The last time I saw the Blue Man Group in person was about nine years ago in Las Vegas. During that time, the “How to Be a Megastar Tour 2.0” was going on, and I loved the humor the trio brought to the table, as well as the piped...
Every time Roseann Sdoia comes home, she must climb 18 steps — six stairs into the building, 12 more to her apartment. It is an old building in Boston's North End, with doors that are big and heavy, not an easy place for an amputee to live.
Here it is April and spring again. We are all pleased to see an end to winter and get outside. The drawback to spring is that you need to keep your lawn looking as nice as your neighbors. Using dangerous chemicals can be avoided with some simple steps....
The dust has been wiped off the cover and the pages are now turned to Feb. 5, 1959, in the Tazewell Courier.
Many of us have heard of near death experiences involving a white light, but Don Piper of Pasadena, Texas, experienced something much more intense after he died. He said he visited heaven for 90 minutes.
After 54 years, Harold “Hal” Loew, 87, has been reunited with something dear to him — his Marine Corps jacket.
My grandpa, Dean Kendall, turns 90 this month. That is quite a milestone.
The Fondulac Plaza and Area Merchants sponsor the 25th Annual Easter Hunt Surprise at 10 a.m. April 12 at Bethany Missionary Church (across from Fondulac Plaza).
After Tazewell County Board Chairman David Zimmerman spoke Friday at Eggs and Issues in East Peoria, County Administrator Michael Freilinger had one correction to make.
Family is important to Theresa Hicks of East Peoria. She has experienced “family” in more ways than one in her life. Hicks, 42, has two daughters, 15 and 22. She also participated in the Reader’s Theatre at Illinois Central College, a...
Picking up where we left off last week on Route 66 in Funk's Grove, I will take you through the rest of Illinois.
April is Autism Awareness Month and two East Peoria women are teaming up to spread that awareness in some of East Peoria’s schools. Stephani Erp has a 9-year-old son with autism who attends Bolin School. Sandy Valentine has a 22-year-old son named ...
Cliff and Lynne Oliver want to inspire and encourage people, both here and especially in China. The East Peoria couple has been to China 10 times over the years and recently wrote a book called “Two Cracked Pots in China.”
The City of East Peoria will hold the semi-annual city-wide cleanup May 5-9.
Something fishy was going on at Dixon Fisheries in East Peoria March 25. Clint Carter of Carter’s Fish Market in Springfield was on hand to demonstrate how to prepare and cook Asian carp.
Should marijuana-laced gummy worms candy be sold in states where recreational pot use is legal? They are in Colorado. Should women in bikinis be allowed to parade down city streets wearing sandwich boards that say "Joints $5?" They do in Colorado. And if ...
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 those women who attended the camp as Girl Scouts or who worked at the camp in some capacity.
Those who attended East Peoria Community High School between the years of 1949 to 1968 likely remember Marian Kneer, or as many knew her — Gabby. Kneer taught physical education and was the head of the athletics department at EPCHS.
The East Peoria softball team may be small in numbers, but it has big talent. Eleven girls are on the Raiders' roster, none of which are sophomores, following a 23-4 season in 2013.
For five years, a Galesburg woman has fulfilled her passion to teach psychology at a collegiate level, but for now it’s only part-time. As she’s anchored geographically by her husband’s job, Meredith Witherell took an...
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