2019 Local Legends

Their legacies are legendary, their impact profound. By sharing their stories, we hope to inspire the rest of us who are living out our own legacies, each and every day. They are our Local Legends, and we salute them.

G. Raymond Becker

As president and CEO of The Becker Companies, he’s built homes, condos, hotels, warehouses, churches, schools, prisons, office buildings, shopping centers, nursing homes… and the list goes on.

Dr. Patrick Elwood

Since returning to his hometown as a practicing neurosurgeon, Dr. Elwood has been pivotal in defining Peoria as a treatment center for neurological disease and disorders.

Libraries Support STEM Education

by Emma Roth, Jennifer Campbell, Michelle Nielsen Ott and Laura Turner
Local libraries of all types play an important role in STEM education.

Change Begins Here

by Debbie Simon, UnityPlace
A new collaborative effort promises to transform behavioral healthcare delivery in central Illinois.