The 2016 Peoria Historical Calendar is now available! The calendar features a collection of streetcar photographs taken by local train enthusiast Paul Stringham in the 1930s and 1940s when Illinois Power ran the electric streetcars in Peoria. Stringham’s interest in streetcars stemmed from his father’s occupation as a streetcar motorman and car barn foreman for Illinois Power. Stringham passed away in 2005 at the age of 92, and his photo collection is now owned by Dr. Richard Deller.
The 28th Annual Stuff-A-Bus food drive to benefit the Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service officially began on Friday, November 6 at the Kroger on Lake Avenue. A press conference was held inside the store to kickoff the 2015 campaign. Representatives from CityLink and Peoria Friendship House spoke on the impact the Stuff-A-Bus food drive has on the food pantry at Peoria Friendship House. Last year, over 11 tons of food were collected, but the food only lasted until May, and the need only continues to grow. Peoria Friendship House has distributed over 73,000 meals to hungry...Read more