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Peoria Peoria The Outsider’s Guide to What’s Going On

The Insider’s Guide to What’s Going On

Summer 2009 May - July


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Nightlife

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Entertainment

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Attractions

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Shopping

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Dining Alexander’s Steakhouse • 100 Alexander St., Peoria • 309.688.0404 Avanti’s Italian Restaurant 4711 Rockwood Rd., Peoria • 309.688.6565 1301 W. Main St., Peoria • 309.674.4923 8517 N. Knoxville, Peoria • 309.691.2525 2320 E. Washington Rd., East Peoria • 309.694.6200 Basta at East Port • 2517 N. Main St., East Peoria • 309.699.8792 Basta’s Italian Kitchen • 955 W. Jackson Plaza, Morton • 309.263.9393 Basta O’Neill’s • 661 N. Cummings Lane, Washington • 309.444.5500 Bennigan’s Grill & Tavern • 500 Hamilton Blvd., Peoria • 309.674.2571 Bernardi’s North • 12200 N. Brentfield Dr., Dunlap • 309.243.8888 Bernardi’s Washington • 2137 Washington Rd., Washington • 309.745.5505 Boyd’s Steakhouse • 21 Blackjack Blvd., East Peoria • 309.694.5950

Buffalo Wild Wings 833 W. Camp St., East Peoria • 309.699.9464 5121 W. American Prairie Dr., Peoria • 309.691.9453 Cafe’ 401 • 401 SW. Water St., Peoria • 309.673.2233 Carlos O’Kelly’s Mexican Cafe • 714 W. Lake, Peoria • 309.682.0606 Carnegie’s 501 Restaurant • 501 Main St., Peoria • 309.637.6500 Chevy’s Fresh Mex • 2601 Westlake Ave., Peoria • 309.687.4284 Childers Eatery • 3312 N. University St., Peoria • 309.688.1332

Chili’s 800 Riverside Dr., East Peoria • 309.694.4460 4825 N. University, Peoria • 309.692.0468 CiCi’s Pizza • 801 W. Lake Ave., Peoria • 309.686.1201 Cracker Barrel • 150 E. Ashland Ave., Morton • 309.263.2103 Cranwill’s Drive In • 1713 S. 2nd St., Pekin • 309.346.4666 Davis Brothers Pizza • 2402 E. Washington St., East Peoria • 309.693.0990 Double A’s Pizza • 7301 N. Radnor Rd., Peoria • 309.692.0800 Fairview Farms Restaurant • 5911 Heuermann Rd., Peoria • 309.697.4111 Firehouse Bar & Grill • 4925 N. Galena Rd., Peoria • 309.679.9116 Firehouse Pizza • 8879 N. Knoxville, Peoria • 309.693.9111

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309-688-7685 Coffee Smoothies Breakfast Full Lunch Menu HOURS Desserts Mon - Sat 7 am - 10 pm Sun 7 am - 5 pm Free Wifi Flame Family Restaurant • 939 W. Mount Vernon St., Metamora • 309.367.2561 Flat Top Grill • 5201 W. War Memorial Dr., Peoria • 309.693.9966 Granite City Food & Brewery • 230 Conference Center Dr., East Peoria • 309.699.8080 Harold’s Hamburgers Inc. • 2305 Washington Rd., Washington • 309.745.9221 Hickory River Peoria, LLC • 5101 W. Holiday Dr., Peoria • 309.683.1227 Hometown Buffet • 5001 N. Big Hollow Rd., Peoria • 309.689.0120 Hoop’s Pub and Pizza • 516 N. Main St., Peoria • 309.637.0525 Hooter’s of Peoria, Inc. • 418 SW. Water St., Peoria • 309.676.5603 Jim’s Steak House • 110 SW. Jefferson St., Peoria •309.673.5300 Joe’s Crab Shack • 110 SW. Water St., Peoria • 309.671.2223 Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse • 5201 W. War Memorial Dr., Suite 300, Peoria • 309.692.3887 Jonah’s Seafood House • 2601 N. Main, East Peoria •309.694.0946 Kelleher’s Irish Pub & Eatery • 619 SW. Water St., Peoria • 309.673.6000 Kouri’s Pub • 2929 Court St., Pekin • 309.346.8881 Lariat Steakhouse • 2232 W. Glen Ave., Peoria • 309.691.4731 Leaves ‘n Beans • 4800 N. Prospect Rd., Peoria Heights • 309.688.7685 Le Peep • 7501 N. University St., Peoria • 309.692.5512 Logan’s Roadhouse • 240 Conference Center Dr., East Peoria • 309.698.3150 Longhorn Steakhouse • 7401 N. Grand Prairie Dr., Peoria • 309.693.5750 Maid-Rite 50’s Diner 4700 N. University St., Peoria • 309.692.6300 2015 Court St., Pekin • 309.353.9750 McAlister’s Deli • 4810 N. University St., Peoria • 309.689.0805 Missy’s Corner Cafe • 17 N. 4th St., Pekin • 309.346.4456 Mika’s Coffee House • 112 S. Main St., Eureka • 309.467.2252

Old Chicago 120 SW. Water St., Peoria • 309.677.6766 7610 Grand Prairie Dr., Peoria • 309.691.1885 Olive Garden • 3915 W. War Memorial Drive, Peoria • 309.691.5975 One World Cafe • 1245 W. Main St., Peoria • 309.672.1522 Our Inn Place • 1901 Willow St., Pekin • 309.347.7777 6 - www.simpressprinting.com


Dining Palanza’s Family Dining • 2436 Washington Rd., Washington • 309.694.2361 Paparazzi • 4315 N. Voss St., Peoria Heights • 309.682.5205 Panera Bread 1101 W. Bird Ave., Peoria • 309.692.8400 2601 W. Lake Ave., Peoria • 309.682.3300 Perkin’s Restaurant & Bakery • 1810 W. War Memorial Dr., Peoria • 309.682.8616 Pizza Ranch • 139 E. Ashland St., Morton • 309.263.1200 Red Lobster • 4625 N. Sterling Ave., Peoria •309.686.7716 Rhythm Kitchen Music Cafe • 305 SW. Water St., Peoria • 309.676.9668 Richard’s On Main • 311 Main St., Peoria • 309.674.8007 Rizzi’s on State • 112 State St., Peoria • 309.673.2500 Sterling Family Restaurant • 4513 N. Sterling Ave., Peoria • 309.686.4151

T.G.I. Friday’s 201 River Rd., East Peoria • 309.698.3220 5315 W. War Memorial Dr., Peoria • 309.589.0300 Tyroni’s Italian Cafe • 5908 S. Adams St., Bartonville • 309.697.8668 Twin Towers Cafe • 456 Fulton St., Peoria • 309.637.7262 Two25 • 225 NE. Adams St., Peoria • 309.282.7777 Water St. Wines, Cafe and Coffees • 100 State St., Suite A, Peoria • 309.966.4246

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Live Music Changes with days and times are likely, please contact venues for more information.

Bar Louie • 5201 W. War Memorial Dr., Peoria • 309.282.7400 • www.barlouieamerica.com Fridays & Saturdays, Occasionally on Thursdays Basta O’ Neill’s • 661 N. Cummings Ln., Washington • 309.444.5500

Larry Harms Trio Thursdays 6 - 9 pm, 1st Thursday of month accompanied by Stephanie Aaron

Bullwinkle’s • 2702 W. Farmington Rd., Peoria • 309.636.8800

www.myspace.com/bullwinklesbarandgrill.com • Fridays & Saturdays 9 pm - 1:30 am

Bogie’s Bar & Grill • 3000 N. Sterling, Peoria • 309.688.1999 Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays CEFCU Center Stage • East of the Gateway Building, Downtown Peoria • 309.689.3019 Crusens II • 2117 W. Farmington Rd., West Peoria • 309.673.7100 • Saturdays Eamon Patrick’s Public House • 112 SW. Jefferson, Peoria • 309.497.1100

Fridays & Saturdays

Glen Oak Amphitheatre • 2218 N. Prospect Rd., Peoria • 309.681.2854 Peoria Municipal Band - Free Shows Sundays & Wednesday from July through August Goodfellas • 1414 N. 8th St., Pekin • 309.478.1090 Fridays & Saturdays starting at 9 pm

Jay Goldberg & Entertainment • 217-278-7400 • www.jaytv.com Jim’s Steakhouse • 110 SW. Jefferson Ave., Peoria • 309.673.5300

Ed & Judy Howard Tuesdays & Saturdays, Gene Farris Wednesday through Friday, weekly

Knickerbockers Bar & Grill • 80 Sunnyland Plaza, Washington • 309.745.9050 • Fridays Live at the Five Spot at the Contemporary Arts Center • 305 SW. Water St., Peoria • 309.674.6822

www.peoriacac.org • Every Friday 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Mackinaw Valley Vineyard • 33633 Illinois Route 9, Mackinaw • 309.359.9463 www.mackinawvalleyvineyard.com • Saturdays 7 - 10:45 pm Martini’s on Water • 212 SW. Water St., Peoria • 309.655.5003 • www.martinisonwater.com Monday & Thursday - Acoustic Sets, Friday & Saturday - Full Bands

Meadows Avenue Tap • 2000 Meadow Ave., East Peoria • 309.694.0736 • www.meadowstap.com

Saturdays 9 pm - 1 am

Mullen’s Irish Pub • 128 W. Queenwood Dr., Morton • 309.267.6316 • Saturdays One World Café • 1245 W. Main St., Peoria • 309.672.1522 • www.oneworld-cafe.com Paul Weddle Band every Friday 8:30-11:30 pm

Panache • 4203 N. Sheridan Rd., Peoria • 309.688.3944

Fridays & Saturdays, Open Stage Thursdays, Sunday Brunch

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Live Music Red Barn • 621 W. Glenn Ave., Peoria • 309.692.3792 Saturdays at 9 pm, Open Mic Nights on Tuesdays & Fridays at 9 pm, Gypsy Music on Wednesdays Red Rock Bar and Grille • 332 Detroit Ave, Suite # 4, Morton • 309.263.6836 www.redrockbarandgrille.com Rhythm Kitchen • 305 SW. Water St., Peoria • 309.676.9668 • www.rhythmkitchenmusiccafe.biz Fridays & Saturdays 8 - 11 pm, Open Mic Night on Wednesdays 7 - 10 pm Sky Harbor Steakhouse • 1321 N. Park Rd., Peoria • 309.674.5532 • www.skyharborsteakhouse.com Jimmy Binkley Piano and Vocals on Wednesdays & Saturdays 7 - 10 pm SOPs • 625 Main St., Peoria • 309.677.9877 • www.myspace.com/sopslive Fridays - Big D (KISS FM DJ), Saturdays - Live Music

Toft’s Sports Bar • 104 S. Niles St., Metamora • 309.367.2220 • Late Night on Some Saturdays Toasters Tap • 1300 E. Sciota Ave., Peoria Heights • 309.686.8299 Saturdays and some Fridays, Open Blues Jam on Wednesdays with Soft Show Charley & The Gator Boys Tom Cat’s • 1301 W. Pioneer Pkwy., Peoria • 309.692.1159 • Fridays & Saturdays

Illinois Blues Fest on Peoria’s RiverFront

September 4 & 5

It‘s time to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Budwesier Illinois Blues Festival. Great Blues entertainment and, this year, three entertainment stages. Considered one of the top blues festivals, the 21st annual Budweiser Blues Festival features two days of internationally known Blues artists and is produced by Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment, www.jaytv.com, with proceeds going to the Illinois Blues Coalition.

