Each year, we highlight the emerging talent of Greater Peoria—those who stand out among their peers and exemplify the spirit of servant leadership in our community. We are proud to present the 2017 class of 40 Leaders Under Forty.

An Interview with Sid Ruckriegel - 2017 40 Leaders Alumnus of the Year
Peoria Magazines is proud to name Peoria City Councilman Sid Ruckriegel as the 2017 40 Leaders Under Forty Alumnus of the Year.
(Un)Skirting the Issues: An Excerpt
Working together, men and women can begin building an inclusive work environment that benefits everyone.
An Ancient Idea Whose Time Has Come (Again)
To spark motivated listening, consider a leadership idea as old as the Book of Proverbs, the Christian Gospels and the Chinese philosopher, Lao Tzu.
Working Toward Change: Employment for All
While there is much work left to be done, a number of initiatives are expanding the possibilities for people with disabilities.
More to Peoria's Tech Scene Than Meets the Eye
“The Silicon Prairie” is real, and it’s here in Peoria.
The fundamental behaviors and actions of leaders have remained essentially the same, even as the business environment has changed dramatically.
The 40 Leaders Under Forty Class of 2017 shared some fantastic photos with us! Check them out... behind the scenes.
From healthcare to education and beyond, augmented reality and virtual reality are transforming a range of industries… and adoption continues to grow.

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A fixture of area entertainment, the Jukebox Comedy Club has cultivated comedy in Peoria for 27 years.

Central Illinois Perspective
New Adventures in Old Peoria
A trio of unique ventures expands the horizons of entertainment in this historic river town.
Join in the Reindeer Games
Reindeer are real… and you can visit them right here in central Illinois.
Drawing Attention to Women in the Arts
The seven-week Citywide Celebration focuses attention on the creative energy of women.
A Season of Unity
The Community Festival of Nativities celebrates diversity and a common foundation.
Take 10: Dan Conlin
Ten things you didn't know about the longtime owner of the Jukebox Comedy Club...
Holiday-Inspired Recipes
Try your hand at these recipes, and you’ll be on your way to a memorable holiday season.
In the mid-1800s, the city was abuzz when the circus came to town. 
Celebrate Peoria is a series of events exploring our region’s diverse communities, and a unique learning experience for all ages.

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