The transformation of downtown Peoria and the Warehouse District grows more tangible with each day.

Local Legends Reception

Anchors Away...
Adaptation, evolution and the reimagining of empty retail space
Revitalizing the Heights
A new plan is set to create a roadmap for future development in Peoria Heights.
A Community Investment
A new resource center aims to boost business development and economic opportunity on Peoria’s south side.
A Conversation with Dave Maloof - Maloof Commercial Real Estate
From his early years watching his father negotiate property deals to his time at the helm of Maloof Commercial Real Estate, Dave Maloof has been at the forefront of Peoria’s commercial real estate sector.
Dynamic, mixed-use centers are a response to changes in technology and consumer attitudes.
An investment in our infrastructure and skilled workforce is an investment in the future of our region.
Not far from Bradley’s campus, my wife and I bought a commercial building in an area most of Peoria might never think to travel.

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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!