iBi - September 2015

by Stevie Zvereva
Photography by David Vernon

If you’re from Peoria, chances are you know a Sullivan. You can tell them by the values instilled by their late Irish-Catholic mother: a strong work ethic, an entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to giving back.

Risk Brings Reward

by Maegan C.M. Gilliland

As Pekin Life Insurance celebrates its golden anniversary, it’s poised to become an even bigger name in the industry.

Movin’ with the Times

by Maegan C.M. Gilliland

Through wars, depressions, natural disasters and radical change, Kelly Seed keeps the focus on its customers.

Where Art Meets Industry

by Cody Mitzelfelt

Technicraft has built its reputation on high-quality printing, graphics, fine art and displays.

Gourmet Eats and Homemade Sweets

by Stevie Zvereva

A husband-and-wife shop and catering business in the East Bluff brings “comfort food done well” to Peoria’s hungry lunch crowd.

The Original “Farm-to-Table”

by Cody Mitzelfelt

For more than eight decades, Yordy Turkey Farm has prided itself on producing the highest-quality, freshest turkeys around.

Meet Me At Theo’s

by Norman V. Kelly

On the memories of youth, and a hardworking family who kept their business alive…


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