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Updated Apr 8, 2016 at 4:48 PM

EAST PEORIA — Illinois Central College’s search for a new president is apparently over, but the board of trustees isn’t releasing a name until a contract is final.The board reached a consensus Wednesday and has made a final offer to one of four candidates for the job, according to a news release from the college. Once the candidate accepts the offer, the board will vote on the appointment at the April 21 meeting.All four visited ICC last...

Updated Mar 14, 2016 at 2:42 PM

METAMORA — For 100 years, music has played an important part at Metamora Township High School and bands have been a part of the school for 85 or those 100 years. For 24 years I was proud to be part of this historic program teaching and...

Updated Mar 10, 2016 at 8:49 PM

 PEORIA — How happy do you feel?

Updated Mar 8, 2016 at 9:08 AM

Lea Anne Schmidgall, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Peoria, knew it would be much more powerful to take an actual Habitat homeowner with her to Washington, D.C., for the annual Habitat for Humanity International’s Annual...

Updated Mar 2, 2016 at 11:41 AM

WASHINGTON — The often-noted bond between a boy and his dog takes on a completely different meaning for the Doremus family of Washington.

Updated Mar 2, 2016 at 11:09 AM

EAST PEORIA — Students planning to go the scholarship route for college typically rely on grades or sports, but one East Peoria youth is relying on his ability to play the bagpipes.

Posted Feb 17, 2016 at 6:00 AM

EAST PEORIA — Barack Obama wasn’t the only president to visit central Illinois last week.

Updated Feb 16, 2016 at 9:37 PM

EUREKA — Should an effort by a local not-for-profit startup to save a historic barn be successful, the city could be enjoying its new community center some time in the next 6½ years.

Updated Feb 16, 2016 at 4:46 PM

EAST PEORIA — Haylee Walker has a special bond with her grandmothers, Janet Walker and Rita Holmes. She helped save the life of one and comforted another during a tragedy — all within a month.

Updated Feb 9, 2016 at 11:19 AM

EAST PEORIA — Two art shows open Feb. 17 at the Illinois Central College art galleries on the East Peoria campus.

Updated Feb 4, 2016 at 6:12 PM

PEORIA — The Heart of Illinois United Way raised more than $11.6 million in 2015, a 2 percent increase from last year’s record total.

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