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Nick in the AM: Former East Peoria Mayor Dave Mingus appointed to ICC board  Peoria Journal Star

When Dave Mingus announced he was not running for a fourth four-year term as East Peoria mayor, he did not rule out future public *service*. He meant it ...



Peoria band featured in Rolling Stone say they love their hometown  week.com

Peoria-based band "The Way Down Wanderers" were recently featured in a Rolling Stones article titled, "10 New Country, Americana Artists You Need to Know:



A lot to consider in EP mayor and council races  East Peoria Times-Courier

EAST PEORIA — Six suits and one quarter-zip pullover. Three current commissioners. Three retirees. Five business backgrounds, a firefighter and an educator.



Where Have All the Illinois Students Gone? Chances Are, Out of State  week.com

One state expert believes Illinois is now losing more than half of its high school graduates to colleges and universities out of state. According to the.



Nick in the AM: East Peoria high school officer rescues choking student  Peoria Journal Star

Good morning, troops. It's Thursday, May 10. When Mike Sergenti found out an East Peoria Community High School student was choking one week ago today, ...



Damon Hackett of East Peoria High School District moves to Dunlap assistant job  Peoria Journal Star

DUNLAP — In spite of tensions over some long-simmering issues, Dunlap School District board members are putting the finishing touches on others.



NFL Draft hits home with Peoria: Every little kid ... its their dream to be drafted  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Tim Simpson, years ago while playing for the arena football powerhouse Peoria Pirates, once joked that he was "just north of Mr. Irrelevant" in the ...



Cleve In The Eve: Tim Broe shifts gears from elite runner to elite coach  Peoria Journal Star

Tim Broe chatted briefly with the Journal Star about his budding coaching career back during the Boston Marathon.Now the Peoria native and East Peoria High ...



Former East Peoria high school football coach guilty of stealing school funds  Peoria Journal Star

PEKIN — A Tazewell County judge found a former East Peoria Community High School football coach and teacher guilty Friday of stealing thousands of dollars ...



Pair of East Peoria girls among several on area wrestling teams  Peoria Journal Star

Girls are invading the testosterone-filled sport of wrestling in record numbers.Never has that been more evident locally than at East Peoria High School, where ...



Former East Peoria coach sentenced to probation for theft  Peoria Journal Star

PEKIN — A former East Peoria high school football coach and teacher will serve a year of probation but no further punishment for depriving the school of ...



16 year old in custody after a school shooting threat in East Peoria  CIproud.com

Officers and school officials responded early Wednesday after they got wind of a school shooting threat by a student at East Peoria High School. A police report ...



Penguin Project presents Hairspray Jr. Jan. 18-20 at Eastlight Theatre  Peoria Journal Star

EAST PEORIA — The Penguin Project kicks off its 15th season with the musical "Hairspray, Jr." Jan. 18-20 at Eastlight Theatre.The Penguin Project is a theater ...



East Peoria grads win competition to play at Summer Camp Music Festival  Peoria Journal Star

EAST PEORIA — Last Sunday, the three members of a band called The Royalists donned their caps and gowns and received their diplomas from East Peoria ...



East Peoria Wrestlers Learn MMA From Former Professional  CIproud.com

Phil Johns is the head wrestling coach at East Peoria High School, but to Raiders students Kortney Atchley and Randi Robison, he is much more. Johns fought ...



Caterpillar Chorus presents Once Upon a Mattress  Peoria Journal Star

EAST PEORIA — "Once Upon a Mattress" will be performed by the Caterpillar Employees Mixed Chorus Oct. 25-28 at Eastlight Theatre, East Peoria High School ...



Wilson Hoover Hartz, Jr. | Obituaries  Cody Enterprise

Wilson Hoover Hartz, Jr., died on July 7, 2019, in Cody.



SHG teacher gets probation for misuse of money in East Peoria  The State Journal-Register

PEKIN — A former East Peoria High School football coach and teacher will serve a year of probation but no further punishment for depriving the school of ...



