November IBI – John Kaiser, RSM US LLP

John Kaiser RSM US LLP John Kaiser is an audit partner at RSM US LLP, the fifth-largest U.S. provider of accounting, tax and business consulting services. A member of the firm’s central Illinois executive team, he has more than 16 years of experience serving middle-market businesses. As audit leader for RSM’s four central Illinois offices, […]

Posted: November 2, 2018  |  View More »


November IBI – Melissa Yoder, CliftonLarsonAllen

Melissa Yoder CliftonLarsonAllen LLP As managing principal at CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, Melissa Yoder leads a group of nearly 200 employees across four locations, including Peoria, Bloomington, Dixon and Princeton, and a range of service disciplines, working to ensure that clients are provided quality and timely accounting, consulting and tax services. Since joining CLA, she has been […]

Posted: November 2, 2018  |  View More »


Peoria Council holds meeting to review budget, CEO Council contract

By: DaLaun Dillard Posted: Oct 16, 2018 11:52 PM CDT Updated: Oct 17, 2018 10:24 AM CDT PEORIA, Ill – Facing a $6 million budget shortfall, Peoria leaders are looking for options to fill the hole. Tuesday, City Manager Patrick Urich presented a number of avenues to city leaders in order to balance its budget. Urich offered […]

Posted: October 30, 2018  |  View More »


30 Years of Cullinan Properties

by Lisa Ullenius For three decades, this real estate development firm has continued to grow… in the Peoria area and beyond. Every career has its starting point, and for Diane Cullinan Oberhelman, chairman and founding partner of Cullinan Properties, Ltd., that beginning was in a busy, local real estate office. “I started in the real estate […]

Posted: October 11, 2018  |  View More »


Neighborhood House Coat Giveaway on Thursday, October 25th

Cold weather is right around the corner. The Neighborhood House will be hosting its Annual Coat Giveaway on Thursday, October 25th, from 6:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., or until all coats have been given away. Last year, 400 coats were given away to children and adults! Coats are collected throughout the community in September and October and […]

Posted: October 9, 2018  |  View More »


Federal grant funds Innovative Research in stroke at UICOMP

PEORIA, Ill. [September 10, 2018] – The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria was awarded $1.8 million by the National Institutes of Health to expand a series of preclinical research studies over the next five years involving ischemic stroke.   Researchers at the UICOMP campus have identified a specific blood enzyme typically not found […]

Posted: September 10, 2018  |  View More »


Midstate College adds MBA degree program

PEORIA — After a years-long effort, Midstate College is beefing up its curriculum with the addition of a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program this winter. The program was announced this week by the college, and the first classes begin Nov. 12 at the start of the winter term. Classes within the program will […]

Posted: September 7, 2018  |  View More »


Apprenticeship program launches 12 students towards debt-free success

Illinois Central College, Ill. – A local apprenticeship program is helping students get paid, while earning their degrees. 12 students enrolled at Illinois Central College will be the first to take part in the Industrial Maintenance Apprenticeship Program. “I think it’s a huge step for everybody,” says Anthony Whittenburg, ICC Student. “I believe that this […]

Posted: August 28, 2018  |  View More »


Almost Home Kids at OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois Soon to Welcome First Patients

(Peoria, IL | August 24, 2018) – A blessing and ribbon cutting for the new Almost Home Kids at OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois home in Peoria was held Friday, August 24. Almost Home Kids (AHK) at OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois will bridge the gap between hospital and home by providing important […]

Posted: August 24, 2018  |  View More »


Jump Simulation Bedside STEAM Enrichment Program at OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois Receives PNC Funding

Peoria, Ill., Aug. 9, 2018 – The OSF HealthCare Foundation today announced that Jump Simulation, a part of OSF Innovation, will receive a $400,000 grant from the PNC Foundation to expand the successful STEAM (Science, Technology, Art, Engineering, and Math) education program to students who are also patients at OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois. […]

Posted: August 9, 2018  |  View More »


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