A new mural honoring 20 women who have shaped Chicago arts and culture has been unveiled at the Chicago Cultural Center. 

Cass Herrington / Peoria Public Radio

A stretch of West Main Street in Peoria just got a splash of color. The owner of the Fifth Avenue Fashions hired a local artist to paint a side of the building that faces traffic. The mural tells a story about the building’s tenants and the neighborhood.

Shopkeeper Ziad Madanat owns the strip on the corner of Main and Garfield.

His son Michael says the family wanted to bring new life to this corner of West Main Street, an area that sometimes gets a bad rap:

New phase for Peoria’s East Bluff mural project

Jun 18, 2015
Alex Rusciano

City officials continue to celebrate a new mural on display in Peoria’s East Bluff.  The public art initiative launched last month, featuring large photographs of people who live and work in the East Bluff.  Third District City Councilman Tim Riggenbach says the project will help boost area business interest:

New mural debuts on Peoria’s South Side

May 20, 2015

City officials and community groups unveiled a new mural on Peoria's South Side Wednesday.