Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Construction on I-74 and I-474 Begins June 6

Nighttime work will require lane closures

The  Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that construction on Interstate 74 and Interstate 474 will begin Wednesday, June 6, at the following locations:
  • I-74 from Main Street to Morton Avenue 
  • I-74 from Pleasant Hill Road to Washington Street 
  • I-74 from Sterling Avenue to the I-474 interchange 
  • I-474 westbound ramp to westbound I-74 
  • I-74 eastbound ramp to eastbound I-474
To complete the projects, lane closures will be necessary in the work zones. Work will be done at night between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. and is expected to be complete by the end of October, weather permitting.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

For IDOT District 4 updates on Twitter, follow us at For updated traffic information and views from dozens of traffic cameras in Peoria and surrounding areas, visit

Pekin's Farmers Market Opens

The City of Pekin's Farmers Market opened today and with a ribbon cutting.  The market is located in the 300 block of Court Street, next to the Pekin Daily Times.  It will be open from 11 am to 2 pm on Wednesdays through October 17th.  You can see more pictures from the grand opening at:

Tuesday, May 29, 2018


Goodwill of Central Illinois will host its annual job fair on Friday, June 1, 2018. The event will take place at Goodwill Commons, 2319 E. War Memorial Drive, Peoria.
More than 40 employers are expected to attend, including: Caterpillar, OSF, State Farm, Walgreens and Kroger. For a complete list of attending employers, visit
“We are proud to, again, host this job fair,” said Don Johnson, Goodwill of Central Illinois President and CEO. “Our free employment services are always available to the people of Central Illinois, but an event like this truly shows how beneficial Goodwill can be in assisting in someone’s
job search.”
Goodwill’s free programs are possible through the sale of your donated items. Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois serves 21 counties within Central Illinois. Goodwill offers employment services, veterans’ support services, operates a veterans’ home and employs more than 300 people. For more information visit Goodwill’s website at

Splash into Summer Safely at HMC

Splash into Summer Safely at HMC
               Swimming lessons promote water safety, increase confidence for young swimmers, and teach elementary strokes in a non-competitive environment. In June, Hopedale Medical Complex is offering swim lessons at the Hopedale Wellness Center and the Atlanta Public Pool. All lessons are taught by certified instructors. Cost is $35 for HWC members and $45 for non-members. Register online at or by calling (309) 449-4500.  If these times do not work for your busy schedule, private lessons can be set up by contacting the Wellness Center. 

Sample Skills Taught
June 5-28th, Tuesdays & Thursdays
Parent and Tot
·                    Increase comfort in the water
·                    Front kicks
·                    Prone Glides
·                    Rolling over

HMC Pool 5:30-6:00p
Level 1
·                    Increased comfort in the water
·                    Putting face in the water for 3 seconds
·                    Floating with support for 3 seconds
·                    Leaving the side of the pool

Atlanta Pool 10:00-10:30a
HMC Pool 6:15-6:45p
Level 2
·                    Unsupported floating for 5 seconds
·                    Jump in the water and return to the side
·                    Swim for 5 yards

Atlanta Pool 10:30-11:00a
HMC Pool 7:00-7:30p
Level 3
·                    Freestyle and back stroke swimming
·                    Treading water
·                    Jumping into deep water

Atlanta Pool 11:00-11:30a
HMC Pool 6:15-6:45p
Level 4
·                    Rotary breathing skills
·                    Increasing swim distance to 25 yards
·                    Elementary strokes
·                    Treading water for 2 minutes

HMC Pool 7:00-7:30p

                The Hopedale Wellness Center Aquatics area features a 25-yard junior Olympic pool with lap lanes, a warm-water therapy pool, and a large spa. The pool is located within the 34,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art Hopedale Wellness Center in Hopedale, IL.

