Peoria Magazine: June 2020

by Rebecca Shulman

Even in the most challenging times, moments of joy can sustain us.

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What If… An Envisioning

by Doug & Eileen Leunig, Big Picture Initiative

We believe Peoria can rebrand itself as a center of arts, innovation and healing.


The Pandemic & Planting Season

by Patrick Kirchhofer, Peoria County Farm Bureau

The COVID-19 pandemic did not significantly disrupt planting, but it has brought challenges.

Follow the Data

The COVID-19 Local Tracker is a hub of real-time data created by Peoria-based Falcon Laboratories. 


A Time of Unquestionable Triumph

by Dr. Sheila Quirk-Bailey, President, Illinois Central College

Faculty, staff and students at Illinois Central College adapt and innovate for online learning.

A World Without Tourism

by J.D. Dalfonso, Peoria Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Our “George Bailey moment” shows what life would be like without travel and hospitality.


Designing for Pollinators

by Bob Streitmatter, Luthy Botanical Garden

No matter how big or small, you can easily incorporate pollinators into your garden.

Eat + Drink Peoria

Local food and drink establishments have never faced a more challenging time than the present. 

Help Navigating the Unknown

by Denise Molina-Weiger, OSF HealthCare

A new online tool is one easy way to help people manage their feelings through the pandemic.