Peoria Progress: Summer 2019

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Spirit of Peoria

Located midway between Chicago and St. Louis in central Illinois, Greater Peoria combines big-city amenities with a small-town lifestyle. It's a diverse community with a rich history and a lot to offer. Along with world-class healthcare and education opportunities, its family-friendly atmosphere and rich cultural assets make it a great place to put down roots and raise a family. From sports and recreational activities to arts and entertainment options, Greater Peoria has something for everyone!

Published twice a year, Peoria Progress is the area's only resource devoted to promoting the quality of life in Greater Peoria. About 10,000 copies are circulated every six months, serving as a recruiting tool for local companies and a resource for newcomers and residents alike. Copies are available in our office at 4736 N. University Street in Peoria, and at distribution points around the region. Click here to view the digital edition!



From the early Native American settlers to modern-day innovations, the rich stories of Greater Peoria offer unique insights into the soul of our nation.


Whether you prefer the buzz of the city, the quiet domesticity of rural life or something in between, Greater Peoria is full of options to suit your lifestyle.

Shopping & Dining

From mom-and-pop shops and farm-to-table restaurants to regional and national chains, central Illinois is full of unique options for shopping and dining local.


From preschool to PhD, the region is rich with opportunities for learning and growth. Build your credentials and launch your next career—right here in central Illinois.


It’s easy to get around in Greater Peoria! Whether by bike, car, plane, train or boat, our central location on the Illinois River offers distinct advantages.

Arts & Entertainment

From live performance to the visual arts, Peoria is becoming a national arts destination, while an array of unique entertainment options means you’ll never run out of things to do.


Whether professional, collegiate or amateur, sports are huge in Greater Peoria. Nearly every type of sport imaginable is well-represented, while our facilities are second to none.


All over the region, there are so many opportunities to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. A wealth of natural beauty, wildlife and family-friendly adventures await!

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