Features Include: • Three Entertainment Stages • Musician Workshops • Blues Alley • Blues Foods • And More!

The Illinois Blues Coalition supports Blues Societies, Blues Music Entertainers and Blues Music Education by offering grants and scholarships to help fund projects which preserve and promote the history and future of blues music. The objective of the Illinois Blues Coalition is to promote the art form of blues-related music by performance, by interpretation, by preservation and by enhancement of appreciation through knowledge and education. A popular addition to our festival is the “Blues Lessons” featuring musician workshops and history of the blues educational seminars. Peoria has a long tradition and has always been a major influence in blues music. It began with the days when the blues masters would travel from Chicago, sown the Illinois River to St. Louis, and then on to New Orleans. Peoria was, and still is, the place to stop! Even the blues men and women knew the famous cliché, “Will It Play In Peoria?” Advance tickets are just $15 per day or SAVE BIG! Get a 2-Day advanced priced ticket for just $25! Children under 12 are FREE when accompanied by a paying adult. This event is produced by Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment in conjunction with the Illinois Blues Coalition. For more information, please visit, http://www.illinoisbluesfestival.com/.

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American Pi • 5720 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria • 309.692.2398 Cam’s Place • 2510 W. Farmington Rd., West Peoria • 309.966.3766 Crusens • 426 E. War Memorial Dr., Peoria • 309.686.3890 Firehouse Bar & Grill • 4925 N. Galena Rd., Peoria Heights • 309.679.9116 Gorman’s Pub • 1200 W. Main St., Peoria • 309.671.9704 Instant Replay Sports Bar • 437 Court St., Pekin • 309.478.7000 Jimmy’s Bar • 2801 W. Farmington Rd., West Peoria • 309.676.4021 Johnny’s Hide-A-Way • 330 SW. Water St., Peoria • 309.637.0100 Jukebox Comedy Club • 3527 W. Farmington Rd., Peoria • 309.673.5853 Kelleher’s Irish Pub & Eatery • 619 SW. Water St., Peoria • 309.673.6000 Mushrush’s • 631 Main St., Peoria • 309.207.0062 Par-A-Dice Hotel/Casino • 21 Blackjack Blvd., East Peoria • 309.699.7711 Peoria Pizza Works • 3921 N. Prospect, Peoria Heights • 309.682.5446 Richard’s on Main • 311 Main St., Peoria • 309.674.8007 Stone Country Saloon • 4208 Pfeiffer Rd., Bartonville • 309.633.0801 Sully’s Pub • 121 SW. Adams St., Peoria • 309.674.0238

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Visit them online at www loose shoes us to find out more about the band, listen to song demos, view a performance schedule and more!

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oose Shoes is a variety band from Pekin, Illinois. It has approximately sixteen full and part-time members that specialize in live music entertainment for community events and private social functions. The band started as the brain child of Dr. Eric Reinertson, a local Obstetrician/Gynecologist. Originally, a smaller group of musicians were assembled to “jam” once a month or so, with some classic rock tunes and eventually play for the office Christmas party. Over the course of a couple of years, several musicians joined the band from various connections. Some have come and gone and the mix now includes about two more of everything; singers, keyboards, trumpets, guitars, saxophones, trombones, etc. Three of the members are local physicians, which occasionally gives rise to the name “the Doctors’ band”. This band has a strong rhythm section that is accented by a full brass combo and several exceptional vocalists. Classic rock covers and songs from the 1940’s to current hits are the predominant presentation material.

Dr. Eric Reinertson

STRINGS

Dr. Reinertson looks back to high school, remember being asked if he wanted to play in a band. He thought that was a strange request since he wasn’t a member of neither choir nor band and has never played an instrument. He ended up agreeing anyway, bought a bass guitar and amp and memorized about 50 songs that were taught to him. Over the course of the last 25 years, Dr. Reinertson has been in many different bands. Until Loose Shoes, bass has been his primary instrument. He received a 1960 reissue Gibson Les Paul as a Christmas gift from his family and took a year’s worth of lessons. His focus is now on lead and rhythm guitar for the majority of songs and bass on a few others. “It is both challenging and rewarding for me to play and to organize this band. None of the previous bands have had as much diversity as this one and I truly enjoy this time away from life’s troubles. Every day is better when the music is playing.” Dr. Eric Reinertson is a Board Certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist in Pekin, Illinois at the Women’s Center for Health. He was born in California, raised in North Dakota and then went to Nursing School in Wyoming, where he met his beautiful wife, Betty.

Scott Munge Scott, also known as “Scooter”, began playing in front of the public during his senior year of high school and hasn’t been able to be dragged off stage since. He has done solo acoustic, duets and various bands over the years. “Music has always been a release for me and has always been a big part of my life. It is the free flowing creative balance to my logical side,” Scott says of his passion for music. Scott says that being a part of Loose Shoes is unlike anything he has ever done before: “The variety of music is refreshing and the band is truly a family. We can lay down some serious music and have fun while doing it. With such a unique variety of people and personalities, average is never an option both on and off stage. Without a doubt, this is the most fun I’ve ever had playing music.”

Bunny Balaban Music has always been a major part of Bunny’s life. Playing nearly a dozen instruments has allowed her the opportunity to play with bands, orchestras, jazz bands, quartets, and chamber ensembles. Bunny is a cello and violin teacher at the Pekin School District and keyboardist, occasional guitarist and vocalist for On Higher Ground (a contemporary worship band at Our Savior Lutheran Church). As a Massage Therapist,


she is continually looking for music that will promote healing and relaxation. Bunny adds that her music skills have been continually challenged since joining Loose Shoes in 2002. “The growth in the group, both in numbers and musically, has been phenomenal. Even though everyone in the group holds down a “day” job, everyone works hard to make the group and each other better.

Brian Benassi Brian enjoys being in band with so many talented people. He loves to sing and hopes the band will be around for a long time. He really likes their horn section and how it sets them apart from other area bands.

Randy Kohtz Randy started playing bass guitar when he was 13 years old and was immediately hooked. He has been in many rock bands since that time. Loose Shoes gives him an opportunity to work with others who enjoy music and to play a variety of songs that reach many different people. For the past 26 years, he has been a letter carrier for the Peking Post Office.

Dr. Adrian Cordoba

VOCALS

Music has always been a big part of Dr. Cordoba’s life. He started playing trombone at age 9 and has played in a number of bands during both high school and college. As lead vocalist and trombonist, he is very excited about the bands future endeavors and has really enjoyed playing with them. Also vocal, Brian Benassi, Randy Kohtz, and Bunny Balaban

Bill Bond, MD

KEYBOARDS

Loose Shoes is Bill’s first band since being in high school, not counting playing the piano in hotels, lounges and bars, while attending Medical School for extra money. He has had a lot of fun playing with the band. “I have a long way to go being a synth player instead of a piano player, so I need to learn more than I can learn quickly at my stage of life. Bill is an Eye Surgeon at Bond Eye Associates.

Mary Young

HORNS

Mary has been playing clarinet since she was 10 and saxophone since she was 18. Music is her way of relaxing and having fun. She loves being in Loose Shoes: “Everyone is very nice and super fun and its fun being in a “cool” band”. Mary is a Medical Technologist at Graham Hospital located in Canton. She plays her clarinet and saxophone in the orchestra at Pekin 1st Church of the Nazarene and has been known to show her face in the choir from time to time.

Justin Riley Justin began playing music, with the trumpet, at age nine as well as playing in school bands, symphonic wind ensembles, church orchestras, brass quintets, marching bands, pep bands, and various jazz bands, continuing into college. “I am very much enjoying playing in Loose Shoes as all of our selections are from those two categories. And, after being away from playing for a few years, I had certainly forgotten how much fun it could be to play in a band. I am very thankful to this group for the opportunity to play and have fun again.” Also on horns, Greg Locke, “the Kid”, and Adiran. SOUNDS - Doug Balaban PERCUSSION - Brandon Kohtz PART-TIME - Courtney Reinertson, Chuck Woodworth, Jeff Oakley RETIRED - Dan Driskell and Dr. Romeo Kabatay


Entertainment AMF Sunset Lanes • 3000 Court St., Pekin • 309.347.3196 Apollo Fine Arts & Entertainment Centre • 311 Main St., Peoria • 309.673.4343 Conklin’s Barn II Dinner Theatre • 1451 Timberline Road, Goodfield • 309.965.2545 Contemporary Art Center of Peoria • 305 SW. Water St., Peoria • 309.674.6822 Corn Stock Theatre • 1700 N. Park Road, Peoria • 309.676.2196 Eastlight Theatre • 1401 E. Washington St., East Peoria • 309.699.7469 ICC Performing Arts Center • One College Dr., East Peoria • 309.694.5136 Kartville Family Fun Park • 919 N. Swords Ave., West Peoria • 309.676.3628 Landmark Lanes • 3225 N. Dries Ln., Peoria • 309.685.7000 Magic Dragon Golf & Games • 210 Recreation Dr., Pekin • 309.353.1244 Pekin Memorial Arena• 1701 Court St., Pekin • 309.347.7275 Morton Cinema • 2115 S. Main St., Morton (Field Shopping Center) • 309.263.7909 Mt. Hawley Bowl & Castle Golf • 8200 N. Hale, Peoria • 309.692.7555 Owens Recreation Center • 1019 W. Lake Ave., Peoria • 309.686.3369 Palace Theatre • 122 W. Main St., Elmwood • 309.742.4211 Peoria Area Civic Chorale • 809 W. Detweiller Dr., Peoria • 309.693.6725 Peoria Movie Theater • 3225 N. Dries Ln., Peoria • 309.682.6356 Peoria Palace Roller Skating Rink & Party Center • 11009 State St., Mossville • 309.579.3625 Peoria Players Theatre • 4300 N. University, Peoria • 309.688.4473 Peoria Symphony Orchestra • 203 Harrison St., Peoria • 309.671.1099 Planet X Roller World • 2075 Edgewater Dr., Pekin • 309.382.3010 Plaza Lanes • 1500 Washington Rd., Washington • 309.444.3059 Rave Motion Pictures • 5311 W. American Prairie Dr., Peoria • 309.282.7308 Rosewood Lanes • 1690 Edgewater Dr., North Pekin • 309.382.3484 Roxy Lanes • 114 N. 3rd St., Pekin • 309.346.6333 Showplace 14 • 1124 Edgewater Dr., North Pekin • 309.353.3962 Sunnyland Cinemas • 40 Sunnyland Plaza, Washington • 309.745.1314 Town Theatre • 1029 N. 2nd St., Chillicothe • 309.274.3545 Wee Tee Golf • 5200 N. Hamilton Rd., Peoria • 309.692.8912 Willow Knolls 14 Theater • 4100 W. Willow Knolls Dr., Peoria • 309.689.8463

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CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER OF PEORIA 305 SW. Water St., Peoria

Rooster Alley at Live at the Five Spot

Friday, August 14 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm • Admission: $10/nonmembers, $7/members. Rooster Alley is a rockin’ blues band from Peoria area made up of seasoned musicians who know how to entertain. After playing together for several years, Dennis Bosley (Vocals/Guitar/Harp) and Danny Meyers (Bass) united with Elliot Parker (Drums), and Dave “The Steep” Hill (Guitar) to create their own recipe of foot stompin’, party-time blues. They dish up a Delta-grown blues, Chicago-cooked served Texas BBQ style. The band members adopted the name Rooster Alley because of its “Blusey” feel. Rooster Alley’s house rockin’ blues come straight from their soul and together they produce an original assortment of entertaining blues music.