Developing Healthy Food Habits Education

                Parents should start shaping their children’s eating habits at a young age. Choosing the right foods has been found to be very beneficial in maintaining energy levels in both adults and children. On Thursday, June 7 from 5:00-6:00pm, HMC Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Sara Mathews will be conducting a demonstration at the Hopedale Wellness Center featuring healthy snacks for kids. Parents will learn how to prepare these snacks and methods to teach kids how to prepare them for themselves! Admission is free.
                With over 33 categories of food additives, it’s difficult to know what’s healthy and what’s not. So come learn from Sara about food preservatives during a Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, June 20 from 12:00-1:00pm at the Wellness Center. Cost is $3 and includes a delicious lunch. To reserve your spot at the table, register by June 6th.
                Register by calling the Hopedale Wellness Center at (309) 449-4500 or online at The Hopedale Wellness Center is located in Hopedale, IL and provides regular resources for health and wellness including a 34,000 sq ft. fitness floor, children’s swim lessons, educational programs, and personal training.

The 20th Annual Soul Fest is set for August 10-August 12, 2018 on the Peoria RiverFront!

The Peoria Park District and Inked Entertainment are thrilled to announce that
the Friday night line-up for the 2018 River City Soul Fest has been set! Friday
night has been dubbed "Blues and Jazz Night" and will include performances
by The Kinsey Report, Mississippi Heat, and Chicago R&B Kings!
The 20th Annual Soul Fest will feature three nights of music, with each night
having a different theme. As previously announced, Saturday night will be
"R&B/Hip-Hop Night" and will feature Chingy, Ashanti, and Ja Rule. Sunday
night will be "Gospel Night," with a musical line-up to be set at a later date. Be
sure to watch the River City Soul Fest Facebook page for a full list of
5/23/2018 For Immediate Release from the Peoria Park District 2/3
Tickets for the 2018 River City Soul Fest are on sale now and are priced as
Friday, August 10 General Admission: $10.00
Friday, August 10 VIP - $15.00
Saturday, August 11 General Admission: $25.00
Saturday, August 11 VIP: $35.00
Sunday, August 12: $5.00
3 Day Weekend Pass (General Admission): $30.00
3 Day Weekend Pass (VIP): $40.00
At this time, tickets will be available online through Eventbrite or Inked
Entertainment's website and at the Peoria Park District's Bonnie W. Noble

4th Annual George Jacob Gut Buster

June 9, 2018

4th Annual George Jacob Gut Buster
June 9, 2018 9:00 a.m.

Neighborhood House Gut Buster 2018 Promo

Gut Buster still needs volunteers! If you are willing to volunteer for this event, please follow the link to sign up!

Use the following coupon code to receive $10 off your registration LOYALRUNNER18
Just want to run? We have an under 21 rate too!

Tributes to Beach Boys, Beatles close 2017-18 season

The Illinois Central College Guest Artists Series presents a pair of shows featuring tributes to legendary music groups to close the 2017-18 season.

Catch a Wave, a Beach Boys tribute, performs June 1 at 7:30 pm. Paperback Writer, a Beatles experience, takes the stage in a bonus show June 2 at 7:30 pm. Both performances take place in the ICC Performing Arts Center, located on the East Peoria Campus.

Tickets are required to each event. Tickets for each individual show cost $25 for the general public and $15 for students. The June 2 bonus show is not part of the ICC Guest Artists Series and is not included with the purchase of standard season ticket packages.

The June 1 performance by Catch a Wave will feature performers in the iconic Beach Boys-style striped shirts, emulating the look and the unique sound of the California harmonic surf pop music. The group captures the essence of the Beach Boys of the 1960s, so much so that Catch a Wave was invited to perform for the actual Beach Boys.

“We were selected in 2005 to perform for Brian Wilson, for the Beach Boys, for all of their families and their friends for the California Historical Landmark Dedication after-party,” said Glenn Henry, creator and manager of both Catch a Wave and Paperback Writer. “We had the opportunity, with Brian Wilson sitting 15 feet in front of me, to sing his music back at him, and he loved it. Not only did we get a warm embrace from him and his wife, we got a warm embrace from the family and members of the respective band--Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, David Marks. We really felt like we were part of a family reunion, and they embraced us with what we were doing and loved it.

“They said, ‘You guys are kind of our ambassadors; you can hit a lot more towns than we can get to, and we love what you’re doing.’ There really is no greater feeling than that, when you’ve got the full support and endorsement, if you will, of the original group.”

