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Feb 9, 2011
Central Illinois Perspective
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The 150th anniversary observance of the Civil War begins this Friday, February 11th, exactly 150 years after Abraham Lincoln left Springfield on his inaugural journey as president-elect. At 11am on that day, Lincoln’s famous departure speech will be re-enacted worldwide to break a Guinness World Record for the most people reading aloud from the same document simultaneously. Peoria-area citizens will find the nearest participation site at the Metamora Courthouse, 113 East Partridge St. in Metamora. Visit extras.sj-r.com/lincolndepot for more information. Peoria County’s National Citizen Survey is now online, through Monday, March 7th.The NCS is a comprehensive survey developed by the National Research Center that gauges citizens’ perceptions of service delivery, quality of life, potential problems and other community issues. Citizens of Peoria County who did not receive the survey by mail can participate by visiting n-r-c.com/survey/peoriacountyillinois.htm. Current Peoria County Administrator Patrick Urich has been officially hired as the 16th city manager of the City of Peoria. He will begin his tenure on April 18th. Greg Chance, who heads the Peoria City/County Health Department, is set to be hired as assistant county administrator and would act as interim administrator upon Urich’s departure. The Peoria Public Library is looking for people to tell their stories about Peoria history! To celebrate National Library Week and its slogan “Create your own story @ your library,” the library will put together podcasts of stories, either general or personal, about Peoria and its history. Call (309) 497-2159 for more information. “Jim Henson’s Fantastic World” will open Saturday at Lakeview Museum and run through May 1st. The exhibit offers a peek into the world of the Muppets creator, with original artwork, drawings, cartoons and storyboards. Henson’s wife, Jane Henson, will make a presentation at the museum at 7pm on February 24th. Call (309) 686-7000 or visitlakeview-museum.org for more information. The Peoria Art Guild will again host Kid’s Art Camp on President's Day, February 21st.Kid's Art Camp provides an art-centric alternative to traditional day care, in which students have the opportunity to experience a wide array of different techniques and media. The camp is available for school-age children in grades 1-6, and will be held at the Peoria Art Guild, 203 Harrison St., from 8:30am to 3pm. For more information or to register, call (309) 671-1090 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Clifton Gunderson will present “Employee Benefit Plan Reporting – What Every Plan Administrator Should Know,” a free, one-hour online webcast, at 1pm on Wednesday, February 16th. Employee benefits plan experts will address new regulations, reporting requirements and updated accounting standards in 2011. Register at cliftoncpa.com/events. For questions, call (309) 495-8769.
iBi: Focus on Healthcare
The February 2011 issue of iBi is out, with a focus on healthcare. The lead article in February's iBi examines last year's healthcare reform legislation and the uncertainties surrounding its implementation. Can we massage the legislation...or do we throw it out and start over?
Also in this issue...transparency in healthcare, electronic health records, a look at the Healthy Lifestyles School Project, caregiving, wellness, cutting-edge cancer research, updates from area hospitals and much more!
Here is just a sampling of articles...visitpeoriamagazines.com/ibi for the entire issue!
Saturday, February 12th @ Luthy Botanical Garden
The Peoria Park District’s Luthy Botanical Garden will present its annual Wine and Roses event from 6:30 to 9pm. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with entertainment by crooner Matt Barber, hors d’oeuvres by A Matter of Taste, a chocolate fountain and fine wine in the lush tropical setting of the Botanical Garden Conservatory. Call (309) 681-3507 for more info. Saturday, February 12th @ Wildlife Prairie State Park
Wildlife Prairie State Park will host its second annual Ice Fishing Tournament from 7am to 1:30pm, with gates opening on the west side of the park at 6am. All proceeds benefit WPSP and its programs. Call (309) 676-0998 for reservations. Tuesday, February 15th @ Hotel Pere Marquette
The YWCA’s 33rd annual Leader Luncheon will be held in the Hotel Pere Marquette Ballroom. Each year, the YWCA honors local women who exemplify excellence in their professions and a commitment to the success of other women. This year’s featured speaker is Fawn Germer, a four-time Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist. Call (309) 685-7655, ext. 211 or email KristyS@ywcapeoria.org. Wednesday, February 16th @ Kuhl & Company
The Morton Chamber of Commerce presents “Developing a Small Business Facebook Page and Maximizing its Value” from 11:30am to 1pm at Kuhl & Company Insurance, 632 West Jefferson St. in Morton. Register online at mortonchamber.org.