From Vaudeville Grandeur to… Parking Lot
It was Peoria’s "vaudeville palace"—one of the city’s big four vaudeville houses at the peak of the vaudeville era—but its reign lasted a mere 16 years. News clippings, old advertisements and stories of the Orpheum Theatre…
Submitted by jwright on April 20, 2018 - 3:45pm
A Segregated Theater
Hollywood star William Holden pushed Galesburg's Orpheum Theatre to make its first steps towards desegregation.
Submitted by maegillilandwright on April 20, 2018 - 10:43am
Meet the Cast of Healthy Soil Characters
Here in the Prairie State, our rich soils have made us the nation’s third largest producer of agricultural commodities.
Submitted by WebAdmin on March 30, 2018 - 10:51am
Building Peoria… One Project at a Time
Peoria Magazines spoke with Build Peoria’s president, Nick Yates, about the new Duryea Dog Park in Peoria Heights and the organization's plans for 2018.
Submitted by jwright on February 19, 2018 - 3:00pm
On AppsCo: Q&A with Chris Coplan
AppsCo is not just an afterschool initiative—it’s a full-blown not-for-profit company that doubles as a fully integrated business learning experience for students in Peoria Public Schools.
Submitted by jwright on January 02, 2018 - 4:31pm
Here We Come A-Wassailing
Ring in the New Year with these festive historic recipes!
Submitted by maegillilandwright on December 19, 2017 - 9:28am
Skating and Sledding in Old Peoria
From "the vast fields of ice on Peoria lakes" and sledding on Spring Street Hill to the 1980 opening of Owens Center...
Submitted by jwright on December 19, 2017 - 9:10am
Chef's Notes: Recipes from the Past
From Carbonnade Flamande to Baked Endive, create meals from centuries past in your own kitchen.
Submitted by maegillilandwright on December 19, 2017 - 8:46am
And More Peoria-lympics Trivia...
10 Olympic athletes born in Peoria, figure skater Matt Savoie, and more on the Tug of War at the 1904 Olympics!
Submitted by jwright on December 19, 2017 - 8:30am
9 Things To Know About the XXIII Winter Games…
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.
Submitted by jwright on December 15, 2017 - 2:13pm
Caterpillar Diesels Take the Gold in 1952
"...these men, who built yellow iron by day, were some of the world’s greatest basketball players by night…"
Submitted by jwright on December 15, 2017 - 12:25pm
40 Leaders Under Forty: Fun Facts
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!
Submitted by jwright on November 02, 2017 - 10:36am