P.S. Blog

Ring in the New Year with these festive historic recipes!

From "the vast fields of ice on Peoria lakes" and sledding on Spring Street Hill to the 1980 opening of Owens Center...

From Carbonnade Flamande to Baked Endive, create meals from centuries past in your own kitchen.

10 Olympic athletes born in Peoria, figure skater Matt Savoie, and more on the Tug of War at the 1904 Olympics!

In conjunction with her article in the Jan/Feb 2018 issue of Art & Society, Sandra Rossetti Mitchell offers some trivia about the XXIII Winter Games.

"...these men, who built yellow iron by day, were some of the world’s greatest basketball players by night…"

Reading through the bios of our new class of 40 Leaders Under Forty, one might think they are all work and no play. Nothing could be further from the truth!

Halloween is almost here… and we’ve rounded up a few spooky links about costumes, ghosts and haunted Peoria…

As Greater Peoria faces challenges on multiple fronts, any changes that lie ahead ought to be embraced as opportunities for positive transformation. What would you bring to the area if you could?

We recently received a pair of heartwarming messages acknowledging the impact of two of our Local Legends, and the inspiration they have given to the next generation.

Peoria has been a favorite destination for circuses for more than 160 years. Arriving by wagon, then steamboat and finally by railroad and truck, hundreds of circuses large and small have come and gone.

Not only are reindeer real, live creatures... you can visit them right here in central Illinois! In fact, there are a pair of reindeer farms within easy driving distance of the Peoria area.