The June 2 performance by Paperback Writer will be the second show by the group at ICC. The ensemble performed a sold-out show at ICC in 2016 and was brought back by popular demand.
“The Beatles show is a spot-on replication of the Beatles circa 1964,” Henry said. “The show is chronological, so it will carry one through the early years of the Beatles, then the mid-years, and then on to Sergeant Pepper’s, morphing into the Sergeant Pepper’s costumes right on the stage during the show.
“It’s seamless, so in that sense, the Beatles show is definitely a spot-on recreation and probably one of the most authentic that will be witnessed of the Beatles.”
Henry said the music of both groups remains popular today simply of its quality and because it is passed along over time.
“I think the music is just so good, it’s timeless,” Henry said. “It’s kind of proved that groups that were prolifically writing these kinds of songs that were simple, catchy, happy and were about life and love, just last.
“I think the melodies are in everybody’s head, and of course with subsequent generations, they’ve heard them from their parents or grandparents, and they like it. So, it’s just timeless in a sense that it’s just such darn good music to begin with, and that’s why I think it’s stood the test of time over other groups and other classics and other songs.”

Patrons who attend either show and donate to the highlighted Community Partner for the event--the Illinois Central College Educational Foundation--will be entered into a drawing for a free pair of tickets to a future event. The Community Partner program highlights a non-profit or community organization with some kind of connection to the performance. Introduced as a part of the ICC Guest Artists Series in the 2011-12 season, more than 30 groups and organizations from the area have been featured as part of the program.

The performance is presented by the Arts at ICC, which has a rich history of enhancing the arts community and expanding education beyond the classroom. Arts at ICC presents more than 500 exhibits, performances, lectures, rehearsals, meetings, master classes, clinics, seminars, receptions, orientations, forums, auditions and tournaments annually.

Tickets for both shows are available online at or by calling the box office at (309) 694-5136.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Incumbent Worker Training

Employers can be reimbursed for up to 100% of the costs of training for current employees. 

What is Incumbent Worker Training (IWT)?

IWT programs help local employers develop and implement training programs for current employees who need new or upgraded skills in order to retain employment.  Up to 100% of the costs of training can be reimbursed through the program.

The Employer Gains:

·         A new, capable employee

·         Partial payment for training costs

The Employee Gains:

·         Valuable training

·         The opportunity to become a productive member of your team

·         Upgraded skills

How it Works:

Interested employers must meet certain criteria in order to participate. Employers must be in a targeted industry, which are defined locally. Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) workforce representatives can assist the employers in determining if their industry qualifies under local guidelines as an eligible target industry.

How a Business Qualifies:

If the employer has been assessed a meeting the target industry criteria, the next step is to determine if they meet one or more of the following qualifiying “At Risk” indicators. These include, but are not limited to:

·         Declining sales

·         Supply chain issues

·         Adverse industry/Market trends

·         Changes in management philosophy or ownership

·         The worker does not have in-demand skills

·         There is a strong possibility of a new job if the worker attains new skills

Career Link has been providing training assistance to eligible residents of this area since 1975.  Funds are provided through the Workforce Investment Act administered by the federal Department of Labor and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

For more information, contact Norm Griffin at 309-321-0255 or or Dona Nanney at 309-807-1375 or 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program  Auxiliary aids & services available upon request to Individuals with disabilities.

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Friday, May 25, 2018

PAL Health Technologies Ribbon Cutting

PAL Health Technologies celebrated the new ownership of Aaron Rossi, MD and Gerald Paul, DPM with a ribbon cutting on May 23.  Family, friends, and employees joined representatives from the City of Pekin and the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce for the celebration.

Since 1976, PAL has been known as a national leader in manufacturing custom, prescription foot orthoses. Today PAL has a comprehensive catalog of corrective foot devices including custom functional orthoses, diabetic and accomodative inserts and ankle braces.

You can see more pictures from this event at:

As Temperatures Rise, Illinois American Water Encourages Wise Water Use

Belleville, Ill. (May 24, 2017) – With temperatures expected to rise across the region, reaching into the 90s this weekend and next week, Illinois American Water is reminding customers to use water wisely.

