DNA.... The post Tests confirm remains are those of Pekin boy; investigation into death continues appeared first on Chronicle Media.
|Illinois 4-H Foundation inducts 71 Hall of Fame honorees Chronicle Media / 21 d. 22 h. 6 min. ago more|
Kathy Weinzierl of McLean County was one of 71 volunteers recognized by the Illinois 4-H Foundation as a 4-H Hall of Fame recipient during a ceremony at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield.... The post Illinois 4-H Foundation inducts 71 Hall of Fame honorees appeared first on Chronicle Media.