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R. David Tebben Community Leadership Academy Week 3: TCRC & City Tour

Week 3 of the R. David Tebben Community Leadership Academy started on Tuesday with a visit to TCRC located on Rt. 9. Jamie Durdel, President & CEO and Greg Cassidy, Senior VP of Program Services, explained the mission and vision of TCRC and the services they provide to our community as well as their clients. TCRC offers a wide array of programs and services that benefit persons with developmental disabilities and visual impairments who live and work in our community. Tazewell County is fortunate to have this service available to our residents.  photos available here Thursday the class climbed on a school bus for a City Tour. This tour included the Waste Water plant, the Pekin Municipal Airport, Pekin Street Department and the Communication Center. Todd Dugan was able to showcase the hanger at the Pekin Airport and explain the importance of this local asset. photos available here

Illinois Central College’s “Between the Lines” Lecture Series Announces Spring Schedule

Illinois Central College’s “Between the Lines” program is a free, open-to-the-public lecture series presented by faculty members of the ICC English, Humanities and Language Studies Department. The goal of the series is to offer literary presentations that interest students and people in the community, as well as promote reading literacy and scholarly study. The spring topics include 1) the enjoyment surrounding biographies, 2) the Norse gods in current American pop culture and 3) the fascination with true crime and its revival in the past few years. On Wednesday, February 5, Paul Resnick will present “The Joy of Biography” in Room 210A on the East Peoria Campus from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. We love to read about people. What makes them tick? How did they survive the good times and the bad? Who surrounded them? How did they advance or delay the human race? Attendees will discuss the joys of reading biographies and the lessons we learn. Please feel free to bring a favorite biography you’ve

WTVP Says Reception Issues in Pekin Area Likely to Continue Until Mid-February

Some WTVP viewers in the Pekin area will have to wait just a little longer to once again watch all of their favorite PBS and local programming. Delays caused by the availability of tower crews and less-than-favorable weather mean it will be a couple of weeks before the station’s free, over-the-air signal is available again in parts of Tazewell County. Although frustrated by the delay, station officials say there is little they can do to accelerate the process. “We cannot apologize enough to our loyal viewers for this unforeseen delay,” said Lesley Matuszak, WTVP President and CEO. “It all comes down to supply and demand. Increased demand for broadcast antennas has caused delays in manufacturing, but the biggest delays are due to the availability of crews that climb the towers and do the work. Originally our antenna was scheduled to be replaced in mid-December, but the crew was delayed due to issues at other job sites and by the weather. Every winter storm that hits the Midwest can ca

January Biz Barometer



Goodwill of Central Illinois provided or placed 1081 people into jobs in 2019. This number reflects both the individuals assisted by Goodwill in finding employment and employees hired in 2019. In addition, Goodwill provided 39,121 free services to the people of Central Illinois. The total number of individuals who received free services from Goodwill in 2019 was 4,719. These include employment services, veterans support services, and youth mentoring. “These numbers are possible because of our donors, shoppers and community partners,” said Don Johnson, Goodwill president and CEO. “We are administrators of the community’s generosity and we take that job very seriously. We base our success on impact and outcomes and will continue to be a leader in employment services.” Each Goodwill throughout the world is operated independently and governed by a local board of directors as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Annual reports and audited financials can be found on Goodwill of Central

Pekin Park District Facilities Unite Under One Cohesive Brand

Pekin Park District (PPD) is excited to announce a new and modern brand for its organization, parks, golf courses and district run facilities in Mineral Springs Park with eight new logos that will unite its diverse programs and services. Included in the rebrand are the following: Pekin Park District, DragonLand Water Park, Magic Dragon Mini Golf, Parkside Fitness, Miller Center, Lick Creek Golf Course, Parkview Golf Course, and Veterans Memorial Arena. “Pekin Park District offers our residents so many programs and services, but prior to the new brand launch, they may not have known these facilities were part of the PPD family,” said Cameron Bettin, Executive Director for the Pekin Park District. “This redesign modernizes the look of the Pekin Park District as a whole yet still honors the traditions of our 117-year history with the incorporation of our iconic Pavilion.” “This is one important step the Park District is taking to achieve our new strategic vision. All our diverse o

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The Explosion of Business Email Compromise (BEC) Scams The FBI recognizes at least six types of activity as Business Email Compromise ( BEC) fraud. The types differ by who appears to be the email sender: 1.   The CEO directing the CFO to wire money to someone. 2.   Vendors or suppliers asking that invoice pa