“From keeping hydrated to playing in water sprinklers, as well as running air conditioning and watering lawns, water plays an important role in warm-weather fun and responsibilities. We are proud of the service we provide and want to be sure folks are using water wisely,” said Mike Smyth, vice president of operations.

The following tips from Illinois American Water can help consumers use water more efficiently, plus identify and prevent leaks, a significant source of water waste.
  • Water your lawn only when it needs it. An easy way to tell is to simply walk across the grass. If it springs back you don't need to water, but if you leave footprints, it’s time to water.
  • Set your lawn mower one notch higher to make your lawn more drought-tolerant.
  • Consider using drip irrigation or a rain barrel to water your outdoor plants, and water in the early morning.
  • As much as 30 percent of water can be lost to evaporation by watering during midday.
  • Use a broom instead of a hose to clean your sidewalk, driveway or patio.
  • Forego the hose and wash your car with a bucket and sponge instead, which uses only a few gallons to do the job, while a hose left running can waste as much as six gallons per minute.
  • Run dishwashers and clothes washers only when they are full and adjust the water level of your washing machine to match the load size. If you have a water-saver cycle, use it. In addition, newer, high-efficiency washing machines use less than 27 gallons of water per load, compared to between 27 and 54 gallons a load with traditional machines. 
  • Keep a pitcher of cold tap water in the refrigerator. You will avoid the cost and environmental impact of bottled water and you will have cold water available for warm days without running the faucet. 
  • A short shower is better than a bath. A full bathtub can require up to 70 gallons of water, while taking a 5-minute shower uses only 10 to 25 gallons. 
  • Turning off the tap while brushing your teeth can save 8 gallons per day.
  • Regularly check your toilet, faucets and pipes for leaks and have them fixed promptly. An easy test for toilet leaks from EPA WaterSense: Place a drop of food coloring in the tank. If the color tints the water in the bowl without flushing, there is a leak.
More wise water use tips can be found online here -

About Illinois American Water - Illinois American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 1.3 million people. American Water also operates a customer service center in Alton and a quality control and research laboratory in Belleville. With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,900 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we
keep their lives

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

S & S Signs, Lighting and Electrical

S & S Signs, Lighting and Electrical celebrated an anniversary with a ribbon cutting with representatives from the Chambers of Commerce from Pekin, East Peoria and Peoria. S&S offers quality signage and competitive prices designed for local businesses in the region. They specialize in sign fabrication, installation, and repair, electrical contracting work, and lighting installation and maintenance. They have a qualified team that provides fast, detailed service.  You can see more pictures from this event at:

I-474 Lane Closures in Peoria County Begins June 4

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that a bridge repair project will begin Monday, June 4, on Interstate 474 at Kickapoo Creek, Kickapoo Creek Road and Illinois 29 east of Bartonville in Peoria County.

Traffic will be reduced to the inside lanes in both directions of I-474 to perform shoulder work for the first two days. When this is complete, traffic will be shifted to the outside lanes in both directions for the repair of bridge joints on all bridges. Motorists can expect traffic to stay in this pattern until November.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

For IDOT District 4 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict4 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Pekin Insurance Expansion

Pekin Insurance is proud to announce that construction of an additional building at the Home Office complex will begin in the near future. The new building will add 50,500 square feet to their  Home Office. The structure will connect near their current Café and will house additional office space and conference rooms, along with a new Café and kitchen, a tech-savvy training center, and new warehouse space. The added office space will allow for future growth for new employees in
all departments by reorienting floor plans throughout the Home Office.

Through their vision for the future, Pekin Insurance is dedicated to going Beyond the expected® for their employees, policyholders, agents, and community.

Monday, May 21, 2018

SCORE: Why Direct Mail Marketing Still Works

Data from the U.S. Postal service showed that 98% of people check their mail daily.  So, don’t forget to incorporate a basic marketing tool to reach new and existing customers—direct mail.
During this webinar, we will talk about how to integrate direct mail in your marketing mix to get the best bang for your buck!
You’ll learn: 
  • Why mail is still an effective advertising medium 
  • The myths of using mail
  • How to create an effective mail campaign
  • How to integrate physical postal mail into your digital marketing strategies
  • FREE innovative automation tools to simplify your direct mail marketing

On-the -Job Training (OJT)

Employers can be reimbursed for up to 75% of on the job training wages.

