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East Peoria High School and Peoria Public Schools closed due to extreme cold  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Because of the severe weather conditions and extreme wind chill forecast for Friday, Peoria Public Schools has canceled classes. For the same ...



Nick in the AM: Weather and school cancellations for Friday, Jan. 25, 2019  Peoria Journal Star

Good morning, troops. It's Friday, Jan. 25.The one saving grace we've had regarding weather the past few weeks is that the temperatures haven't been awful.



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.



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Morton principal named East Peoria High School superintendent  Peoria Journal Star

EAST PEORIA — Morton High School Principal Marjorie Johnson is leaving Morton for East Peoria. Johnson will be the next superintendent of the East Peoria ...



EPCHS alums donate $1,300 to students in need program  Peoria Journal Star

A group of East Peoria Community High School alums has given back to its community through donations to a program for students in need. Moms Who Care, a ...



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 ...



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 ...



Illinois teacher shortage has districts feeling the pinch  Peoria Journal Star

Students throughout Illinois are heading back to classrooms, but the current teacher shortage may mean there won't be enough teachers to accommodate them, ...



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 ...



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 ...



The Penguin Project Presents "Mary Poppins, Jr."  Peoria Public Radio

This week, we're talking with Andrew Morgan about The Penguin Project and their production of "Mary Poppins, Jr." Now in its 14th year, The Penguin Project.



Editor writes book on East Peoria history  Pekin Daily Times

East Peoria was once described by one of its “old timer” residents as a “mud pit.” Now, the bustling city of 24000 residents is a growing community with a new ...



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 ...



Longtime coach Marc Lowe tapped to lead Spoon River womens basketball team  Peoria Journal Star

CANTON — Spoon River College on Tuesday announced the hiring of Marc Lowe as the school's women's basketball coach. Spoon River is reinstating its ...



Four Corners: Bethany Missionary Church  East Peoria Times-Courier

The Rev. S. J. Grabill, district superintendent of the Missionary Church Association conducted a tent meeting in the summer of 1932 on Route 24 (now Route 8) ...



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 ...



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 ...



Beverly Harvel  Bureau County Republican

PRINCETON — Beverly “Bev” Ann Harvel, 79, of Princeton passed away Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, at Liberty Village in Princeton, surrounded by her family.



Red, White and Boom Set to Blast Off for 31st Year  Peoria Public Radio

Peoria's annual firework show is expected to light up the sky tonight at 9-30 as scheduled. Unity Point's annual Red, White and Boom is considered the.



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 ...



Eastlight Theatre to present "Ghost the Musical"  Peoria Journal Star

EAST PEORIA — "Ghost the Musical" shows will be at 7:30 p.m. April 21 and 22, and April 26-29 and at 2 p.m. April 23 at Eastlight Theatre, East Peoria High ...



Penguin Project continues to blossom and grow  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Twelve years ago, the Penguin Project's first musical gave young performers in central Illinois a chance to show what developmentally disabled ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Wright selected as new UT principal  Quad-Cities Online

EAST MOLINE — United Township High School has announced that Matt Wright has been selected as its new principal.



Those who departed in 2015 left a legacy in central Illinois  Peoria Journal Star

Politicians, community leaders, entertainers, coaches and business leaders are among the many central Illinois residents who made their mark before leaving us ...



UT's Wright ready to tackle biggest job yet  Quad-Cities Online

EAST MOLINE — Boxes lay on the floor in Mathew Wright's office at United Township High School.



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 ...



Illinois pension cost shift could mean 'financial ruin' to local school districts  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — A change slipped into this year's budget, coupled with Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed changes to a school funding bill, could add another major ...



Six make softball All-State teams | High School Softball | herald-review.com  Herald & Review

Six area softball players were named to the Illinois Coaches Association all-state first teams this week.



Eureka College athletics making giant steps upward  Peoria Journal Star

EUREKA — All it took was a perfect storm. As if those happen every day.The rebirth of Eureka College athletics was a labor of love and commitment that has ...



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 ...



For Morton company, the future of driverless cars is almost here  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — Where driverless cars are concerned, the future is almost here. And a major player in making the groundbreaking change in our culture a reality is ...



Journal Star Photos of the Month – September 2012  Peoria Journal Star

A selection of the best photos by the staff of the Peoria Journal Star from the month of September 2012. • Photos available for purchase; • Photos of the Month ...



Dwight tabs Trainor as new head softball coach  Kankakee Daily Journal

DWIGHT - After finishing 21-8 overall this year and winning its first regional title since 2014, Dwight's softball program will be under new leadership next spring.



2016 PARCC test results  Chicago Tribune

The Tribune reviewed the passing, or proficiency, rate on the PARCC exams across both reading and math in all grades tested at some 3,700 schools, ...



Local writer makes transition to electronic publishing  Peoria Journal Star

Jack Mertes is a print guy. You just have to drop by his home office to see that: Piles of books, magazines and records are everywhere. Open the closet at his ...



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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