Area colleges’ tuitions

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Private schools Tuition/fees per year Bradley University … $29,300 Eureka College … $19,600 Robert Morris University … $22,200 Public institutions Tuition/fees per year Illinois Central College … $7,100 Illinois State University … $18,700 University of Illinois/Springfield … $13,300 SOURCE: American…

The good, the bad and the ugly

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Famed actor Eli Wallach died recently at the age of 98. He was one of the actors in the movie, “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.” Clint Eastwood was the good, Lee Van Cleef was the bad, and Wallach…

Becoming at home on the range

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Between my father and Roy Rogers, I didn’t stand a chance. Songs of wide open spaces, mountains, and prairies, would weave a tantalizing tapestry of the trail. Dad grew up a country boy working around the farm and orchard, and…

Is your water making you sick?

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Lauri Gannon – Peoria, IL Have you recently been suffering from a compromised immune system, respiratory difficulties, congestion, coughing, sneezing, increased allergies, or skin ailments such as itching, roughness, blistering, etc.? Have the fish in your backyard pond died in…

Freedom’s Price

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We the people of the United States of America celebrate our independence this month. As we pull out the red, white and blue, make much noise and overindulge in festive delectables, let us not waste the day waiting for the…

Insights about family vacations

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Plans commenced many months ago for a June, 2014 family vacation. When I mentioned a possible Florida trip or asked more experienced travelers for suggestions about renting a beach house, they would ask who was going. My response of “eight…

West Peoria News for July 2014

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Sadly, one of our special summer events this year was unable to be held because of a rigorous rain storm. The Jamboree was unfortunately a “washout.” Many hours were spent in preparation of this community event. Thanks and respect to…

Happenings for July 2014

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July 2 – Junction City Farmer’s Market – 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Call 309-689-0808. July 3 – Page Turners Book Club – 11:00 a.m. Join the discussion for “Best Kept Secret” by Jeffrey Archer. Dunlap Public Library. Call 309-243-5716.…

Miscellaneous stories for July 2014

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Thousands of people in the Peoria area are thinking about starting a business Greater Peoria SourceLink can help them get started and succeed Small businesses are the engines that grow local economies and create jobs. According to the Small Business…