The Bogside Zukes at Live at the Five Spot

Friday, August 21 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm • Admission: $10/nonmembers, $7/members. Besides being talented, energetic and quite often in tune, members of this eclectic, Irish-trad-folk-pub band play a variety of traditional Irish, bluegrass and old-time. The Bogside Zukes call upon a variety of instruments to fill a room with sound, including mandolin, fiddle, guitar, bass and rousing vocals. Audience involvement is always on tap when the Zukes unleash their high-energy interpretations of Irish and Celtic ballads, reels, hornpipes and jigs. And the tunes are accomplished by great good humor, including an expanding repertoire of jokes not quite from around here. The Bogside Zukes perform regularly at pubs, festivals and private parties throughout Central Illinois. “It’s amazing to witness the way that the music grabs the audience,” says BZ guitarist Matt Coker. “From ages 7 to 70, people are drawn to this sound.” Besides Coker, the Zukes are Tom Abbot on mandolin, guitar and accordion; John Parker on fiddle and Bob Thiemann on bass. “We always have a lot of fun,” says Coker, “and we try to make sure that our audiences pick up on that and have fun as well.” For more info on the band, please visit www.bogsidezukes.com.

On Going Events Contemporary Art Exhibitions

View contemporary art exhibitions and artists’ studios Tues-Sat 11-5 pm. (also late on Friday nights during Live at the Five Spot). Art exhibits focus on living artists, most residing in Illinois.

Live at the Five Spot

Every Friday 5:30-7:30 pm Live music (R&B, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Irish, Bluegrass, etc.) of the best local bands and sometimes from Chicago. Admission: $7 for members ($10 for nonmembers) & $6 for student & senior members ($9 for student & senior nonmembers). 16 & younger $3. Students with valid school ID & seniors age 65 & older. Enjoy food and drink from the Rhythm Kitchen while you watch the concert. The galleries and studios are also open during and after the concert.

Salsa at CAC: A Latin Dance Event

Every 1st and 3rd Fridays (after Five Spot) Dance lessons are from 8:30 - 9:30 pm followed by open dancing to DJ Ed Caballero from 9:30 pm - 12:30 am. Cash bar is available. Admission: $3.00 CAC Members, $6.00 nonmembers. Dance Salsa and other Latin dance lessons are included in admission.

Lyfe on Water Street

Every 3rd Thursday 7 - 9 pm Come with your poem and sign up at the door to read or just to enjoy. Admission: $4.00 CAC Members, $7.00 nonmembers. Specific dates and information are listed on the website at www peoriacac 16 - www.simpressprinting.com

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Peoria Area Civic Chorale Peoria Area Civic Chorale exists to develop, create, produce and perform a diverse repertoire of the highest quality vocal and choral music presented in the most professional manner for the enjoyment, entertainment, aesthetic enrichment and education of its members, its audience and those who live in the communities it serves. Members of the Peoria Area Civic Chorale will present A Sacred Music Review on August 9, 2009, at 2:30 PM, at the Salem Lutheran Church, 1700 W War Memorial Drive, Peoria. This free concert will feature many soloists and ensembles from the Chorale. The Peoria Area Civic Chorale will hold auditions on Tuesday, August 11 from 5 to 7 PM at First United Methodist Church, 116 NE Perry, Peoria. The Peoria Area Civic Chorale Youth Chorus will hold auditions on Tuesday, August 18, from 4 to 6 PM at First United Methodist Church, 116 NE Perry, Peoria. Girls and boys (with unchanged voices) from grades 4 through 8 are eligible to audition. Call 693-6725 for more information or to schedule an audition time.

Peoria Municipal Band

“Sounds of Summer in Peoria!”

The concerts are located at Glen Oak Park Amphitheater unless indicated.

Wednesday, August 5 & Sunday, August 9 @ 7:30 p.m. On Wednesday we will be “Marching in Time” back at Glen Oak Park and on Sunday evening it is “Inchon, A Salute to the Armed Forces.” Ms. Shirley Salazar is our featured vocal soloist and Denise Cooksey will be performing as a flute soloist.

Wednesday, August 12 & Sunday, August 16 @ 7:30 p.m. We will “Rock Out With the 70’s” on Wednesday evening with our vocal soloist for the week, Mr. David Blasco. On Sunday it is the annual “College Fight Song Salute.” The trumpet section is featured on both evenings with their chops of steel.

Wednesday, August 19 & Sunday, August 23 @ 7:30 p.m. Our vocalists this week are some young barbershoppers called After Hours! Wednesday our theme is “Elvis Has Left the Building” and on Sunday we celebrate with “Peoria, Our Kind of Town.”

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Attractions African American Museum Hall of Fame • 309 S. DuSable St., Peoria • 309.673.2206 All Around Starr Clown • East Peoria • 309.699.8925 Bicycle Safety Town • 6518 N. Sheridan Rd., Peoria • 309.682.6684 Camp Wokanda • 620 Boy Scout Rd., Chillicothe • 309.579.2157 DragonLand Water Park • 1701 Court St., Pekin • 309.347.4000 Flanagan House • 942 NE. Glen Oak Ave., Peoria • 309.674.1921 Forest Park Nature Center • 5809 Forest Park Dr., Peoria Heights• 309.686.3360 Fondulac Farm Park • 305 Neuman Dr., East Peoria • 309.694.2195 Gwynn Family Aquatic Center • 809 W. John Gwynn St., Peoria • 309.676.2891 Illinois Mennonite Heritage Center • 675 State Route 116, Metamora • 309.367.2551 Jubilee College State Historic Site • 11817 Jubilee College Rd., Brimfield • 309.243.9489 Kickapoo Creek Winery, Inc. • 6605 N. Smith Rd., Edwards • 309.495.9463 Lakeview Family Aquatic Center • 1017 W. Lake Ave., Peoria • 309.686.3377 Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences • 1125 W. Lake Ave., Peoria • 309.686.7000 Luthy Memorial Botanical Garden • 2218 N. Prospect Rd., Peoria • 309.686.3362 Mackinaw Valley Vineyard • 33633 State Route 9, Mackinaw • 309.359.9463 Peoria Area RiverFront Visitor Center • 110 NE. Water St., Peoria • 309.672.2860 Peoria Art Guild • 203 Harrison St., Peoria • 309.637.2787 Peoria Park District • 2218 N. Prospect Rd., Peoria • 309.682.1200 Peoria Zoo • 2218 N. Prospect Rd., Peoria • 309.686.3365 Riverplex Recreation & Wellness Center • 600 NE. Water St., Peoria • 309.282.1700 Spirit of Peoria • 100 NE. Water St., Peoria • 309.637.8000 Splashdown at Eastside • One Eastside Dr., East Peoria • 309.694.1867 Tanners Orchard, LTD. • 740 State Route 40, Speer • 309.493.5442 Three Sisters Park • 17189 N. State Route 29, Chillicothe • 309.274.8855 Tower Park • 1222 E. Kingman Ave., Peoria Heights • 309.682.8732 Wheels O’ Time Museum • 11923 N. Knoxville Ave. (Route 40), Peoria • 309.243.9020 W.H. Sommer Park • 6329 N. Koerner Rd., Edwards • 309.691.8423 Wildlife Prairie State Park • 3826 N. Taylor Rd., Hanna City • 309.676.0998

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47th Annual Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair September 26 & 27 & Kids Art Festival 10 am - 5 pm • Peoria RiverFront

It’s like having an art gallery in your own backyard. This is not just an art event, but Peoria’s largest community event on the city’s scenic riverfront. You can spend the day or the entire weekend at this two-day celebration of the visual arts. We offer exceptional works of art from nationally-recognized artists, memorable music, palate-pleasing food and drinks, and hands-on activities for the kids as well as adults.

Community Mural

Join the Peoria Art Guild as we create murals featuring the 2009 Poster image created by Hyacinth Manning. Last year, hundreds of people contributed to the community mural. Join this interactive art event to help create an 8 foot by 8 foot interpretation of the poster art.

Music

Enjoy the best of Peoria’s area musical performances: Saturday St. Paul Baptist Church - 10 - 11:15 am Central Illinois Jazz Orchestra - 12 - 1:45 pm Bradley Jazz Ensemble - 2:30 - 3:30 pm Peoria Jazz All-Stars - 4:15 - 5 pm

Sunday Two Dudes - 10 - 11 am Loose Shoes - 12 - 2 pm Larry Harms Trio - 2:30 - 3:30 pm Peoria Pops Dixieland Band - 4 - 5 pm

Kids Art Festival

Saturday and Sunday - 10 am - 5 pm The Kids Art Festival is where creativity meets quick “make ‘n take” art projects for kids. Youngsters work with Art Guild teachers and volunteers to create their own unique art project. All proceeds from the art projects benefit art education programs at the Peoria Art Guild. Daily Admission: $5 - Children 16 years and under are free. For more information, please visit www.peoriaartguild.org. Peoria Art Guild • 203 Harrison Street, Peoria IL 61602 • 309.637.2787 Gallery & Store Hours: Monday - Thursday 10 am - 6 pm, Friday & Saturday 10 am - 5 pm


Wildlife “Scary” Park

Wildlife Prairie Park - 3826 N. Taylor Rd., Hanna City, IL 61536 October 16-18 & 23-2 • 5 pm - 9 pm www.wildlifeprairiestatepark.org Bring your children to this Halloween event that is sure not to give them nightmares! 5 - 7 pm each night is reserved for “Merry, not-so-scary Park”. Enjoy a trip through the Haunted House, trick-or-treating, a ride on the Spooky Train through the Haunted Forest and so much more! Cost is $6.50 per person, $4.50 for Park Members, and free for children ages 1 & under.

Spider Hill

Three Sisters Park - 17189 N. Route 29, Chillicothe, IL 61523 www.spider-hill.com Open every Friday and Saturday night in October and November 1. Gates open at 6 pm and the event runs from 7 to 11 pm each night. Tickets are $8 / person per attraction. Wristbands for unlimited scares and 1 balloon ride are $20 Haunted Express “Once you board the Haunted Express, you are powerless to stop your descent into the darkened forest. Your journey will take you into the land of the dead, and you will be surrounded by the creatures of the night. Your only hope is that the “Express” keeps moving, because if it stops you just may become dinner...” The Haunted Express is a tractor-pulled wagon ride through one of the wooded areas at Three Sisters Park. Haunted scenes are set up on both sides of the tractor and scenes include the “Spider Queen” pirate ship and a life-size animated Tyrannosaurus Rex. The Massacre Mansion “Within the confines of the Massacre Mansion you will experience dread such as you have never known. Around every corner lurk vile creatures whose only wish is to make you part of the scenery for the next group to enjoy...” The Massacre Mansion is an indoor attraction that features twisting and turning darkened corridors. Spookily lit scenes are located throughout the building including the ever popular vortex tunnel, the swamp, and the art gallery. Trail of Terror “Even the bravest of souls tremble when walking along the Trail of Terror. This path ambles along through a haunted forest filled with ghosts and ghouls so frighteningly twisted that even seemingly innocent images such as a circus can be made to send shivers down your back...” The Trail of Terror winds through one of Three Sisters Park’s wooded areas. Guide ropes keep you on the twisting path and the haunted scenes include a haunted circus of terror, Voo Doo, and D-Eville Funeral Home. Boo Barn The Boo Barn is a family-friendly area of Spider Hill. Activities to enjoy at the Boo Barn include: Games, Food and Drink Concessions, Crafts, Face Painting, Photos, Souvenirs, Ticket Sales, and MORE!

