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.


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.

Care About the Count

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.

A Community Space for All

by Jennifer Davis, Peoria Public Library

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


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.