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  1. OSF employees learn what it's like to live in povertyRead the original story w/Photo

    14 min ago | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    PEORIA - Ninety OSF HealthCare employees from hospitals all over Illinois participated in a poverty simulation event at Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria Monday. The Cost of Poverty Experience, or COPE, a creation of the Ohio-based company Think Tank, Inc., is designed to dispel myths about poverty and give people a better understanding of the difficulties this population deals with daily, said Shelli Dankoff, media relations program manager for OSF HealthCare.

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  2. Morton's expenses could reach $32 million this yearRead the original story w/Photo

    15 min ago | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    The village will spend as much as $31.7 million in the 2018-2019 fiscal year to provide services for residents. Village Board trustees Monday approved the village's annual appropriations ordinance, which sets spending limits in 11 funds.

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  3. Meeting about Baker Bridge improvements set July 18; Public invited...Read the original story w/Photo

    16 min ago | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that a public meeting about the proposed improvements to the Murray Baker Bridge will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at the Gateway Building, 200 NE Water St. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information and receive comments about the proposed improvements to the bridge. Project exhibits, aerial photographs and reports will be available for review, and IDOT staff members will be available to answer questions.

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  4. Loudly opposed Peoria riverfront apartment project quietly diesRead the original story w/Photo

    16 min ago | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    A riverfront residential project flooded by controversy over the prospect of transforming some public parkland into private property has quietly evaporated after years of rancor. The city of Peoria has terminated the redevelopment agreement with Desmond Curran for the River Trail project, which would have built apartments on part of Riverfront Park.

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  5. Naloxone available at Hy-Vee pharmaciesRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Hy-Vee pharmacies in Illinois are now selling naloxone, the antidote for an opioid overdose, without a prescription.  In Illinois pharmacists can dispense naloxone without a prescription through a physician-signed standing order with a designated pharmacy or pharmacy chain. In a joint effort to help prevent opioid-related deaths, the Illinois Department of Public Health provided the physician-signed standing order to Hy-Vee.

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  6. Word on the Street: Fresh Market closure not like other grocery store lossesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Supermarkets have come and gone all over Peoria over the decades. Fresh Market's imminent departure from Westlake Shopping Center is no different.

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  7. Word on the Street: Candidate gets political lesson on grocery storesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    A few weeks ago 17th Congressional District GOP challenger Bill Fawell discovered the grocery store closure issue and resulting food desert bedeviling Peoria's south end and East Bluff. Last week he held a news conference to talk about his observations on the matter.

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  8. Peoria airport cites solid numbers, but focuses on new challengesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    PEORIA - A recent growth report is good news for the Gen. Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport, but not enough reason to relax about the future, says airport director Gene Olson.

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  9. Michigan museum seeking area veteran's family and friendsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 13 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    The Warbirds of Glory Museum in Brighton, Mich., is looking for friends and relatives of Staff Sgt. Melvin Ernest Kelley, a World War II B-25 tail gunner who passed away in late 1998.

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  10. Dining Out: Street tacos give eaters Something 2 Taco BoutRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 11 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Taco Tuesdays - and several other days of the week - got a little more interesting this year with the addition of a new taco establishment in Downtown Peoria earlier this spring. Something 2 Taco 'Bout joined the 600 block of Main Street in March as a new project by Raul Salazar, the head chef of Noir Tapas Lounge in Peoria Heights.

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  11. Peoria airport has busiest month in history in JuneRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 12 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    The Gen. Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport saw 64,784 passengers last month, according to a release from the airport Thursday.

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  12. Work will close Murray Baker Bridge in 2020Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 11 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    PEORIA - Interstate 74 over the Murray Baker Bridge will be closed to all traffic for seven months in 2020 to replace the bridge's deck. Officials at the Illinois Department of Transportation detailed plans for that work - and for detouring 20,000 to 30,000 vehicles a day - during a meeting Wednesday morning with elected officials.

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  13. Where can you detour during the Murray Baker Bridge closure?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 11 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Motorists will face a series of detour options when construction shuts the Murray Baker Bridge on Interstate 74 for seven months beginning in April 2020. People traveling eastward through Peoria and heading to East Peoria or elsewhere in Tazewell County will be encouraged to leave the interstate at Exit 92B onto Fayette Street, and will be routed down William Kumpf Boulevard and across the Bob Michel Bridge.

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  14. New Pekin YWCA director plans to expand programs, community outreachRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 11 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    The new Pekin Young Women's Christian Association director is looking to expand outreach programs like swimming and art classes and to more efficiently use the YWCA's available space to introduce and expand programs. Diane Broe recently brought her experience in human resources to the Pekin YWCA, where she has taken the position as the center's director.

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  15. Customers were like family at Pekin's Andy's DinerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 11 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Those who came to the soon to be closed Andy's Diner in Pekin were more than just customers, they were like family, a family that had, in some cases, been having meals at the eatery for decades. On Sunday, Pekinites will bid farewell to the local landmark that's been located at 1001 N. 8th St. since 1956.

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  16. Fresh Market to close Peoria, Normal locationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 9 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    It's one of 15 stores in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin that will close. An exact closing date was not announced, but liquidation sales are expected to begin Tuesday and store closures typically follow within two to four weeks, a company spokeswoman said Monday afternoon.

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  17. Washburn's Gold Star families honor their Hometown HeroesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 8 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    When Rob Lear was 28 years old, his little brother was lost, and presumed dead, in the East China Sea. Twenty-eight years later, tears blur his vision when he tells the story of James Lear, a fireman apprentice in the U.S. Navy.

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  18. Peoria brothers suffer from rare gastric issueRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 6 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    PEORIA - The symptoms were something most children complain about from time to time, but John Henry Marcinak, the first Marcinak child diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis, was experiencing those symptoms too frequently. “He would tell me his stomach was bothering him,” his mother Michelle Marcinak recalled during a recent interview at the family's Peoria home.

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  19. Peek In Pottery provides creative outlet for all agesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 6 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Peek In Pottery has been a staple in downtown Pekin for more than a decade, providing a creative outlet for people of all ages and even going out into the community to bring the experience to area school kids. "This doesn't solve world peace or anything like that, but when I get a package of thank you notes from kids that we've painted with or a note from someone that came in to the shop, I remember what this is all about and how it's all worth it," said Nora Lovell, who owns the shop at 421 Court St. with her husband, Danny, and sister, Margie Layman.

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  20. It may cause delays, but annual washing is important for Peoria area bridgesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 6 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    PEORIA - If you've crossed one of the bridges in Peoria in the last few weeks, you've probably noticed the lane reductions. They've been in place over the past month first on the McClugage Bridge and then on the Cedar Street Bridge for "bridge washing" by employees under contract with the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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