Armed with the results of an economic impact study, local human services organizations are promoting collaboration and reversing common misconceptions.

Central Illinois Perspective

40 Leaders AlumniAttention 40 Leaders Alumni! iBi is now accepting nominations for the 2015 40 Leaders Alumnus of the Year award!

Ten Basic Board Responsibilities - A Checklist
Whether you’re new to the board or a longtime servant, here are the basic things you need to know.
Collaborating to End Homelessness in Central Illinois
The Heart of Illinois Homeless Continuum of Care seeks to end homelessness by ensuring access to permanent, safe and affordable housing.
Turning Over the Wheel
Autonomous technology is not just changing the way we drive—it’s rebooting our entire transportation system.

40 Leaders Alumnus of the Year

A Snapshot
From modular homes and heavy equipment simulators to metal tools and food items, a wide range of products are being manufactured in the heart of the Midwest.
Makerspaces help a community to think, imagine and collaboratively create the future we want.
LISC coordinates partners to work together to tackle a slew of issues in distressed neighborhoods.

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A Personal Portrait

After a 30-year professional career, Joe McGuire spends his days guiding art classes, substitute teaching and capturing personalities through caricatures.

Local Legends
The Art of the Scrap
Deriving new meaning in the hands of artists, “found objects” become threads for works anew, canvases for stories yet to be told. By drawing beauty from the scrap pile, these four Peoria artists prove that “reduce, reuse, recycle” can also be a fruitful formula for art.
A Gallery in the Sky
Art + Public Outdoor Project = ArtPop. That’s the equation for a national program coming to Peoria this summer.
Viva Mexico! in Peoria
A tour of Peoria’s best-kept Mexican food secrets…
Creating a Sanctuary
Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge is a stopover for migrating birds and wildlife enthusiasts.
Aesthetics and the Neighborhood Canvas
New public murals are bringing vibrancy to their neighborhoods and enriching the community.
A unique gallery space offers a forum for newcomer and veteran artists alike.
Whisper & Shout brings spoken word and poetry to the CAC.
A Tale of Two Cousins
From custom sneakers to car culture, the distinctive artwork of Justin Fenwick and Darius Donaldson…