Positivity: Vatican panel approves Archbishop Fulton Sheen miracle
The Bishop of Peoria has rejoiced at a Vatican medical panel's unanimous approval of a reported miracle attributed to the famous television personality and evangelist, Servant of God Archbishop Fulton Sheen.
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Sat Mar 15, 2014
Genealogy Query - CLEMENS
Looking for two sisters who were almost adopted by Ted and Mary Ann Clemens in the 1970s.
Fri Mar 14, 2014
Engineering Open House 2014
Students from all over Illinois descend on the Engineering Quad and elsewhere on campus during the first day of Engineering Open house in Urbana on Friday, March 14, 2014.
YMCA of St. Louis CEO to retire
Gary Schlansker, president and CEO of YMCA of Greater St. Louis, plans to retire effective Dec. 31. He has been with various Y organizations for 39 years.
The Book Reader: 'All Our Names'
Boris Kachka of New York Magazine reports on newly released book titles and the world of publishing in The Book Reader.
Thu Mar 13, 2014
WHBF-TV Rock Island
Charges against man imprisoned for years dropped
A Peoria man who spent nearly 20 years in prison for the alleged 1994 rape of a 16-year-old girl is now a free man.
Ventura County Star
Villanova Prep names new president
Charles Roy, now principal of Peoria Notre Dame High School in Peoria, Ill., will start on the job July 1, the Catholic high school announced in a news release this week.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
Kendall's Korner: A chance encounter with film director Wes Anderson...
I've met a few famous people over the years, and there are still more I'd love to meet, but it's not likely to happen.
Donate lifesaving blood in honor of Nathan Pennington on March 17 Updated at
In April of last year, 5-year-old East Peoria resident Nathan Pennington was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer called medulloblastoma.
Lincoln Daily News
Illinois American Water announces typography art contest for area seventh-graders
Illinois American Water is inviting seventh-grade classrooms within the company's service area to participate in the company's Value of Water Service Typography Art Contest.
The Legal Record
Auction Bringing Together Artists to Help Benefit Community
Local talent will be coming together later this month to share a piece of their artwork in an auction that will help raise money for the Greater Peoria Area Habitat for Humanity.
The Legal Record
Easter Seals of Normal and Peoria Host Parades
The St. Patrick's Society of Peoria will be sponsoring the 33rd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on Monday, March 17th in Downtown Peoria.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Illinois Mennonite Relief Sale Friday, Saturday Posted at
It's time to celebrate the arrival of spring and an invitation to the 56th Annual Illinois Mennonite Relief Sale to be held Friday evening and Saturday at the Interstate Center, Bloomington.
Ill. woman sentenced to 37 years in 2012 slaying
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Mon Mar 10, 2014
Bureau County Republican
Ramona F. Eidenmiller, 88, of Ohio, Ill., died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Green Shoe Studio hosting a night with Fred Stobaugh March 15 at ICC's Performing Arts Center
A 96-year-old Peoria man who set a record on the music charts will be among those honored at the Green Shoe Studio Awards at 7 p.m. March 15 in the ICC Performing Arts Center in East Peoria.
Bureau County Republican
Rev. Arthur Schmit, O.S.B.
The Rev. Arthur Schmit, O.S.B., monk and priest of St. Bede Abbey, 83, died from congestive heart failure and related complications late in the morning of Saturday, March 8, 2014, at St. Joseph's Nursing Home in Lacon, where he had been receiving hospice care since mid-January.
Peoria man pleads guilty to Caterpillar theft
A Peoria man was sentenced to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to stealing pricy equipment from Caterpillar Inc. The Pekin Daily Times reports 35-year-old Eliot J. Wells also agreed to testify against another man who's charged in the case.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
The Daily Gazette
Elwin R. - Shorty' Schmitt
ROCK FALLS – Elwin R. “Shorty” Schmitt, 79, of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.