Peoria Magazine: August 2020

by Lottie Fiddes, Peoria Riverfront Museum

The artistic legacy of the WPA can still be seen in Peoria and throughout the country.

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Features

A Landmark for the Modern Era

by Chris Farris, Peoria Public Library

At a difficult time for America, a new landmark building brought optimism and hope for a better future. 

History Matters

by Pam Adams

Wrestling with the long reach of memory, who we remember, and why it is important they be remembered. 

Mementos of Humanity

by Jonathan Wright

Love letters from a distant era inspire antidotes for isolation over 75 years later.

Business

Destination: Downtown Peoria

by Michael Freilinger, Downtown Development Corporation of Peoria

As we work to reawaken the regional business climate, we expect to see many people coming back to the downtown.

Leading in the Age of COVID

by Jim White, PhD

Now is the time for non-linear thinking, characterized by expansion in multiple directions rather than in a straight line.

by Patrick V. Masso, CFA, Heartland Bank Wealth Management

Consider historical volatility when reacting to current swings in the market.

by Joe Curcillo

At the end of 2019, more than 26 million Americans worked at home on an average day.

Community

The Lindsay Family Legacy

by Molly Crusen Bishop

With their impressive legacy of accomplishment, the Lindsays were a family for the history books.

by Emily Watson, CityLink

CityLink is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2020. 

One of the first community solar projects in Illinois is now operating in Farmington, just west of Peoria.

The Peoria Historical Society is offering walking tours with certified PHS guides sharing stories and information with small groups.

Lifestyle

Paparazzi Power!

by Mike Bailey
Photos by David Vernon

From food to family to community building, this never-changing place has a power all its own.

by Reema Abi-Akar, Tri-County Regional Planning Commission

The Hanna City Trail, a former railroad line, would be a cornerstone connection to the region.

by Mitch Forrest, Central Illinois Agency on Aging, Inc.

The effects of social isolation are growing with the pandemic.

by Mary Ardapple Dierker, Coreview Coach

Gardening and baking can bring an element of orderly control to our overstimulated lives.

by Jackie Gaines

By expressing your feelings and needs in a direct, honest way, you can handle just about any situation that comes up.

Is running bad for your knees? For most people, the answer is a resounding no.

by Laura Nightengale, OSF HealthCare

When COVID-19 changed the world, OSF changed as well.

Art

Love Letters to Peoria

by Mae Gilliland Wright

A unique project channels the events of a tumultuous summer into love for the community.

The Art We Need Now

by Lynette Woelfle Steger

Take a stroll down Washington Street... and find yourself momentarily pulled out of your usual mental state.