Peoria Magazine: February 2020

by Don Forrest, Farnsworth Group

The opening of Black Band Distillery in Peoria’s Warehouse District will rectify a century of cultural loss.

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Leading a New Generation

by Jonathan Wright

With a bold vision and a record of execution, Casey Baldovin is making his mark in the Warehouse District. 

KDB Group: A Transformative Impact

by Mae Gilliland Wright

With announcements ongoing and significant progress made over the last year, KDB Group is redefining possibilities in central Illinois. 

A Historic Restoration

by Marjorie A. Schwebel

The Peoria Women’s Club has been empowering women to lead and serve in the Peoria area since 1886.


A Playful Headquarters

by Jonathan Wright

A 1920s-era warehouse building in Peoria is now headquarters to one of the most popular arcade games of all time.

New Year, New Beginnings

by Michael J. Freilinger, Downtown Development Corporation of Peoria

An exciting new development is set to bring commercial and residential tenants to the Warehouse District.

Working together, we can spur economic growth and help more residents earn a livable wage.

Local tech firms Pearl Technology, CIAN and A5 have recently joined forces.

by Matt George, Children’s Home Association of Illinois

They exhibit both the strength of your organization and a commitment to the place you call home.

by Monica Hendrickson, MPH, Peoria City/County Health Department

New grant funding will improve health and housing while bringing economic opportunities.

by Mark Roberts, Community Foundation of Central Illinois

Drive positive change in your community—and leave a legacy for future generations.

by Mae Gilliland Wright

The @cheapoldhouses Instagram account frequently highlights older homes in Peoria that are on the market.

Children's Home CEO Matt George recently published a new book.


Ten things you didn't know about the managing broker at Gallery Homes...

by Jonathan Wright

Crafted DIY Studio & Bar promises a unique space to drink and socialize while participating in a variety of crafting projects.

by Kirk Wessler, OSF HealthCare

Losing 165 pounds in eight months has changed a Peoria principal’s life.

The DIY movement continues to grow at a very rapid clip.


A Very Subtle Beauty

by Mae Gilliland Wright

Artist Ann E. Coulter uncovers meaning in the wide-open Midwestern landscape.

by Mae Gilliland Wright

Local photographer Julie Dodge focuses on nature’s hidden beauty in central Illinois.

The Chroma exhibition is on display at Peoria Magazines through mid-April 2020.