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Spook Hollow

Independence Park - Marquette Heights www.myspace.com/spookhollow Spook Hollow is open October 16, 17 & 23, 24. The ticket office opens at 6 pm and the events run from 7 - 11 pm. Tickets are $10 a piece for both Spook Hollow and M.C. Manor. For both attractions, tickets are $13. Spook Hollow, celebrates 30 years!!!! The Haunted House and Hay Rack Rides were added in 2000 to enhance the Halloween season. Spook Hollow trail, is a walk through the haunted woods of Independence Park. Once inside look out, every step you take moves you closer to the spooks that haunt these woods year round. They are very active this time of year. The M. C. Manor is full of ghouls that live in the dark hallways of this haunted house. LOOK OUT, as you get lost in this house, the spooks will follow your every move. Hay Rack Rides, for those who just want to enjoy the great view of the surrounding area and relax, can take a not so scary trip around the park.

Howl-Zoo-Ween

Peoria Zoo - 2218 N. Prospect Rd., Peoria, IL 61603 October 16 & 17 Cost: $3/members $5/non-members Calling all ghosts and ghouls, join us for our annual event. With trick or treat trails, magic shows, a costume contest at 7 pm each night, and so much more, come out and enjoy this family friendly event.

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Grand National TT Races

Come be a part of Illinois’ largest motorcycle celebration, August 23! Central Illinois encourages you to jump on your motorcycle and celebrate the Budweiser Grand Nationals Weekend. The weekends festivities will begin with a motorcycle parade starting at PMC Race Park and ending at the RiverFront in Downtown Peoria. On the RiverFront, there will be bike shows, concerts, great food, and much more! There will be two stages of entertainment, featuring: Little River Band, Almost Brothers Band, and more. Admission is only $10 if you participate in the parade and/or enter the gate before 6 pm; or just pat $15 at the gate anytime after 6 pm. For more information, please visit www.jaytv.com/grandnationals.


Sports

Illinois Central College Cougars

August

September

October

20 - Women’s Soccer vs. U of I Springfield - 5 pm 28 - Men’s Soccer vs. Northern Iowa Area CC - 7 pm 28 - Women’s Soccer vs. Heartland - 5 pm 28 - Volleyball vs. Lindenwood University - Belleville - 7 pm

HOME

1 - Volleyball vs. Lincoln College - 6 pm 4 - Women’s Soccer vs. Southwestern Illinois College - 6 pm 6 - Women’s Soccer vs. Iowa Central - 2 pm 9 - Women’s Soccer vs. Carl Sandburg - 6 pm 12 - Men’s Soccer vs. Lincolnland CC - 7 pm 15 - Men’s Soccer vs. Lincoln College - 7 pm 16 - Women’s Soccer vs. Lewis & Clark - 4 pm 18 & 19 - ICC Volleyball Tournament 20 - Women’s Soccer vs. South Suburban - 1 pm 22 - Men’s Soccer vs. Rend Lake College - 4 pm 22 - Volleyball vs. Kankakee Community College - 6 pm 27 - Men’s Soccer vs. Kanskaskia - 2 pm 29 - Men’s Soccer vs. Danville - 4 pm 29 - Volleyball vs. Lincoln Land Community College - 6 pm

4 - Women’s Soccer vs. Waubonsee CC - 2 pm 5 - Volleyball vs. Springfield College - 6 pm 7 - Women’s Soccer vs. Parkland - 5 pm 10 - Women’s Soccer vs. St. Meramec - 12 pm 23 & 24 - ICC Volleyball Tournament For a complete list of athletic events, please visit www.icc.edu/athletics/

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FIREWORKS

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Sports Braves at Bradley University • 1501 W. Bradley Ave., Peoria • 309.676.7611 Clubs at River City, The • 8603 N. University St., Peoria • 309.693.5700 Cougars at Illinois Central College • One College Drive, East Peoria • 309.694.5429 Dragon’s Dome • 3401 Griffin Ave., Pekin • 309.346.4123 Eastside Centre • One Eastside Dr., East Peoria • 309.698.5437 Five Points in Washington • 360 N. Wilmor Rd., Washington • 309.444.8222 Franciscan Recreation Center • 908 Sterling, West Peoria • 309.677.6705 Landmark Recreation Center • 3225 N. Dries Ln., Peoria • 309.685.8081 Owens Recreation Center • 1019 W. Lake Ave., Peoria •309.686.3369 Pearce Community Center • 610 Cedar St., Chillicothe • 309.274.4209 Peoria Chiefs/O’Brien Field • 730 SW. Jefferson, Peoria • 309.680.4000 Peoria Motorcycle Club • 605 Cameron Ln., Bartonville • 309.697.0011 Peoria Pirates • 201 SW. Jefferson St., Peoria • 309.673.1000 Peoria Rivermen Hockey • 201 SW. Jefferson St., Peoria • 309.676.1040 Red Devils at Eureka College • 300 E. College Ave., Eureka • 309.467.6350 Riverplex Recreation & Wellness Center • 600 NE. Water St., Peoria • 309.282.1700 Soccer Centre Inc. • 412 E. Moneta Ave., Peoria Heights • 309.686.1413 Village Courts Athletic Club • 430 W. Edgewood Court, Morton • 309.263.0222 4 Kicks • 4325 N. Sheridan Rd., Peoria • 309.681.5425

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Peoria Area Golf Courses The time for golf has never been better!

Arrowhead • 19430 N. Centerville Rd., Edelstein • 309.274.4675 Bluegrass Creek • 10521 Boston School Rd., Minier • 309.392.2094 Canton Country Club • 1920 N. Main St., Canton • 309.647.5419 Country Club of Peoria • 4700 N. Grandview Dr., Peoria • 309.685.1212 Coyote Creek • 8201 W. Lancaster Rd., Bartonville • 309.633.0911 Detweiller • 8412 N. Galena Rd., Peoria • 309.692.7518 Donovan • 5805 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria • 309.691.8361 El Paso Golf Club • 2860 County Rd. 600 N., El Paso • 309.527.5225 Fairlakes Golf Club • 2203 County Rd., 600 N., Secor • 309.744.2222 Fon du Lac • 123 Par 3 Ln., East Peoria • 309.699.4222 Golf Learning Center • 7815 N. Radnor Rd., Peoria • 309.690.7162 Hillcrest • 1829 Washington Rd., Washington • 309.444.9033 Kaufman Park • 800 W. Center St., Eureka • 309.467.2523 Kellogg • 7716 Radnor Rd., Peoria • 309.691.0293 Lacon Country Club • 1400 State Route 17, Lacon • 309.246.7650 Lick Creek • 2210 N. Parkway Dr., Pekin • 309.346.0077 Madison • 2735 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Peoria • 309.673.7161 Maple Lane Country Club • Route 1, Elmwood • 309.742.8212 Mt. Hawley • 7724 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria • 309.692.7816 Newman • 2021 W. Nebraska Ave., Peoria • 309.674.1663 Oak Run • 1468 Knox Rd., Dahinda • 309.879.2582 Parkview • 2300 Broadway, Pekin • 309.346.8494 Pekin Country Club • 310 Country Club Dr., Pekin • 309.346.6888 Pine Lakes • 25130 Shuck Rd., Washington • 309.745.9344 Quail Meadows • 2215 Centennial Dr., Washington • 309.694.3139 Snag Creek • 1362 County Rd. 2200 N., Washburn • 309.248.7300 Sunset Hills • 1620 Summit Dr., Pekin • 309.347.7553 Timberlake • 5501 W. Farmington Rd., Peoria • 309.674.2171 WeaverRidge • 5100 WeaverRidge Blvd., Peoria • 309.691.3344 www.simpressprinting.com - 25


Bradley Braves Athletics

Men’s Soccer Bradley Soccer Kickoff Festival Fri, Sep 04 - Eastern Illinois vs. Mercer •6 pm Fri, Sep 04 - MEMPHIS • 10 pm Sun, Sep 06 - MERCER • 7 pm Hotels at Grand Prairie Bradley Soccer Classic Fri, Sep 11 - WESTERN MICHIGAN • 7:30 pm Sat, Sep 12 - XAVIER • 7:30 pm SMU Invitational Fri, Sep 25 - CENTRAL ARKANSAS • 7 pm Sat, Oct 03 - DRAKE • 7 pm Sat, Oct 10 - MISSOURI STATE • 7 pm Wed, Oct 14 - EVANSVILLE • 7 pm Wed, Oct 21 - CREIGHTON • 7 pm Sat, Oct 31 - EASTERN ILLINOIS • 8 pm

Women’s Volleyball Fri, Aug 28 - SOUTH CAROLINA-UPSTATE • 11:30 am Fri, Aug 28 - CHICAGO STATE • 7 pm Sat, Aug 29 - LEHIGH • 11:30 am Sat, Aug 29 - IUPUI • 7 pm Tue, Sep 01 - NORTHERN ILLINOIS • 7 pm Fri, Sep 11 - UTEP • 7 pm Sat, Sep 12 - COPPIN STATE • 1 pm Sat, Sep 12 - MONTANA STATE • 7 pm Tue, Sep 15 - WESTERN ILLINOIS • 7 pm Fri, Sep 25 - EVANSVILLE • 7 pm Sat, Sep 26 - SOUTHERN ILLINOIS • 7 pm Fri, Oct 02 - NORTHERN IOWA • 7 pm Sun, Oct 04 - SIU EDWARDSVILLE • 2 pm Fri, Oct 16 - MISSOURI STATE • 7 pm Sat, Oct 17 - WICHITA STATE • 7 pm Fri, Nov 06 - INDIANA STATE • 7 pm Sat, Nov 07 - ILLINOIS STATE • 7 pm Fri, Nov 20 - DRAKE • 7 pm Sat, Nov 21 - CREIGHTON • 7 pm

Men’s & Women’s Cross Country Fri, Sep 11 - BRADLEY OPEN, Detweiller Park • 5:30 pm Fri, Oct 16 - BRADLEY CLASSIC, Newman Golf Course • 4:15 pm Sat, Oct 31 - MVC Championship, Newman Golf Course • 10:30 am For complete schdeule of athletic events, please visit www.bradleybraves.com. Athletic Ticket O ce


Local Disc Golf Courses Big Creek Park

Maxwell Park

Illinois Central College DGC

McNaughton Park

State Route 29, Pekin 18 holes, Concrete Tees 309.347.7275

River Beach Dr., Chillicothe 12 holes, Grass Tees 309.274.3409 www.chillicotheparkdistrict.org

Lake Eureka DGC

Northwood Park

Washington Park

Laura Bradley Park

PJ Irvin Park

940 N. Main, Canton 18 holes, Concrete Tees 309.647.1345 www.cantonpark.org State Route 24, East Peoria 18 holes, Concrete Tees 309.694.5290 Lake Rd., Eureka 18 holes, Concrete Tees 309.467.2113 www.eurekaillinois.net Park Rd., Peoria 18 holes, Concrete Tees 309.682.1200 www.peoriaparks.org

301 N. Parkside Rd., Normal 18 holes, Concrete Tees 309.454.9540 www.normal.org

N. Main St., Morton 18 holes, Concrete Tees 309.263.7429 www.mortonparkdistrict.com 1601 McKay Dr., Bloomington 18 holes, Concrete Tees 309.434.2260 www.cityblm.org

Roanoke Park

Victory Ave., Roanoke 9 holes, Grass Tees 309.923.7241

Shore Acres Park

Lincoln St., Washington 18 holes, Concrete Tees 309.444.9413 www.washingtonparkdistrict.com

Peoria Frisbee Club www.peoriadiscgolf.com *Tournament, league and course info.

