Peoria Magazine: November 2019

Now in its 26th year, the longevity of 40 Leaders Under Forty is a testament to the talent in Greater Peoria. It’s a tribute to the men and women of our region whose integrity, creativity and work ethic are second to none.

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The Turkey Day Era

by Robert L. Sulaski

The Thanksgiving game marked the end of the high school football season and became an annual reunion for many Peorians.


Shop Small!

Don't forget to "shop small" on Small Business Saturday.


Emerging Leaders in the Community

by Mark Roberts, Community Foundation of Central Illinois

The Emerging Philanthropists Fund invigorates young leaders to join together as philanthropists. 

Lead for a Larger Goal

by Matt George, Children’s Home Association of Illinois

When all local nonprofits are successful, the community is the winner.

National Philanthropy Day

National Philanthropy Day is both an official calendar day and a grassroots movement to celebrate charitable activities.


Finding Your Family Roots

by Barb Benner with Vicki Padesky, Peoria County Genealogical Society

Exploring your ancestry is not only fun, but a gift you will always treasure. 

Moving to Peoria

by Jay Riven, Peoria Academy

A newcomer to the area reflects on his first impressions of a new city.

Babysitting Made Easy

Finding a trustworthy babysitter in the area can be daunting for parents, but luckily, there’s an app for that.


Peoria’s Grand Opera House

by Molly Crusen Bishop

The illustrious building’s reign over Peoria’s highlife came to a swift end on a tragic December morning.

Celebrating Women in the Arts

by Kristan H. McKinsey, Illinois Women Artists Project

The Citywide Celebration of Women in the Arts highlights the creativity of women in the arts in Greater Peoria.

Champions for the Arts

John and Jeff Heintzman have set a sterling example for what it means to serve as an educator, advocate and champion for the arts.


A new exhibition at Peoria Magazines features the artwork of Peoria-based women of color.