Peoria Magazine: November 2019

Now in its 26th year, the longevity of 40 Leaders Under Forty is a testament to the talent in Greater Peoria. It’s a tribute to the men and women of our region whose integrity, creativity and work ethic are second to none.

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The Turkey Day Era

by Robert L. Sulaski

The Thanksgiving game marked the end of the high school football season and became an annual reunion for many Peorians.


You should plan for retirement just as you plan for vacation.

Don't forget to "shop small" on Small Business Saturday.

Adjust your use of lenses to connect more effectively with different people.


Emerging Leaders in the Community

by Mark Roberts, Community Foundation of Central Illinois

The Emerging Philanthropists Fund invigorates young leaders to join together as philanthropists. 

Mark your calendars and check out what's happening in Greater Peoria!

by Brad McMillan with Jacob Brown
Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service at Bradley University

The process to remove a president from elected office should be a serious and thoughtful undertaking.

by Matt George, Children’s Home Association of Illinois

When all local nonprofits are successful, the community is the winner.

National Philanthropy Day is both an official calendar day and a grassroots movement to celebrate charitable activities.

Entre Nous welcomes newcomers to the area as well as women who have recently experienced lifestyle changes.


Finding Your Family Roots

by Barb Benner with Vicki Padesky, Peoria County Genealogical Society

Exploring your ancestry is not only fun, but a gift you will always treasure. 

Moving to Peoria

by Jay Riven, Peoria Academy

A newcomer to the area reflects on his first impressions of a new city.

Finding a trustworthy babysitter in the area can be daunting for parents, but luckily, there’s an app for that.

by Alyson McKean, UnityPoint Health

A first-of-its-kind clinic in central Illinois guides patients through the fight against cancer.

For some disabled military veterans and first responders, a new Chillicothe-based nonprofit has been a godsend.


Peoria’s Grand Opera House

by Molly Crusen Bishop

The illustrious building’s reign over Peoria’s highlife came to a swift end on a tragic December morning.

Celebrating Women in the Arts

by Kristan H. McKinsey, Illinois Women Artists Project

The Citywide Celebration of Women in the Arts highlights the creativity of women in the arts in Greater Peoria.

John and Jeff Heintzman have set a sterling example for what it means to serve as an educator, advocate and champion for the arts.

The work of local artists can be seen on the windows of Hale Memorial Church and at Yaku’s headquarters.

A new exhibition at Peoria Magazines features the artwork of Peoria-based women of color.