Every disc golfer has their own coined throwing style, but all of them either throw sidearm or backhand; so which is better? The answer is – They are both equally effective, it just depends the player and the shot; and what he or she feels most comfortable with. The nature of the game is to relax and have a good time, so throw how you normally throw. The best shots are one’s that take the least amount of effort… physically and mentally! When throwing backhand, you need to determine what disc works best for you. Generally, sidearm throws generates more snap than a backhand throw, so if you throw sidearm use an over-stable disc. The best situation to be in is to be able to throw using both techniques, because every hole is different, and every shot counts! Backhand throws — Results in the player’s throwing arm moving across the opposite side of the body before release. A backhand throw is a standard throw where the player has the disc across their chest to their opposite shoulder and then releases the disc back to the other side of their body. This is the most common type of throw. Sidearm throws — Results in the player’s throwing arm moving across the same side of the body before release. A forehand throw is a standard throw where the player has the disc across their chest to their opposite shoulder and then releases the disc back to the other side of their body. Next time you have some extra time on your hands, go to the park and test out both throwing styles. See which one goes further, and then you can determine which shot to use off the tee box! www.simpressprinting.com - 27


Septe m 16 - 19ber Home of the Nestlé/Libby’s pumpkin packing plant, over 80% of the world’s canned pumpkin is processed in Morton. In September 1978, then Governor James Thompson declared Morton, Illinois, “The Pumpkin Capital of the World.” Morton celebrates the canning season every September with the Pumpkin Festival, and 2009 will be the festival’s 43rd year. From opening day ceremonies to the giant festival parade, the Morton Pumpkin Festival delights all ages with family style entertainment, carnival rides, foot races, food tents, merchants tent, craft show, a parade and pumpkins.

Featured Events

(visit www.pumpkincapital.com for a full, detailed list of events)

Morton Art Guild Pumpkin Festival Art Show

Entries are due at the library on Sunday, September 12. The artwork will be on display at the library from Monday through Saturday.

Libby’s Pumpkin Cookery Contest

Drop off your entries Thursday, September 17, from 5 - 5:45 pm at the Community Church of Christ in Morton. Judging will begin at 6 pm. Entries will be on public display from 8 - 8:30 pm.

Craft & Gift Show

On Saturday, September 19, there will be over 150 booths set up around Jefferson School and the parking lot behind Benckendorf & Benckendorf along Jefferson Street.

CEFCU Pumpkin Pancake Breakfast

The famous Pumpkin Pancakes will be served Saturday morning. The food tent open at 6:30 am. If you can’t make it early enough, no worries... they will keep a single line open serving pancakes until 2:30 pm!

Parade

Come see the parade on Saturday, September 19. It will begin at the Lincoln Grade School at 10:30 am and end at the Post Office.

MortonTerrace/Morton Villa Pumpkin Pin Search

You will want to keep your eye on the Morton Times News in August for weekly clues that will lead you finding our festival pin. The finder of the Pumpkin Pin will receive a reward of $430.00!

Libby’s 10k Race/2 Mi Fun Run/Walk

Beginning Saturday morning at 7:30 am, runners will race 10k on a flat course through town and country and walkers/runners will go 2 miles on a flat course through village and finishing on the parade route.

You won’t want to miss the 2009 Pumpkin Festival, the premier hometown festival of Central Illinois!

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Events RiverFront Market • June 13 - September 26 • Liberty Park: Corner of Water and Liberty Recurring weekly on Saturdays • 8 am - 12 pm

August 9 - Italian - American Summer Fiesta • Hickory Grove Park, Dunlap 12 - 7 pm • 12503 Hickory Grove Rd., Dunlap • 309.688.1164 12 - Taste of Peoria • RiverFront Downtown Peoria 4 - 10 pm • 309.671.5555 • See feature on page 32 14 & 15 - Soul Fest • RiverFront Downtown Peoria 5 - 11 pm • 309.671.5555 • See feature on page 32 15 - WWE RAW Live Summerslam Tour • Peoria Civic Center 7:30 pm • 201 SW. Jefferson Ave., Peoria • 309.673.8900 15 & 16 - Farm Heritage Days • Three Sisters Park 17189 N. State Route 29, Chillicothe • 309.274.8837 15 - 17 - Washington Fine Arts Festival • Downtown Historic Square, Washington www.washingtonfinearts.org 16 - Johnny Slu’s Dixie Daredevils & the CIJS House Band • Peoria Castle Lodge 6 - 9:30 pm • 117 N. Western Ave., Peoria • 309.692.5330 18 - Rhythm in the Rainforest • Luthy Botancial Gardens 6 - 9:30 pm • 2218 N Prospect Rd, Peoria • 309.686.3362 20 -Eureka Sesquicentennial Celebration • See feature on page 40 22 - Peoria Art Guild feature Beer & Brats • Peoria Art Guild 3 - 6 pm • 203 Harrison St., Peoria • 309.637.2787 23 - Grand National TT Races • Peoria Motorcycle Club 1 pm • 603 S. Cameron Ln., Bartonville • 309.697.4981 • See feature on page 22 28 - Erin Feis - Peoria’s Irish Fest • RiverFront Downtown Peoria 4 - 11 pm • See feature on page 33

September 4 & 5 - Illinoi Blues Festival • See feature on page 9 6 - Grape Stomp & Harvest Festival • Mackinaw Valley Vineyard & Winery 12 - 6 pm • 33633 Illinois Route 9, Mackinaw • 309.359.9463 7 - Labor Day Picnic & Parade • Downtown Peoria 2 pm • 309.671.5555 • See feature on page 33 11 - 13 - Pekin Marigold Festival • See feature on page 34 12 - World Fest 2009 • Peoria Civic Center Exhibit Hall 11 am - 5:00 pm • 201 SW. Jefferson Ave., Peoria • 309.680.3500 13 - Brian Regan • Peoria Civic Center Theater 7 pm • 201 SW. Jefferson Ave., Peoria • 309.673.8900 16 - 19 - Morton Pumpkin Festival • See feature on page 28 18 - Midwest Cigar Summit • Jimmy’s Bar 4 pm • 2801 W. Farmington Rd., Peoria • 309.363.7657 30 - www.simpressprinting.com


18 - 20 - Oktoberfest • See feature on page 33 19 - The World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions • Peoria Civic Center Arena 2 pm • 201 SW. Jefferson Ave., Peoria • 309.673.8900 19 & 20 - Pioneer Days • Wildlife Prairie State Park 3826 N. Taylor Rd., Hanna City • 309.676.0998 22 - Stomp • Peoria Civic Center Theater 7:30 - 10:30 pm • 201 SW. Jefferson Ave., Peoria • 309.673.8900 26 & 27 - Autumn Gems Quilt Show • East Peoria Event Center 4200 W. Washington Rd., East Peoria • 309.698.4500 26 & 27 - Peoria Art Guild’s Fine Art Fair • See feature on page 19

October 2 - Peoria Rib Fest & Chili Cook-off • See feature on page 33 2 - 31 - Spider Hill • Three Sisters Park • See feature on page 20 3 & 4, 10 & 11 - 42nd Annual Spoon River Drive • Fulton County • www.spoonriverdrive.org 8 - The Temptations • Peoria Civic Center Theater 8 pm • 201 SW. Jefferson Ave., Peoria • 309.673.8900 10 - Jeff Dunham • Peoria Civic Center Arena 8 pm • 201 SW. Jefferson Ave., Peoria • 309.673.8900 13 - Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary 57th Annual Fall Fashion Show • Holiday Inn City Centre Luncheon Show: 11:30 am, Dessert Show: 7:30 pm • 500 Hamiliton Blvd., Peoria 16 & 17 - Howl-Zoo-Ween • Peoria Zoo • 309.686.3365 • See feature on page 21 17 & 18 - Morton Punkin Chuckin • Uhlman Family Farm 9:30 am - Dusk • Corner of Allentown & Springfield Rd., Morton • 309.266.5135 18 - David Copperfield • Peoria Civic Center Theater 5:30 pm • 201 SW. Jefferson Ave., Peoria • 309.673.8900 23 - Joe Bonamassa • Peoria Civic Center Theater 8:30 pm • 201 SW. Jefferson Ave., Peoria • 309.673.8900 23 - 25 - Wildlife “Scary Park • Wildlife Prairie Park • See feature on page 20 24 - The Truck Stop Family Festival • Northwoods Mall Parking Lot 10 am - 3:00 pm • 2200 W War Memorial Dr., Peoria • 309.685.9312 27 - MatheMagic! You Theater Performance • Peoria Civic Center Theater 10 am - 12:15 pm • 201 SW. Jefferson Ave., Peoria • 309.673.8900 28 - Celtic Thunder • Peoria Civic Center Theater 7:30 pm • 201 SW. Jefferson Ave., Peoria • 309.673.8900

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Dave Matthews Tribute Band at CEFCU Stage - August 7

Gates open at 7:30 pm, Show begins at 8 pm The Dave Matthews Tribute Band is back for another show that will have everyone saying, “Is that the Dave Matthew’s Band?” Without question, these guys are the best at recreating a DMB concert and hit every note effortlessly. Don’t miss the chance to jam to your favorite Dave songs on Peoria’s Riverfront!

JammSammich at CEFCU Stage - August 8 Gates open at 7:30 pm, Show begins at 8:00 pm RiverFront royalty returns for their second show of the 2009 CEFCU Center Stage Summer Concert Series. JammSammich promises to provide an eternally packed dance floor and an ultimate good time! Don’t miss these fan favorites as the rock the RiverFront!

Taste of Peoria - August 12 Event runs from 4 - 11 pm Over 40 local restaurants offer a taste of their speciality foods. There will be live entertainment on two stages for all ages. Awards will be given in various food categories. General admission fee is $2.oo. An additional $5.00 admission will be for the CEFCU Center Stage area. Visit www.peoriaevents.com for more information.

CEFCU Center Stage

Festival Park Stage

The Quitters 5 - 6:30 pm Bubblegum Jack 7 - 8:30 pm Who’s Bad 9 - 10:30 pm

Lewistown Tube Band 4:15 - 5:15 pm Gillian Greer & Cullen Greer 5:30 - 6 pm Nootril Drop 6:15 - 7:45 pm Taste Awards Presented 8 pm The Willies 9 - 10:30 pm

River City Soul Fest - August 14 & 15 A signature event returning to the RiverFront. The first day celebrates Gospel music with a variety of local choirs and more! Don’t miss out on the soulful sounds, as well as merchants, food, and more! On Saturday, come down and see The Stylistics, Peaches & Herbs, and Thelma Houston on stage.

