Advocate for Health and Education

A longtime advocate for health and education, Sally Snyder has devoted much of her life to making the Peoria community stronger for its children and for residents seeking medical services.

Peoria Progress V2 2016

Byron DeHaan - Communicator of Culture
As Director of Public Affairs for Caterpillar Inc., Byron DeHaan established and led a diverse range of communications initiatives throughout his 42-year career with the company. 
Jean Ann & Gordon Honegger - Sharing the Wealth
The employees of Hometown Community Banks call them “mom” and “dad,” and for good reason: together, they exemplify nurture and development.
Mike Landwirth - A Life of Development
As one of Peoria’s premier commercial real estate developers, Mike Landwirth can tell you the history of just about every building in town. 
The Honorable David Leitch - A Tireless Workhorse
Since 1989, Rep. David Leitch has served in the Illinois General Assembly with great distinction—a steady hand getting things done amidst an ever more divided and dysfunctional state legislature. 
The Independent Map Amendment is poised to be on the November 8th ballot.
Since 1946, Civil Air Patrol (CAP) has served as the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force, charging its members with three missions.
The transformation of downtown Peoria and the Warehouse District grows more tangible with each day.

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Each year, Veterans’ Memorial Park in Delavan hosts period demonstrations, historical impersonators and full-scale battles for Civil War Days—the kickoff to a full season of reenactment events around the region.

Central Illinois Perspective
An Aviator's Feat
A husband and wife cross oceans, mountains and deserts—attempting a feat just 200 pilots have ever accomplished.
Skyway Symphonies
Red, White and Boom! got its start as the 1987 Skyconcert—a couple thousand dollars of fireworks synchronized to music from KZ-93. It’s since blossomed into a six-figure pyrotechnic display, headlining a weekend of riverfront events.
Season to Taste
The Peoria Symphony Orchestra’s music director cooks up another season.
The Will to Inspire
A story of survival, a human rights tale and a sports journey
J.R. Biersmith, a Bradley alum, returned to Peoria with Sa’ad and Saadiq in May for a private screening of Men in the Arena. Afterward, they took part in a Q&A session.
For just over a decade, Sharon Gramm has been at the helm of the Peoria RiverFront Association.
Summer brings many fun activities to the Peoria Area! Festivals, outdoor concerts and special cultural events all take place during July and August!