OJT is a concept that has been in existence since the early 1970’s.  Eligible individuals are hired by the company, provided the training detailed in a contract and the company is reimbursed on a percentage of the basic, straight time beginning wage for a specific training period.  The training time is adjusted according to the nature of the job and the skills and knowledge that the trainee brings to the position.

It is important that no one be hired before a contract is in place.

The occupation being trained for must be on a State of Illinois list of high growth jobs and pay at least $11.44 per hour.

The reimbursement rate changes according to the size of the employer’s workforce as follows:

1)      50% for employers with more than 150 employees;

2)      65% for employers with 51 to 150 employees; and

3)      75%, for employers with 1-50 employees.

Responsibilities of the employer are to supervise, train and submit a monthly time record on a Career Link timesheet.

The trainee is to be afforded the same benefits as all other similarly situated employees.

Employers have been very satisfied with this easy, simple and mutually benefiting program.

Career Link has been providing training assistance to eligible residents of this area since 1975.  Funds are provided through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act administered by the federal Department of Labor and the Illinois Department of Commerce.

For more information, contact Norm Griffin at 309-321-0255 or or Dona Nanney at 309-807-1375 or 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program 
Auxiliary aids & services available upon request to Individuals with disabilities 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Hopedale Medical Complex Scores in Top 20 in U.S. in Small Hospital Patient Satisfaction

Hopedale Medical Complex recently learned that its patient satisfaction ranking is in the top 20 of over 1,000 Critical Access Hospitals nationwide.  Critical Access Hospitals (like Hopedale Hospital) are those with 25 inpatient beds or less, and hold a special rural designation from Medicare (CMS).

The Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals were scored by The Chartis Center for Rural Health based on “best practices” for hospitals which have achieved success in one of two key areas, including a Patient perspective index which is a rating of a hospital’s performance based on two Hospital Compare (HCAHPS) measures (“Overall Rating” and “Highly Recommended)”.  Surveys are mailed to patients at the time of discharge by an independent company, and the questions are the same for all hospitals surveyed nationwide.  The National Rural Health Association will present the Top 20 award to HMC at the NRHA national conference in Kansas City in late September.  Kirby Medical Center in Monticello, Illinois, was the only other Illinois Critical Access Hospital to receive the award.

Mark Rossi, President and COO of HMC stated, “Hopedale Medical Complex has always made our patient experience a top priority.  We are extremely proud of the efforts of our physicians and staff who have contributed to our hospital achieving this outstanding designation in the area of patient satisfaction.  We have always known that our patients’ survey responses were very favorable, but scoring in the top 20 in the U.S. just validates that our healthcare team is doing a great job putting the patients’ interests first.  This kind of achievement does not happen by accident, and we will continue to work hard to maintain this high level of performance in the future.”

Hopedale Medical Complex is located in the Southern Tazewell County community of Hopedale.  Its mission is to provide outstanding physician-directed health, wellness, and residential services in a personal, private, family atmosphere.  Satellite offices are located in Manito, Delavan, Tremont, Mackinaw and Atlanta.  To learn more about wellness and community services offered at HMC visit

Monday, May 14, 2018

SCORE: Generate More Sales with a Winning Marketing Funnel

Are you missing out on potential online customers? You need to understand the digital marketing funnel, also known as the customer buying journey, from awareness to conversion.
Deluxe’s Brad Keys will work through the marketing funnel, from the top down, to optimize every step and ensure that you are reaching your potential customers at the right time and place.
You’ll learn tips and strategy at each point in the funnel, including:
  • Display advertising, SEO and content marketing
  • Facebook and Instagram advertising
  • Search (Google AdWords & Bing)
  • Retargeting, email remarketing, organic social posts and reviews 

Summer is “No Off Season”

