iBi - September 2016

by Amanda Seaboch and Jonathan Wright

What started with a single restaurant in 1956 has grown into a many-layered shopping-and-dining experience.

Sparing the Landfill

by Liz Scoville

Having brought a personal touch to area recycling since 1990, Midwest Fiber shows no sign of slowing down.

Salvaging Peoria's Past

by Maegan Gilliland Wright

Two area companies are preserving the past at an affordable cost—and rescuing local architectural history in the process.

50 Years Avanti!

by Liz Scoville

After a half century in business, this Swiss immigrant has never lost his entrepreneurial spirit.

The One-Stop Home Shop

by Maegan Gilliland Wright

At Studio 29, six local businesses have come together to help you design or update your home.

Vision for Life

by Heather Swick

Bard Optical observes a milestone anniversary with a yearlong program and a sustained focus on community.


Seeking a Champion

Best Buddies Illinois has opened up nominations for its 2016 Champion of the Year fundraising event.