A ghost hunter and 8 classic haunts in Central Illinois

A ghost hunter and 8 classic haunts in Central Illinois
Troy Taylor is based in Jacksonville, but he has been ghost-hunting all over Central Illinois for over two decades, sharing his experience...

Second Big Picture Film Festival to bring global cinema to the...

Big Picture Film Festival
Peoria's second annual Big Picture Film Festival is a two-day event that celebrates local, national, and international filmmakers of all ages. The...

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.

Experience the Renaissance in Peoria with ‘Da Vinci – The Genius’

Experience the Renaissance at 'Da Vinci – The Genius'
Travel to Europe not on your budget? Then you're in luck, because the next best way to explore the genius of Leonardo...

Celebrate 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...

Photos: Twenty Dirty Hands @ CAC Peoria

Photos: Pottery by Twenty Dirty Hands @ CAC Peoria
What do you get when you have 10 artists sculpting with clay? Twenty dirty hands, of course! Also,...

Ignite Peoria is almost here – check out the schedule

Ignite Peoria
Arts Partners of Central Illinois is pulling out all stops for their main annual event, with 100 artist and maker booths, 28...

Oktoberfest season starts this weekend

Oktoberfest season starts this weekend
Despite its name, the actual Oktoberfest kicks off this weekend in Bavaria, and so do the local versions of the world's largest...

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...