Peoria Magazine: June 2019

by Jonathan Wright
This 6,000-mile boating adventure is often dreamed about, but less often completed.
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Selling the Peoria Area

by Don Welch, Enjoy Peoria/Peoria Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

We are fortunate to have an abundance of amenities to sell to potential clients and visitors.


Just Can't Escape It

by Emily Potts
Three local businesses offer exciting, new entertainment options for thrill seekers.

Thriving as a Busy Professional

by Debra Disney, Center for Wellbeing
The Center for Wellbeing is now open at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria.
by Patrick Kirchhofer, Peoria County Farm Bureau
Agritourism offers fun, education and a way for farms to diversify their operations.
by Michael J. Freilinger, Downtown Development Corporation of Peoria
Businesses want to be downtown because of the potential synergy with other companies.
Companies that are consistent, trustworthy and “get it right” create longer-lasting customer relationships.
Now with three locations in Peoria, Morton and Normal, Peoria Charter Travel continues to grow.
Overall, cities in Illinois dominated the rankings, taking five of the top 10 slots.
Northwoods Mall is welcoming a new coworking space this month...

Travel to Tazewell

by David Zimmerman, Tazewell County Board
Tazewell County offers a wealth of fun experiences for visitors and locals alike.

There's No Place Like HomeSpace

by Meghan Anderson, Kristin Drew, Misa Nagase and Kyle Powers, MK PR
A collaboration among students and community leaders has led to Peoria’s first youth neighborhood association.

Emiquon: A Visitor's Guide

by Gelasia G. Croom, The Nature Conservancy
Pay a visit to one of the largest floodplain restoration projects in the Midwest.
by Chris Farris, Peoria Public Library
On Peoria’s first convention facility and turn-of-the-20th-century hospitality
by Courtney M. Baxter and Rebecca Shulman Herz, Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Engaging children to become explorers and creators of the world
Greater Peoria has become a national mecca for disc golf.
There are two national competitions in forensics—and Bradley won both this year.
Peoria will participate in a federal initiative that helps communities reinvest in neighborhoods while developing the local food economy.
The recent purchase of the Scottish Rite Cathedral promises to rescue it from falling into disrepair.

So Many Ways to Play in Peoria

by Emily Cahill, Peoria Park District
From eco-tourism to sports and cultural tourism and beyond, there’s always more to explore.

All the World Is a Game

by Lee Katz, Mid-Illini Geocachers
Explore your world, learn about history and find hidden treasure through geocaching.
by Hannah Ramlo, Soulside Healing Arts
Cultural appropriation should be considered when borrowing elements from any culture that is not our own.
Ten things you didn't know about the Peoria Chiefs' general manager...
by Chef Golda Ewalt
Summer’s here, and it’s time to enjoy the fresh, locally-grown produce of central Illinois.
by Laura Nightengale, OSF HealthCare
Are these excuses holding you back?
After a spring trip to Las Vegas, one Peoria man is $15,000 richer—but his good fortune didn’t happen on the casino floor.
On June 22nd, pets and pet lovers from around the region will descend on the Peoria Civic Center.
As part of a rebranding effort, First Friday received a logo makeover.