In these rapidly changing times, we count on strong leaders to guide and shape our communities—to help create a better future for our generation and those to come.

Central Illinois Perspective
Diane Cullinan Oberhelman: 40 Leaders Alumnus of the Year
A member of the first class of 40 Leaders Under Forty in 1994, Diane Cullinan Oberhelman has a lifelong passion for civic involvement, and her leadership in the community is unparalleled.
Generational Leadership - Understanding and Integrating the Millennials
Organizations can do many things to successfully integrate this generation into our companies.
Go Ahead... Take the Leap
Over the course of my career, I have often wondered how and when I became a so-called leader.
Q&A With Henry Vicary, Caterpillar Inc.
iBi caught up with Vicary to discuss the duties and challenges of his current role, the future vision for downtown Peoria, and advice for young professionals seeking to make a difference.

Peoria Magazines Readers Survey

The sharing economy. The on-demand marketplace. The peer-to-peer industry. Whatever you call it, the traditional notions of work are in the midst of a digital makeover, fashioned by a new ability and willingness to share just about anything.
An HR Roundtable
As technology reshapes the recruiting process, iBi spoke with three HR gurus to discuss the hunt for skilled talent.
If you’re from Peoria, chances are you know a Sullivan. You can tell them by the values instilled by their late Irish-Catholic mother: a strong work ethic, an entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to giving back.

2015 Women of Influence Forum

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While most coffee today is roasted commercially and mass-produced, small-scale roasting is on the rise at specialty shops like thirty-thirty and Leaves 'N Beans.

Revealing Nature: A Bonsai Journey
A small rock rises toward the overhanging branch, the other side of the shallow dish balanced by the miniature trunk. Finally, I thought, our first bonsai tree—if only we can keep it alive…
The Man Behind the Chalk
What do Richard's on Main, Peoria Brewing Company and the Summer Camp Music Festival have in common? Each has showcased the elaborate chalk drawings of Devin McGlone.
Works by Women Artists on Display
A number of current exhibitions depict the works of Illinois women artists.
As CEO of WTVP-TV, as well as WILL’s PBS and NPR stations in Champaign-Urbana, Moss Bresnahan has devoted his career to public broadcasting.
Tattoo artist Tim Beck on traditionalism, craftsmanship and the mainstreaming of an outsider art form.
From Peoria to Colorado to New York City, award-winning author Aryn Kyle has taken the publishing world by storm.