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Senior Fitness Day at the Hopedale Wellness Center May 31

               Wednesday, May 31 ST is Senior Fitness Day at the Hopedale Wellness Center. Over 250 seniors choose the Hopedale Wellness Center as their health and wellness facility. Come experience the best value in Central Illinois! For one day only, all seniors (55+) receive free access to the Wellness Center. Experience a group fitness class, try one of our three indoor pools, or work out on our state-of-the art fitness floor! For early birds, there will be a complimentary hot breakfast from 7:00-9:00am in the upstairs multi-purpose room.                 See why seniors love the Hopedale Wellness Center for free on Senior Day. The 34,000 sq. foot facility houses HMC’s outstanding physical therapy department, Cardiac Rehabilitation program, massage therapy, dietitian counseling, personal training, and regular educational programming.  For more information visit or call (309) 449-4500.

Philharmonic Chorales, In Residence at Illinois Central College, Presents an Afternoon of Music on May 5

               The Philharmonic Chorale, in residence at Illinois Central College, presents its spring concert on Sunday, May 5 at 2:30 pm in the ICC Performing Arts Center, located on the East Peoria Campus. The concert will feature an eclectic variety of songs, ranging from spiritual and traditional selections to choral versions of more contemporary songs, including folk and jazz tunes, as well as a selection by the Beatles.                This Philharmonic Chorale is supported as an in-residence ensemble 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 are $12 for the general public and $10 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are available for purchase online at Tickets can a

Gateway: How to Safely Dispose Your Unwanted Presciption Meds

1 in 7 high school students reported misusing prescription opioids, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Youth Risk Behavior Study . Adolescents are able to obtain prescription medication in a variety ways. One of the main avenues is through a written prescription following a surgery. Recent research found that young people who received an opioid prescription following a dental surgery were more likely to later be diagnosed with opioid misuse than their counterparts who did not receive a prescription. One of the most common surgeries people have in their life is the removal of their wisdom teeth,

Illinois Central College’s Penguin Players Program Set to Begin May 13

               The Illinois Central College Penguin Players program is set to begin rehearsals May 13 to provide performance opportunities to even more students with special needs, as well as mentors who wish to help out and participate.                The Penguin Players was created as a collaboration involving Illinois Central College and the Penguin Project. The program gives individuals with special needs the opportunity to participate as cast members in the performing arts. It is patterned after The Penguin Project, the successful local program that provides such opportunities to individuals 10 to 21 years old, but the Penguin Players program does not have an upper age limit.                In addition to cast members, the production includes peer mentors who work with participants with special needs and are present with them on stage during productions. Peer mentors are responsible for knowing all lines, songs and blocking for their partners.                “We support th

Hanson announces $82.8M gross revenue for 2018

Hanson Professional Services Inc. reported its 2018 gross revenue as $82.8 million, which is an increase of $4 million from 2017, during its annual shareholder meeting April 8. Members of the boards of directors also were announced during the meeting. The board members of the firm’s holding company, Hanson Group Inc., are Sergio “Satch” Pecori, P.E., chairman and CEO; Jeff Ball, P.E., president and secretary; Ronda Folkerts, executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer; Kirk Brown, P.E.; Thomas Lamont, outside director; John Michael, P.E.; and Eugene Wilkinson, P.E., S.E., chairman emeritus.  The board of directors for Hanson Professional Services Inc. comprises Pecori, chairman and CEO; Ball, president and chief operating officer; Folkerts, executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer; Dennis Hollahan, vice president, secretary and general counsel; James Messmore, P.E., and Charles Snowden Jr., AAE, senior vice presidents; and Mina Biggs, G

First Pekin Savings Bank


Tazewell County Amateur Championship


CEFCU to Celebrating Grand Opening with a Ribbon Cutting

Please join us for a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, May 7th at CEFCU's Pekin Member Center, 3515 Court Street.  The event will celebrate CEFCU's grand reopening after a long remodeling project.  The open house begins at 11:00am and the ribbon cutting will be at 11:30am. Please attend and show your appreciation for an organization that has reinvested in Pekin.