The Boat Drunks at CEFCU Stage - August 21 Gates open at 7:30 pm, Show begins at 8 pm Take a trip to Peoria’s hot spot with fan favorite The Boat Drunks! Cruise on over to the CEFCU Center Stage at The Landing for a night of Parrott Head Heaven and your favorite liquid libation.

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Erin Feis - August 28 - 30

Events

Come out and get some corned beef and cabbage along with some other great Irish foods and beverages. There will be many vendors selling Irish merchandise that you won’t be able to find in any stores including hand crafted jewelry, home decorations, Celtic artwork, music, etc. The entertainment stage will feature: Slide, Mother Grove, The Kells, Kennedy’s Kitchen, The Emerald Underground, The Larkin Brothers and much more! Visit www.erinfeispeoria.com/vendors.php for more information.

The Labor Day Picnic & Parade - September 7 Labor Day parade will have over 100 entries of various trade unions at 2 pm starting in front of Fire Station on Monroe Street ending at the County Courthouse. The picnic is at festival park from 2 - 7 pm with the West MacQueen Street Band performing. Beverages and food will be available. Come enjoy this family event! Visit www.peoriaevents.com for more information.

Fiesta en el Rio - September 11 This festival features authentic Latin American food and drinks, a children’s area, cultural tent, and much more. Banda Ricka, a latin band with a powerful, versatile and highly entertaining dance show, will return to the RiverFront. Their music consists of Salsa, Merenque, Cumbia and Bachata. Don’t miss the return of this cultural celebration.

Oktoberfest - September 18 - 20 Dinner will be prepared by the German-American Central Society again this year and will be available in the main tent! Various vendors for sandwiches, desserts and merchandise will also be available! Featured music entertainment includes: Al’s Pals Polka Band, Peoria Area Accordion Club Band, Vogel Musik, die Spitzbuam, Ratskeller Brummers: Peoria’s own German band, Brave Combo, and much more!

Rib Fest & Chili Cook-Off - October 2 & 3 The best ribs and chili cook-off contests for amateurs, media, professional and political cooks. Central Illinois Cruisers Car Show will be on Saturday along with live entertainment. Hours are 5 pm - midnight on Friday and noon - midnight on Saturday. Visit www.peoriaevents.com for more information. Admission will be $7 for adults and children 12 and under FREE! Weekend passes are available for $12.

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PEKIN MARIGO The Marigold Festival began in 1972 as a way to honor one of Pekin’s favorite sons, Senator Everett Dirksen. While in Congress, Senator Dirksen tried to make the marigold the national flower. In support of Dirksen, the community began growing marigolds. While Dirksen was unsuccessful in his efforts to make the marigold the national flower, his hometown of Pekin soon became known as the Marigold Capital of the World. Over the years the Marigold Festival has grown from a small event around the courthouse in downtown Pekin to a community-wide festival that attracts over tens of thousands of people over a number of days and locations.

Art in the Park ~ Over 350 booths with thousands of arts and crafts. CEFCU Marigold Festival Soda Stations ~ The Marigold Festival committee is pleased to announce CEFCU is sponsoring the Marigold Festival Soda Stations located on both sides of Pavilion Road.

CenturyTel “Kids Experience ~ Fun activities and games for the youngest festival - goers. Family Fest ~ There will be lots of food, lots of fun and one of Pekin’s favorite Marigold events - the Lip Sync Contest. Bring your lawn chairs and your appetite and be ready for a great night of family fun! Friday, September 11th from 5 to 10pm around the courthouse square in historic downtown Pekin.

Fun for the whole family at the Mineral Springs Kiddie Corral area: • Climbing Wall ~ 23 foot wall resembles a real rock and is an extension of the Upper Limits Climbing Gym, the tallest climbing facility in the world, located in Bloomington, Illinois • Ritchhart’s Mobile Zoo ~ mobile children’s zoo • Rockin’ P Rough Riders ~ ‘walking’ pony rides

“Grow for the Gold” ~ Grow for the Gold Garden Contest. Help make Pekin the Marigold Capital of the World with your Marigold gardens. All entries must have a Pekin address and flowers must be visible from the street. The marigolds can be by themselves or in combination with other flowers.

Jimmy John’s Marigold Festival Bags Tourney ~ twice the number of teams (128) and twice the prize money. First prize is $1000

NTS Marigold Festival Parade ~ Saturday morning, beginning at 10 am Marigold Festival 5K Run/Walk ~ American Legion Baseball is sponsoring this year’s 5K run/ walk

Pepsi Marigold Medallion Hunt - Approximately two weeks before the Marigold Festival, a medallion is hidden somewhere on public property in or around Pekin. Thought-provoking, clever and cunning clues to the whereabouts are released. The public then begins the hunt by interpreting the double meaning of the clues. The person who finds the medallion will receive an exciting grand prize. This year’s first clue will be released on Monday, August 31st. Other features include: Civic Collage, Marigold “Top Dog” Pageant, ‘Happy Trails’ Dog Park, Package Hold & Load, Pekin Insurance Festive Food Court, Public Planting, Sand Volleyball Tournament, Wiffeball Tourney, and more! For more information, please visit http://www.pekin.net/MarigoldFestival.htm.

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OLD FESTIVAL Ameren Marigold Festival Showcase

The free entertainment stage is located north of the Mineral Springs Park Lagoon.

Saturday, September 12 Jim Markum Swing Band - 11:30 am - 1 pm - Oldies, pop, jump, swing, and blues Laura Clark - 2 - 3 pm - Moderately Earth fold with classic pop sound and rich, soulful vocals

Friends in Harmony - 3:30 - 4 pm - Broadway, easy listening, jazz, and gospel “Dressed to Kill Show” - 5 - 6 pm - KISS Tribute Band

Sunday, September 13 Worship in the Park - 11 am - 12:30 pm Quick Change - 2 pm and 4 pm - World’s Greatest Magical Transformation

September 11 - 13 Mineral Springs Park- Pavilion Porch Saturday, September 12 Julie K - 12 - 1 pm - children’s recording artist Wise Guise - 1:30 - 2:15 pm - A Capella vocal group Jason Juneke - 2:30 - 3 pm - juggling, unicycling, balancing, and manipulation Strawberry Jam - 3 - 4 pm - music influenced by the Beatles and Pearl jam Melanie Hiatt - 1 - 2 pm - country singer/songwriter

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Universities/Schools

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www.nicksonestop.com • 309-740-1316 • nickgavin@nicksonestop.com Aaaaa Beauty Academy • 3019 N. Sterling Ave., Peoria • 309.681.7823 Bradley University • 1501 W. Bradley Ave. • 309.676.7611 • www.bradley.edu Career Logics Institute of Hair • 1904 Sheridan Rd., Pekin • 309.346.1447 Eureka College • 300 E. College Ave., Eureka • 309.467.3721 • www.eureka.edu Illinois Central College • One College Drive, East Peoria • 309.694.5520 • www.icc.edu Illinois Institute of Cosmetology • 3315 N. Prospect Rd., Peoria • 309.687.5607 Illinois Welding School • 5901 Washington St., Bartonville • 309.633.0379 Methodist College of Nursing • 415 NE. St. Mark Court, Peoria • 309.672.5513 Midstate College • 411 W. Northmoor Road, Peoria • 309.692.4092 • www.midstate.edu Oehrlein School of Cosmetology • 100 Meadows Ave., East Peoria • 309.699.1561 Regency Beauty Institute • 2601 W. Lake Ave., #12, Peoria • 309.282.0688 Tricoci University of Beauty • 602 W. Glen Ave., #604, Peoria • 309.679.4500 Robert Morris College • 211 Fulton St., Peoria • 309.636.8600 • www.robertmorris.edu Saint Francis College of Nursing • 511 NE. Greenleaf St., Peoria • 309.655.2596 U of I at Springfield - Peoria Center • One College Drive, East Peoria • 309.694.5546 • www.uis.edu U of I College of Medicine • One Illini Drive, Peoria • 309.671.3000 • www.uicomp.uic.edu

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September 4 - Master Illusionist Harris, III • 9 pm, Student Center Ballroom 5 - Comedian Kyle Cease • 9 pm, Student Center Ballroom 17 - 20 & 24 - 27 - - The Pajama Game • 8 pm, Hartmann Center for the Performing Arts 18 - Band Concert on the Quad • 4 pm, Olin Quad 24 - Fall Job & Internship Fair • 11 am - 3:30 pm, Michel Student Center 26 - Comedian Bob Smith • 9 pm, Lydia’s Lounge

October 15 - Graduate School Fair 2009 • 12 - 3:30 pm, Michel Student Center 16 - Comedian Matt Kirshen • 9 pm, Lydia’s Lounge 17 - Ace Enders in Concert • 9 pm, Lydia’s Lounge 24 - Multicultural Arts Festival • 1 - 3 pm, Garrett Center 25 - Fall Swing Dance featuring Sally Weisenberg & The Famous Sidemen 8pm, Student Center Ballroom 28 - Kevin Roberts, The Food Dude • 8 pm, Neumiller Lecture Hall www.simpressprinting.com - 37


Playing In Eureka

Conklin’s Dinner Theater 1451 Timberline Road, Goodfield • 309.965.2545 • www.barn2.com

UNNECESSARY FARCE by Paul Slade Smith July 23 - September 13 The setting of this hilarious new play is two adjoining rooms in an economy motel where two inexperienced police officers have been sent to videotape a meeting between the local Mayor and the town’s accountant, with the aim of uncovering an embezzlement scheme. Things begin to unravel when the Mayor runs into one of the officers in the lobby, and we discover that the other officer is having an affair with the accountant! The Mayor’s nervous security guard reveals that the embezzled money is a plot by the Scottish Mafia and that “the Highland Hit Man” is on the way! Meanwhile, the Mayor’s wife has arrived. Is she merely concerned for her husband, or could she somehow be involved in the criminal plot? The twists and turns will keep you laughing until the final moments! RUMORS by Neil Simon

September 17 - November 8 An up-scale anniversary party turns into a mad melee of innuendos and misunderstandings as four couples arrive at the celebration set for an evening of fun only to discover the hostess missing and the host upstairs suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Get set for a wild roller coast ride of hilarity as the couples get more and more crazed trying to sort everything out! Neil Simon’s play has been hailed as an “old-fashioned, door-slamming, crockery-smashing farce” where infidelity, scandal and mystery all provide grist for this mill of humor and rumor.


