In spring, the letters come in pairs. The offer of admission promises dreams come true; the financial aid letter serves as reality’s fine print. Can I afford to go? Will it be worth it? And increasingly: can I afford not to go? Just how high a price tag is a higher education worth?

40 Leaders Alumni Social
iBi Redesign!
It’s been seven years since our last major redesign, and we felt the time had again come for change.
Higher Education in Peoria - An Overview
A plethora of higher education and technical training opportunities is available in the region.
Why Catholic Schools Do Well
Parents are often unaware of the significant advantages offered by Catholic schools.
Common Core Standards Prepare the Future Workforce
The integration of Common Core State Standards will develop students who bring 21st-century skills into the workplace.
International Students’ Impact on the Community
As the international student population grows, so does its economic impact.

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One Year Later
Hip and historic, modern and chic… celebrating its one-year anniversary.
Educating the human potential could have profound consequences for the future.
An update on changes to Peoria’s Downtown/Warehouse District…

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Fashion Ignite takes you behind the scenes with its team of photography, art, fashion and beauty professionals to see how the creative vision comes to life.

Central Illinois Perspective
Runway Dreams: From Canton to Paris
One local designer is out to prove that fashion has a place in Peoria.
Notes of a Sharp-Dressed Man
In 2015, a good haircut, smooth skin and a versatile wardrobe are within the reach of just about anyone—whether coffee-shop hipster, health-conscious gym rat or distinguished captain of industry.
Washed Against: The Artisan Throwback
Real soap, the revival of men’s grooming, and American craftsmanship
Wet Summer Beauty Editorial
Colorful looks that shimmer! These vivid hues on glistening skin tell a bold story, going for the wet and wild factor this summer.
Aesthetics and the Neighborhood Canvas
New public murals are bringing vibrancy to their neighborhoods and enriching the community.
The Peoria Sunday Morning League has been making baseball dreams come true for 100 years.
While mainstays like Wildlife Prairie Park, Peoria Riverfront Museum and Caterpillar Visitors Center are top of mind, what about some of the Peoria area's less-heralded treasures?
A rich tapestry of initiatives is bringing the city to life… and offering unique experiences for visitors and residents alike.