Peoria Magazine: June 2020

by Rebecca Shulman

Even in the most challenging times, moments of joy can sustain us.

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What If… An Envisioning

by Doug & Eileen Leunig, Big Picture Initiative

We believe Peoria can rebrand itself as a center of arts, innovation and healing.


The Pandemic & Planting Season

by Patrick Kirchhofer, Peoria County Farm Bureau

The COVID-19 pandemic did not significantly disrupt planting, but it has brought challenges.

Follow the Data

The COVID-19 Local Tracker is a hub of real-time data created by Peoria-based Falcon Laboratories. 

Stick to the fundamentals with evidence-based investing to navigate volatile situations.

by Steve Soderstrom, Soderstrom Skin Institute

COVID-19 has brought to the forefront a new way to seek medical assistance.

by Lisa Rangel, Chameleon Resumes, LLC

As U.S. jobless claims continue to climb, no one should assume their employment is safe.


A Time of Unquestionable Triumph

by Dr. Sheila Quirk-Bailey, President, Illinois Central College

Faculty, staff and students at Illinois Central College adapt and innovate for online learning.

A World Without Tourism

by J.D. Dalfonso, Peoria Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Our “George Bailey moment” shows what life would be like without travel and hospitality.

A group of Peoria's young professionals bring another building project to fruition.

100+ People Who Care - Tazewell County is one of more than 900 chapters worldwide.

by Beth Johnson, Peoria Historical Society, and Ed Barry, Farnsworth Group

Rediscovering Peoria’s quiet architectural avant-garde…

by Marie Smysor Watson

A father and daughter’s adventure paddling the length of the Spoon River

by Bob Streitmatter, Luthy Botanical Garden

No matter how big or small, you can easily incorporate pollinators into your garden.

Local food and drink establishments have never faced a more challenging time than the present. 

Master Gardeners from around the region are available to provide answers on a variety of topics. 

by Denise Molina-Weiger, OSF HealthCare

A new online tool is one easy way to help people manage their feelings through the pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a dramatic and dangerous decline in child immunizations.