The organization has three purposes: to foster education in citizenship, to promote forums and public discussion of civic reforms, and to support needed legislation.


Engagement in Community Life
Beyond running for public office, there are a variety of ways citizens can serve their community.
On the Record with Congressman Darin LaHood
Born and raised in Peoria, Darin LaHood has served Illinois' 18th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives since September 2015.
Lobbying, Advocacy & Influence
Though it often gets a bad rap, lobbying is an essential part of the democratic process.
Our Entrenched Two-Party System
Why is it so challenging for a third political party to gain traction?
Helping Candidates Run for Elective Office
Get your start in politics now!
What’s Ahead for Press Watchdogs?
Who, what, when, where, why, oh, why…
The honorable views of Dirksen, Michel and LaHood
Big Iron Meets Bigger Politics
Chris Myers sat down with iBi to discuss the ins and outs of Caterpillar’s government affairs team.
A review of information available online related to the governance of local public bodies

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With lofty themes and pervasive humor, painter Ken Hoffman delivers work of amusement and consequence.

Central Illinois Perspective
Who Let the Funk Out?
A born performer, Dexter O’Neal shares the gospel of funk with a growing audience across central Illinois and beyond.
Down the Rabbit Hole
Author Joe Chianakas fulfills his literary dreams with a trilogy of novels paying tribute to the horror genre.
Curating the Fine Arts
The Fine Arts Society of Peoria celebrates 55 years of bringing arts and culture to the region.
Take 10: Mike and Banu Hatfield
Mike and Banu Hatfield are dreamers and doers with five teenagers, two jobs, no pets, many nearly-dead plants and one ambitious goal.
As the 51st Super Bowl draws near, sports fans around the world are anticipating the best ways to revel in the big day.
Though the weather outside is frightful, that doesn't mean there aren't things to do in Greater Peoria... See what fun you can have in January and February!
As the PRM prepares its largest exhibition to date, staff members reflect on what it takes to be a good host.