For athletes, summer is the most common off-season for competitive sports, but at Hopedale Wellness Center there is “No Off Season.” Young athletes train throughout the summer to help improve their athletic performance at the beautiful modern Wellness Center. Staffed by Certified Athletic Trainers and Corrective Exercise Specialists, athletes receive high level athletic training based on science and research to help them meet their personal goals.
Summer is the perfect time for students to increase strength, agility, speed, and explosive power. Strength and conditioning can decrease the risk of overuse injuries, which are a common cause of adolescent sports-related injuries. According to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, sports with the most overuse injuries include fall sports, such as volleyball and cross-country.
No Off Season training is a personalized workout plan in a group setting. This summer there will be three separate sessions, Youth Athletes (6th-8th grade), High School & College Athletes, and Open Gym to All Ages. Training will be available Monday-Friday. Athletes can purchase a punch card of 12 sessions for $60 to join.
To learn more visit or call (309) 449-4500 to register. No Off Season training is held at the Hopedale Wellness Center, a 34,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility located in Hopedale, IL.

3rd Annual Major Reid Nannen Memorial Run/Walk

            Hopedale Wellness Center is sponsoring the annual Major Reid Nannen Memorial 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk on July 4, 2018 at 7:30am. A brand new course is featured this year. The race will now start and finish at the Hopedale Area Veterans’ Memorial located in the 200 block of Grove St. next to the Hospital’s main front entrance. The race still features monetary awards for the overall top three 5K finishers in the Male and Female division and awards for 5K top age division finishers. Refreshments will be available afterwards in the Nannen hospitality tent located in the parking lot next to the Hopedale Wellness Center, and the Wellness Center will provide locker rooms and showers from 7-10am. 
All proceeds from the race will go towards the upkeep of the Memorial. The Hopedale Area Veterans’ Memorial was dedicated on Memorial Day, 2017 as a living memorial for veterans connected to Hopedale, IL. The Memorial honors members of the Armed Forces connected to Hopedale from Civil War era veterans through service members serving today. This includes Major Nannen, a hometown hero who gave his life in 2014 serving as a fighter pilot with the U.S. Marine Corps.
            The entry fee is $25 for the 5K and $15 for the Fun Run/Walk prior to June 30th. T-shirts are guaranteed for all participants registered prior to June 8th. To register visit or call (309) 449-4500. Co-sponsorship is available for individuals and businesses for more information contact Greg Eberle at or (309) 449-4533.

4th Annual Gut Buster

June 9, 2018

4th Annual George Jacob Gut Buster
June 9, 2018
9:00 a.m.

Use the following coupon code to receive $10 off your registration!

Neighborhood House Gut Buster 2018 Promo


Pekin Life Insurance Company held its annual meeting on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at the
Company’s Home Office in Pekin, Illinois.
The Company reported net income of $7.4 million. Premium income decreased by 10.4
percent to $199.3 million. Life Insurance in force exceeded $17.7 billion in the year
At the meeting, shareholders elected directors Craig W. Concklin, Hinsdale, Illinois;
Daniel V. Connell, Tremont, Illinois; and John S. Heller, East Peoria, Illinois, to three
year terms to expire in May 2021.
Other directors whose terms continue are: Steven R. Anderson, Loves Park, Illinois;
Byron A. Dodd, Anna, Illinois; Scott A. Martin, Chillicothe, Illinois; and Thomas C.
Hornstein, Brian K. Lee, and Christine A. Schwartz, all from Pekin, Illinois.
Pekin Life Insurance Company is an integral part of the Pekin Insurance® group of
Pekin Life Insurance Company stock trades under the symbol “PKIN” and is listed on the
OTC Pink Marketplace.

A multi-line company, Pekin Life Insurance Company offers individual life which includes
term life, whole life, universal life, as well as medicare supplement, annuity, credit
insurance, debt protection, and pre-need coverages. Additionally, Pekin Life Insurance
Company has a third party claims administration division, Group Plan Solutions, which
is designed to provide employer-based, self-funded health plan administration.
Other products offered by the Pekin Insurance group include personal automobile,
homeowners, motorcycle, recreational vehicle, boatowners, personal umbrella,
commercial automobile, businessowners, commercial property and liability, workers
compensation, commercial umbrella and bonds.
Information about Pekin Life Insurance Company can be obtained by visiting our
Internet website at