Peoria Magazine: January 2021

by Ashley Schreck | Photography by Jeffery Noble

The reopened Murray Baker Bridge is reopened and lit up. What comes next?

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Conducting a COVID-19 Response

by Monica Hendrickson, Peoria City/County Health Department

In times of emergency, all of the sections must play together in harmony.

Creating Healthier Buildings

by Jeremy Collins, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Farnsworth Group, Inc.

The places where we spend so much of our time can and should enhance our daily lives.


Regionwide Success Lies Just Below the Surface

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

As millions of pounds of (slimy) assets glide through the Peoria Lakes, Roy Sorce and the Midwest Fish Co-Op are reeling in a surprisingly delicious opportunity.


A Meeting of Giants

by Steve Tarter

One hundred and fifty years ago, two powerful forces for freedom met for the first time in Peoria.

Committed to Community Well-Being

by Mark Roberts, Community Foundation of Central Illinois

CFCI continues to drive health and wellness through a variety of high-impact programs.

Mouthwatering Memories

The 2021 Peoria Historical Calendar features vintage photos of local restaurants and eateries found over the years in Peoria.

The Next Moon Landing

University students around the country will design and develop spacesuit interfaces and experiences using a Microsoft HoloLens.


In Support of e-Learning

by Joel Shoemaker, Illinois Prairie District Public Library

Your local public libraries are here to augment all of your e-learning needs.

Resiliency and Mental Health

by Kay Blankenship, Hult Center for Health Living

We help those struggling with mental health better understand how and when to seek help.

Take 10: Amber Kaylor

Ten things you didn't know about the CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois...


A Life in Focus

by Mae Gilliland Wright
Portraits by Jeffery Noble

Through her lifelong journey behind the lens, Natalie Jackson keeps on moving.

Ambitions of Fantasy

A writer since the fifth grade, J Kirk Perry says his pending retirement and some inspiration from his wife spurred him to fulfill his lifelong dream.