By transforming the work of local artists into textiles, Collecture brings art and interior design together.

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A House of Elegance & Enchantment
Having stood the test of time, the historic Orpheum Theatre is the crown jewel of Galesburg.
Mics Uncut: Talents Uncovered
A local poet works to reveal Peoria's hidden talents... and shares inspiration in the journey.
The Great Plastic Reef
A trip to Costa Rica placed Jessica McGhee right in the thick of the global plastic problem... inspiring a colorful art installation with a global message.
Peoria's Vaudeville Palace
On April 24, 1911, Peoria, Illinois, officially landed on the national Orpheum Circuit.

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Ten things you didn't know about the executive director of Galesburg's Orpheum Theatre...
Seasonal produce, live music, local art and much more at the Peoria Riverfront Market...
Jim Burnham's time-lapse photography compresses nine months of plant growth and weather changes into five minutes.

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Central Illinois Perspective
Q&A with Mike Schachtrup - Schachtrup Farms
Mike Schachtrup wears many hats. On any given day, he might assume the role of biologist, economist, heavy equipment operator, systems engineer or technologist, among others.
Envisioning a Healthy Peoria Food System
With a new urban farm, farmer’s market and educational efforts, the gitm Foundation is helping to bring urban agriculture to Peoria.
Tapping the Hops Market
As it connects the craft brew craze with the local foods movement, Hallowed Hops Co. is proving there’s more to agriculture than corn and soybeans.
Something New Under The Sun… And In Our Fields
Planning for the future may mean “planting” solar panels to harvest a new crop.

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Advances in the USDA Peoria Ag Lab can help springboard rural America into economic prosperity.
As it turns out, the advice of a century ago is just as true and relevant today.
Blue Ridge Community Farm provides individuals with special needs a unique space to learn, explore and just be themselves.

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