St. Joseph Parish Carnival


Party at the Dome


Macoupin County Fair to host Joe Diffie and Brandon Lay at the 2019 Fair on June 27, 2019 in Carlinville, Illinois!

The annual Macoupin County Fair is proud to announce Nashville recording artist Joe Diffie as the headliner for the 2019 fair. Brandon will kick the evening off. The concert will be held on Thursday June 27th music starts at 7:00 P.M. Ticket are on sale now at . About Joe Diffie - Known for his vocal range, Joe Diffie is a much-respected interpreter of both traditional and modern country songs. His warm voice and clear phrasing of lyrics have proven to be crowd pleasers, whether he's singing ballads or more rambunctious numbers. With that range, Joe was a dominant singer through the '90s, with four gold and platinum albums, 17 Top 10 hits and more than 6 million in record sales. Those early hits included "If the Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets)," "New Way (To Light Up an Old Flame)," "Home" and "Ships That Don't Come In." Throughout the '90s, Joe topped the charts with the likes of "Prop Me

Illinois American Water Encourages Customers to Participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 27, 2019

Illinois American Water encourages customers to participate in the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this coming Saturday, April 27, 2019. Residents are encouraged to drop off their unwanted medications at approved collection sites so they can be incinerated, which is the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recommended approach for pharmaceutical disposal. Flushing medications down the toilet and throwing them in the trash are discouraged. Participating Illinois collection sites can be located here - “Experience shows that the most effective and cost-efficient way to ensure high-quality drinking water is to keep our source waters clean. This event is a great opportunity for residents to securely drop off any unused or expired medications, helping to prevent flushing of drugs where they could eventually end up in our waterways,” said Randy Pankiewicz, Illinois American Water Director of Water Quality and Environ

Kuhl Insurance: Fleet Risk Management Strategies

Save the date! Join us on May 9th for our quarterly seminar on a topic that's receiving a lot of attention lately: Fleet Risk Management Strategies Whether your company has only one vehicle or 100 vehicles, please join us to learn about: Auto Insurance Trends Telematics Motor Vehicle Records Safety & Inspections Compliance Thursday, May 9th, 2019 Kuhl Insurance Office 632 W. Jefferson Street Morton, IL 61550 Doors open at 8:30am and program begins at 9:00am, ending no later than 11:00am. All programs are complimentary and are open to the public.  We also offer a bever

Unland: Your Benefit Plan Has Never Been More Valuable.

This event is FREE!  When Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM CDT Add to Calendar Lunch will be provided. Where Fondulac Room (2nd Floor) 201 Clock Tower Drive East Peoria, IL 61611 Driving Directions   Reserve your spot today. This event is FREE! Speakers Stephen M. Buck,  Attorney, Quinn, Johnston, Henderson, Pretorius & Cerulo Jennifer Gamboa, PT, DPT, OCS  Managing Partner, Sustainable Health Index, LLC

Neighborhood House Senior Meals

Neighborhood House Senior Meals Beginning April 29th lunches will be served at the First United Methodist Church next door (1315 Court Street) in the lower level. Please enter through the covered door closest to Court Street. Hours of operation will be from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Church. Please do not plan to arrive before 10:00 AM. There will be no lunches served on May 6, 10, 16, and 27

Know the Signs of Alcohol Withdrawal

DID YOU KNOW? Alcohol is one of the only substances from which withdrawal can be deadly. Once someone with an alcohol addiction has decided to stop drinking, attempting to detox at home is never recommended. The physical and psychological symptoms associated with acute alcohol withdrawal can be severe and, in some cases, life-threatening. SYMPTOMS OF ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL Physical symptoms can include increased blood pressure, shaking, sweating, shivering and, in some cases, high fevers and seizures that can result in death. If left untreated, this can progress to delirium tremens (DTs) . Delirium tremens (