Method of Measurement

Josef Kleffman, master cutter and tailor of Timeless Tailoring, specializes in traditional bespoke tailoring—a precise, handcrafted process—to create quality, custom clothing.

The Kennedy and Orpheum Connection

If you're a movie buff, you've likely heard of RKO Pictures, Inc.—but you might not know about the connection to the Kennedy family.

The Marx Brothers Visit Galesburg

Kevin Maynard, executive director of Galesburg's Orpheum Theatre, explains how the Marx Brothers got their nicknames... right here in Galesburg, Illinois.

From Vaudeville Grandeur to… Parking Lot

It was Peoria’s "vaudeville palace"—one of the city’s big four vaudeville houses at the peak of the vaudeville era—but its reign lasted a mere 16 years. News clippings, old advertisements and stories of the Orpheum Theatre…

A Segregated Theater

Hollywood star William Holden pushed Galesburg's Orpheum Theatre to make its first steps towards desegregation.

Meet the Cast of Healthy Soil Characters

Here in the Prairie State, our rich soils have made us the nation’s third largest producer of agricultural commodities.

Building Peoria… One Project at a Time

Peoria Magazines spoke with Build Peoria’s president, Nick Yates, about the new Duryea Dog Park in Peoria Heights and the organization's plans for 2018.

On AppsCo: Q&A with Chris Coplan

AppsCo is not just an afterschool initiative—it’s a full-blown not-for-profit company that doubles as a fully integrated business learning experience for students in Peoria Public Schools.

Here We Come A-Wassailing

Ring in the New Year with these festive historic recipes!

Skating and Sledding in Old Peoria

From "the vast fields of ice on Peoria lakes" and sledding on Spring Street Hill to the 1980 opening of Owens Center...

Chef's Notes: Recipes from the Past

From Carbonnade Flamande to Baked Endive, create meals from centuries past in your own kitchen.

And More Peoria-lympics Trivia...

10 Olympic athletes born in Peoria, figure skater Matt Savoie, and more on the Tug of War at the 1904 Olympics!