Spry to his core, Dr. Rager’s energy is contagious—it’s no surprise he’s touched so many lives through his passion for teaching and healing through medicine.

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Bruce Brown - U.S. Marine & Restaurateur
For 35 years, he’s “pursued perfection” in the kitchen while maintaining close ties with his beloved Marines Corps, supporting a range of veterans’ causes, and helping to lead numerous historic preservation efforts.
Anne Fox - Optimistic Humanitarian
As CEO of the Central Illinois Chapter of the American Red Cross for more than three decades, Anne Fox was responsible for coordinating disaster relief and emergency services, and organizing health and safety education.
George Manias - Hard-Working and Humble
He has been recognized by visitors from around the world for his decades of hard work and exemplary service. Now in its 72nd year, George’s Shoeshine and Hatters is widely considered the best place for a shoeshine one can find anywhere.
Gerry Shaheen - Executive and Board Leader
Through hard work and preparation, Gerry Shaheen was able to rise up the ranks of executive leadership at Caterpillar, Inc., where he spent his entire 41-year career.

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There is no single formula for the perfect workplace; instead, there are many ways to get there. iBi went behind the scenes at four area companies, attempting to reverse-engineer the secrets of their success. Here’s what we discovered.
Two CFCI fundholders are making a creative impact in economic development and the arts.
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Thanks to everyone who attended our #LocalLegendsPeoria reception yesterday! What a great night—congratulations again to this year’s honorees. As Jan Wright, our publisher, notes: As CEO of the Central Illinois Chapter of the American Red Cross for more than three decades, she was responsible for coordinating disaster relief and emergency services, and organizing health and safety education.

Read more about Anne Fox, one of our 2018 #LocalLegends, in the latest issue of iBi. 📸 : @escapesphoto #BehindTheScenes: Through hands-on art parties, Creativity Uncorked reveals the original artist inside each of us. Read more in the latest issue of Art & Society! For 35 years, he has “pursued perfection” in the kitchen at Paparazzi Restaurant while maintaining close ties with his beloved Marines Corps, supporting a range of veterans’ causes, and helping to lead numerous historic preservation efforts.

Meet Bruce Brown, one of our 2018 #LocalLegends.
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Nikole Cooney's surreal and magical world mirrors the beauty of nature through fairytale-like imagery.

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New partnerships and continued growth push ArtPop Peoria artists to new heights.
A Fulton County Getaway
Spend a weekend or a day exploring the emerging wine industry (and more) in rural Fulton County.
Primed for Creativity
Through hands-on art parties, Creativity Uncorked reveals the original artist inside each of us.
A Midsummer Night in Peoria
Shakespeare speaks to everyone—that is the profound belief of Chicago Shakespeare Theater. This summer, CST brings that message to Peoria.

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Ten things you didn’t know about the Peoria-born actress, producer and storyteller…
Make your own sauerkraut—it’s fun and surprisingly easy to do!
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