« Previous Apr 2016Next »Digital Edition Archives About iBi The Ultimate Lakeside Retreatby Stevie ZverevaPhotography by David VernonWelcome to Giant Goose Ranch.... where the Herman family has harnessed decades of experience to build the best in lakeside living… and become reality TV stars to boot.Read more » Our Most Precious Resource Jan Wright, Publisher, iBi Welcome to iBi’s first-ever “water issue,” dedicated to our region’s most precious resource. The Inspiring Side of Infrastructure by Michael Rogers Peoria Public Works How going green can solve more than combined sewer overflows... Reviving the Springs by Stevie Zvereva Peoria Mineral Springs has a lost history of quenching the city’s thirst… and future potential to do the same. Your Water. Our Focus by Roger Goodson, Illinois American Water Photography by Robert Benson/Legion Photo Get to know your local water service team… Tipping Points and Indicators by Abigail Bobrow Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant A new tool helps planners determine how close a local watershed is to its known tipping points. Partnerships for the Greater Good by Shae Birkey Greater Peoria EDC Water Resources Team New development projects can help restore our river and provide economic opportunity. An Objective, Fact-Based Analysis by Tom Fliege CEO Council A committee is reviewing the costs and benefits associated with the City of Peoria pursuing its option to purchase the local water company. Asian Carp: Potential Untapped by Jim Garvey SIU Center for Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences Creating sustained harvest demand to control Asian carp will be complicated. Out of Sight, Out of Mind by Brad Winters IDNR Office of Water Resources Recommendations for the urban flooding problem in Illinois Improving Sport Fish on the Illinois River by Daniel Gibson-Reinemer Illinois Natural History Survey More than a century of ecological research on the Illinois River highlights the importance of clean water, from Peoria to Chicago. Maintaining Water Quality in Illinois by Gary Davis Farnsworth Group From recreation and commerce to overall quality of life, water is top of mind. A Resilient River by Andrew Casper and Jason DeBoer Illinois Natural History Survey For decades, the Illinois River has felt the impacts of a region on the rise. The Boiling Point by Dorsey Dixon and Steve Richey Float The race to save water may be the most important innovation race in all of history. Peoria’s Riverboat Men by Brian “Fox” Ellis Four prominent Peorians whose lives were inseparable from our beloved river Is Our Weather Becoming More Extreme? by Doug Kluck, National Centers for Environmental Information, and Dr. Jim Angel, Illinois State Water Survey There is evidence that some extreme events have become more likely, especially as they relate to temperature and precipitation. Region Honoring a Tireless Workhorse by Brad McMillan Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service at Bradley University Progress in Peoria’s Downtownby Michael J. Freilinger Downtown Development Corporation of Peoria A Most Inequitable Funding System Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat Peoria Public Schools Economic Growth and Quality of LifeMayor Jim Ardis - City of Peoria Finance April Is Financial Literacy MonthMary Pille, Junior Achievement of Central Illinois Social Security Loopholes Take a HitCathy Butler - Morgan Stanley Workplace Increasing Workplace ValueJimmy L. Smith, Jim Smith Quality To LMS… Or Not To LMS?by Ed Grelle AAIM Employers' Association A Broader Definition of Employee Misconductby James VanRheeden Quinn, Johnston, Henderson, Pretorius & Cerulo Why Internships Are Critical For College Graduatesby Matt Stewart, College Works Painting The 5 Biggest Teamwork Illsby Dr. Mario Moussa, Dr. Derek Newberry and Madeline Boyer Healthcare Commitment to the Patient Experience… and Downtown Peoriaby Debbie Simon UnityPoint Health – Peoria Water to Wellness... and How They Are Connectedby Shelli Dankoff OSF HealthCare One-Up Full Steam Ahead Now in its 23rd year, the Building Steam training program offers four options to suit individual skills, speeds and needs.