iBi - September 2018

by Chris Farris, Peoria Public Library

Public sentiment about the First World War evolved over time, both in Peoria and around the nation.

Keep History Alive

Jan Wright, Publisher, iBi

Peoria and the surrounding area have a fascinating history that is still being uncovered and documented...

A Chronicle of the 1866 Shaft

by Norman V. Kelly

From its post-war dedication until its dismantling nearly a century later, The Shaft stood tall in downtown Peoria. Today, an effort is underway to restore this lost piece of history.

The Generals of Springdale

by Bernie Drake

Four Civil War generals are buried right here in Springdale Cemetery, but few Peorians know who they are.

A Q&A With Ken Zurski

A longtime radio broadcaster, Ken Zurski has also proven himself to be a remarkable historian, storyteller and writer.

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Battle for the Capital

by Beth Weimer
Photos and research courtesy of the Peoria Public Library Local History Collection

For much of the 19th century, the location of the state capital was an issue of contention for Illinois legislators and citizens.

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