FOOD & DRINK
Fast food franchise to open new Peoria location on Memorial Day
The North Peoria business is Mike and Michele Davis’ third Culver’s location. While both he and his wife will be present opening day, Mike Davis said he wants the focus to be on employees and guests. “I don’t need a big ribbon to cut. I don’t need too...
Peoria restaurant owner seeks 'somebody to take over'
After taking ownership of the Hungry Moose in 2015, Chad Zike said he is ready to pass the reins along to a new owner. While Zike said he enjoys working, he added that "retirement is sounding really (good)." Even so, he said he does not plan on closing the restaurant's doors anytime soon.
Thousands attend the final day of Summer Camp Music Festival
CHILLICOTHE Ill. (WMBD) — Thousands of people came to Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe for the final day of the 22nd annual Summer Camp music festival. During the three-day festival, attendees camped in the park and forests while enjoying more than 50 bands on multiple stages. Mike Kennedy, a...
Summer Camp underway with ‘great flavor and feel’ before big changes are made
CHILLICOTHE (25News Now) - The 2023 Summer Camp Music Festival is underway May 26-28 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, but some key changes are to be announced. Since 2001, the event has been held at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe People come from all over the country, and it generally brings about 20,000 people over the three-day run.
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Jewel-Osco is a grocery store chain based in the United States that operates in the Midwest region. It offers a wide range of products including groceries, bakery items, pharmacy services, and more. The company was founded in 1899 and has since grown to become one of the largest grocery store chains in the region. Let's make use of these coupons to buy the things we need and make our lives more economical and enjoyable.
Downtown Peoria restaurant to reopen for breakfast and lunch. Here's what to expect
Craft 309 Kitchen and Bar plans to reopen on Memorial Day. The downtown Peoria restaurant closed earlier this year. JC Shurts, corporate director of food and beverage for Hawkeye Hotels, said he wanted to revamp the business. “We're putting everything we have into this — mind, body, soul, blood, sweat...
Peoria journalist leaving TV station after five years
PEORIA — After five and a half years with WMBD-TV, journalist Shelbey Roberts is moving on. Roberts' last day with WMBD will be May 31, according to her Facebook page. A graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Roberts has been working as a news anchor and reporter since 2011, according...
Win Two Tickets to Ashley McBryde at 2:20 with Buck on B104
B104 has your chance to win tickets to Grammy, CMA and ACM Award winner Ashley McBryde with Buck in the Afternoon at 2:20 on B104!. Ashley McBryde with Chase Wright will be a part of Park-A-Palooza on Riverfront in Peoria, IL Friday, June 9th. Get event and ticket details here.
The 3 best cafes in Peoria, according to Yelp
Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated cafes in Peoria using data from Yelp.
Umphrey’s McGee & moe. Say Farewell To Summer Camp Music Festival With Collaborative Set & Encore
The Summer Camp Music Festival was held for the last time in its current form over the past weekend at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois. Longtime co-headliners and host bands moe. and Umphrey’s McGee bid the Memorial Day Weekend event adieu by joining forces for a collaborative set on Saturday and uniting to share the stage on Sunday to cover Simple Minds’ “Don’t You (Forget About Me).”
The first cat cafe in Central Illinois: River Kitty Cafe is on the way
Though popular internationally, there aren't many cat cafes in the U.S. One of the businesses is just around the corner for Peoria. Holly Walker is an eighth grade math teacher, mother of four and the future owner of River Kitty Cafe. The first cat cafe opened internationally in 1998, but the first American cafe was founded less than a decade ago in 2014. In Illinois, cat cafes are mostly in Chicago or surrounding suburbs.
Drag N' Paint Night: Unforgettable Art & Entertainment at Club Diesel
Hey there, my lovely followers! Are you ready for an unforgettable night of art and entertainment? Join us this weekend at Club Diesel for Drag N' Paint- Miss Flo NoMo' and Megan's Birthday Bash!
New playground equipment coming to Glen Oak Park
PEORIA, Ill. – The playground at Glen Oak Park will be getting new equipment that is made for everyone. The Peoria Park District Board approved the purchase of new equipment and upgrades Wednesday at its trustee meeting. The current wooden playground has been in place since 1991. Executive Director...
Riverfront Museums welcomes key Atlanta painter who’s looking for next muse
PEORIA (25News Now) - The artist behind one of the Peoria Riverfront Museum’s larger paintings, is on a special visit, from Atlanta. Alfred Conteh is the creator of “Malik and Marquis,” on display at the museum in the “Revolutionaries: Art and Disruption” exhibition. According to...
Local restaurant and bar to be sold
PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The Hungry Moose, a bar and restaurant specializing in American diner cuisine, is up for sale. Its current owner, Chad Zike, said in a Facebook post that this has nothing to do with lack of business, but rather that his body can no longer handle the food industry anymore.
UV Rays: What’s the big deal?
Peoria, ILL. (WMBD)- The Memorial Day weekend is upon us and that means the unofficial start to summer, and the start to sunburn season. When it comes to summer, UV rays start to get mentioned more and more. There are three types of UV, or ultraviolent, rays. UV-A is the biggest issue when it comes to getting sunburned as these rays easily pass through the stratospheric ozone layer. UV-B is the second type we frequently hear about. These get filtered by the ozone layer, but some of the harmful radiation can make it to the surface and your skin.
SpongeBob socks, rock star moms and words of wisdom: Peoria track and field shines at IHSA state
CHARLESTON — Drew Tucker took a leap of faith when he jumped into track and field for the first time with Metamora in his senior year. But he raised the bar for Redbirds athletics and landed a state championship Saturday in the Illinois High School Association Class 2A Boys State Track and Field...
Seafood and German restaurants open in the Peoria area
As May draws to a close, the Peoria food scene is continuing to serve up the latest restaurant and dining news. This week, we will dig into two recent openings. I'll also break down the latest Peoria food inspections − which cover routine inspections for April. New German restaurant...
'Vast amount of winning': Inside Bradley's award-winning strength and conditioning program
PEORIA — Bradley University has a power hitter and a power forward who have earned national honors for their work under Eddie Papis in the weight room. Departing senior basketball player Ja'Shon Henry and departing senior baseball player Connor O'Brien have been named 2022-23 All-American Strength and Conditioning Athletes of the Year by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Pet of the Week
Deadline is Friday for participation in city of Peoria’s …. Deadline is Friday for participation in city of Peoria's strategic planning kickoff. Chris Hagan and Chris Widlic talk to Scott Dixon, Helio Castroneves, and Colton Herta in this Media Day edition of Countdown to Indy. Town of Normal outlines...
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