Peoria Magazine: February 2021

This spring, for the first time in 16 years, the citizens of Peoria will select a new mayor. Whoever wins will face a series of steep challenges.

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Business

Be on high alert for scammers during this period of uncertainty and heightened anxiety.

by Joel Patterson

Tips to help business leaders manage political discussions and tensions...

by Sherry Hawkins, Heartland Bank

Save for the future and build wealth with smart planning.

Community

Democracy Is Not A Spectator Sport

by Connie Romanus, League of Women Voters Greater Peoria

All citizens can make their voices heard and create positive change in our communities.

by Brad McMillan, Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service at Bradley University

While national elections draw larger numbers, local elections impact our lives far more directly.

by Monica Hendrickson, Peoria City/County Health Department

It’s only by utilizing all of the tools in our toolbox that we’ll get back to normal.

by Cindy Morris, Peoria Public Schools Foundation

Your investment in our students and teachers is making all the difference.

The average registered voter is eligible to run for half a dozen local offices.

Lifestyle

Building Information Literacy

by Randall Yelverton, Peoria Public Library

Today’s flood of misinformation and disinformation illustrates the critical need for critical thinking.

by Bill Crowley

There’s no need to travel to see one of the most beautiful spots around.

by Robin Albright

There are signs everywhere… if you are open to receiving them.

by Laura Nightengale, OSF HealthCare

How does the SARS-CoV-2 virus mutate… and how do these mutations affect vaccines?

by Kimberly Roush

We all need to be lifelong learners to achieve our goals and lead a fulfilling life.

Camp Dallas at Sankoty Lakes provides at-risk children with life-saving outdoor experiences.

Art

Passion for Expression

by Mae Gilliland Wright

Ever learning and always seeking, artist Billie Howd proves it’s always the right time to find your passion.

Fairy Tale Peoria

Once Upon Peoria is a children’s picture book about the city of Peoria, Illinois, both past and present.