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  1. Ronald MaurerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Ronald H. Maurer, 81, of rural Delavan, passed away at 10:38 p.m. Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Hopedale Hospital. He was born Aug. 3, 1934, in Pekin to Ben L. and Mary J. Weihmeir Maurer.

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  2. From The History Room @ The Pekin Public Library: The naming of Tazewell County Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    All available records indicate that when the founders of Pekin gave their town its name in 1830, they had in mind the renowned Chinese city of Peking . Their new settlement on the east bank of the Illinois River would soon become the seat of government of Tazewell County, which had been established in 1827.

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  3. Man who donated van needs help in cancer battleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Sitting in a tattoo parlor in 2009, Dillon resident Louie Bachman was struck with a desire to help a family in need. Posted on the wall nearby was a flyer for a fundraiser for Bradley Alexander, a Pekin boy born with cerebral palsy.

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  4. Scotti uses experiences to run basketball campRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    For close to 50 hours a week, Pekin native Trey Scotti spends time watching, learning from and helping the Indiana University men's basketball head coach Tom Crean. Scotti - a basketball manager at Indiana University - cuts film for the coaching staff, watches drills and participates in practice for the Hoosiers.

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  5. Pekin City Councilman calls Salvation Army policy 'discriminatory'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    ... can't come in here because you're this, that or the other thing." "We can afford to provide them shelter in Peoria. Pekin no longer has the funding to provide shelter for that population and we've chosen family with children, or family units, as our ...

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  6. Councilman calls Salvation Army policy 'discriminatory'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    ... can't come in here because you're this, that or the other thing." "We can afford to provide them shelter in Peoria. Pekin no longer has the funding to provide shelter for that population and we've chosen family with children, or family units, as our ...

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  7. Pekin drains failing at unprecedented rate Updated Jul 10, 2016 atRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 10 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    The orange and white barrels around town have a story to tell - that of old drains, heavier rains and added cost to the city of Pekin. "I do know that we have storm water and sewer pipes in the city that are 60 to 70 years old, going back to the 1950s and 1960s," said Interim City Manager Sarah Newcomb.

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  8. Drains failing at unprecedented rate Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 10 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    The orange and white barrels around town have a story to tell - that of old drains, heavier rains and added cost to the city of Pekin. "I do know that we have storm water and sewer pipes in the city that are 60 to 70 years old, going back to the 1950s and 1960s," said Interim City Manager Sarah Newcomb.

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  9. Matthew EvansRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 9 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Matthew Evans, 26, of Visalia, Calif., passed away peacefully Saturday, July 2, 2016, at Kaweha Delta Hospital in Visalia, Cailf., after losing a long, hard fought battle with illness. He is survived by his parents, Joseph and Kimberly Evans of Visalia, Calif.; three brothers, Chad Jewell of Pekin, Josh Thorne of Green Valley and Tyler Evans of Peoria; maternal grandparents, Gary and Vickie Thorne of Pekin; and paternal grandparents, Jack and Jane Evans of Pekin.

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  10. From the History Room @ The Pekin Public Library: Cole put Pekin in pictures Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 8 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    The standard reference volumes on Pekin and Tazewell County history are illustrated with numerous vintage photographs and if it's a photo from the 1800s, odds are it was the work of Henry Hobart Cole, who is remembered in old biographical accounts as "Pekin's pioneer photographer." The Pekin Public Library's Local History Room files on H.H. Cole are augmented with materials shared by the Peoria Public Library and the Tazewell County Genealogical and Historical Society.

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  11. Richard AnlikerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Richard M. Anliker, 16, of Pekin, passed away at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 2, 2016, in the emergency room at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Surviving are his father of Pekin; his mother of Manito; two sisters, Aloura Price of Springfield and Samantha Anliker of Manito; one nephew, Zayden Price; his grandparents, Angela Anliker of Pekin, Diana Baugh of Riverton and Michael Cobratti of Bartonville; his great-grandmother, Jean Schappaugh of Manito; his aunts and uncle, Sara Williams of Manito, Cecelia van Rooyen of Takoma Park, Md., Alesha Baugh of Riverton and Ryan Williams of Springfield.

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  12. Organ donorRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 | The Washington Post

    ... Lori Orton just wanted to figure out her family's medical history. It bothered her that she didn't know it. Orton, of Pekin, Ill., was adopted. And so years ago, she started poking online for clues and sending messages on social media. All her ...

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  13. Pekin Park Foundation program gives memories roots in the community Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 5 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    In times both happy and sad, finding an appropriate commemoration can be a challenge. But through the Pekin Park Foundation, residents can now fund a lasting memorial while helping to fill a need in local parks.

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  14. Tazewell County eventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 5 | The Legal Record

    Tazewell County Genealogical and Historical Society in Pekin will host a first-person account on preserving Native American heritage on July 12. Tenth season of the Reader's Theater at the library will run July 19 through Aug. 3. No memorizing lines. Skits are read and performed with minimal props.

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  15. Georgia YetterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 5 | Hawk Eye

    ... 1926, in Chicago, she was the daughter of Willie and June Freeman Stewart. She married James F. Yetter May 7, 1955, in Pekin, Ill.; he preceded her in death Jan. 11, 2013.

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  16. Friday Night Family Fest lip sync contest to return in Pekin Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 4 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    A resurgence in the popularity of lip sync contests nationally means some good news for Pekin residents who mourned the end of the Friday Night Family Fest lip sync contest in 2011. Pekin Main Street was always the driving force behind Friday Family Fun Fest, but a change in direction for the organization means more time focused on historic downtown Pekin rather than events.

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  17. Custom bike gives girl thrill of her life Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 1 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    ... donations to Martin at Bill Martin Insurance Agency from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1123 Market St., Pekin, IL 61554; Brandy Mathis at Bam's Chop Shop from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 705 S. Main St., Creve Coeur, IL ...

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  18. DealersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 1 | Automotive News

    ... Sr. , founder; and Ralph Mahalak Jr. , co-owner. Rory Griggs , left, dealer principal of Velde Cadillac-Buick-GMC in Pekin, Ill., receives a 25-year award for GMC from John Duensing, Buick-GMC zone manager in the north central region. Dealer Bill ...

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  19. City Council approves road, sewer projects Updated Jun 29, 2016 atRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    The Pekin City Council on Monday approved several road projects, a sewer project and a new heating and air-conditioning maintenance agreement. One of the road projects is the filling of cracks on Parkway Drive from Court Street to Willow Street at a cost of $50,000.

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  20. Suit alleges negligence in death of former PCHS football starRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    A Pekin man's death by internal bleeding after surgery, and his doctor's subsequent suicide, were cited in a lawsuit filed Wednesday by the man's wife. Heidi Edwards of Pekin seeks damages under the Illinois Wrongful Death Act from Pekin Hospital, Pekin ProHealth Inc. and the estate of Dr. Dwayne McQuitty in the suit filed in Tazewell County Circuit Court.

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