Peoria Magazine: August 2020

by Lottie Fiddes, Peoria Riverfront Museum

The artistic legacy of the WPA can still be seen in Peoria and throughout the country.

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A Landmark for the Modern Era

by Chris Farris, Peoria Public Library

At a difficult time for America, a new landmark building brought optimism and hope for a better future. 

History Matters

by Pam Adams

Wrestling with the long reach of memory, who we remember, and why it is important they be remembered. 

Mementos of Humanity

by Jonathan Wright

Love letters from a distant era inspire antidotes for isolation over 75 years later.


Destination: Downtown Peoria

by Michael Freilinger, Downtown Development Corporation of Peoria

As we work to reawaken the regional business climate, we expect to see many people coming back to the downtown.

Leading in the Age of COVID

by Jim White, PhD

Now is the time for non-linear thinking, characterized by expansion in multiple directions rather than in a straight line.

Reacting to Market Volatility

by Patrick V. Masso, CFA, Heartland Bank Wealth Management

Consider historical volatility when reacting to current swings in the market.


The Lindsay Family Legacy

by Molly Crusen Bishop

With their impressive legacy of accomplishment, the Lindsays were a family for the history books.

History on the Move

The Peoria Historical Society is offering walking tours with certified PHS guides sharing stories and information with small groups.


Paparazzi Power!

by Mike Bailey
Photos by David Vernon

From food to family to community building, this never-changing place has a power all its own.

A Regional Gem in Jeopardy

by Reema Abi-Akar, Tri-County Regional Planning Commission

The Hanna City Trail, a former railroad line, would be a cornerstone connection to the region.


Love Letters to Peoria

by Mae Gilliland Wright

A unique project channels the events of a tumultuous summer into love for the community.

The Art We Need Now

by Lynette Woelfle Steger

Take a stroll down Washington Street... and find yourself momentarily pulled out of your usual mental state.