Peoria Magazine: December 2021

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Discover Local

The Illinois Office of Tourism has named four Peoria-area businesses, or “Makers,” to the Illinois Made program.


Sharing an Awe-Inspiring Story

by James Agbara Bryson, Annie Malone Center for Development

Numerous recent projects have renewed interest in the life and legacy of Annie Turnbo Malone.

Back to Normal? It Depends.

by Monica Hendrickson, Peoria City/County Health Department

It truly depends on a multitude of factors—and on what our normal is.


Brunch at Home

by Chef Golda Ewalt

Brunch for me is something special—a leisurely event that often involves sharing lively conversation.


Designing A Better World

by Mae Gilliland Wright

The artful designs of Chantell Marlow are a powerful force for healing and quiet encouragement.

Gifts of the Season

Support local artists and the local economy by purchasing holiday gifts right here in Peoria.