Peoria Magazine: June 2021

by Chip Joyce with Adeline Ferolo

Filled with mystery and grandeur, the story of Peoria’s Scottish Rite Theatre is just beginning.

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Forgotten No More

by Bob Hoffer

A Revolutionary War veteran and one of Peoria’s earliest citizens will now be remembered.


Living in a VUCA World

by Doug Meyer-Cuno

We live in a “VUCA” world—which stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. 


Representation Matters

by Pastor Marvin Hightower, Peoria NAACP

Redistricting has a direct bearing on what matters a legislature chooses to tackle.

African Americans in U.S. Statecraft

by Kathryn Eissfeldt, Peoria Area World Affairs Council

From the State Department to the United Nations, African Americans have played a large role in U.S. diplomacy.

Curing the Other “COVID”

by Chief Demario Boone, Peoria Public Schools

In Peoria and nationwide, a virus has created a disease with symptoms across generations.


A Historic Cocktail

by Savannah Hattan, Black Band Distillery

All the new life being brought into structures of the past spurs inspiration.

Grave Finder at Springdale

Finding the final resting place of a friend, relative or historical figure at Springdale Cemetery just got a lot easier... 

Historic Walking Tours

The Peoria Historical Society takes you on a walking tour through some of the most interesting parts of Peoria.


The Future Is Now

by Doug and Eileen Leunig, Big Picture Initiative

A brand-new partnership elevates the voices of young people in our community.

Broadway Is Back!

The American Theatre Guild is the new presenter of the Ameren Illinois Broadway in Peoria series.

Realizing a Dream

by Fisher Stolz

The new sculpture garden at Donovan Park takes shape this summer.