Debbie Simon Announces Retirement from UnityPoint Health

Debbie Simon, chief executive officer of UnityPoint Health™ in Central Illinois, has announced she will retire June 30, 2019, after a 43-year career with the organization. “Debbie has passionately served our organization and our community every day for decades,” stated UnityPoint Health’s Central Illinois Board of Directors chair Dennis Triggs. “Always mission-driven, she has been […]

Posted: February 14, 2019  |  View More »


Innovation Hub Intended for Downtown Peoria

OSF HealthCare, the University of Illinois System, Illinois Central College, and the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council are joining forces to develop a Peoria Innovation Hub. Having already identified space in the Thomas Building at 201 SW Adams Street that was recently vacated by Illinois Central College, the hub will be dedicated to finding solutions […]

Posted: December 21, 2018  |  View More »


OSF HealthCare buys shuttered Cub Foods in MidTown Plaza

OSF HealthCare has purchased the long-vacant Cub Foods building in MidTown Plaza and will relocate some medical practices there starting next year. Some 150 employees will work out of the East Bluff facility when it’s complete, officials said, including about 50 physicians or advanced practice nurses. “It’ll be quite a full building with a lot […]

Posted: December 18, 2018  |  View More »


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 »


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