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Thursday, August 20 3 - 7 pm 3 - 8 pm 3 - 10 pm 4 - 5 pm 4 - 9:30 pm 5:30 - 6:30 pm 7:30 - 9 pm

Clowns and Balloons Crafts Show Food Vendors & Big H Carnival with 18 Rides The Bob Clymers - Alternative Rock Beer Tent Jonny Rovatti - Magician Crosspoint - Christian Rock

Friday, August 21 8 am - 8 pm Noon - 10 pm Noon - 11 pm 1 - 5 pm 3 - 8 pm 3 - 10 pm 3 - 11 pm 4 - 6 pm 4 - 9:30 pm 7 - 10 pm

Crafts Show Food Vendors Park & Ride (watch for signs) Petting Zoo Fine Arts Fair & Face Painting Area Merchants’ Tent Big H Carnival with 18 Rides Southern Cross Band - Country Rock Beer Tent Rag Tops - 50s and 60s Rock


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Saturday, August 22 6:30 - 10 am 8 am 8 - 11 am 9 am - 7 pm 9 am - 8 pm 10 am - Noon 10 am - 4 pm 10 am - 7:30 pm 10 am - 11 pm 11 am 11 am - 1 pm 11 am - 8 pm 11 am - 9 pm 11:30 am - 11 pm Noon - 5 pm Noon - 10 pm 1 - 5 pm 1 pm 2 - 4 pm 5 - 7 pm 6 - 9 pm 8 - 10:30 pm

Pancake and Sausage Breakfast Trail Race 2 Person Golf Scramble at Kaufman Park Course Fine Arts Fair Area Merchant’s Tent & Craft Show Kiddy Tractor Pull Dunk Tank Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Park & Ride (watch for signs) Antique Tractor Pull at Cruger Elevator The Peoria Accordion Club Face Painting Food Vendors Big H Carnival with 18 Rides Petting Zoo Beer Tent Wristband Rides Horseshoe Tournament Aristocrats - Swing Music Brainchild - Jazz/Rock Antique Car Cruise-In JammSammich - Funk/Pop


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Academic Calender August

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22 - Check In and Orientation 26 - Classes Begin

2 - Last day to drop semester classes 26 - Thanksgiving Break begins - Campus Closed 30 - Classes Resume

September 1 - Last Day to add semester classes 7 - No Classes - Labor Day 9 - Last day to drop semester classes

October 9 - No Classes - Homecoming 14 - Semester Midterm 16 - No Classes - Fall Break Begins

December 9 - Last Day of Classes 10 - Study Day 11 - 15 - Final Exams For a complete list of student activities and academic events, please visit www.eureka.edu.

5 - vs. Knox College - 1:00 pm 12 - @ Concordia University Chicago - 1:00 pm 19 - vs. Martin Luther College - 1:00 pm 26 - @ University of Wisconsin - Stout - 1:00 pm

October 10 - vs. Westminster College - 1:00 pm (Homecoming) 17 - vs. LaGrange College - 1:00 pm 24 - @ MacMurray College - 1:00 pm 30 - @ College of St. Scholastica - 2:00 pm

November 7 - vs. Crown College - 12:00 pm 14 - vs. Greenville College - 12:00 pm

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Playing In Eureka The Ronald Reagan Peace Garden In a May 9, 1982 speech at Eureka College, President Reagan challenged the Soviet Union to a new era of negotiations to reduce nuclear arms -- called START. The speech has been labeled “The Beginning of the End of the Cold War.” To commemorate President Reagan’s commitment to world peace and the important 1982 speech he presented at Eureka, the College dedicated the Ronald Reagan Peace Garden in May of 2000. The Peace Garden was a gift to the College from Mr. and Mrs. David J. Vaughan of Peoria Heights, Illinois. Dedicated on the 18th anniversary of what is known as “The Eureka Speech,” highlights of the Peace Garden include a bust of Mr. Reagan, sculpted by nationally-recognized artist, Lonnie Stewart. In designing the bust, Mr. Stewart commented, “There are many different images of Ronald Reagan but I think the one that’s most dear to the hearts of all the millions of Americans who loved him, is that Ronald Reagan smile. A smile of reassurance, of dignity and integrity, and one that we all know and love.” The Peace Garden also includes a large remnant of the Berlin Wall. It is only fitting that a piece of the symbolic barrier between East and West that Mr. Reagan helped bring down has found a place at Eureka. A place of remembrance -Courtesy of Eureka College


Shopping East Court Village • 3500 Court St., Pekin • 309.347.7004

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Evergreen Square • 801 E. Lake Ave., Peoria Junction City Shopping Center • 5901 N. Prospect Road, Peoria • 309.740.0808

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Metro Center Shopping Center • 4700 N. University, Peoria • 309.692.6690

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Northwoods Mall/Simon Group • 2200 W. War Memorial, Peoria • 309.688.0443

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Pekin Main St. • 111 S. Capitol, Pekin

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Sheridan Village • 4125 N. Sheridan Rd., Peoria Shoppes at Grand Prairie • 5201 W. War Memorial Dr., Peoria • 309.692.3672

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South Eden Village - Gift, Furniture & Antique Mall • 412 S. Eden Rd., Hanna City • 309.565.0762

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Sterling Plaza • 721 W. Lake Ave., Peoria Washington Square • Downtown Washington Westlake Shopping Center • 2601 W. Lake Ave., Peoria Willow Knolls Court • 2200 W. Willow Knolls, Peoria

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Shopping On Peoria’s RiverFront

Cyrus

Featuring Crabtree & Evelyn products, gifts and home accents for any décor. 401 SW. Water Street • 309.671.1642

Gallery Store-Peoria Art Guild

Everything from jewelry and ceramics to hand-woven scarves and sculpture-perfect gifts for anyone. Hundreds of paintings, prints and photographs also available. 203 Harrison Street • 309.637.2787

Illinois Antique Center

Illinois’ oldest antique center representing 175 quality dealers. 311 SW Water Street • 309.673.3354

Peoria RiverFront Market

Shop for local produce, local artistry and hear local musicians. Saturday mornings from June through the end of September from 8 am till noon.

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An old favorite... a new location! One of a kind gifts and unique treasures. 401 SW Water Street • 309.494.9401

Jewelry on Water

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Lodging AmericInn Lodge & Suites • 9106 N. Lindbergh Dr., Peoria • 309.692.9200 Baymont Inn and Suites 2002 W. War Memorial Dr., Peoria • 309.686.7600 210 E. Ashland St., Morton • 309.266.8888 Best Western Ashland House • 201 E. Ashland St., Morton • 309.263.5116 Camp Wokanda • 620 Boy Scout Rd., Chillicothe • 309.579.2157 Candlewood Suites • 5300 W. Landens Way, Peoria • 309.691.1690 Carl Spindler Campground & Marina • 3701 N. Main St., East Peoria • 309.699.3549 Comfort Suites • 1812 War Memorial Dr., Peoria • 309.688.3800 Cornerstone Inn • 111 N. Main St., Washington • 309.444.5632 Country Inn & Suites • 5309 W. Landens Way. Peoria • 309.589.0044 Courtyard by Marriott • 1928 W. War Memorial Dr., Peoria • 309.686.1900 Days Inn • 150 W. Ashland Ave., Morton • 309.266.9933 Econo Lodge • 3240 Van De Ver Ave., Pekin • 309.353.4047 Embassy Suites • 100 Conference Center Dr., East Peoria • 309.694.0200 Extended Stay America • 4306 N. Brandywine Dr., Peoria • 309.688.3110 Hampton Inn • 11 Winners Way, East Peoria • 309.694.0711 Heritage Inn • 2726 W. Lake Ave., Peoria • 309.688.7000 Holiday Inn City Centre • 500 Hamilton Blvd., Peoria • 309.674.2500

Holiday Inn Express 300 Eastlight Ct., East Peoria • 309.694.4959 3615 Kelly Ave., Pekin • 309.353.3305 Hotel Père Marquette • 501 Main St., Peoria •309.637.6500 Jameson Inn Suites of Peoria • 4112 N. Brandywine Dr., Peoria • 309.685.2556 Jellystone Camping & Resort • 1467 Timberline Rd., Goodfield • 309.965.2224 Jubilee College State Park • 13921 W. Route 150, Brimfield • 309.446.3758 Mark Twain Hotel • 225 NE. Adams St., Peoria • 309.676.3600 Mission Oak Inn - Country Bed & Breakfast • 1108 County Rd. 930E, Henry • 309.370.4083 Par-A-Dice Hotel• 7 Blackjack Blvd., East Peoria • 309.699.7711 Quality Inn • 115 E. Ashland Ave., Morton • 309.266.8310 Radisson Hotel • 117 N. Western Ave., Peoria • 309.673.8040

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Lodging Ramada and Conference Center • 4400 N. Brandywine Dr., Peoria • 309.686.8000 Randolph Terrace Historic Bed & Breakfast • 201 W. Columbia Terrace, Peoria • 309.688.7858 Red Roof Inns, Inc. • 1822 W. War Memorial Dr., Peoria • 309.685.3911 Residence Inn by Marriott • 2000 W. War Memorial, Peoria • 309.681.9000 Sleep Inn & Suites 1101 N. Cummings Ln., Washington • 309.481.0450 4244 N. Brandywine Dr., Peoria • 309.682.3322

SpringHill Suites by Marriott • 2701 W. Lake Ave., Peoria • 309.681.2700 Staybridge Suites • 300 W. Romeo B. Garrett Ave., Peoria • 309.673.7829 Stoney Creek Inn and Conference Center • 101 Mariners Way, East Peoria • 309.694.1300 Super 8 Motel 1816 W. War Memorial Dr., Peoria • 309.688.8074 3830 Kelly Ave., Pekin • 309.347.8888 1884 Washington Rd., Washington • 309.444.8881 725 Taylor St., East Peoria • 309.698.8889

Travelodge • 101 E. Ashland Ave., Morton • 309.266.1600 Wildlife Prairie State Park • 3826 N. Taylor Rd., Hanna City • 309.676.0998 Wingate by Wyndham • 7708 N. Route 91, Peoria • 309.589.0033

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Transportation Taxi Service Elite Taxi • 3404 W. Farmington Rd., Peoria • 309.497.0340 Pearlene Bell Cab Co. • 1717 W. Martin St., Peoria • 309.674.5956 Yellow Cab Co. • 227 Court St., Peoria • 309.346.4184

Bus Lines Allen Transportation Services • 2209 Washington Rd., Washington • 309.745.8877 CityLink • 407 SW. Adam St., Peoria • 309.676.4040 Peoria Charter Coach Co. • 2600 NE. Adams St., Peoria • 800.448.0572 Quality Transit Inc. • 2612 Arlington Circle, Pekin • 309.346.4081 We Care Inc. Shuttle • 111 Detroit Pkwy., Morton • 309.263.7708

Car Rental Alamo Car Rental • Greater Peoria Airport, Peoria • 309.697.0566 Avis Rent A Car •Greater Peoria Airport, Peoria • 309.697.5201 Budget • Greater Peoria Airport, Peoria • 309.697.2722 Century Car & Van Rental Inc. • 1400 SW. Jefferson Ave., Peoria • 309.637.5025 Enterprise Rent-A-Car • Greater Peoria Airport, Peoria • 309.633.2200 National Car Rental • Greater Peoria Airport, Peoria • 309.697.0566

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Etc. Realty Century 21 Lincoln National Realty • 300 E. War Memorial Dr., Suite 305, Peoria • 309.686.7200 Chase Property Management, Inc. • 211 Fulton St., Peoria • 309.999.5500 Coldwell Banker Realty 3300 W. Willow Knolls, Peoria • 309.692.6100 97 E. Gate Drive, Washington • 309.694.1423 2816 Court St., Pekin • 309.347.5540 113 N. Main St., Morton • 309.263.7400 D. Joseph Companies • 5001 N. University, Peoria • 309.692.1135 Exit Realty • 7707 N. Knoxville Suite 104, Peoria • 309.683.3948 Horan & Company • 8101 N. University, Peoria • 309.691.3121

Jim Maloof/Realtor 803 W. Pioneer Parkway, Peoria • 309.692.3900 111 W. Washington St., East Peoria • 309.698.0099 2990 Court St., Pekin • 309.347.8840 405 N. Morton Ave., Morton • 309.266.9200 1202 W. Garfield, Bartonville • 309.697.3900 100 N. Main, Washington • 309.444.8800