Moms Who Care project provides students with everything from basic necessities to the occasional hug  Peoria Journal Star

EAST PEORIA — It started with a plate of homemade cookies and a smile. Now, Moms Who Care, dedicated to providing students in need with essential items ...



Peoria to Cooperstown: Even in high school, Jim Thomes power was on full display  Peoria Journal Star

Editor's note: This story by former Journal Star sports editor Paul King, was published May 31, 1987 under the headline: "Power parade — At LImestone and ...



Victims, gunman of East Peoria bar shooting identified  Peoria Journal Star

The three people killed Saturday night in a shooting inside a crowded East Peoria sports bar have been identified by authorities. Lance E. Griffel, 36, of 1611 W ...



Four Corners (East Peoria history): East Peoria Public Swimming Pools  East Peoria Times-Courier

Splash Down Aquatic Park at EastSide Centre just completed its 21st year of operation. It was constructed in 1996 by the Fondulac Park District under the ...



Four Corners: Koliseum - City Limits - TheWiz - Tazewell Bingo  Peoria Journal Star

The Koliseum was a dance club located at 1010 N. Main St., Creve Couer, just south of East Peoria city limits on Illinois Highway 29. It was owned and operated ...



Dream Center’s PROMise of Hope event gives high school seniors free prom dresses  CIproud.com

Once again, the Dream Center's PROMise of Hope annual event is making high school girls' dreams a reality.



Former East Peoria high school football coach indicted on theft charges  Pekin Daily Times

A grand jury has indicted former East Peoria Community High School football coach Doug Martin for allegedly stealing tens of thousands of dollars over several ...



Now he believes: 5,000-meter star Tim Broe rises from East Peoria to the Olympics — and now to Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame  Peoria Journal Star

Tim Broe couldn't believe what he saw, because he didn't believe in himself. On the final lap of the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials for the steeplechase, Broe glanced ...



Former East Peoria prep athlete on Stone Cold Steve Austins Broken Skull Challenge show  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Adam King is a Marine Corps veteran and now firefighter with the Air National Guard stationed in Bartonville.But very little could prepare the Dahinda ...



Country/gospel star has roots in East Peoria  East Peoria Times-Courier

Even though she has stood on stage performing in front of thousands of people, Cristy Lane doesn't like to be in the spotlight.Lane is a country and gospel music ...



Women recall time at Camp Tapawingo in Metamora  East Peoria Times-Courier

There are 640 acres of forested rolling hills nestled in Metamora called of Camp Tapawingo. The mere mention of the camp brings back a flood of memories for ...



Ex-REO Speedwagon guitarist and East Peoria native Gary Richrath dies at 65  Peoria Journal Star

EAST PEORIA — What if a young Gary Richrath had never put away his saxophone and picked up a guitar? Consider the roller-coaster raucousness known as ...



Central Illinois Outlaws baseball program brings exposure to top talent  Peoria Journal Star

EAST PEORIA — Ten years after the creation of the program, the Central Illinois Outlaws summer baseball program can be deemed a success. That has nothing ...



Peoria Production Shop marks 75 years of giving opportunities to those with disabilities  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — When Bonnie Welch graduated high school in East Peoria with a learning disability three decades ago, she knew where she wanted to work and ...



Extra: Gary Richrath played sax in East Peoria, but shredded the guitar with REO Speedwagon at its height  Peoria Journal Star

What if a young Gary Richrath had never put away his saxophone? Consider the roller-coaster raucousness known as “157 Riverside Avenue,” REO ...



Tazewell County election results - News  Pekin Daily Times

City of Marquette HeightsFor Alderman Ward OneVote for oneJodi Jacobs — 25Dale Little — 65Village of Creve CoeurFor Village Trustee for a 4-year termVote ...



Deatherage at the finish line  Peoria Journal Star

A year ago, when her third Olympic Trials turned out to be her worst, Jenelle Deatherage indicated this day was near.The start list for the women's 1500 meters ...



Schrock cruises to State Farm Youth Classic girls 16-17 title  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Gusty winds greeted golfers Wednesday in the State Farm Youth Classic, a far cry from perfect scoring conditions the day before.



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