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Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis optimistic about new at-large city council members

The city of Peoria has some new faces on the city council, but they are not new to the Peoria area.

How a softball pitcher from Kickapoo made Penny Marshall laugh  Peoria Journal Star

At first meeting, Tonya Gilles Koch got a big laugh out of Penny Marshall — but not on purpose.The Kickapoo native met Marshall on the Indiana set of "A ...

GPSHOF announces its induction class - Sports  Peoria Journal Star

The newest inductees to the Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame made the most of their shots. Sometimes literally.The organization this week announced its ...

Chris Holbrook's private circus of characters he drew will be on display at Bradley University  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Bradley University will celebrate the late art instructor Chris Holbrook with a retrospective Jan. 16 through Feb. 15 at Hartmann Center Gallery.

Cleve In The Eve: Ehrgott Street follows tennis path to Greater Peoria Sports HOF  Peoria Journal Star

It's been 20 years since the Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame has inducted a tennis player into its ranks.Lisa Ehrgott Street has earned that honor with the ...

Emotional night for Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Famers  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — From Lorene Ramsey's encyclopedic memory to Gigi McIntosh's hashtag humor to Peggy McDonald's tearful memories, the 487 attendees of the ...

Nick in the AM: No school, but Notre Dame wants to build athletics fields at new site  Peoria Journal Star

NOTE: Nick in the Morning's ironman streak of seven weekdays is ending. We're off the rest of this week, as well as Monday. See you bright and early Tuesday.

Cleve In The Eve: A lifetime in baseball leads to posthumous HOF induction for McDonald  Peoria Journal Star

Cleve In The Eve will extend a tip of the hat over the next several days to the 38th annual Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame induction class.Next up in the ...

Word on the Street: Fresh Market closure not like other grocery store losses  Peoria Journal Star

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

Luciano: Lost for three decades, class ring returns — with secrets  Peoria Journal Star

For Kathleen O'Neill, Part 1 has been solved regarding the mystery of her lost high school class ring:After three decades, the ring — Class of 1987, Academy of ...

Cindy V. Connors Obituary

CORTLAND, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) - Cindy V. Connors, 58, of Cortland, passed away at home on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. She was born in Peoria, Illinois ...

Red Carpet gives a lesson in Peoria history while your car is getting cleaned  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — For almost 50 years, Red Carpet Car Wash has been a part of Peoria's present.But part of Peoria's history is part of the original Red Carpet location.

Couple retiring after managing Boy Scout camp for 30 years  Peoria Journal Star

LONDON MILLS — Kevin Walsh once dreamed about owning a hunting-and-fishing lodge in the Canadian wilderness. Big fireplace, little dining room, ...

Greater Peoria Sports Hall Of Fame 2017 Class Announced

Four men and three teams comprise the induction class of 2017 announced by the Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame Thursday.

John Kelly: Candidate for Peoria City Council at Large  Peoria Journal Star

NAME: John L. Kelly. ADDRESS: 445 W. Woodridge Lane, Peoria, 61614. PHONE: (309) 693-3202. BIRTH DATE & YEAR: December 5, 1949. OFFICE ...

GPSHOF: Tom Gilles still savors his most memorable cup of coffee  Peoria Journal Star

Twenty-eight years ago, Tom Gilles threw 14 pitches to six major league batters on back-to-back nights in Toronto and Milwaukee.He remembers every detail of ...

Nick in the AM: $100000 donation gives name to Mossville school library  Peoria Journal Star

NOTE: It's time for yet another hiatus for Nick in the Morning, who will be on vacation the next five weekdays. Another ironman streak of hot takes and more is to ...

Nine candidates seeking two District 150 school board seats  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Peoria School District 150′s 3rd District races are as much a referendum on Superintendent Grenita Lathan as they are elections for school board ...

Nicholas Hardgrove, popular youth baseball and soccer coach, dies  Chicago Tribune

Nicholas Hardgrove was a Chicago youth baseball and soccer coach known for his compassion and positive outlook.

Nick in the AM: Peoria native Jim Kelch not returning to Reds' broadcast booth  Peoria Journal Star

Good morning, troops. It's Wednesday, Nov. 29.Nick in the Morning has spent considerable cyberspace referring to the plethora of prominent sports ...

Wessler: South Carolina coach Frank Martin's honest tribute to former Peorian Rudy Keeling  Peoria Journal Star

GLENDALE, ARIZ. — It all started with a little truth and honesty.Frank Martin was honest with Rudy Keeling. Then Keeling reciprocated with honesty and loyalty.

Former Bradley player, Morton coach Mike McDonald dies at age 68  Peoria Journal Star

Mike McDonald, a standout baseball player on Bradley's 1968 NCAA playoff team who went on to coach Morton High School to a state championship, died ...

Nick in the AM: Cheri Bustos to lead Democratic Heartland Engagement  Peoria Journal Star

U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos has been picked for a top spot on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.The Moline Democrat who represents the ...

Two museums tell the tale of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen  Peoria Journal Star

This is a tale of one man — who is halfway to becoming a saint — and two museums. The Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Museum, located on the periphery of ...

Local monsignor leaving 'home'  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

CHAMPAIGN — A priest who has shepherded the largest Catholic parish in Champaign for nearly a decade is leaving to head a Catholic high school in Peoria.

Closing the book on the Densberger-De Smet partnership

Since Greg Densberger started as principal 31 years ago, 7175 boys have graduated from De Smet Jesuit High School in Creve Coeur.

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