Showing posts from April, 2021

Work on Main Street in East Peoria begins May 3

EAST PEORIA   –   The Illinois Department of Transportation announces   that  construction on Main Street (Illinois 116 /U.S. 24/150) between Interstate 74 and Highview Road begins May 3.   The project involves resurfacing and pedestrian improvements and will require lane c losures. At least one lane in each direction will be open at all times during the work, which is expected to be complete in July.   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.   Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into a

Diabetes Workshop Offered at Hopedale Wellness Center

  Hopedale, IL – During the month of May, the Hopedale Wellness Center is offering a diabetes workshop series led by Hopedale Medical Complex Registered Dietitian, Amy Sammis.   Program participants will meet each Thursday from 3:30pm-4:30pm at the Hopedale Wellness Center beginning on May 6 th with completion of the program on May 27, 2021. This 4-week program is for those who have been diagnosed with prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes, and for caregivers of persons with diabetes.  Participants will focus on maintaining active and fulfilling lifestyles that can be improved by utilizing problem solving and decision making that focuses on positive lifestyle changes.  Additional topics will include healthy eating, being active, managing stress, staying motivated, and self-monitoring.  The cost for the four sessions is $40.  You can register by calling the Hopedale Wellness Center at 309.449.4500.  The Hopedale Wellness Center is located at 222 NW Grove Street in Hopedale, IL.  To lear

WTVP On-Air Auction Showcase Highlights Art, Antiques, Clothing, Furniture, Dining Experiences and More April 23 – 25

  A live, televised merchandise showcase is coming to WTVP HD 47.1 April 23-25, part of the 47th Annual WTVP Auction. For three evenings, WTVP will highlight a wide range of exciting merchandise and certificates for viewers to browse, bid and buy online. Donated merchandise will be highlighted live on April 23 (7 – 11 p.m.), April 24 (6 – 10 p.m.) and April 25 (6 – 10 p.m.). Among the items in the showcase will be a solid maple dining room table, a microphone autographed by entertainer Josh Groban, lobster dinner for two, a scholarship to a girls’ basketball camp, unique art and antiques, electronics, golf passes, collectibles, jewelry, museum tickets, dining certificates and much, much more. All funds raised support WTVP programming. As a COVID precaution, phone bidding is replaced this year with online-only bidding. Viewers must register and bid through the online auction website. The quick, easy registration begins at Bidding closes April 25 at 10 p.m. High b

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nuEra Announces the Grand Opening of nuEra Pekin, the City’s First Cannabis Dispensary, on April 16th

 CHICAGO--nuEra, one of Illinois’ only vertically integrated cannabis companies wholly owned and operated within Illinois, is proud to launch a new era of cannabis in Pekin IL by opening the city’s first cannabis dispensary. nuEra Pekin is located at 3249 Court St, between Planet Fitness and Co-op Records in the space formerly occupied by Amanda’s Closet. Operating hours will be from 10am - 7pm Sunday - Wednesday and 10am - 8pm Thursday - Saturday. Opening day will include a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by representatives of the Pekin Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Mark Luft. nuEra has completely renovated the location for a convenient, fun and easy retail experience. nuEra Pekin will offer online pre-ordering for adults 21 and older and is technology-enabled with kiosks for quick ordering for walk-ins. Pre-orders can be made at “We are excited to bring our nuEra branded products to the Pekin area, including our new line of solvent-free concentrates, which we

Illinois Central College Student Named Prestigious Coca-Cola Bronze Scholar

  Illinois Central College student Katherine Moser was recently named a 2021 Coca-Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholar. The prestigious honor and a $1,000 scholarship were awarded to only 50 students across the nation.    Moser, a Tremont native, will graduate from ICC with an associate degree this December. She has spent much of her time at ICC focused on community service. Through her Phi Theta Kappa service project, she engaged fellow classmates in a community effort by sending holiday cards and notes of encouragement to residents and staff of a long-term care facility. In another project for her Honors program, she coordinated the donation of needed cleaning supplies to schools. The project helped a local elementary school and junior high school collect disinfectant sprays, gloves, wipes, and other supplies vital to maintaining a clean and safe learning environment. After graduating from ICC, Moser plans to transfer to Illinois State University to major in Secondary Education with an