Keller Williams Realty 2426 W. Cornerstone Court., Peoria • 309.282.1555 155 S. Main St., Morton •309.291.0100 Lehman Properties • 1025 Florence Ave., Pekin • 309.346.4150

RE/MAX 618 W. Jackson, Morton • 309.672.1400 2301 Court St., Pekin • 309.347.2131 4128 S. Airport Road, Bartonville • 309.697.5513 3622 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria • 309.687.5000 Schauble Homes • 2426 W. Cornerstone Court, Peoria • 309.266.7800 Statewide Properties, Inc. •5007 N. University St., Peoria • 309.691.5900 Traders Realty Corp. • 721 W. Lake Ave., Peoria • 309.686.5000 Weichert Realtors • 1921 W. Willow Knolls Rd., Peoria •309.683.4663

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Etc. Hospitals Children’s Hospital of Illinois • 530 NW. Glen Oak Ave., Peoria • 309.655.7171 Methodist Medical Center • 221 NE. Glen Oak, Peoria • 309.672.5522 OSF Saint Francis Medical Center • 530 NE. Glen Oak, Peoria • 309.655.2000 Proctor Hospital • 5409 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria • 309.691.1000

Dentists Affordable Dentistry Today • 3412 W. Willow Knolls Rd., Peoria • 309.690.3262 Associates in Dentistry 4300 N. Brandywine Dr., Peoria • 309.686.4900 1522 W. Garfield, Bartonville • 309.697.2228 300 Peoria St., Washington • 309.444.8481 Just Kids Dentistry • 1320 Northmoor Rd., Peoria • 309.690.3368 Maple Shade • 11825 N. Knoxville, Dunlap • 309.692.5220 Peoria Family Dental Care • 6808 N. Knoxville, Peoria •309.691.8558 Peter J. Couri Jr. DDS • 3521 N. California Ave., Peoria • 309.688.7221 Ranson & Ranson Family Practice •320 E. Jackson St., Morton • 309.263.2021 Richard H. McKone DDS • 7620 N. University St., Peoria • 309.693.0043 Willow Knolls Family Dental • 7310 N. Villa Lake Dr., Suite B, Peoria • 309.691.9072

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Etc . Physicians/Surgeons Advanced Orthopedics PC • 5401 N. Knoxville, Peoria • 309.692.6644 Benningfield & Associates • 1524 W. Glen Ave, Peoria • 309.692-6800 Bochantin OB-GYN • 900 Main St. Suite 360, Peoria • 309.673.3743 Bond Eye Associates 6800 N. Knoxville Ave, Peoria • 309.692.2020 725 S. 14th St., Pekin • 309.353.6660

Central Illinois Radiological Assoc. • 221 NE. Glen Oak Ave, Peoria • 309.672.5586 East Peoria Chiropractic Clinic • 1605 E. Washington St., East Peoria • 309.698.7010 Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery (Dr. Putnam) • 7301 N. Knoxville, Peoria • 309.589.3223 Gander Chiropractic • 407 E. Center St., Suite B, Eureka • 309.467.4422 General Women’s Health Care • 2806 N. Knoxville Ave , Peoria • 309.687.6500 Great Plains Orthopedics • 303 N. William Kumpf Blvd., Peoria • 309.676.5546 Harrington Obstetrics & Gynecology • 120 NE. Glen Oak Suite 207,Peoria • 309.673.4471 Health Solutions • 1636 N. Main St., Morton • 309.284.0707 ICPR Family Medical • 1491 Valle Vista Blvd., Pekin • 309.347.4277 Institute of Physical Medicine 1253 Peoria St., Washington • 309.444.9645 1600 S. 4th Ave, Morton • 309.263.2481 2359 Broadway St., Pekin • 309.353.4767 709 Mt. Vernon, Metamora • 309.367.4818 719 N. William Kumpf Blvd., Peoria • 309.671.2950

Kaufman Chiropractic Rehab Center • 601 Ten Mile Creek Rd., Germantown Hills • 309.383.2555 Kramer Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center • 7620 N. University St., Peoria • 309.693.9600 Marshall Internal Medicine • 110 N. Main St., Morton • 309.266.8900 Methodist Outpatient Therapy Services 900 Main St., Suite 450, Peoria • 309.672.4568 7725 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria • 309.693.9189

OSF Medical Group • 319 Fourth St., Chillicothe • 309.673.6464 Proctor First Care 2535 E. Washington St., East Peoria • 309.694.6464 9118 N. Lindbergh Dr., Peoria • 309.693.3993

Proctor Medical Group Neurology • 5401 N. Knoxville, Peoria • 309.693.2244 Professional Therapy Services 209 N. Cummings Ln., Washington • 309.886.2305 2351 Broadway St., Pekin • 309.353.5940 525 S. Sweetbriar Dr., Chillicothe • 309.274.6314

Ruskusky Foot & Ankle Clinic 1506 W. Garfield Ave., Bartonville • 309.694.7585 100 N. Main, East Peoria • 309.698.8637

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Etc. Automotive B & M Transmission • 4907 N. Galena Rd., Peoria Heights • 309.685.7266 Byer’s Automotive • 750 W. Jefferson St., Morton • 309.263.2340 Car-X Auto Service • 4811 N. University St., Peoria • 309.691.9700 Dave’s Garage • 2408 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria • 309.694.0624 Davis Automotive • 28419 Broadway, Morton • 309.263.2567 Doug’s Auto Service • 4122 W. Southport Rd., Peoria • 309.636.8808 Downing’s Campustown Autobody Inc. • 1009 W. Windom St., Peoria • 309.673.6951 East Peoria Autobody • 741 Taylor St., East Peoria • 309.699.7226 Frank’s Automotive • 721 Park Ave., Peoria • 309.685.8637 Grease Spot • 3332 Court St., Pekin • 309.347.7768 Hohimer Automotive • 928 S. 2nd St., Pekin • 309.346.7361 Martin Automotive • 2136 Washington Rd., Washington • 309.745.9513 Merlin’s Muffler & Brake • 927 E. Washington St., East Peoria • 309.694.7200 Morton Collision Repair • 925 Detroit Court, Morton • 309.266.5154 Murry’s Custom Autobody • 1501 SW. Jefferson Ave., Peoria • 309.676.9032 Paul’s Auto Repair • 1320 Cole St., East Peoria • 309.699.6722 Todd’s Service Center • 1303 Washington Rd., Washington • 309.444.8441 Zimmerman Autobody • 600 W. Jackson, Morton • 309.266.5017

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Etc. Beauty & Spa Artistic Touch Salon and Spa • 5514 S. Adams St., Bartonville • 309.807.5138 City Clippers • 604 E. War Memorial Dr., Peoria • 309.682.3700 Envy Nails • 7814 N. Sommer St., Peoria • 309.692.2528 Happening, The • 2920 Court St., Pekin • 309.346.7660 Identity Salon & Day Spa • 3710 N. Prospect Rd., Peoria • 309.686.0747 Imaginations on Hair • 7710 N. Crestline, Peoria •309.693.1944 Jenerations Salon and Spa • 1301 W. Pioneer Pkwy., Peoria • 309.693.1800 L. A. Tan • 7620 N. University, Peoria • 309.589.5700 Natural Concepts Salon & Day Spa • 3408 Willow Knolls Rd., Peoria • 309.693.9850 Raylene’s Total Salon Concepts • 7620 N. State Route 91, Peoria • 309.692.7700 Reflections Tannery and Hair Salon 4732 N. Brandywine, Suite. 2, Peoria • 309.686.4120 8514 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria • 309.692.2100 9010 N. Allen Rd., Peoria • 309.693.9500 528 E. War Memorial Dr., Peoria • 309.685.8826 Serenitee Spa & Salon •2250 E. Washington, East Peoria • 309.694.7770 Serenity Day Spa • 1229 E. Duryea Ave., Peoria Heights • 309.645.6800 Shear Magic Beauty Salon • 1304 W. Garfield Ave. Suite C., Bartonville • 309.697.1132

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Etc . Banks Associated Bank 125 NE. Jefferson St.., Peoria • 309.671.1700 3512 Court St., Pekin • 309.347.5901 4242 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria • 309.685.0656 300 E. Washington St., East Peoria •309.698.2265 2311 W. Pioneer Pkwy., Peoria •309.692.2150 Bartonville Community Bank •617 W. Garfield Ave., Bartonville •309.697.6699

Better Banks 10225 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria •309.243.1000 5600 S. Adams St., Bartonville •309.697.2100

Busey Bank 6699 N. Sheridan Rd., Peoria •309.683.2300 405 N. William Kumpf Blvd., Peoria • 309.495.2880 2012 Court St., Pekin •309.346.4444 Cefcu - 309.633.7000 8629 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria 500 W. Washington St., East Peoria 5401 W. Dirksen Pkwy., Peoria 825 Detroit Ave., Morton 3515 Court St., Pekin 320 S. 4th St., Chillicothe 505 Jubilee Ln., Suite 2, Germantown Hills 100 Legion Rd., Washington

Central Illinois Bank 7730 N. Grand Prairie Dr., Peoria • 309.693.8851 5010 N. Glen Park Place, Peoria • 309.690.7017

Chase 124 SW. Adams St., Peoria • 309.672.6190 3311 N. Sterling Ave., Peoria • 309.679.2760 7707 N. Knoxville, Peoria • 309.680.4200

Commerce Bank 416 Main St., Peoria •309.676.1311 2609 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria • 309.999.3286 7400 N. Orange Prairie Rd., Peoria • 309.999.3280

Heartland Bank & Trust 9010 N. Allen Rd., Suite K, Peoria • 309.693.8664 3501 W. War Memorial Dr., Peoria • 309.693.8664 150 S. Main St., Morton • 309.263.8406 Heights Bank • 4717 N. Prospect Rd., Peoria Heights • 309.688.4475 Heritage Bank • 410 Main St., East Peoria • 309.699.0444 Morton Community Bank • 721 W. Jackson St., Morton • 309.266.5337 Pekin Community Bank • 601 Court St., Pekin • 309.347.5101 www.simpressprinting.com - 59


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Convention Centers Peoria Civic Center 201 SW. Jefferson Ave., Peoria 309.680.3517 www.peoriaciviccenter.com

The Hotel PĂŠre Marquette 501 Main St., Peoria 309.637.6500 www.hotelperemarquette.com

The East Peoria Event Center 4200 E. Washington, East Peoria 309.698.4500 www.epeventcenter.com

Ramada & Conference Center 4400 N. Brandywine Dr., Peoria 309.686.8000 www.ramadapeoria.com

The Embassy Suites 100 Conference Center Dr., East Peoria 309.694.0200 www.embassysuiteseastpeoria.com

Mark Twain Hotel & Packard Plaza 211 NE. Adams St., Peoria 309.636.6169 www.packardplaza.com

The Holiday Inn City Centre 500 Hamilton Blvd., Peoria 309.674.2500 or 800.474.2501 www.hipeoria.com

Radisson Hotel Peoria 117 N. Western Ave., Peoria 309.673.8040 www.radisson.com/peoriail

Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino 21 Blackjack Blvd., East Peoria 800.727.2342 www.par-a-dice.com

The Gateway Building 200 NE. Water St., Peoria 309.689.3019 www.peoriaparks.org/gateway/gateway.html

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