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The Healthy Hive is all the buzz

A Peoria businesswoman knows all about expanding her work through social media, and she’s hoping it’ll help change the way people look at nutrition. Amanda Deavila is the founder of The Healthy Hive in Peoria. It’s currently a mobile business, specializing in nutrition-packed shakes and…

The power of Kuk Sool Won

Kuk Sool is a form of Korean martial arts that combines over 3,600 different techniques, 4,000 years of Korean history and “the psychological edge of calm and self-assured attitude.” Located on Big Hollow Road, Kuk Sool Won of Peoria is one of over 900 member…

The place for bikes and hikes

Warm weather is on the way, and so is the time to take advantage of the great outdoors. Bushwacker, a privately owned generalist outdoor specialty shop, might have what you need to get out there.  Rich Pestien has owned the business for 43 years. He…

The art of relaxation

All too often, students fall into the same monotonous routine from week to week: attending classes Monday through Friday, going out on the weekends and napping all of Sunday. At a college this size, it’s astonishingly easy to get stuck in a pattern of living.…

Little Raven is evermore

When Little Raven Creamery abruptly closed its doors in June, customers grimly squawked “nevermore” to cake shakes and paninis in Campustown. However, under new management, Little Raven has reopened as Little Raven Eatery, welcoming the return of many fan favorites, as well as new menu…

Peoria gallery becomes weekend spot

Owned and operated by Peoria native Barbara Millacio, Exhibit A Gallery is located in the heart of the Peoria Heights shopping district. The gallery features all kinds of artwork ranging from hand-blown glass to paintings in contemporary and traditional styles. Mediums include pastel, photography, glass,…

Smoky Burgers n’ Frites Review

Smoky Burgers n’ Frites is located in Campustown and features a menu of burgers, wings, frites (french fries) among other foods. Three staffers trekked over to the small restaurant on Tuesday night to give it a try. For the students that don’t have much in…

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