All spoked up

Matt Knowles in his cycle shop in Batavia. (Linda Girardi photo)   Batavia cyclery sees opportunity in downtown Aurora Matt Knowles has found a niche in bicycle-friendly communities. “Cycling is growing,” Knowles said. All Spoked Up,  a destination cycling store…

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It was the Main Place for New Cars

Photo Courtesy of the Peoria Historical Society Collection Bradley University Library and Michael Doyle   by H Wayne Wilson The names on signs going up the hill along Peoria’s Main Street were well-known—Egolf, Mitchell and Castle, Earl Johnson, Travis and…

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Christmas at the Courthouse

Photo courtesy of Christopher L. Nelson and McLean County Museum of History   by Douglas Edwin   As Christmas draws nearer, the number of free and family friendly events continue to rise. The first Saturday of December, the 6th, brings…

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Mary Finch to Perform at EC

Mary Finch as a royal guest in Un Ballo in Mascera.  Photo provided by M. Lehman.   San Francisco Opera Chorus Soprano and Eureka Native EUREKA – Eureka native and Eureka College alumna Mary Finch will present “Home for Christmas…

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