P.S. Blog

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…

Hollywood star William Holden pushed Galesburg's Orpheum Theatre to make its first steps towards desegregation.

Here in the Prairie State, our rich soils have made us the nation’s third largest producer of agricultural commodities.

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.

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.

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!