Peoria County Schools

Peoria County Schools

Over one hundred years have passed since the organizing of the first school in Peoria County.  With each ensuing year, our older settlers become fewer and our existing possibilities, to gather data about our early education, melts away as snow before a tropic sun. With these thoughts in mind, and a desire to preserve the interesting activities of our forefathers, we have tried to secure from all the school districts, a brief history of the educational activities from the earliest…

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Peoria Civic Center

Peoria Civic Center

Peoria Civic Center, with its centerpiece the Carver Arena, is the city’s top-notch sporting venue that is home to Peoria’s best sports teams,  the Peoria Rivermen Hockey Team, Bradley Braves Basketball Team in Carver Arena, and the Civic Center is also host to March Madness, the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Boys’ Basketball tournament that’s organized here for the 23rd time. Peoria’s sports teams never fail to demonstrate athleticism and enthusiasm to their great and loyal fans, and they sure know how to motivate them, so when…

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The Presidents of Illinois

The Presidents of Illinois

Illinois has a history as rich as its food – and if you don’t believe us, just take a trip to Springfield and grab a horseshoe sandwich! Illinois is home to some of the United States’ most famous presidents, and history buffs can find information about these American leaders in all corners of the state. But, if quirky facts are more your style, take a look below at a few little-known details about these great American leaders. Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of…

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Be the Next David Beckham – Soccer Scholarships in America

Be the Next David Beckham – Soccer Scholarships in America

Soccer is really gaining ground as a legitimately popular sport in the US, thanks in large part to the success of the MLS and bolstered recently by the fine performance of the United States team in the 2010 FIFA World Cup that was held in South Africa. In order to help further the soccer cause in America and groom a new generation of US soccer players to compete in future worldwide competitions, the number of soccer scholarships in America is…

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Hanna City Wildlife Park and FOLEPI

Hanna City Wildlife Park and FOLEPI

Wildlife Prairie Park in Hanna City, Illinois is not your average park. It is home to more than 150 animals native to Illinois, from bison to cougars, and several others in between. In the 1960s, the founder of the park, William Rutherford, a member of the Forest Park Foundation, received news the Brookfield Zoo was searching for space to raise exotic, endangered animals. The Forest Park Foundation acquired almost 500 acres of land, and with Rutherford’s influence, partnered with the Brookfield…

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