Previous Sep 2018Next Digital Edition Archives About iBi Peoria... Over Thereby Chris Farris, Peoria Public LibraryPublic sentiment about the First World War evolved over time, both in Peoria and around the nation.Read more » Keep History Alive Jan Wright, Publisher, iBi Peoria and the surrounding area have a fascinating history that is still being uncovered and documented... A Chronicle of the 1866 Shaft by Norman V. Kelly From its post-war dedication until its dismantling nearly a century later, The Shaft stood tall in downtown Peoria. Today, an effort is underway to restore this lost piece of history. Getting Your Groceries: Corner Store to Superstore by Marilyn Voss Leyland, Peoria Historical Society From hundreds of family-owned shops to the handful of large chains today, the grocery business has never stood still. New in Town: Japanese American Resettlement During WWII by Tina Morris and Rustin Gates Former incarcerees came to Peoria with their families to pursue new opportunities and remake their lives. Peoria’s Own Naval Hero by Norman V. Kelly A hometown sailor who made the ultimate sacrifice receives his due. Our Boy… Over There (And Here) by Chris Farris Peoria Public Library Dallas R. Sweney served his country during wartime and his community during peacetime. The Generals of Springdale by Bernie Drake Four Civil War generals are buried right here in Springdale Cemetery, but few Peorians know who they are. Modernization With a Nod to History by Laura Nightengale OSF HealthCare A longtime downtown department store is being brought into the 21st century. A Q&A With Ken Zurski A longtime radio broadcaster, Ken Zurski has also proven himself to be a remarkable historian, storyteller and writer. Underwater Archaeology on the Illinois River by Josie Mumm A new organization was formed to explore the Illinois River and expand public knowledge about the history of U.S. riverways. Caterpillar’s First Major Project in Japan by Lee C. Fosburgh Caterpillar Heritage Services In 1961, nine Cat machines were involved in the effort to push part of a mountain into the sea. A Rich Heritage Through the Generations by Molly Crusen Bishop A snapshot of prominent African American families, from the early years of Peoria to the present Region A Booming EconomyCongressman Darin LaHood, 18th District of Illinois For the Love of Kids and CommunityMayor Jim Ardis - City of Peoria Inspiration On the Road to Citizenshipby Brad McMillan Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service Finance Is Your Company Offering a 401(k) Plan?Todd A. Hasty - Nash - Hasty Investment Services, Inc. What “Super-Community Banking” Means in 2018Jonathan A. Williams, Commerce Bank Workplace Five Tips to Help You Love Your First Jobby Holly Caplan Manager, Know ThyselfWhy Self-Awareness Is Job #1—and Five Ways to Get Some by Julian Birkinshaw and James Manktelow Healthcare A History of Emergency Response in Our Daily LivesJason Marks, Peoria City/County Health Department A Great Healthcare ExperienceDebbie Simon, UnityPoint Health More... Kickapoo Creek: Its Distant Past and Exceptionally Bright Futureby Brian “Fox” Ellis Once Just a Small Acorn…by Patrick Kirchhofer Peoria County Farm Bureau Reliable Water Service in Peoria for Over a Centuryby Roger Goodson, Illinois American Water One-Up An ICE Primer Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) is a statewide 503(c) nonprofit organization dedicated to leadership in education through technology. Also in this issue... Battle for the Capital Peoria's Product-Testing Prowess Power In Your Hands!