These are the four Dressbarn stores where you can still shop...

A Dressbarn strip mall location. Credit: Mike Mozart, CC BY-NC 2.0
Shopping at a going-out-of-business sale can be a melancholy affair, especially if you wait too long and the shelves are going bare...

Giant sculpture swap: ‘American Gothic’ Peoria-bound as ‘Abe’ comes home to...

Giant sculpture swap - 'American Gothic' Peoria-bound as 'Abe' comes home to Springfield
For nearly two years, visitors to the Peoria Riverfront Museum have been greeted — and most likely, surprised — by a supersized...

Where to go for Free Comic Book Day in Central Illinois

Where to go for Free Comic Book Day in Central Illinois
Last weekend we were celebrating Independent Bookstore Day; this Saturday, May 4, it's time to support independent comic book stores on the...

Sangamon Auditorium, PCC announce new theater seasons

Sangamon Auditorium, Peoria Civic Center announce 2019-2020 theater seasons
Two of the premier event venues in the area announced their 2019-2020 theater seasons — both heavy on musicals, and...

Celebrating Independent Bookstore Day in CI

Celebrating Independent Bookstore day in CI
While many have predicted that book stores would fade off into the sunset in an age of falling to sleep by the...

Remembering Peoria sci-fi icon Gene Wolfe

Peoria sci-fi icon remembered in literary community
Gene Wolfe, a well-known science fiction writer, died on April 14 at age 87 in Peoria.

John Mellencamp breaks Peoria Civic Center record – again

John Mellencamp breaks Peoria Civic Center record - again
John Mellencamp rocked the Peoria Civic Center (PCC) Theater on Friday in more ways than one. The Peoria stop on Mellencamp's American...

Moving on Down(state)

Moving on Down(state)
It’s that time of year again. When the dire stats are broadcast far and wide. In case you haven’t heard, Illinois once again tops the...