Peoria Magazine: March 2020

by Mae Gilliland Wright

No longer flying under the radar, the Peoria painter is letting his colors fly.

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Falling in Love With Peoria

by Christell Frausto, Greater Peoria Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

I feel fortunate to live and bloom in a city where I can help represent our diverse Hispanic community. 

The Art of (Cos)Play

by Chip Joyce

Greater Peoria is home to a thriving cosplay community that draws inspiration from the diverse annals of pop culture.


An Amazing Tapestry

by Rhonda Carter Adams, Illinois American Water

Our focus on inclusion and diversity has improved both the organization and the industry.

Does Retirement Still Mean Retired?

by Todd A. Hasty, Nash – Hasty Investment Services, Inc.

In today’s world, retirement doesn’t have to mean a full stop from our working lives.

Q&A with Richard Mark, Ameren Illinois

Peoria Magazine spoke with Mark about Ameren’s diversity initiatives and how they have evolved in recent years.

With two “luggers” and a 15 cubic-yard dumpster, Junkluggers will haul away items large and small.

As with any road trip, you have to plan ahead… and be prepared to take a detour.

Understanding how to negotiate a higher job offer is imperative to ensure you get the pay you deserve.


Beyond All Odds

by Jonathan Wright

From the battlefields of Europe, one man’s chance discovery reunites a family with a treasured piece of their past.

by Tiffany White, Dirksen Congressional Center

Diversity and inclusion allow our leaders to better understand the complex problems faced by society.

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

Filling out the census will boost our community, ensure adequate public funding and inspire a sense of civic duty.

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

by Jennifer Davis, Peoria Public Library

Peoria Public Library welcomes everyone in the community with open arms.

Nominations are being accepted for the “Outstanding Youth Leader in Violence Prevention” Award.

by Alyson McKean, UnityPoint Health – Central Illinois

Central Illinois’ first dedicated orthopedic hospital opens at UnityPoint Health – Proctor.

A new picture book for children was recently published with multiple connections to central Illinois.

by Rebecca Shulman Herz

The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum wants to help every child in the region, regardless of income or ability.


Master of Woodcuts

by Jonathan Wright

A world-renowned artist recently moved to Peoria, where he’s been welcomed with open arms.

Answering the Call

by Kari Smith

Celtic Cross Pipes and Drums have promoted Scottish heritage and music for over half a century.