St. Jude

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Losing a child is every parent's worst nightmare. For Justin Baker, helping families through grief is a full-time job. 

Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

17th District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos is traveling throughout her 14-county district this month, on what she’s calling the “21st Century Heartland Tour."

Bustos kicked off the tour yesterday in Fairview and Peoria. At the Fairview Livestock Sale Barn, Bustos met 9-year-old Addison Fidler. Fidler had just sold her pig for $9,000 and donated it St Jude.

Bustos also visited the U of I College of Medicine to learn about the school’s rural health care program. She says that program aims to get more doctors into smaller communities:   

Peoria holds fundraiser, with a slip-and-slide

Jul 17, 2015

A portion of Main Street is closed this weekend for a block-party themed event.  The Slide the City event will see Main Street closed from Glendale to North Street to make way for a one-thousand-foot slip-and-slide.  City Councilman Ryan Spain says the event has fortunate timing:

Peoria to hold first marathon

Mar 13, 2013

The first ever Peoria marathon is taking place this Spring. As Peoria Public Radio’s Deborah OldenKamp reports the Run River City Marathon also features a marathon relay, a 25-K, and a 5-K, as well as a youth run.


The marathon series is May 19th, with events beginning at 7 that morning. Marathon organizer Adam White says four years ago Champaign began their marathon events.