Peoria Magazine: January 2020

by Dr. Sheila Quirk-Bailey, Illinois Central College

ICC is stepping up to meet the workforce demand for careers in healthcare.

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Healthcare, By the Numbers

by Chris Setti, Greater Peoria Economic Development Council

It is no shock that healthcare is now a cornerstone of Greater Peoria’s economy.


Pumpkin Community Love

More than $51,000 was distributed to local and regional organizations at the Pumpkin Festival VIP event.


The Year of Vision

by Dr. Timothy Cundiff, Vision Care Center

Think of 2020 as the year we focus on our eyes.

Accepting Cannabis as Medicine

by Joe Zich, 309 Cultures

Whether you’re upset by legalization, thrilled about it or somewhere in the middle, I hope we can all find some common ground.

Hire a Mixologist!

A new business brings bartending and craft cocktail services to home parties and small events.

by Rebecca Shulman Herz, Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum, and Elise Albers, OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois

A new partnership will prescribe play to families of children who need more playtime.


Pop Culture Explosion!

by Mae Gilliland Wright

Jeremy Berkley’s screen print art engages the world in a fun and distinctive way.

Sculptures in Donovan Park

by Steve Tarter

The Peoria Park District has approved a plan that would place six sculptures in Donovan Park in 2020.