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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 ...



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: 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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Cleve In The Eve: She was born Nate, now Vicky, and proud to be part of Rivermen crew  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Vicky Marriott loves hockey.Loved it long ago when coming to Peoria Rivermen games as a kid born Nathaniel Marriott.Loves it now, while ...



Four Corners: John Dean  Peoria Journal Star

John William Dean was born Aug. 28, 1875, in rural Deer Creek, Illinois, son of John D. Dean and Eliza Jane Swayze. The family moved to East Peoria about ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Digital dozing: Students control Caterpillar bulldozer in Arizona from East Peoria  Peoria Journal Star

EAST PEORIA — A distance of 1500 miles was no impediment for East Peoria Community High School students operating a Caterpillar Inc. bulldozer. The teens ...



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 ...



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 ...



Nine East Peoria seniors quit football team after dismissal of classmate  Peoria Journal Star

A 7-2 team in the regular season last year, East Peoria slipped to 3-3 after a 14-0 home loss to Limestone. The following Thursday, Oct. 10, senior members ...



Prison looms for former East Peoria high school basketball star  Pekin Daily Times

A former East Peoria high school basketball star has repeatedly violated conditions of a probation term that separated him from jail or prison for committing a ...



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 ...



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) ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Students recognized for preventing violence and abuse  CIproud.com

Four local teens are gaining recognition for their efforts in preventing violence and abuse at Richwoods High School.



Wright selected as new UT principal | Local  Quad-Cities Online

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



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



Distance Jamboree at Camp Wokanda  Peoria Journal Star

CHILLICOTHE — With the price of gas being relatively low, and with several good options for public transportation, if someone wanted to travel 100 miles, ...



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.



District 205 HR director Diane VanHootegem stepping down  Galesburg Register-Mail

School District 205 will be losing another administrator at the end of the school year. Director for Human Resources Diane VanHootegem will become an ...



Alumni awards presented at Spoon River College  Canton Daily Ledger

The 2014 Canton Community College/-Spoon River College Alumni Association Awards Reception was held Saturday night. Dr. Ruben Gayon, Ken Long, Kevin ...



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