The Big Table Press

The Big Table: Greater Peoria is an opportunity for everyone to speak and be heard. Many Voices. One Vision. October 15. #BigTableGP The Big Table Greater Peoria to bring big ideas to the region

Posted: September 10, 2019  |  View More »


Eureka College and ICC Partner to Help Students Achieve Degrees

EUREKA, Ill. — Illinois Central College and Eureka College have teamed up to help students gain their baccalaureate degrees.  Through a special partnership, ICC students with an associate degree will be able to seamlessly transfer to Eureka College in order to complete their baccalaureate degree in one of 30 academic or professional programs. Read the full […]

Posted: August 13, 2019  |  View More »


OSF Saint Francis Medical Center is the sixth-best hospital in Illinois

CREDIT WCBU NEWS/JEFF SMUDDE Peoria’s largest hospitals have earned distinction in an annual health care review. U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospital analysis says OSF Saint Francis Medical Center is the sixth-best hospital in Illinois. UnityPoint Health in Peoria is ranked 18th. U.S News has evaluated thousands of hospitals nationwide for 30 years. The […]

Posted: July 31, 2019  |  View More »


$50M In Donations Unlocks Major Medical Research Expansion In Peoria

A medical research partnership between OSF HealthCare and the University of Illinois is getting a big boost. JUMP ARCHES is now believed to be the world’s largest medical research endowment with a combined $112.5 million in funding. John Vozenelik is the vice president and chief medical officer for the Jump Trading and Simulation Center in […]

Posted: July 31, 2019  |  View More »


Illinois Central College Lands Federal Grant for New Job-Training Program Building

Illinois Central College Lands Federal Grant for New Job-Training Program Building

Posted: July 25, 2019  |  View More »


Bradley University is Best in Illinois

Bradley is the most likely school in Illinois to score you a job according to Zippia. June 17, 2019 Finding a job after graduation isn’t always easy, but choosing Bradley can help you lock in one. The career site Zippia ranked schools based on students finding employment after graduation and Bradley is #1 in Illinois. Bradley has […]

Posted: June 20, 2019  |  View More »


Selling the Peoria Area

We are fortunate to have an abundance of amenities to sell to potential clients and visitors. by Don Welch, Enjoy Peoria/Peoria Area Convention & Visitors Bureau The Peoria area boasts a diversity of businesses, meeting space and entertainment, so Enjoy Peoria has plenty to promote for local tourism and convention sales. Our goal is to […]

Posted: June 19, 2019  |  View More »


Illinois Central College Named One of the “2019 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges”

Congrats to our valued partner, Illinois Central College! ICC was recently named one of the “2019 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges” by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) and the publication Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.  ICC was one of 19 community colleges nationwide to receive this award. NISOD selected these institutions based […]

Posted: June 7, 2019  |  View More »


Excited to see some of our members collaborating to give more students the opportunity to study STEAM.

Opportunity  Recognizing the need to develop a local pool of talent interested in health care-related careers, Jump Simulation , a part of OSF Innovation created the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) program in 2017.Jump STEAM courses target students in middle school all the way through college, offering hands-on experiences in everything from anatomy and physiology to developing a […]

Posted: April 25, 2019  |  View More »


UICOMP Regional Dean Sara Rusch announces retirement

PEORIA – Dr. Sara Rusch, Regional Dean for the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP) announced Monday her intent to retire in May of 2019. Rusch, who has been in the position since 2008, leaves a legacy of campus expansion, enhancement of the medical education programs, financial stability and facility upgrades. “It has been […]

Posted: February 14, 2019  |  View More »


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