Home is where....

by Jeremy Rickman

What does the word home mean to you? Comfort, pride, security, there are so many words that one can use for what it means to them. Why not take a moment and think just what it means to you. Is it just a place to live because it's convenient, a safe place for you and your family, or is it the...

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Peoria Heights, IL

by Jeremy Rickman

Located on the eastern border of the city of Peoria. The Village of Peoria Heights is a small suburb which is host to various small shops and restaurants which cater to a diverse clientele. With a population of just over 6100 at last count in 2012 it was incorporated in November of 1901 after changing its 3 year old known name of Prospect Heights to what is now known as ...

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Stephanie Bernardi Brott

by Bill More

I had the great good pleasure to speak with Stephanie Bernardi Brott to interview her regarding food trends in Central Illinois. Stephanie is now 42 and has been in the food business nearly all her life. She and her family own Mona’s and Capponi’s restaurants in Toluca, Illinois, for decades, and the Bernardi’s restaurants in... READ MORE

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